Dominic West
(Movies & TV)
Philip Ridley
(Movies & TV)
Freddie Mercury
Trevor Nunn
(Movies & TV)
Romola Garai
(Movies & TV)

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Ben Whishaw

Knowledge Identifier: +Ben_Whishaw


Ben Whishaw

English actor who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Whishaw is known for his breakthrough stage role as Hamlet, his roles in the television series Criminal Justice and The Hour and film roles including Perfume add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1980.

Countries: United Kingdom (55%), United States (16%), (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dominic West, Philip Ridley, Freddie Mercury

Linked to: Samuel Whitbread Community College, BBC, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2018




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Ben Whishaw was born in 1980 add something


It was adapted into a physical theatre piece by the group and taken to the 1995 Edinburgh Festival, where it garnered five-star reviews and great critical acclaim add something


He was named "Most Promising Newcomer" at the 2001 British Independent Film awards for "My Brother Tom", and in 2005 he was nominated as best actor in four award ceremonies for his portrayal of Hamlet add something


As the lead in Trevor Nunn's 2004 production of "Hamlet" at the Old Vic, he received highly favourable reviews and was nominated for the Olivier award for Best Actor and the Ian Charleson award add something


Trevor Nunn - Nunn directed a modern production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 2004, which starred Ben Whishaw in the title role, and Imogen Stubbs as Gertrude, and was staged at the Old Vic Theatre in London


In the spring of 2005, Whishaw received lots of attention for his role as a drug dealer in Philip Ridley's controversial stage play "Mercury Fur" add something


Whishaw's film and TV credits include "Layer Cake" and Chris Morris's 2005 sitcom "Nathan Barley", in which he played a character called Pingu add something


Whishaw appeared as one of the Bob Dylan reincarnations in "I'm Not There" in 2007, in the BBC's "Criminal Justice" in 2008, in a new adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited", and in a stage adaptation of "The Idiot" at the National Theatre called " add something


Ruth Sheen - In 2007, she played the role of Lyn, opposite Ben Whishaw's Steven, in the world premiere of Philip Ridley's stage play, "Leaves of Glass" at the Soho Theatre, London


Thomas Sangster - At the end of March 2008, he began working with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion on her film "Bright Star", a love story with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish portraying John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne


Julie Taymor - Most recently, in November 2008, Taymor directed a film version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest", released in December 2010 starring Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou and Ben Whishaw


At the end of 2009, he starred in "Cock", a new play by Mike Bartlett at the Royal Court Theatre add something


In 2009 he starred as the poet John Keats in the film "Bright Star" add something


Blake Ritson - The Ritson brothers' latest short film, "Love Hate", starring Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell was completed in May 2009 and was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, London BFI Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Foyle, Omaha, Encounters, Berkshire International Film Festival, Sofia Film Fest , Tofifest International Film Festival , West Hollywood International, LA Shorts Fest, Short Shorts Film Festival


In February 2010, Whishaw made a successful off-Broadway debut at MCC Theater in the American premiere of the awarding-winning play "The Pride" by Alexi Kaye Campbell add something


Vanessa Kirby - She has been nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for two consecutive years for five out of the six plays, 2010 and in 2011, where she won Third Prize, Ben Whishaw and Benedict Cumberbatch being previous winners


Vanessa Kirby - Her TV debut in the BBC's "The Hour" co-starring with Ben Whishaw, Dominic_West and Romola Garai aired in 2011


Romola Garai - '" In 2011 she played Bel Rowley in the TV drama "The Hour" leading with Dominic West and Ben Whishaw, and the stage play "The Village Bike" at the Royal Court


Hugo Weaving - The project, co-starring Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Halle_Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Susan Sarandon, began filming in September 2011 and was released in October 2012


Rory Kinnear - In July 2012, Kinnear appeared as Bolingbroke in "Richard II", a BBC Two adaptation of the play of the same name, with Ben Whishaw as King Richard and Patrick Stewart as John of Gaunt


On stage, Whishaw is set to star alongside Judi Dench in the world premiere of a new play by John Logan, at the Noel Coward Theatre, from March to June 2013 add something


However, in August 2013 a representative for Whishaw confirmed that he entered into a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012 add something


He will return to the stage in October 2013, in the revival of Jez Butterworth's Olivier-award-winning play Mojo, starring Rupert Grint, Brendan Coyle and Daniel Mays add something


Queen (band) - In December 2013 it was announced that Ben Whishaw, best known for playing Q in the James Bond film "Skyfall", had been chosen to replace Cohen in the role of Mercury


Freddie Mercury - In December 2013 it was announced that Ben Whishaw, best-known for playing Q in the James Bond film "Skyfall", had been chosen to replace Cohen in the role of Mercury


Whishaw's upcoming film projects include the independent film "Lilting", to be released in the UK and the US in 2014; "Suffragette", a story of the early feminist movement written by Abi Morgan and starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl_Streep; "The Lobster", an upcoming romantic science fiction thriller from Greek director Yorgos_Lanthimos; the role of Herman Melville in Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea"; and the role of Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic add something


Billie Piper - On May 29, 2014, Piper appeared alongside Ben Whishaw in the "Playhouse Presents" television special "Foxtrot"


He is expected to return as Q in "Spectre", the 24th James Bond film, to be released in fall 2015 add something


In 2017, Wishaw reprised his role as Paddington Bear in "Paddington 2" add something


In 2018, Whishaw stars as Michael Banks in "Mary Poppins Returns add something


Michelle Fairley - In 2018, she played Cassius in "Julius Caesar" at the Bridge Theatre, alongside David Calder, David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw


Renee Fleming - In April, 2019, Fleming appeared opposite actor Ben Whishaw in "Norma Jeane Baker of Troy', the inaugural production in the Griffin Theater at The Shed