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Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw is a British stage and screen actor who trained at RADA.

After performing in a number of productions while studying, Ben came to prominence in Trevor Nunn’s Hamlet (2004) at the Old Vic and his success in the title role resulted in a nomination for Best Actor at the 2005 Olivier Awards. He went on to perform in The Seagull (2006) at Royal National Theatre, Leaves of Glass (2007) at Soho Theatre and Some Trace of Her (2008)... Read more >>

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw Overview

Ben Whishaw is a British stage and screen actor who trained at RADA.

After performing in a number of productions while studying, Ben came to prominence in Trevor Nunn’s Hamlet (2004) at the Old Vic and his success in the title role resulted in a nomination for Best Actor at the 2005 Olivier Awards. He went on to perform in The Seagull (2006) at Royal National Theatre, Leaves of Glass (2007) at Soho Theatre and Some Trace of Her (2008) at the National. In 2010 he was Oliver in the Broadway production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride and most recently portrayed Peter in John Logan’s new play Peter and Alice (2013) as part of Michael Grandage’s season at the Noel Coward Theatre.

On television Ben is best known for his role as Ben Coulter in mini-series Criminal Justice (2008) for which he won the International Emmy for Best Actor and RTS Television Award in 2009. He also played  Freddie in Cold War drama The Hour (2011-2012), and received rave reviews for his depiction of Richard II in BBC mini-series The Hollow Crown (2012), taking the BAFTA Television Award for Leading Actor.

Ben has also had considerable success on the big screen, taking Most Promising Newcomer at British Independent Film Awards in 2001 for his role in drama My Brother Tom (2001), and went on to have leading roles in films such as  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008) and in Bright Star (2009) as poet John Keats. In 2012 he took on the mantle as gadget extraordinaire Q in Skyfall, as well as appearing in sci-fi drama Cloud Atlas

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