- Emily Raymond
Ben Miles (born 1967) is an English actor, best known for his starring role as Patrick Maitland in the British TV comedy Coupling, from 2000 to 2004.
Miles was born in Wimbledon, London, but lived as a young man in Ashover Derbyshire, attending Tupton Hall School. He began acting in school productions, which he pursued mainly because it allowed him to miss classes. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He moved into television roles in the 1990s, playing supporting roles in such series as The Bill and Peak Practice.
In 2000, he was cast as the womanising Patrick Maitland in the comedy series Coupling, a role which he played until the series ended in 2004. He continued other television work during his tenure in Coupling, appearing in The Forsyte Saga as the rakish Montague Dartie, and in Prime Suspect. In 2004, Miles portrayed Charles Ryder in the BBC Radio 4 production of Brideshead Revisited.
Miles is married to the actress Emily Raymond who starred in the film Love Lies Bleeding alongside Faye Dunaway. They have three children. The two also appeared together in the episode of Peak Practice, "Before The Lights Go Out" in 1999.