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Ben Whishaw is a Actor British born on 14 october 1980 at Clifton (United-kingdom)

Ben Whishaw

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Birth name Benjamin John Whishaw
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 october 1980 (38 years) at Clifton (United-kingdom)

Benjamin John "Ben" Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor. He is known for his stage role as Hamlet; his roles in the television series Nathan Barley, Criminal Justice, and The Hour; and film roles including Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, I'm Not There, Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited, and Cloud Atlas. He played the role of Q in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, and was the voice of Paddington Bear in the 2014 film, Paddington.

Biography

Whishaw prefers not to discuss his personal life, saying: "For me, it's important to keep a level of anonymity. As an actor, your job is to persuade people that you're someone else. So if you're constantly telling people about yourself, I think you're shooting yourself in the foot." In 2011, he told Out magazine: "As an actor you have total rights to privacy and mystery, whatever your sexuality, whatever you do. I don't see why that has to be something you discuss openly because you do something in the public eye. I have no understanding of why we turn actors into celebrities."

A representative for Whishaw confirmed that he entered into a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012. Whishaw later publicly discussed his coming out as a gay man in 2014, saying that it was a tense experience for him but "everyone was surprisingly lovely".

Best films

Spectre (2015)
(Actor)
Paddington (2014)
(Actor)
Paddington 2 (2017)
(Actor)
The Danish Girl (2015)
(Actor)
Bright Star (2009)
(Actor)
I'm Not There (2007)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Ben Whishaw (30 films)

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Actor

Mary Poppins Returns
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth
Roles Michael Banks

