Ben Macintyre Bio | Wiki
Ben Macintyre is a British author, historian, reviewer, and columnist. He currently serves as a columnist for The Times newspaper. Ben’s columns range from current affairs to historical controversies.
He is the author of a book on the gentleman criminal Adam Worth, The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief. In 2021, Operation Mincemeat, a cinematic adaptation of Ben’s 2010’s homonymous book, subtitled The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II, premiered at Australia’s British Film Festival, and was released to the public in 2022.
Ben Macintyre Age
Ben was born on December 25, 1963, in Oxford, United Kingdom. He is 58 years old.
Ben Macintyre Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.72 m ).
Ben Macintyre Family
He was born and raised in Oxford, the United Kingdom by his father Angus Donald Macintyre, and his mother Joanna. Ben’s father was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Magdalen College and Oxford author of the first scholarly work on the Irish nationalist Daniel O’Connell.
He was also general editor of the Oxford Historical Monographs series from 1971 to 1979, editor of The English Historical Review from 1978 to 1986, and Chairman of the Governors of Magdalen College School from 1987 to 1990. Ben’s mother is the daughter of Sir Richard Musgrave Harvey, the 2nd Baronet and a descendant of Berkeley Paget. His paternal grandmother was a descendant of James Netterville, 7th Viscount Netterville.
Ben Macintyre Wife
Ben was married to the writer and documentary maker Kate Muir. Together, the two have three children.
Ben Macintyre Education
He was educated at Abingdon School and St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a degree in history in 1985.
Ben Macintyre The Times
Ben serves as a columnist for The Times newspaper. His columns range from current affairs to historical controversies. In 2008, he wrote an illustrated account of Ian Fleming, creator of the fictional spy James Bond, to accompany the For Your Eyes Only, Ian Fleming and James Bond exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum, which was part of the Fleming Centenary celebrations.
Ben Macintyre Books
Ben is the author of many books. Some of them are:
Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy 2020,
Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle 2022
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War 2018
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal 2014
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies 2012
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II. 2011
The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue. London 2009
For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond 2008
Ben Macintyre Double Cross
His book Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies was published in 2012. The Double-Cross System or XX System was a World War II counter-espionage and deception operation of the British Security Service. Nazi agents in Britain – real and false – were captured, turned themselves in, or simply announced themselves, and were then used by the British to broadcast mainly disinformation to their Nazi controllers.
Ben Macintyre The Spy And The Traitor
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War was published in 2019. It tells the story of double KGB agent Oleg Gordievsky and the book became a No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ballie Gifford prize and National Book Awards.
Ben Macintyre Agent Zigzag | Agent Sonya
His book on Eddie Chapman, a double agent of Germany and Britain during the Second World War, was titled Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Betrayer, Hero, Spy.
Ben’s 2020 book Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy, a biography of Soviet agent Ursula Kuczynski, was featured on BBC Radio 4 as a Book of the Week.
Ben Macintyre Operation Mincemeat
In 2021, Operation Mincemeat, a cinematic adaptation of Ben’s 2010’s homonymous book, subtitled The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II, premiered at Australia’s British Film Festival, and was released to the public in 2022. He received the 2010 Galaxy British Book Awards, Popular Non-fiction, shortlist for Operation Mincemeat, and the 2011 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature, shortlist.
Ben Macintyre Salary
He serves as a columnist for The Times newspaper, therefore, he earns a decent income. Ben’s average salary is $78,540 per year.
Ben Macintyre Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Ben’s estimated net worth is $874,573.