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Filmology

Benjamin John Whishaw 

Born: Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, UK 

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 

Ben's breakthrough role was on stage as Shakespeare's Hamlet. 

Charles Spencer in The Daily Telegraph wrote that “this is the kind of evening of which legends are made”, while The New York Times critic thought it was one of the most memorable Hamlets he had ever seen.

Video 

Q Meets James Bond

BW Skyfall Interview  

Introduction of Cloud Atlas Cast

Rehearsal Photos Hamlet 

Photo:

BW as "Q" in Skyfall Movie

Singing: Tenor

Music: Piano 

Enjoys reading, painting, music, dance, visual arts, gardening and traveling.

He loves animals and takes in stray cats. 

Whishaw quote about his personal life, "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."

  • Height: 5'9"
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Green

 

Latest Credits 

Film 

1999 The Trench 

1999 The Escort 

2001 Baby 

2001 My Brother Tom

2002 Spiritual Rampage

2004 77 Beds

2004 Enduring Love 

2004 Layer Cake

2005 Stoned 

2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murder

2007 I'm Not There

2008 Brideshead Revisited

2009 The International 

2009 Bright Star (Director Jane Campion) 

2009 Love Hate

2012 The Tempest 

2012 James Bond, Skyfall  (Director Sam Mendes) 

2012 Cloud Atlas (Directors Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer)

Television 

2000 Black Cab

2000 Other People's Children

2003 Ready When You Are Mr. McGill

2003 The Booze Cruise 

2005 Nathan Barley 

2008 Criminal Justice 

2010 All Signs of Death

2011 The Hour (BBC America) 

2012 Richard II: The Hollow Crown 

James Bond, Daniel Craig, Director Sam Mendes and Ben Whishaw

Stage 

2004 Hamlet (Old Vic) 

2005 Mercury Fur 

2006 The Seagull

2007 Leaves of Glass

2008 Some Trace of Her

2009 Cock

2012 The Pride 

Radio 

2004 Arthur 

2006 Look Back in Anger 

2011 Cock 


Sunday
Dec212014

New Movie In The Heart Of The Sea - Directed by Ron Howard

Ben Whishaw has signed up to play Moby Dick author Herman Melville in Ron Howard's adaptation of In the Heart of the Sea.

Follow on Twitter @RealRonHoward

The 32-year-old Skyfall actor will join Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Osy Ikhile and Tom Holland in the forthcoming action film, according to TheWrap.

In the Heart of the Sea follows the crew of a whaling ship that is destroyed by a sperm whale, stranding them at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

Gleeson will play an older version of one of the survivors who is interviewed by Melville about his experiences aboard the ship, while Ikhile will play a sailor named Peterson.

 In the Heart of the Sea is scheduled to begin shooting in September. Read More!

Book Overview: 

See More at Amazon

The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.

 

 

Tuesday
Oct152013

Shakespeare Rewind: Helen Mirren and Ben Whishaw in "The Tempest" Directed by Julie Taymor

Happy Birhday, Mr. Whishaw! 

Photo: Most of Ben Whishaw's fans love the character he played in the Tempest. Here he is as Ariel.

Director Julie Taymor mentioned Rock and Roll in the previous video. Ben Whishaw sings, and had roles as Keith Richards and Bob Dylan. Check out those movies. 

It is just wonderous, what they can do in the hair and make-up department. (Movie Magic)

: o ) Not that I am biased or anything. Honestly, I think Ben Whishaw has a beautiful speaking and singing voice. 

Want to hear Ben Whishaw sing! Here he is in the Tempest.

Video 1 & Video 2 #MovieSoundtracks 

You watch the entire movie on Amazon. 

Someone mentioned to me that actor Ben Whishaw who was also in the Tempest Movie contributed to (2) songs on the film soundtrack.

Since we are talking about Movies and actors. Helen Mirren is a great actress. 

And the fact that Helen Mirren took the role as the Shakespeare's magician Prospera in the "The Tempest Movie" was to her credit. 

Usually Shakespeare's Prospera, is a male role & Helen Mirren did amazing work in "The Tempest Movie" 

You will also see and and in the Tempest Movie too! Follow them up on Twitter, I posted their addys. 

Watch Helen Mirren, director Julie Taymor and Ben Whishaw in the Making of the Tempest Video, it is awesome! 

Tuesday
Oct152013

Cast of Mojo Play Rehearsal Photos