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Ben Elton

Benjamin Charles "Ben" Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English-Australian comedian, author, playwright and director. He was the leader of the British alternative comedy movement of the 1980s, as a writer on such cult series as The Young Ones and Blackadder, as well as also a successful stand-up comedian on stage and TV. He was a high-profile frontman of 1980s left-wing political satire. Since then he has published thirteen novels and more lately become known for writing the musical We Will Rock You (2002) and Love Never Dies (2010), the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

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Inconceivable (novel)
... Inconceivable is a 1999 novel by Ben Elton, following a childless couple's efforts to conceive ... It was adapted into the film Maybe Baby, which was directed by Elton ... Ben Elton Television The Young Ones (1982) Alfresco (1983) Happy Families (1985) Filthy Rich Catflap (1986) Blackadder II (1986) Blackadder the Third (1 ...
Dead Famous (novel) - Sources, References, External Links, Quotations
... Bantam Press's page on Dead Famous Ben Elton Television The Young Ones (1982) Alfresco (1983) Happy Families (1985) Filthy Rich Catflap (1986) Blackadder II (1986) Blackadder the Third (1987 ... Bean (1990) Stark (1993) The Thin Blue Line (1995) The Ben Elton Show (1998) Blessed (2005) Get a Grip (2007) Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth (2011) Theatre The New Review Gasping (1990) Silly Cow (1991 ...
Chart Throb - Characters in The Satire and Their Parallels
... Cowell Rodney Root Louis Walsh Keely Cat Deeley Ben Elton Television The Young Ones (1982) Alfresco (1983) Happy Families (1985) Filthy Rich Catflap (1. 1990) Stark (1993) The Thin Blue Line (1995) The Ben Elton Show (1998) Blessed (2005) Get a Grip (2007) Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth (2011) Theatre The New Review Gasping (1990) Silly Cow (1991) Popcorn (1996 ...
Ben Elton - Criticism
... In 2006, Toby Young summarized often repeated criticisms of Elton, writing “ Ben Elton ... Stewart Lee devoted about ten minutes to his dislike of Ben Elton's later work in his 2005 act, "Stand-Up Comedian," and provides a transcript to this material along with footnotes ... Lee expresses his disappointment about Elton's abandonment of his early 1980s political ideology in favor of commercial work, and his specific hatred of Elton's work on the musical ...
This Other Eden (novel) - Allusions/references To Actual History, Geography and Current Science
... As with Elton's other early novels, This Other Eden is a satire advocating greater environmentalism ... Ben Elton Television The Young Ones (1982) Alfresco (1983) Happy Families (1985) Filthy Rich Catflap (1986) Blackadder II (1986) Blackadder the Third (1987) Blackadder Goes Forth (1989 ... Bean (1990) Stark (1993) The Thin Blue Line (1995) The Ben Elton Show (1998) Blessed (2005) Get a Grip (2007) Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth (2011 ...

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    Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
    Ben Elton (b. 1959)

    The appropriation of radical thinking by lazy, self-obsessed hippies is a public relations disaster that could cost the earth.
    —Ben Elton (b. 1959)

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    Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho
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    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400)