Ben Cura is a demanding director, producer, and writer too. He is well-known for one of his inconceivable movies “Creditors” launched in 2015. Apart from his acting gig, he is famous as the partner of French actress and model Olga Kurylenko.
Before getting a romantic linked with Olga, Ben was married to an actress Andrea Deck in 2013. But later due to some personal issue, this couple got separated in 2015. Same as Ben, Olga was also married twice in her life when she met Ben. So, how their relationship got started? Are they still together? Meet all your queries in this post dedicated to Ben and his life chapters.
Ben Cura aka Jose Ben Kura was born on September 30, 1988, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was raised by his beloved Italian, Spanish and Lebanese descent father and Italian and Spanish descent mother. When Ben was one years old, he moved to Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy with his family.
Later, at the age of 6 he moved to France and then to Spain when he was just 11. He traveled aroud different places with parents during this time. Cura has two younger siblings named Yazmin and Nicolas. His family permanently moved to London for a better life.
During his tenure at France, he attended French Lyce school. He even took some piano and solfege classes in Paris and enrolled at New York Film Academy as he was interested in musicand acting since childhood. As he moved to London, he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He passed out from the academy bachelor’s degree in professional acting in 2011.
Ben Cura is a successful actor, director, producer, and writer. Ben was always interested in acting gig nad his parents have always supported his desire. Even though his parents had to struggle for bread and butter, they never failed to encourage their child to hone his skills regarding acting.
Cura debuted as a child actor at the age of 9 in a production of La Forza del Destino at Opera de Marseille, France. Though it wasn’t his professional debut, he got to deal with the mass fear and learned to deal with the camera angles.
After getting a professional degree in acting, he made his professional debut in a Comedy Central’s series named ‘Threesome’ and Bernard Rose’s film ‘The Devil’s Violinist’. Soon after , he appeared in the British Independent Movie named “Comes a Bright Day”. He also performed as Steve Ballesteros in the British golf movie Dream On. His acting skills improved as he went on appearing in multiple movies.
Likewise, he gave his first directional debut at the age of 24 from the film named August Strindberg’s play ‘Creditors’. He also wrote the scripts for the movie and he debutes as producer too. In the year 2013, he along with actress and producer Andrea Deck co-founded London-based production company Tough Dance Ltd.
In 2015 his directorial debut movie “Creditors” was world premiered at the Nordic International Film Festival in New York City. The movie bagged the ‘Award of Excellence Feature Film’ by Indie Fest Film Awards. In 2016, the movie was awarded by Gold Award Feature Film, Silver Remi Experimental Dogma, and Silver Award Best Feature Film and so on. The movie ‘Creditors’ gave a remarkable break to Ben’s inclining career. The movie writer shared his experience as:
“You need to be realistic when writing the script and choosing what sort of story you are going to be filming. It’s all well and good if you want to film a war epic, but it’s likely going to be nearly impossible to raise the budget for it. Creditors were a natural fit from the start as it’s essentially a chamber piece. You could, when all is said and done, point a camera at some good actors, and come out the other end with a film. We didn’t simply do that, but you can at least ballpark the budget somewhere realistic if you start early.”
Later he appeared in various series like Marcella in ITV/Netflix. In 2017, Ben signed as a CIA operative ‘Philip Shafer’ directed by Fred Grivois in a French historical war movie named 15 minutes de Guerre. One year later, Ben made a guest appereance in Season 2 of CBS ‘Ransom’ and season 1 of the new TV series ‘The Rook’. Recently, he was casted in Nicholas Wright’s new stage play ‘8 Hotels’ directed by Richard Eyre. He is mainly known for his movies like Marcella (2016), Gun Shy (2017) and The Rook (2019).
Apart from these, he has provided voice in a video game Alien: Isolation in 2014 and in an audio drama Alien III in 2019.
Relationship with Olga Kurylenko
Ben was previously married to actress Andrea Deck. After dating for some time, Ben and the actress got hitched in 2013 in an intimate private ceremony. The details regarding how thair courtship is unknown. Perhaps they must have felt spark between them while working together in projects like Alien: Isolation and Creditors. Unfortunately, the thing called marriage didn’t work from them and they legally parted their ways in 2015.
Ben then moved on with actress Olga Kurylenko. She is a french actress and a model known for the James Bond series. They were first together in 2017 while attending a charity dinner organized by American Friends of Louvre. Ben and Olga together were living in London with his step-son Alexander Max Horatio. Alexander is the byproduct of Olga and her ex-husband Max Benitz.
Apparently, Ben broke up with his longtime girlfriend Olga who is suffering from pandemic Corona Virus. As per news, they broke up before Olga was diagnosed with the disease. The pair wanted to make their relationship work, but they failed. The DailMail Uk reported:
They wanted to make it work but it proved too difficult, with their jobs pulling them in differenr directions. Olga will bounce back, though , as always.
Throwing lights on his hard work’s pay off Ben must have gained millions of dollars from his career. There’s no doubt he must have accumulated a fair sum of amount from his career as an actor, director, producer and writer too. However, his exact net worth in figures is not flashed in the media.
Ben has official accounts on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter which isn’t a new thing for celebrity. This handsome hunk is mostly active on Instagram by the username @mrbencura and has over 2801 followers.