Ben Roberts was a British actor most famous for his portrayal of Chief Inspector Derek Conway in the ITV British television series, The Bill.He was born Bennett Roberts, in Bangor, Gwynedd on 1 July 1950.
Ben Roberts Wife
Ben was married to Helen Lloyd.Roberts lived in Ilkeston, Derbyshire with his wife, award winning audiobook narrator, Helen Lloyd, a former television producer and continuity announcer for Central TV.Roberts had one son Joe and one granddaughter Elsie.
Ben Roberts Net Worth
Ben Roberts was a British actor who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million – $5 Million in 2021
He was best known for playing Chief Inspector Derek Conway, in The Bill, between 1987 and 2002.Other numerous television appearances include The Professionals, Angels, The Queen’s Nose, Doctors and Casualty.He had also been active in films.
In 2010, he appeared in the Mike Leigh film, Another Year. In 2011, he played Briggs in Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. In 2014, he played Jean in A Little Chaos directed by Alan Rickman, and then in 2016 appearing in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton. In 2019, he appeared as William, in the Danish biographical film Daniel.
Cause of Death
His death was confirmed by his former agent, who called him a “wonderful” actor who had had “an extensive career in theatre, TV and film”.Roberts’ character on the ITV police drama was an an old-fashioned officer and a trained hostage negotiator.Conway was ultimately killed when a petrol bomb was thrown into his panda car.He went on to appear in the 2011 film version of Jane Eyre and Tim Burton’s 2016 fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Ben Peyton, who appeared in The Bill in the early 2000s, remembered his namesake as a “superb actor and an absolutely hilarious man”.”We were both axed from The Bill on the same day back in 2001,” he recalled on Twitter. “He came to my dressing room and said, ‘They made a mistake with our names. You were supposed to be sacked twice!'”
First aired in 1984, The Bill depicted life in the fictional Sun Hill police station in south London.It eventually ended in 2010 after 27 years, 26 series and 2,425 episodes