Knowledge Identifier: +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
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1980.
Countries: United Kingdom (55%), United States (16%), (12%)
Linked to: Samuel Whitbread Community College, BBC, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2018
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
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"
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 "
At the end of 2009, he starred in "Cock", a new play by Mike Bartlett at the Royal Court Theatre
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
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
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
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
In 2017, Wishaw reprised his role as Paddington Bear in "Paddington 2"
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