He has also had many smaller parts, such as in Captain America: The First Avenger as an Enlistment Office MP and in The Promise as Private Derek Toogood. Other minor parts include roles in The Weekender, Accused, Salvage, Wire in the Blood, Lewis, Casualty, The Edge of Love, and Spooks: Code 9, Death in Paradise.
Ben was born in Wigan and played for Orrell, Lancashire, and for England Schoolboys rugby teams as a child. After sustaining an injury he began acting and enrolled at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He left when he obtained the role in Edge of Love in 2008.