Michael et Jane sont désormais adultes. Michael vit sur Cherry Tree Lane avec ses trois enfants et leur gouvernante, Ellen. Lorsque celui-ci perd un proche, Mary Poppins, l’énigmatique nounou, réapparaît dans la vie de la famille Banks. Grâce à sa magie et avec l’aide de son ami Jack, l’allumeur de réverbères toujours optimiste, Mary va tout faire pour que la joie et l’émerveillement reviennent dans leur existence… Elle leur fera aussi découvrir de tout nouveaux personnages pleins de fantaisie, dont sa cousine, l’excentrique Topsy…
Paddington 2, 1h43
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Roles Paddington Brown (voice)
Rating78% 3.946113.946113.946113.946113.94611
Paddington est un ours heureux aux côtés de la famille Brown à Windsor Gardens. Membre populaire de la communauté, l'animal cherche le cadeau parfait à offrir pour les 100 ans de sa tante Lucy. Alors qu'il a trouvé son bonheur avec un livre animé unique, ce dernier est volé.
A Hologram for the King, 1h37
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Skerritt, Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw, Dhafer El Abidine, Rolf Saxon
Roles Dave
Rating60% 3.0485753.0485753.0485753.0485753.048575
The film tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7388053.7388053.7388053.7388053.738805
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Spectre
Spectre (2015)
, 2h28
Directed by Sam Mendes, Terence Young
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Penélope Cruz
Roles Q
Rating67% 3.396443.396443.396443.396443.39644
On a mission in Mexico, unofficially ordered by the previous M, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium; in doing so the building they are in explodes and collapses. Bond gives chase to Marco Sciarra, who survived the blast; Sciarra boards a helicopter to escape. Bond follows and in the ensuing struggle he throws both Sciarra and the pilot out of the helicopter, stealing Sciarra's octopus ring as he does so. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely taken off field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also wants to create the "Nine Eyes" intelligence co-operation agreement between nine countries, and close down the '00' section in the process.
In the Heart of the Sea, 2h1
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Herman Melville
Rating68% 3.447273.447273.447273.447273.44727
In 1820, the whaling ship Essex is crewed by the Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship is sunk when it is rammed and split in half by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days and more than a thousand miles from land. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to resort to cannibalism.
Suffragette, 1h46
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai
Roles Sonny Watts
Rating69% 3.454643.454643.454643.454643.45464
Au début du XX siècle, une organisation de femmes britanniques souhaite obtenir le droit de vote pour les femmes. Elles appartiennent à des classes sociales différentes, mais ensemble, elles se livrent au même combat : ne plus être considéré comme le sexe faible et obtenir les mêmes droits que les hommes. Elles multiplient les manifestations pacifiques. Mais le gouvernement se montre de plus en plus violent. Contraintes à la clandestinité, ces femmes optent pour la violence afin de faire entendre leurs revendications. Elles sont conscientes des enjeux : elles risquent de perdre leur emploi, leur famille, leur vie… Mais rien ne les arrête. Maud Watts, le personnage principal, s’allie à cette cause.
The Lobster, 1h58
Directed by Yórgos Lánthimos
Origin Grece
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen
Roles John
Rating70% 3.5486153.5486153.5486153.5486153.548615
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the rules of The City, are taken to The Hotel, a restrictive regime where they are obliged to find a matching mate in forty-five days. If an occupant manages to find a partner among others, the new couple is given a month to try to live together in a special section of the facility, after which they are freed; failing results in being killed and reincarnated in an animal of own choice, and sent off into The Woods surrounding the structure.
The Danish Girl, 2h
Directed by Tom Hooper, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Amber Heard, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw
Roles Henrik Sandahl
Rating71% 3.555383.555383.555383.555383.55538
In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einar develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Ultimately Elbe becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Gerda supports her decision, although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married. A childhood friend of Lili, Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and forms a complex love triangle with the couple.
Lilting
Lilting (2014)
, 1h31
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-pei, Morven Christie, Peter Bowles
Roles Richard
Rating71% 3.598293.598293.598293.598293.59829
Lilting tells the story of a mother’s attempt at understanding who her son was after his untimely death. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of his lover. Together, they attempt to overcome their grief whilst struggling against not having a shared language.
Days and Nights, 1h31
Directed by Christian Camargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, Jean Reno, William Hurt, Ben Whishaw, Christian Camargo
Roles Eric
Rating47% 2.363332.363332.363332.363332.36333
Librement inspiré de La Mouette d'Anton Tchekhov, une réunion familiale avec ses joies et ses peines.
Paddington
Paddington (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins
Roles Paddington (voice)
Rating71% 3.5978253.5978253.5978253.5978253.597825
In the deep jungles of darkest Peru, a British geographer named Montgomery Clyde happens upon a previously unknown species of bear. He is about to shoot it to take back a specimen to England when another bear playfully takes his gun away. He learns that this family of bears is intelligent and can learn English, and that they have a deep appetite for marmalade. He names them Lucy and Pastuzo. As he departs, he throws his hat to Pastuzo and tells the bears that they are always welcome should they wish to go to London.
Teenage
Teenage (2013)
, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Ben Whishaw, Jena Malone, Julia Hummer, Jessie Usher, Ben Rosenfield, Alden Ehrenreich
Roles British Boy (voice)
Rating64% 3.2491953.2491953.2491953.2491953.249195
The film documents the evolution of youth culture from the early twentieth century starting in 1904 until the end of WWII in 1945 when the concept of the "teenager" was developed. Youth culture and movements through four decades of evolution are examined as they emerged primarily in European countries. By the end of World War II, the new teenage demographic was recognised in 1945 with the publication by The New York Times of the "Teen Age Bill of Rights" by Elliot E. Cohen, which, among other things, asserted the youths' right to determine their future and control their lives.
The Zero Theorem, 1h47
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, Lucas Hedges
Roles Doctor 3
Rating60% 3.0493653.0493653.0493653.0493653.049365
Qohen Leth, an eccentric programmer who refers to himself in the plural, is assigned to "crunch entities" for a company named Mancom. Finding himself suffering existential angst, Qohen constantly waits for a phone call, hoping that it might bring him happiness or the answers he seeks. Requesting a "disability" evaluation, three company doctors determine that Qohen is physically healthy, but request he have therapy from Dr Shrink-ROM, an AI therapist designed to provide mental evaluation. Wanting to meet with "Management", Qohen attends a party held by his supervisor, Joby. Stumbling into an empty room, Qohen finds Management and requests to work from home, as he would be more productive and would no longer risk missing his call; Management simply notes he finds Qohen "quite insane.