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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 Spectre (filming)
Q
 2015 Suffragette (completed)
Sonny
 2015 The Lobster
The Limping Man
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
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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Other Works:

Played Steven in "Leaves of Glass", a new play by Philip Ridley - Soho Theatre, London (2007). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've been out to LA a couple of times but, over there, the Grenouille in me always comes to the surface. I feel completely terrified, totally flummoxed, like I don't understand what the hell is going on. I've no desire at all to go back there. See more »

Trivia:

Has played several characters who were writers. Among the real figures he played a character inspired on Arthur Rimbaud in I'm Not There. (2007), John Keats in Bright Star (2009), Herman Melville in In the Heart of the Sea (2015); and among the fictional ones he played Robert Frobisher in Cloud Atlas (2012). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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