Ben Elton

1959 - Today

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Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, actor, author, playwright, lyricist and director. He was a part of London's alternative comedy movement of the 1980s and became a writer on the sitcoms The Young Ones and Blackadder, as well as continuing as a stand-up comedian on stage and television. His style in the 1980s was left-wing political satire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Elton has received more than 1,506,809 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Ben Elton is the 8,254th most popular actor (down from 7,294th in 2019), the 5,424th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,405th in 2019) and the 968th most popular British Actor.

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  • 49.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

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  • 1.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ben Elton ranks 8,254 out of 10,030Before him are Hyomin, Max Casella, Lesley Sharp, Anna Tsuchiya, Sohail Khan, and Alia Bhatt. After him are Neus Asensi, Hannah Herzsprung, Mackenzie Rosman, Gemma Whelan, Blanchard Ryan, and William Gargan.

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Among people born in 1959, Ben Elton ranks 539Before him are Adelaide Ferreira, Arto Härkönen, Mark Meadows, Mehbooba Mufti, Derek Sikua, and Scott Brown. After him are Liang Wudong, Hagen Melzer, Masayuki Yanai, Marc Cohn, Merritt Butrick, and Kathy Jordan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ben Elton ranks 5,424 out of 6,924Before him are Stewart Downing (1984), Joe Corrigan (1948), Kenny Sansom (1958), Kieran Gibbs (1989), Lesley Sharp (1960), and Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn (1945). After him are Gemma Whelan (1981), Diane Abbott (1953), Jimmy Carr (1972), Tessa Jowell (1947), Andy Sneap (1969), and David Miliband (1965).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ben Elton ranks 968Before him are Eric Morecambe (1926), Aimee Lou Wood (1995), Ashley Madekwe (1983), Paul Whitehouse (1958), Tim Minchin (1975), and Lesley Sharp (1960). After him are Gemma Whelan (1981), Jimmy Carr (1972), Julian Morris (1983), Alexander Vlahos (1988), Callum Blue (1977), and Sophie Cookson (1990).

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