Ben Cross

Ben Cross – “Star Trek” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA. USA, 2009 – Keywords: Ben Cross – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Harry Cross

Date of Birth: 16 December, 1947

Place of Birth: Paddington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 18 August, 2020

Place of Death: Vienna, Austria

Ethnicity: English, Irish

Ben Cross was a British actor and singer. He is known for playing Jewish track and field athlete Harold Abrahams in the film Chariots of Fire (1981).

Ben was from a working class family. His father, Harry, was English, and was a doorman and nurse. His mother, Catherine, was a cleaning woman, who was born in Keelraheen, Dunmanway, Ireland. Ben was raised Catholic. He was married to Bulgarian artist Deyana Boneva, until his death. He had two children with his former wife, model Penelope Butler.

Ben’s paternal grandfather was named Henry Cross.

Ben’s paternal grandmother was Annie Louisa Otter (the daughter of Ellis Otter and Jane Caesar). Anna was born in Chester, Cheshire. Ellis was the son of William Otter and Elizabeth Piggott. Jane was the daughter of Augustus Connor Caesar and Mary Pugh.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was named Daniel Donovan/O’Donovan (the son of Daniel Donovan and Kate). Daniel was born in County Cork.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was named Helena Barry. Helena was born in County Cork.

Source: Genealogy of Ben Cross –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    son of Harry Cross and Catherine O’Donovan

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