Ben Cross Quotes:- Ben Cross (16 December 1947 – 18 August 2020) was an English stage and film actor. He was best known for playing Billy Flynn in the original West End production of the musical Chicago, and his portrayal of the British Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Cross started his career by taking manual jobs, including working as a window cleaner, waiter, and joiner.
He also worked as a carpenter for the Welsh National Opera and was the Property Master at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. In 1970 at the age of 22, he was accepted into London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), but later expressed little interest in pursuing the classical arts route.
Inspirational Ben Cross Quotes
“I read a lot of scripts, so I know by page 25 if I like it or not.”
“You get thought of in terms of your last job. So if my last job is that of a meat cleaver-wielding character, I will hardly be cast as some benign, older gentleman.”
“I have great admiration for athletes. They are just like actors in a lot of ways. They have tremendous pressures and conflicts. They have to compete, and they can’t stay home just because they have a head cold.”