Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross in London to a working class Irish Catholic family. He began acting at a very young age and participated in grammar school plays – most notably playing Jesus in a school pageant at age 12. Cross was educated at Devonport High School for Boys, a grammar school in the city of Plymouth in Devon, but was bullied by a teacher and left home at 15.Luaine Lee, “Ben Cross bites into TV. Intense actor plays idealists and vampires”, Chicago Sun-Times (10 April 1991), p. 41.
Cross initially worked in various jobs including work as a window cleaner, waiter and carpenter. He was master carpenter... Read More