Richard Osman’s House of Games Night: How Ben Miller “Saved His Marriage” After His Girlfriend Got Pregnant

Ben Miller is one of Britain’s most beloved actors.

The 55-year-old has appeared in television shows and on the big screen, most notably alongside Rowan Atkinson in the Johnny English franchise.

Surprisingly, he started his career with a doctorate in physics at the University of Cambridge. There he met comedy partner Alexander Armstrong in 1992.

They both went on to co-star in the comedy sketch, Armstrong and Miller.

This year the actor played a key role as the Patriarch in the Netflix hit Bridgerton, but in previous years he has played a completely different character.

As Detective Richard Poole, Miller starred in the comedy-drama Death in Paradise.

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Miller played Detective Richard Poole in Death in Paradise

The role saw Miller investigate murders intermingled with comedy on St. Mary, an island in the Caribbean.

Before that, Ben was married to actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson. They had a son together and divorced out of court in 2011.

Then, in her next relationship, Jessica Parker found out she was pregnant, which he says influenced his decision to quit the murder mystery show.

He told the Radio Times: “Two weeks after I arrived in the Caribbean, Jessica found out she was pregnant.

“I just got a divorce and finally met someone and now I’m halfway around the world and we’re having a baby.”



Ben Miller and Jessica Parker in 2018
Ben Miller and Jessica Parker in 2018

He continued, “It’s a good ball to take. There was an 18 month period where I was only in the country for six months and in the Caribbean for a year.

“Absolutely amazing, but I was like, ‘I just ruined a wedding, I don’t want to ruin that too,” he said, referring to his future marriage to Jessica.

Miller added, “So I knew what I had to do to get my wife back – leave Death in Paradise!”

The couple married in 2016 and their career has only grown stronger.



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The actor is now reportedly worth £ 3.6million.

Catch him at Richard Osman’s House of Games Night at 8 p.m. tonight.

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