Ben Whishaw


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Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (father) and English (mother) descent. Ben attended ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
(2006)
Cloud Atlas Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / Georgette / Tribesman
(2012)
The Lobster Limping Man
(2015)
Mary Poppins Returns Michael Banks
(2018)

Filmography

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  Paddington (TV Series) (pre-production)
Paddington
- Episode #1.1 ... Paddington (voice)
  Surge (pre-production)
Joseph
 2020 Bond 25 (filming)
Q
 2019 Miss Fortunate (Short) (filming)
Humourless Man
  O Holy Ghost (Short) (post-production)
Charmaine
 2019 Little Joe
Chris
 2018 Mary Poppins Returns
Michael Banks
 2018 Palo Santo (Short)
Palo Santo Hologram
 2018 A Very English Scandal (TV Mini-Series)
Norman Scott
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Norman Scott
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Norman Scott
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Norman Scott
 2018 National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Brutus
 2017 Paddington 2
Paddington (voice)
 2017 Queers (TV Mini-Series)
Perce
- The Man on the Platform (2017) ... Perce
 2017 Family Happiness (Short)
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Danny
- If This Is a Lie (2015) ... Danny
- I Know (2015) ... Danny
- Blue (2015) ... Danny
- Strangers (2015) ... Danny
- Lullaby (2015) ... Danny
 2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Herman Melville
 2015/I Spectre
Q
 2015 The Danish Girl
Henrik
 2015 Suffragette
Sonny Watts
 2015 The Lobster
Limping Man
 2014 Paddington
Paddington (voice)
 2014/I The Muse (Short)
Edward
 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Ezra
- Foxtrot (2014) ... Ezra
 2014 Years & Years: Real (Video short)
 2014 Lilting
Richard
 2014 Days and Nights
Eric
 2013 Beat (Short)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Doctor
 2013/I Teenage (Documentary)
British Boy (voice)
 2011-2012 The Hour (TV Series)
Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
 2012 Skyfall
Q
 2012 Cloud Atlas
Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / ...
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
King Richard
- Richard II (2012) ... King Richard
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie)
Web
 2010/I The Tempest
Ariel
 2009 Love Hate (Short)
Tom
 2009 Bright Star
John Keats
 2009/I The International
Rene Antall
 2008 Brideshead Revisited
Sebastian Flyte
 2008 Criminal Justice (TV Series)
Ben Coulter
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Ben Coulter
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Ben Coulter
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Ben Coulter
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Ben Coulter
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Ben Coulter
 2007 I'm Not There
Arthur
 2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV Mini-Series)
Pingu
- Pilot (2005) ... Pingu
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Pingu
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Pingu
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Pingu
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Pingu
 2005 Stoned
Keith Richards
 2004 Layer Cake
Sidney
 2004 Enduring Love
Spud
 2003 Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (TV Movie)
Bruno
 2003 Spiritual Rampage (Short)
 2003 77 Beds (Short)
Ishmael
 2003 The Booze Cruise (TV Movie)
Daniel
 2001 My Brother Tom
Tom
 2000 Baby (Short)
Little Joe
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
Sully
 2000 Black Cab (TV Series)
Ryan
- Work (2000) ... Ryan
 1999 The Escort
Jay
 1999 The Trench
Pte. James Deamis
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Al Weaver, Tom Mannion, Imogen Stubbs, Nicholas Jones, Rory Kinnear, Samantha Whittaker, Jotham Annan, and James Simmons in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Celebrity Profile

Alternate Names:

Ben Wishaw

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Keats himself spoke about how Shakespeare was capable of erasing himself completely from the characters he had created. As an actor, that is what I'm trying to do. See more »

Trivia:

Enjoys reading, painting and gardening in his spare time. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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