Ben Forster (1958 - 2 January 2017) was an English actor who played Mr. Perkins between the episodes on CGI Series DVDs and on Thomas' YouTube World Tour.

He has had various minor roles on British television, but his most recent role was as a deliveryman in BBC's comedy series "Miranda", in 2010. He has been in various television shows including "The Bill", "The Molly Wopsies", "Doctors", "Casualty", "Heartbeat", "The Office", "The Basil Brush Show", "My Parents are Aliens" and "Family Affairs".

He died on 2nd January 2017 at the age of 59, following a battle with cancer.


  • According to the interview from SIF, his favourite segment that he worked on was "Mr. Perkins' Railway Lesson" from The Lion of Sodor.


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