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 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

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 2022 Queen Elizabeth and Paddington Bear Film (Short)
Paddington (voice)
 2022 This Is Going to Hurt (TV Series)
Adam Kay
- Episode #1.7 (2022) ... Adam Kay
- Episode #1.6 (2022) ... Adam Kay
- Episode #1.5 (2022) ... Adam Kay
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... Adam Kay
- Episode #1.3 (2022) ... Adam Kay
 2021 No Time to Die
Q
 2021 Miss Fortunate (Short)
Humourless Man
 2020 Fargo (TV Series)
Rabbi Milligan
- East/West (2020) ... Rabbi Milligan
- Camp Elegance (2020) ... Rabbi Milligan
- The Birthplace of Civilization (2020) ... Rabbi Milligan
- The Pretend War (2020) ... Rabbi Milligan
- Raddoppiarlo (2020) ... Rabbi Milligan
 2020/I Surge
Joseph
 2019 O Holy Ghost (Short)
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)
The Brother
 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 (Music Video short)
Ben Whishaw
 2014 Lilting
Richard
 2014 Days and Nights
Eric
 2013 Beat (Short)
The Man
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Doctor
 2013/I Teenage (Documentary)
British Boy (voice)
 2011-2012 The Hour (TV Series)
Freddie Lyon
- Fallout (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Reckless to the Core (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Honey Trap (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Vice (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Fascists and False Accusations (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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Other Works:

His National Theatre credits include: Brother Jasper in "His Dark Materials" based on the novels by Philip Pullman (2003), Konstantin in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (2006), and Prince Myshkin in "...some trace of her" based on Dosteovsky's "The Idiot" (2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Ben Wishaw

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Mark Bradshaw

Parents:

Whishaw (Hope), Linda | Whishaw, Jose

Relatives:

Whishaw, James (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

For me, it's important to keep a level of anonymity. See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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