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Played: Scott 'Stingray' Timmins
Born 10th December 1987 in Adelaide, South Australia, Ben Nicholas got his first taste of life in front of the cameras at the age of three, appearing in a television commercial. At the age of 12, he appeared briefly in the role of Sam in children’s television series Chuck Finn, as well as starring in numerous amateur musical productions.
In 2002, Ben moved to Melbourne, Victoria where he attended Carey Grammar School and starred as The Artful Dodger in a stage production of Oliver before, in late 2003, winning the role of Scott ‘Stingray’ Timmins in Neighbours. Stingray, the young cousin of regular character Toadfish, quickly won fans with his high-energy antics, caused by his ADHD. Ben continued to appear in theatre productions in Melbourne during his three years with Neighbours, which also saw him nominated for Most Popular New Male Talent at the 2005 Logie Awards and the formation of his band, Batman Street.
After completing his final scenes for Neighbours in November 2006, Ben headed to the UK, where he appeared as Jack in the pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, in Canterbury. As of 2007, he remains in the UK, where he has appeared in a new production of Oliver and is currently looking for more stage work.
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