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Ben Whishaw was last seen on Broadway in The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre. His other theatre credits include Bakkhai for the Almeida Theatre, Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Peter and Alice at the Noël Coward, The Pride at the Lucille Lortel Theatre off Broadway, Leaves of Glass at the Soho Theatre, Mercury Fur for Paines Plough and Hamlet at the Old Vic, as well as The Seagull, Some Trace of Her and His Dark Materials all for the National Theatre, the latter directed by Nicholas Hytner.
In 2004, he played the title role in an Old Vic production of Hamlet, earning an Olivier Award nomination. On television, Whishaw has appeared in Nathan Barley, Criminal Justice, The Hour and London Spy.
His film roles including Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), I'm Not There (2007), Bright Star (2009), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Lobster (2015), Suffragette (2015), The Danish Girl (2015), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).He played Q in the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).He voiced Paddington Bear in Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017).
In 2018, Whishaw portrayed Norman Scott in the BBC One miniseries A Very English Scandal, opposite Hugh Grant as disgraced parliamentarian Jeremy Thorpe.

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Off-Broadway Production at The Shed, 2020

[West End]
London Revival at Bridge Theatre, 2018

Broadway Revival Production, 2016
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[West End]
Michael Grandage Company Production, 2013

MCC Theater Production, 2010

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Michael Grandage Will Direct Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans in the World Première of BACKSTAIRS BILLY

The world première of Marcelo Dos Santos' new play Backstairs Billy looks at a pivotal moment in the 50 year relationship between the Queen Mother and her loyal servant William “Billy” Tallon.

Review: LEAVES OF GLASS, Park Theatre

Director Max Harrison takes the play and makes it a contemporary exploration of unaddressed trauma, gaslighting, and complicated family relations with performances that scrape excellence once they settle into themselves.

Isabel Allende, Lorrie Moore, Ben Whishaw And More Come To 92NY In May And June

The 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center's Spring literary season continues in May and June with readings by acclaimed authors Isabel Allende, Lorrie Moore and Miriam Toews, poet Willie Perdomo – and a dramatic reading of Seamus Heaney's work by actor Ben Whishaw, among other events.


Acclaimed actor Ben Whishaw will visit 92NY’s Unterberg Poetry Center on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 pm to deliver a dramatic reading of literary classics and poems translated over the years by the late, great Irish poet Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.  

BACK TO THE FUTURE North American Tour to Launch Summer 2024

The 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical will launch a North American Tour in the summer of 2024. See tour stops, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Coolidge, and more were among the winners of Critics Choice Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Chelsea Handler. Check out the list of winners now!

Winners Announced For the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2023

Writers behind some of the most critically acclaimed works over the last year were honoured at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2023 ceremony, including Aamina Ahmad, David Edgar, Vivienne Franzmann, Rebecca Hall, Katie Hims, Adam Kay, Neil McKay, and Ben Power.

Audra McDonald, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More Nominated For TV Critics Choice Awards

Audra McDonald, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christine Baranski, Daniel Radcliffe, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Carol Burnett, John Lithgow, Andrew Garfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Annie Potts, James Marsden, Chris Perfetti, and more have been nominated for TV Critics Choice Awards.

PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre

Jodie Comer will make her highly anticipated Broadway debut in the US premiere of Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller. Prima Facie opens on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Golden Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Raúl Castillo, Jessie Buckley & More Nominated For Gotham Awards - Full List on Nominations

The nominations were announced live from Cipriani Wall Street by Emmy-nominated star of Pose and American Horror Story on FX, and now as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, Angelica Ross. Ross was joined by Jeffrey Sharp, award-winning film producer and the Executive Director of The Gotham.

Award-Winning, Bestselling Author Adam Kay Joins Post-Show Q&A For THE DOCTOR

Adam Kay, the multi award-winning writer of the bestselling book This is Going to Hurt, which was recently adapted for the BBC starring Ben Whishaw, will be part of a post-show Q&A, following a performance of the critically acclaimed play, The Doctor.

VIDEO: Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley & More Star in WOMEN TALKING Trailer

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Based on the novel by Miriam Toews. The cast of the new film includes Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand. Watch videos of the trailer and a featurette now!

Full Cast Announced For ORLANDO at the Garrick Theatre

The full company has been announced for Orlando – joining Emma Corrin, in the title role, are Deborah Findlay (Mrs Grimsditch), Jessica Alade (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Debra Baker (Virginia, Favilla, The Captain), Akuc Bol (Virginia, Euphrosyne, Prue), Lucy Briers (Virginia, Queen Elizabeth, Officer), Richard Cant (Virginia, Harriet, Kitty), Melissa Lowe (Virginia, Drunken Tory), Jodie McNee (Virginia, Marmaduke), Oliver Wickham (Virginia, Clorinda), and Millicent Wong (Virginia, Sasha, Nell).

Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin

The Michael Grandage Company announced that their production of Orlando opens at the Garrick Theatre on 5 December 2022, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 25 February 2023. 

Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia Woolf's Novel ORLANDO

The Michael Grandage Company has announced that Emma Corrin will return to the London stage as the title role in Orlando, from the novel by Virginia Woolf in a new version by Neil Bartlett. Michael Grandage directs, reuniting him with Corrin, following their recent collaboration on the feature film My Policeman for Amazon.

'Killing Eve' Star Jodie Comer Will Make Broadway Debut in PRIMA FACIE

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer is coming to Broadway! The Emmy and BAFTA winner will make her Broadway debut in Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller, directed by Justin Martin.

VIDEO: Ben Whishaw Stars in THIS IS GOING TO HURT AMC+ Series Trailer

AMC+ today released the exclusive trailer and key art for its upcoming limited series, This Is Going To Hurt, a comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die, London Spy) based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international bestselling memoir of the same name.

AMC+ Original Series THIS IS GOING TO HURT Premiere Starring Ben Wishaw

AMC+ today released first-look photos of its upcoming limited series, This Is Going To Hurt, a comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die, London Spy) based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international memoir of the same name. The series was created, written and executive produced by Kay.

Southbank Centre Announces Fundraising Event To Help The People Of Ukraine

In solidarity with the people of Ukraine and to support the Ukrainian community in London, the Southbank Centre has announced Slava Ukraini - a specially curated night of music, poetry and spoken word with a line-up that includes Ukrainian and British artists performing in person and via live link-up from Ukraine. Tickets are on sale now, and all net proceeds and all further funds raised on the evening will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC's) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Slava Ukraini is organised in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute in London and supported by the British Council.

Taron Egerton Shares an Update After Passing Out During West End COCK Performance

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Taron Egerton collapsed onstage this weekend during the first West End preview performance of the Mike Bartlett play, Cock. Now, the actor has provided an update on his Instagram stories to assure his fans that he is okay.


Ben Whishaw has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Ben Whishaw has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Ben Whishaw's first West End show was Peter and Alice which opened in 2013

Ben Whishaw has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his role in "The Crucible" and the Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, also for his performance in "The Crucible". These nominations highlight Whishaw's talent and recognition in the theater industry.

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