Ben Whishaw

A veteran of the stage and former member of the esteemed Bancroft Players Youth Theatre, British actor Ben Whishaw quickly gained a reputation as one of England's most talented young performers. Whishaw garnered ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1980 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (26)

In the Heart of the Sea 2015 (Movie)

Herman Melville (Actor)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

Paddington (Voice)

Spectre 2015 (Movie)

Q (Actor)

Suffragette 2015 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

The Danish Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lobster 2015 (Movie)

Limping Man (Actor)

Days and Nights 2014 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Lilting 2014 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Teenage 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Restraint of Beasts 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hour 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Zero Theorem 2013 (Movie)

Doctor 3 (Actor)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / Georgette / Tribesman (Actor)

Skyfall 2012 (Movie)

Q (Actor)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

Ariel (Actor)

Bright Star 2009 (Movie)

John Keats (Actor)

The International 2009 (Movie)

Rene Antall (Actor)

Brideshead Revisited 2008 (Movie)

Sebastian Flyte (Actor)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Actor)

Rome 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stoned 2006 (Movie)

Keith Richards (Actor)

Layer Cake 2005 (Movie)

Sidney (Actor)

My Brother Tom 2001 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Trench 2000 (Movie)

James Dennis (Actor)

The Escort 1999 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)
Music (2)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

("Darkened Sands") (Song Performer)

Bright Star 2009 (Movie)

Voice(Human Orchestra) (Music)

Biography

A veteran of the stage and former member of the esteemed Bancroft Players Youth Theatre, British actor Ben Whishaw quickly gained a reputation as one of England's most talented young performers. Whishaw garnered considerable attention for his stage work with London's Royal National Theatre and the Old Vic, prior to appearing in such U.K.-produced films as Matthew Vaughn's "Layer Cake" (2004) and the Brian Jones rock-n-roll biopic "Stoned" (2005). Soon after, he made his belated entry into Hollywood as the star of the critically lauded period thriller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" (2007). Considered one of the U.K.'s most promising new stars, Whishaw continued to win acclaim for leading roles in feature productions like "Brideshead Revisited" (2008) and "Bright Star" (2009). Although he remained a presence on such British TV projects as "The Hour" (BBC, 2011- ), the young actor was soon taking part in major feature blockbusters, including "Cloud Atlas" (2012) and the James Bond film "Skyfall" (2012), in which he played tech wizard Q opposite his "Layer Cake" co-star, Daniel Craig. Still at the dawn of his already impressive career, options for the immensely talented and astute Whishaw appeared limitless.

EDUCATION

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

2004

Milestones

2012

Played Q opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in 007 feature "Skyfall"

2012

Cast in feature adaptation of "Cloud Atlas" alongside Tom Hanks and Halle Berry

2010

Joined the ensemble cast of writer and director Julie Taymor's feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

2009

Played poet John Keats in the biographical drama "Bright Star," directed by Jane Campion

2008

Co-starred opposite Matthew Goode in the period drama "Brideshead Revisited"

2007

Cast as one of several actors, including Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger, to play legendary rocker Bob Dylan in the Todd Haynes directed biographical drama "I'm Not There"

2006

Starred in the drama thriller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," about an 18th Century perfume-maker by day and serial killer by night

2004

Cast in Matthew Vaughn directed crime drama "Layer Cake," starring Daniel Craig

2004

Played the title role of "Hamlet" at the legendary Old Vic Theatre

2003

Made West End debut at London’s Royal National Theatre in the stage adaptation of "His Dark Materials," based on the works of British fantasy novelist Phillip Pullman

1999

Made feature film debut in the war drama "The Trench"

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