Benson, David

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Name
Benson, David Gender: M
born on 11 January 1962 at 09:05 (= 09:05 AM )
Place Oxford, England, 51n46, 1w15
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°40' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°44 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°20'



Biography

British entertainer, actor, impersonator and award winning writer. At the age of 13, Benson won a competition with his story, "The Rag and Bone Man on Jackanory," 12/10/1975. This brought him in contact with Kenneth Williams, the actor who narrated his story and who was later to play an important part in his professional life.

Becoming a canny actor and impersonator himself, Benson worked with the Edinburgh Fringe Group and the Grassmarket Project Theatre Company from 1990, as well as contributing fringe plays between 1990-95. Benson conceived the outstanding one-man show, "Think No Evil of Us, My Life with Kenneth Williams" in October 1994, taking it to the Edinburgh Festival 8/12/1996. From January '97, he began a nationwide tour to rave reviews, especially poignant from those who knew Williams personally.

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Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 10 December 1975 (Award winning story, "The Rag and Bone Man on Jackanory")
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  • Work : New Career 1990 (Began working as an actor)
  • Work : New Job 1990 (Fringe play writer, contributed five years)
  • Work : Begin Major Project October 1994 (Impersonation show of Kenneth Williams)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project January 1997 (Nationwide tour)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes him, B.C. (a twin)

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Impersonator)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Traveling one-man shows, theatre groups)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Plays)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Theatre groups)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Nationwide tour)

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