Ben Richardson

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Director, Producer (1975)
Fri Apr 30 2021
By   Bibek

Ben Richardson is an award-winning British cinematographer, producer, and director best known for Beasts of the Southern Wild(2012) and Yellowstone(2018). Richardson is also the longtime boyfriend of an American actress Anna Kendrick.

Benjamin T. Richardson was born on September 21, 1975, in England. He debuted in Hollywood as a cinematographer for the feature film Beasts of the Southern Wild. Since then, Ben has transformed himself into a film producer, director, and even actor. 

Ben Richardson Is Dating Fellow Actress Anna Kendrick

Ben and Anna are reported being in a love relationship since 2014. Anna is an award-winning actress known for the musical Pitch Perfect, Up Into the Woods, and Pitch Perfect 2. He met Anna for the first time during their movie workshops. 

But the pair have kept their relationships a low profile until 2019. The two were spotted together in the public last December 2019

Ben and Anna haven't talked about marriage yet
Image: Ben Richardson and Anna Kendrick are spotted in Soho on August 14, 2015, in New York City
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When a twitter user tried to hook Anna with a 22 years old hockey player Anthony Beauvillier, the couple came out together in the public hand in hand after their movie date in Los Angeles. It all started when Anthony sent Anna a flirty tweet. 

But Anna wasn't serious about the tweet and she told that it was fun to read people's reactions to Anthony's tweets. In fact, the Pitch Perfect actress took the rumor lightly.

Ben's works have been nominated for the Academy Award
Image: Ben Richardson at the 20th Century Fox And Fox Searchlight Pictures' Academy Award Nominees Celebration 
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The couple hasn't announced their engagements or wedding yet. But they have been together for a long time and the love tie doesn't seem to end so soon. American film producer Alex Martin is married to Bernard Dean.

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Ben Makes Millions Through His Films

Ben presumably owns a net worth of $8 million. He makes an average figure of $56,775 as a cinematographer and $68,031 as a film producer. Likewise, Ben's earning crosses over $68,031 a year as a film director. He has written, directed and acted on several critically acclaimed films and TV series.

Watch Ben Richardson accepting his Best Cinematography Award for Beasts of the Southern Wild:

One of his 2017 murder mystery Wind River grossed $45 million. The film premiered in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival took just $11 million in production. Besides Wind River, Ben has worked as a cinematographer for Those Who Wish Me Dead, Mare of Easttown, The Chi, 1922, Sand Castle, The Fault in our Stars and Glory at Sea

Awards and Nominations

Until now, 45 years old Ben has been nominated to four Academy Awards. Most of his works are based on feature films and are also based on a true story. For his efforts, he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers in 2019. Nora Ephron is an American filmmaker who is nominated for Academy Awards.

Ben and Anna has worked together in a film Happy Christmas
Image: Ben Richardson(left) with Anna Kendrick(second from right) and Happy Christmas casts and crew at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival 
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Furthermore, Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of his feature film that was nominated for four Academy Awards at the 85th Academy Awards. Ben's short film Seed was the recipient of the Best Animated Short award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.

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