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The untold truth of King Virfuril on ‘The Witcher’ – Ben Lambert

Ben Lambert is the star of such series as “The Windsors” and “Harlots”, who also made an appearance in the new Netflix project “The Witcher”, landing the role of King Virfuril.

Early life and family

Ben Lambert was born on 6 June 1981, in London England, so his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds British nationality. Ben has a sister named Jesse, and they have a very warm and close relationship. Ben shared a lot of their childhood photos on his Instagram account, writing that they had a lot of fun together playing, dressing up and walking in the backyard. Ben did a lot of sports when a kid. He started practicing Jiu Jitsu when he was only five years old, getting a white belt in the end.

Herec Ben Lambert, ktorého môžete poznať napríklad ako Lorda Fallona zo seriálu Harlots sa pripája k seriálu Zaklínač….

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Educational background

After matriculating from his local high school in 1999, Ben studied at South East London Drama School, getting deeper into the actor’s profession. Later he attended several more courses on drama and acting, studying at various British studios and theatre schools.

Career

Acting career

Ben started his acting career in 2004, when he landed the minor role of Hugh Sappleton in the short movie “The Open Doors”. Then he played Danny in “Jamaica Me Crazy” (2006) and Joseph Forbes in “DCI Banks” (2010 – 2016), at the same time appearing on the stage of London theatres in various productions. Later Ben joined the cast of “True Bloodthirst” (2012), landing the role of the vampire named Nikolay.

He could also be seen in “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012), in which he played N.S.A. Tech, and in the series entitled “Endeavour” (2012 – present), in the role of Guy Mortmaigne, appearing in the episode “Prey” (2016). From 2013 to 2015 Ben appeared in “Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz”, “Castaway” and “DCI Banks”. Since 2016 Ben has portrayed Johnny Mathers in the comedy series “The Windsors”. He also appeared in one of the episodes of “Poldark” (2015 – 2019) as St John Peter. His major fame found him after joining the cast of the series “Harlots”, in which Ben landed the role of Lord Fallon. He also appeared as Ethan in “We Are Tourists” (2017).

Ben Lambert

Listeners Project

In 2015 Ben and his then-future wife Natasha organized a project of filming short movies in deserted and abandoned places. Along with their fellow filming enthusiasts, they found houses and apartments which were left by their owners decades ago and, not touching or changing anything in the interior, they filmed shorts stories mostly of existential genre. Ben acted both as the director and screenwriter. He also wrote short stories, such as “A 1000 Word Photo”, which he planned to make short films from. Among the successful movies “Listeners Project” has launched there are “Help” (2015), “Silent Mode” (2015), “The Porter” (2015) and “The Listener” (2016).

In 2018 Ben portrayed the characters of Simon and Daniel in  the “Detroit: Become Human” video game for PlayStation 4, which received positive feedback both from critics and the audience.

King Virfuril in “The Witcher”

In 2019 Ben appeared in one of the episodes of the new Netflix series, “The Witcher”. He played King Virfuril, who appeared at the Aretuza Ball in the episode entitled “Betrayer Moon”. According to the plot, all kings of the North had their court sorcerers, who helped them to solve political issues and supported them in various intrigues and conspiracies. The character of King Virfuril was mentioned in the series to explain how one of the main heroes of the story, Yennefer of Vengerberg, refused to become the sorceress of Nilfgaard, taking her position of royal advisor in Aedirn instead of another sorceress, Fringilla Vigo.

Personal life, wife Natasha Coleman

Ben married his long-term girlfriend Natasha Coleman in June 2017; they met years before during their drama classes in London. Natasha is a documentary producer and director, who also works on some projects as an impact producer and creative content maker. In September 2019 Ben and Natasha welcomed their first child, a son they named Sunny, though the real name of their son is still a mystery which Ben and Natasha are not in a hurry to reveal. Ben spends as much time with his son as he can, finding spare days in his tight working schedule. He also admitted that parenthood is a more difficult thing than he thought it would be.

He shared on his Facebook page his feelings from the first two weeks of being a father: ‘It is a cruel world, sleep deprivation, swaddling straight jackets, pissing in face, and a lot of screaming… this was our first escape from the flat in 2 weeks…’, he wrote in the comments to the photo of him lying on the ground with his son sleeping on his chest. Ben also likes to joke that his son is his ‘worst flat mate ever’, since he is ‘unemployed, wants to be waited on hand and foot and pisses and s***s himself constantly’.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Ben has been a yogi for more than a decade, and still practices Jiu Jitsu.

Ben likes travelling around Europe, and loves climbing trees and walking in the parks. Ben is an environmental activist and a member of “Extinction Rebellion” society, who fights for acceptance of climate change, and organizes non-violent protests against governments of the world which do not support laws to protect our planet.

Ben likes spending holidays in the small circle of his closest relatives and family members. He celebrated the New 2020 Year in the company of his parents, sister Jesse, his wife and his baby-son, posting several holiday photos of his family on his Instagram account. He shared that their son got more presents than anyone else in their family.

Since Ben has a wife who comes from the former USSR, he has a lot of Russian-speaking fans, who follow his Instagram and Facebook page.

Appearance, clothing style

Ben has light brown hair, wears a beard and moustache, and has blue eyes. Ben is 6ft 2ins (1.87m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs). As to his clothing style, he likes wearing Bermuda shorts, jeans and other casual clothes.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Ben’s net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. Ben works hard as an actor, director, screenwriter and creative producer on multiple projects, so his net worth is only going to grow.

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