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Ben Whishaw


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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 2015 Suffragette (completed)
Sonny Watts
 2015 The Danish Girl (completed)
Henrik
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Danny
- If This Is a Lie (2015) ... Danny
- I Know (2015) ... Danny
- Lullaby (2015) ... Danny
- Blue ... Danny
- Strangers ... Danny
 2014 Paddington
Paddington (voice)
 2014/I The Muse (Short)
Edward
 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Ezra
- Foxtrot (2014) ... Ezra
 2014 Lilting
Richard
 2013 Days and Nights
Eric
 2013 Beat (Short)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Doctor
 2013 Teenage (Documentary)
British Boy (voice)
 2012 Skyfall
Q
 2012 Cloud Atlas
Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / ...
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-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/I The International
Rene Antall
 2008 Criminal Justice (TV Mini-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
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV 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
 2003 77 Beds (Short)
Ishmael
 2003 The Booze Cruise (TV Movie)
Daniel
 2003 Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (TV Movie)
Bruno
 2003 Spiritual Rampage (Short)
 2001 My Brother Tom
Tom
 2001/I Baby (Short)
Little Joe
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
Sully
 2000 Black Cab (TV Series)
Ryan
- Work (2000) ... Ryan
 1999 Mauvaise passe
Jay
 1999 The Trench
Pte. James Deamis
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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 »

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I'm so lucky to be able to do what I do, and it would be abusing it just to make money. I don't need lots of money, I'm not motivated by that. I would feel really dirty I think. See more »

Trivia:

Entered into a civil partnership with his partner Mark Bradshaw in August 2012. They met on the set of Bright Star (2009). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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