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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 The Danish Girl
 2015 Suffragette
Sonny Watts
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
- If This Is a Lie (2015) ... Danny
- I Know (2015) ... Danny
- Blue (2015) ... Danny
- Strangers (2015) ... Danny
- Lullaby (2015) ... Danny
 2014 Paddington
Paddington (voice)
 2014/I The Muse (Short)
 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
- Foxtrot (2014) ... Ezra
 2014 Lilting
 2014 Days and Nights
 2013 Beat (Short)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
 2013 Teenage (Documentary)
British Boy (voice)
 2012 Skyfall
 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)
 2010/I The Tempest
 2009 Love Hate (Short)
 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)
- 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)
 2003 The Booze Cruise (TV Movie)
 2003 Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (TV Movie)
 2003 Spiritual Rampage (Short)
 2001 My Brother Tom
 2001/I Baby (Short)
Little Joe
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
 2000 Black Cab (TV Series)
- Work (2000) ... Ryan
 1999 The Escort
 1999 The Trench
Pte. James Deamis
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Other Works:

Appearing as the title role in the Old Vic's production of "Hamlet", directed by Trevor Nunn (2004). See more »

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I don't have any ambition to make lots of money or win an Oscar or anything like that. It's not about that for me. I'm very lucky to have found the thing that makes me tick. See more »


Appearing in "His Dark Materials" at the Royal National Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner. See more »

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