By MADLEN DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:35 EST, 5 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:46 EST, 5 November 2014
A young boy who stars in the film Nativity 3 defied the odds to become an actor and dancer after doctors warned he may never walk or talk again after brain surgery.
Ben underwent a nine-hour operation because the plates in his skull had not fused correctly after birth.
The youngster, from Cannock, Staffordshire, was diagnosed with craniosynostosis when he was two years old.
His terrified family were told he may not survive, but Ben, who attends the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, recovered.
He has since gone on to launch an acting career and win dance titles including European freestyle champion.
Ben's mother, Jill Wilby, said: 'He just loves these premieres.
'He loves having his picture taken and mixing with stars on the red carpet.
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