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Daniel Peter Roche (/rʃ/ ROHSH; born 14 October 1999) is an English actor, known for playing Ben Brockman in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered.[1]

Daniel Roche
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Daniel Roche in 2015
Daniel Peter Roche

(1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 20)
London, England
EducationSusi Earnshaw Theatre School
University College School
Alma materKing’s College, London


Roche grew up in North London, attending a state CofE primary school and then the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in Barnet.[2] At 12, he was granted a scholarship to the independent University College School in Camden, London.[3]


For his appearances in Outnumbered as Ben, he was nominated for 'Best Male Newcomer' at the 2009 British Comedy Awards. He also appeared in the BBC One show Casualty, the film Off Season (2008), and a number of television commercials, including one for Kingsmill.

Roche played the title role in a BBC adaptation of Just William (2010), which won a children's BAFTA for best drama.[4] He also appeared in the Sky1 comedy series Little Crackers, as a young Stephen Fry on 20 December 2010.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Casualty Douglas Calvin Episode: Family Matters
2007–2016 Outnumbered Ben Brockman Main role
2008 Off Season Nick Short
2010 Little Crackers Young Stephen Fry Main role
2010 Just William William Brown Main role
2011 Friday Download Secret Santa/Himself Christmas special
2012 The Magicians Himself Short
Dani's House Megaboyd Recurring role
Blue Peter Himself Guest
Pet School Himself Guest
2013 Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor Himself Guest


Award Year Result Category Title
British Comedy Award 2009 Nominated Best Male Comedy Newcomer Ben Brockman: Outnumbered
Children's BAFTA 2010 Nominated Performer Just William


  1. ^ "Outnumbered – Character Guide – British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Chance of place at Amy Winehouse school (From Times Series)". 22 March 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  3. ^ "My Secret Life: Daniel Roche, 12, actor". The Independent. 11 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Children's Drama in 2011". BAFTA Awards. Retrieved 22 December 2016.

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