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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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Known For

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
(2006)
Cloud Atlas Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / Georgette / Tribesman
(2012)
The Lobster Limping Man
(2015)
I'm Not There Arthur
(2007)

Filmography

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 2020 Bond 25 (pre-production)
Q
 2019 Little Joe (filming)
Chris
 2018 O Holy Ghost (Short) (post-production)
Charmaine
 2018 Mary Poppins Returns (completed)
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
 2017 Paddington 2
Paddington (voice)
 2017 Queers (TV Mini-Series)
Perce
- The Man on the Platform (2017) ... Perce
 2017 Family Happiness (Short)
 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 (Video short)
 2014 Lilting
Richard
 2014 Days and Nights
Eric
 2013 Beat (Short)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Doctor
 2013/I Teenage (Documentary)
British Boy (voice)
 2011-2012 The Hour (TV Series)
Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Freddie Lyon
- Episode #2.2 (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 Mauvaise passe
Jay
 1999 The Trench
Pte. James Deamis
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Personal Details

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 »

Official Sites:

Celebrity Profile

Alternate Names:

Ben Wishaw

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I finished my A-levels, I assumed I'd be able to get work as an actor. But I couldn't. I didn't get an audition. Nothing. So I thought I'd better train and then the parts would come. See more »

Trivia:

Replaced Colin Firth as the voice of the title character in Paddington (2014). Whishaw was originally reluctant to take on the role and passed on it the first time around. He came on board when the film's director sent him a sincere letter in which he eagerly encouraged him to reconsider his choice. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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