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Ben Shephard
Biographical information
Birth name

Benjamin Peter Shephard


11 December, 1974
Epping, Essex, England



Current residence

Southwest London, England



  • Annie Perks (wife)
  • Sam Shephard (son)
  • Jack Shephard (son)
  • Toby Shephard (brother)
  • Alex Shephard (sister)

Ben Shephard official site

Years active

1998 - present

In Harry Potter

Diagon Alley Father

Ben Shephard is a presenter for the British television channel ITV, and was cast as Diagon Alley Father in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He got the part whilst filming a Behind the Scenes of Harry Potter documentary for ITV. His most notable presenting role has been working for GMTV, and he also does behind the scenes for shows like Britain's Got Talent and X-Factor.

He has worked on and around the set for the filmings of Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix (in which he dierected a brief scene) and Half-Blood Prince (in which he acted).

For the filming of these three documentaries, Ben and his team stayed at Leavesden Film Studios, where they filmed all the behind the scenes and looked at things like costumes, CGI models and Harry Potter sets. During filming, he interviewed many of the cast and crew and got their opinion on the upcoming cinematic feature.

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Ben in costume for Half-Blood Prince.


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