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Ben Aldridge
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Benjamin Charles Aldridge
Born: November 12, 1985
Age: 37
Height: 6'1
Originally From: Devon, England, UK
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Family: Emma and Rachel (Sisters)
Twitter: @benaldridge07
Personal Information
First appearance: Mercy
Portrays: King Antoine

Ben Aldridge (born 12 November 1985) is an English actor. He portrays King Antoine on Reign.


Aldridge was raised as an evangelical Christian. Both his parents and grandparents were raised in the Plymouth Brethren church, although his parents both left the denomination at age 18. Commenting on his current relationship with religion, Aldridge stated in a 2021 interview, "It feels very far away in some respects as there isn't a religious aspect to my life now."

Aldridge's first professional acting role was in a play The Master and Margarita at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 2004. In 2008, Aldridge made his television debut in Channel 4's four-part miniseries The Devil's Whore, playing Harry Fanshawe, husband of the title character. That same year, he was featured on Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow" list. In addition to First Light, Lewis, Toast and Vera, Aldridge also appeared as Daniel Parish in the BBC One period drama Lark Rise to Candleford.

In 2011, the American network The CW cast Aldridge as the lead in the pilot Heavenly. Later on he spent time in Belgrade shooting the partially improvised romance short film In the Night for director Ivana Bobic and award-winning cinematographer Rain Li, alongside supermodel Danijela Dimitrovska.

Aldridge is a co-founder of "In the Corner Productions". He directed the comedy pilot Pet Shop Girls in late 2011, which he co-wrote and co-produced with actor-writers Luke Norris, Ed Hancock and Kirsty Woodward.

In 2013, Aldridge starred in Almeida Theatre's production of American Psycho as Paul Owen, opposite Matt Smith, Susannah Fielding, Jonathan Bailey, and Lucie Jones. The musical thriller featured a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on Bret Easton Ellis's cult novel, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. In September 2014, he joined BBC's original drama series Our Girl as Captain Charles James. He left the role after the third series in 2018. In December 2014, Aldridge joined The CW's series Reign as King Antoine of Navarre.

In 2020, Aldridge came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in a post on Instagram on the occasion of National Coming Out Day. In a 2021 interview with Attitude magazine, he self-identified as gay.


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  • Sean Teale and Ben Aldridge both appeared on The Bible in 2013.


  • Went to University at LAMDA. He studied BA Acting.
  • Went to St Peters C of E High School in Exeter.
  • Was selected by Screen International as a UK Star of Tomorrow.
  • Ben has two sisters - Emma and Rachel.
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Compulsion Alex TV Movie
2008 The Devil's Whore Harry Fanshawe TV Mini-Series
2009 Inspector Lewis Daniel Rattenbury 1 episode
2010 First Light Brian Kingcombe TV Movie
2010 Toast Stuart TV Movie
2010 Lark Rise to Candleford Daniel Parish 16 episodes
2011 Heavenly Dashiel Coffee TV Movie
2012 The Cricklewood Greats Joe Hazelhurst TV Movie
2012 Vera Alex Barton 1 episode
2013 Pramface Marcus 1 episode
2013 The Bible Luke TV Mini-Series
2013 The Railway Man Baliff Movie
2014 Our Girl Captain James 5 episodes
2014 Reign King Antoine 6 episodes