Sir Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji. He is a veteran English actor whose career has spanned for over 50 years. The highly acclaimed star always had acting in his blood, since his mother too was an actor. Ben Kingsley was born in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire to Anna Lyna Mary and Rahmitulla Harji Bhanji, a doctor of Gujarati Indian descent.
Kingsley studied at the De La Salle College in Salford and it was here that he first became involved with amateur dramatics. Eventually, he realized that his heart lay in acting and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. He devoted himself to the theater for a long time, and he later changed his name to Ben Kingsley out of fear that a foreign name would end up hampering his career. The transition from the stage to films came when he appeared in ‘Fear is the Key’. Since then, he has starred in several movies like ‘Schindler’s List‘, ‘Hugo’, ‘Iron Man 3‘, and ‘Shutter Island‘. Despite having so many impressive works under his belt, Ben Kingsley is still perhaps best known for his portrayal of the Indian freedom fighter Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the 1982 movie ‘Gandhi‘. Kingsley also won an Academy Award for his performance in the film.
In 2002, Ben Kingsley was awarded the Knight Bachelor for his services to the British film industry. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as of 2010, and in 2013, he received the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment. So now you must be wondering what is the next Ben Kingsley movie or tv show? Well, here’s the list of all upcoming Ben Kingsley films and tv shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020.
8. Perpetual Grace, LTD (2019)
Ben Kingsley stars in this neo-noir thriller on Epix. ‘Perpetual Grace‘ is created by Steven Conrad and Bruce Terris. It focuses on James, a young grifter, played by Jimmi Simpson. This lad decides to prey on Pastor Byron Brown, played by Kingsley. Unfortunately for the young lad, this pastor turns out to be far more dangerous than he had anticipated. Ben Kingsley is a master of portraying roles with elegance while managing to reserve the slightest hints of menace underneath the surface. Thus, ‘Perpetual Grace’ is bound to be a successful role for the veteran actor.
7. Spider in the Web (2019)