Ben Crompton

Benjamin Lorton Crompton (born 1974) is an English actor and standup comedian, best known for his performance on the BBC sketch show Man Stroke Woman and as Colin in the BBC Three sitcom Ideal. From 2012 to 2019, Crompton portrayed Eddison Tollett on the HBO high-fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Ben Crompton
Benjamin Lorton Crompton

1974 (age 46–47)
Years active1996–present
Liv Lorent
(m. 2008)


Crompton appeared in the 2002 film All or Nothing, the TV series Clocking Off, and the TV movie Housewife, 49. He played Ewan in 102 Dalmatians. He appeared as Colin in the BBC Three sitcom Ideal with Johnny Vegas,[3] and as Keith in the BBC Three series Pramface from 2012 until 2014. In 2011, he appeared as William Nutt in the television film The Suspicions of Mr Whicher for ITV. In 2012, he appeared in the film Blood.

He appeared in both series of the BBC TV sketch show Man Stroke Woman.

He has had a recurring role as Eddison Tollett since Season 2 of the television fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.[4]

In 2014, he appeared as a ship's officer in the second episode of series 8 of the Doctor Who television series, "Into the Dalek", and as Mr. Bagwell in the ITV drama The Great Fire.

In 2016, he appeared in the music video "Old Skool" by English electronic group Metronomy.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2008, Crompton married Liv Lorent,[1] with whom he has two children.[2]



Year Film Role Director Notes
1998 Les Misérables Grantier Bille August
Romeo Thinks Again Kevin Matthew Parkhill Short film
2000 102 Dalmatians Ewan Kevin Lima
2001 Blow Dry Saul Paddy Breathnach
2002 All or Nothing Craig Mike Leigh
2004 Nits Dad Harry Wootliff Short film
2005 Piccadilly Jim Young Butler #2 John McKay
Pitch Perfect Bob J Blakeson Short film
2008 Ripple Martin Paul Gowers Short film
2009 The Appointment Danny J Blakeson Short film
Nativity! Parent Debbie Isitt
Radio Mania: An Abandoned Work Martian X Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
Short film
King Jeff King Mike Phil Dale Short film
2010 The Balloon Jimmy Tom Whitemore Short film
2011 Kill List Justin Ben Wheatley
2012 Blood Jason Buliegh Nick Murphy
2014 Before I Go to Sleep Warehouse Caretaker Rowan Joffé
2018 Peterloo Tuke, The Painter Mike Leigh
2020 Rebecca Ben Ben Wheatley


Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Thin Blue Line Protester Episode: "Road Rage"
1998 The Life and Crimes of William Palmer Charles Newton Television miniseries
City Central Kevin Hadley Episode: "Parallel Lines"
Dalziel and Pascoe Olly Episode: "The Wood Beyond"
Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle Liam Gallagher Television film
1999 Butterfly Collectors Billy Johnson Television miniseries
Love in the 21st Century Spencer
All the King's Men Private Davy Croft Television film
Doomwatch: Winter Angel Ewan McAllister Television film
2000 North Square Greaterix Episode: "Winning and Losing"
2002 Silent Witness Jamie Irons Episode: "Kith and Kill"
2001–2003 Clocking Off Barney Watson 19 episodes
2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge Abel Whittle Television film
Sweet Medicine Ian Episode: Series 1, Episode 5
2004 North & South Inspector Mason Episode: Series 1, Episode 3
2005–2011 Ideal Colin 39 episodes
2005 New Tricks Paul Episode: "Trust Me"
2005 Heartbeat Matt Cartwright Episode: "Family Ties"
ShakespeaRe-Told Snug Episode: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
The Slavery Business: How to Make a Million from Slavery Hodge Television film
2005–2007 Man Stroke Woman Various characters 12 episodes
2006 The Outsiders Claude Truffaut Television film
Housewife, 49 Arthur Last Television film
2008 Midsomer Murders Spud Episode: "Left for Dead"
Caught in a Trap Steve Campbell Television film
2009 Collision Harry Canwell Television miniseries
2010 Terry Pratchett's Going Postal Mad Al Television film
2011 The Sinking of the Laconia Harry Townes Television miniseries
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House William Nutt Television film
2012–2014 Pramface Keith Prince 17 episodes
2012–2019 Game of Thrones Eddison Tollett 34 episodes
2012 Hit & Miss Liam 6 episodes
2014 Doctor Who Ross Episode: "Into the Dalek"
The Great Fire Mr. Bagwell Television miniseries
2016 Comedy Playhouse Sid Episode: "Broken Biscuits"
2017–2018 Strike Shanker 3 episodes
2017 Zapped Jones the Anvil Episode: "The Trial"
Motherland Animal man Episode: "The Birthday Party"
2018 Vera Jason Glenn Episode: "Home"
Marcella Cole 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b "LUXE LIFE: LIV LORENT". LuxLife Magazine. September 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Houghton, Richard (2017). The Wedding Present: Sometimes These Words Just Don't Have to be Said. This Day In Music Books. ISBN 1787591077.
  3. ^ "Ideal supporting cast - the boys". BBC Press Office. 13 December 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ Harris, David. "Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd) teases a "brilliant" Game of Thrones Season 8". Winter is Coming.

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