Ben Miller ditched his Physics PhD at Cambridge University for a career in comedy and acting. He wrote and starred in the Channel 4 sketch show Armstrong and Miller, as well as the BBC sketch show The Armstrong and Miller Show. Miller is also known for playing the lead role of DI Richard Poole in the first two series of the BBC crime drama Death in Paradise, and for portraying James Lester in the ITV science-fiction series Primeval. Ben co-wrote MindGym, winner of the first BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Award for comedy in 1998. He and Armstrong won a BAFTA for The Armstrong and Miller Show in 2010.
In this podcast episode, Ben Miller talks about his BAFTA success and the mysterious process of waiting for exceptional ideas to arrive.