British actor, Ben Batt is known for portraying the character of villainous Joe Pritchard in British comedy-drama series, Shameless. His other popular movie credits are Weekender as John Anderson, The Windmill Massacre as Jackson, Despite The Falling Snow as Oleg, and among others.
Batt is in a relationship with his co-star Rebecca Atkinson since 2008 and has a son Jack Batt.
Early life and Education of Ben Batt
Ben Batt was born on 28th November 1986 in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, UK. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds a British nationality.
During his early teenage Batt was a rugby union player and used to play for Orrell, Lancashire and for England Schoolboys rugby teams. Later, he left the team, due to a serious injury and enrolled in acting.
Batt went to the London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Once in an interview, he recalled his past game days
“Talent scouts from Wigan Warriors’ academy came to watch me play, and I had the game of my life,”
“I scored four tries, and then in the last minute of the game, I went under the post and some guy came in and took my leg out. My ankle just went snap and after that, the doctors told me they didn’t think I could play again.”
Ben Batt’s career
Ben Batt began his acting career through the 2008 British medical drama series, Casualty. The same year, he worked in three TV series, Lewis, Spooks: Code 9, and Wire in the Blood.
Batt also made his big screen debuted in the 2008 drama, The Edge of Love. The following year, he appeared in British horror film, Salvage, alongside Neve McIntosh, Shaun Dooley, Linzey Cocker, and others.
After that, Batt grabbed his first major role in British comedy-drama series, Shameless as Joe Pritchard. In the series, he starred along with David Threlfall, Annabelle Apsion, Maggie O'Neill, Anne-Marie Duff, and others.
He then made his appearance in the number of movies, Weekender, Captain America: The First Avenger, Despite The Falling Snow, The Windmill Massacre, whereas his TV credits Accused, Accused, Prisoners Wives, In The Dark, and many more.
In 2016, Batt also worked in a stage play called A streetcar named Desire in Royal Exchange as Stanley Kowalski. His another stage credit is The York Realist.
Ben Batt’s Net worth
Ben Batt has played a number of iconic roles in the number of successful movies as well as a TV series. He has an estimated six-figure net worth, but, the amount is still under review.
Usually, the Shameless cast earned between $450k and $350k. So, he is also one of the regular casts.
Batt’s movie Captain America: The First Avenger was made with the budget of $140 million and was able to accumulate a tremendous amount of $370.6 million at the box office. IMDB rated 6.9 out of 10 for the movie.
Ben Batt’s Personal life
Ben Batt is in a marital relationship with his co-star from Shameless, Rebecca Atkinson, who is an English actress and model, known for her role of Karen Maguire in Shameless from 2004 until 2013 when the series ended.
The couple first met on the set of shameless back in 2008 and shared numerous storylines together. In 2016, his partner Atkinson gave birth to their son, Jack.
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Ben Batt Affairs
Affair with Rebecca Atkinson
Ben Batt is in a romantic relationship with his co-star, Rebecca Atkinson since 2008. Atkinson is an English actress and model, known for her role Karen Maguire in Shameless