Benjamin started his TV career directing documentaries and music videos for artists such as Jay Z. He followed in 2006 with The Heist for Channel 4, a BAFTA and RTS nominated one-hour Derren Brown special.
In 2012 Benjamin moved into drama, directing Skins and earning an RTS nomination for Best Director. His work on the debut season of My Mad Fat Diary was nominated for an Emmy, BAFTA and RTS Award for Best Drama Series.
His first TV feature, Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, was released in 2013. Starring David Threlfall and Helen McCory it was BAFTA nominated for Best Supporting Actor and BPG nominated for Best Single Drama.
In 2015, Benjamin directed the multi-BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe awarded detective series Wallander for the BBC, starring Kenneth Branagh. In 2016, he directed the finale episode of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Benjamin directed eleven episodes over four seasons of The Crown for Netflix. He served as both Lead Director and Executive Producer on Seasons three and four. Season 4 premiered in 2020 and won four Golden Globes and 11 Emmys, including an award for Outstanding Drama Series. Benjamin also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2020 and 2021 for his Crown episodes Aberfan and Fairytale.
Most recently, Benjamin has directed the forthcoming series Star Wars: Andor for Disney+ and the upcoming feature film Sharper for Apple TV and A24 starring Julianne Moore.
He is currently developing a number of projects with his long term producing partner, his sister Jodie Caron.