Born: Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK
Ben Batt (born 28 November 1986) is an English actor, best known for his role as the villainous Joe Pritchard in Channel 4's comedy drama Shameless. He has also appeared in Scott & Bailey as DC Kevin Lumb, Alf Rutter in The Village and in Sirens as Craig Scruton, the fireman. He starred as Ted Burgess in the BBC production of The Go-Between broadcast on 20 September 2015. He has also had many smaller roles, 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, Spooks: Code 9 and Death in Paradise. In 2016 he starred as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. It was directed by Sarah Frankcom.
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