Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley6 posts
21 Sep, 2014

The Boxtrolls

In this comedy, directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Kingsley plays Archibald Snatcher. Snatcher is an evil exterminator who is planning to defeat the subterranean trolls. Meanwhile the trolls are going to fight back with the help of Eggs, their new friend. Co-starring Jared Harris and Nick Frost.

Archibald Snatcher is desperate to wear a white hat and eat cheese with the greatest in the city. Those who run the world wear white hats and eat special cheese. And he wants to join this club that constantly, constantly rejects him, until he finds a way of blackmailing them into saying, “Okay, this town’s about to be overrun and destroyed’ — It could be called a pre-emptive strike, actually.

28 Dec, 2011

The Talks interview


Kingsley gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses what being a sir means to him, being in front of the camera, and why he got a chicken.

I like the sound. I’ve got quite a lot of land at home in the Oxfordshire countryside. She is wired off so the foxes can’t get her and I like the sound. She is a very sweet little animal. She is really nice, quite a developed personality. She gets very exited when I walk up to her, she starts running up and down.

11 Apr, 1983

Wins Oscar


Kingsley wins the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s biopic Gandhi. Kingsley:

This film was dedicated to Pandit Nehru, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, and Motilal Kothari, all men of great vision and courage. It was made by my friend Sir Richard Attenborough, another great man of vision and courage. And for all the men and women who worked on the film, this is an Oscar for vision, for courage, and for acting and for peace. Thank you.

Ben Kingsley Wins Best Actor: 1983 Oscars

Do you love news? Help us add and summarize the world's news. Find out more