Ben Keaton won the Perrier Comedy Award at the 1986 Edinburgh Festival, two Manchester Evening News Best Actor Awards and a Laurence Olivier Nomination. He is a regular guest member with the Comedy Store Players, the Steve Frost Improv All Stars and Eddie Izzard, and appeared in this style of comedy at the Royal Exchange in his show “Ben & Friends” which has included Stephen Frost, Niall Ashdown, Steve Steen, Andy Smart, Brian Conley and Paul Merton.
Keaton played Jeff Brannigan in ITV soap opera Emmerdale. He appeared in BBC’s Casualty playing the part of Spencer between 1999-2002. He also appeared in the Channel 4’s Irish comedy Father Ted, “Think Fast, Father Ted”. He had a small part in the British film East is East as a priest.
Keaton is also a well-established actor in the theatre, and has appeared at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in Animal Crackers, American Buffalo, Harvey, Cyrano de Bergerac, and playing the role of David Bliss in Noel Cowards’ Hay Fever.