Ben To Star In BBC Drama ‘Gold Digger’

Ben has been cast opposite Julia Ormond in the new emotional thriller Gold Digger for BBC One, a six-part series about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the effect it has on her already damaged family. Read the official synopsis below:

Ben Barnes plays Benjamin Golding, the thirty something copywriter with a shrouded past who becomes involved with an older woman Julia Day (Ormond). As the series progresses the impact their unconventional relationship has on her family is explored and the secrets of their past are revealed. Has Julia finally found the happiness she’s always deserved? Or is Benjamin really the gold digger they think he is?

More information about the project behind the cut:

Written and created by Marnie Dickens (Thirteen) and made by Mainstreet Pictures, Tim Bradley (Unforgotten, Death in Paradise) will produce and Vanessa Caswill (Little Women, Thirteen) will direct the first three episodes.

Ben Barnes says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the exciting cast and creative team in telling this unexpected, modern relationship story with the opportunity to play such a complex and enigmatic character.”

Marnie Dickens says: “Having Ben Barnes play the ‘gold digger’ of our title is a real coup. I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”

Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Senior Commissioning Editor at BBC, says: “We’re very excited that Ben Barnes is joining this fantastic show to play opposite Julia Ormond. Their characters’ relationship at the heart of the series promises many unexpected twists and turns and I can’t wait to see it come to life.”



LaRose said:

I am literally over the moon. Ben has a new project!!

August 20th, 2018

CindyDakin said:

SO happy about it. I always wanted to see Ben in a BBC show.
If he should read this: congratulations Ben!

August 20th, 2018

F2write said:

Woo-hoo! Looks intriguing! But, I only get BBC America on my cable system…gong to have to find a way to see this. Fans find a way…

August 20th, 2018

Dianna said:


August 20th, 2018

Elizabeth Anne said:

Yay! I’m so happy for Ben! He’s going to be so phenomenal in this new project! I’m really excited to see this!

August 20th, 2018

Marie said:

Yay, so Ben will be working back in the UK for a little while then! :D It’s about time we hear his lovely British accent on TV. ;)
Looking forward to hearing more about this new project!
@F2write There’s always a way… ;)

August 20th, 2018

Holly said:

I Can’t get over it how much work on TV you been doing lately !
I am so Very Proud of you Mr, Barnes! The Puncher & West World and now Gold Diggers . You know how to make all your fans Happy ! You are something else !
I don’t know how you do it . Running to the UK and back to the USA . MR. Barnes have you ever thought about buying your own Jet Plane? I am so Happy For Your Role in the Gold Diggers . I’m your Biggest fan!!

Peace Holly
How was your Birthday?

August 21st, 2018

Sanchita Siddharth said:

I am really excited to see him again, even if it’s just virtually.

September 16th, 2018