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Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
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Ben Whishaw

Background[]

Ben Whishaw was born on 14th October 1980 in Clifton, Bedfordshire in England and has a twin brother called James. He is regarded by many critics as one of the best actors of his generation and was a member of Bancroft Players Youth Theatre at Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre. He attended Samuel Whitbread Community College and also graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career[]

His first film role was Pte. James Deamis in The Trench (1999) in which he worked with fellow actor Daniel Craig, of whom he would work with in 3 future productions (Layer Cake (2004), Enduring Love (2004) and Skyfall (2012)). One of his more well known film roles is that of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in Tom Tykwer's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). For this role he beat big actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom.

In 2012, he appeared as part of the ensemble cast of the science-fiction drama film Cloud Atlas.

Personal life[]

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



Cloud Atlas Principal Cast
Bae DoonaHalle BerryJim BroadbentJames D'ArcyKeith DavidHugh GrantDavid GyasiTom HanksSusan SarandonJim SturgessHugo WeavingBen WhishawZhou Xun
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