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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
John Proctor

[West End]
Michael Grandage Company Production, 2013

MCC Theater Production, 2010

Ben Whishaw Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award

Ben Whishaw, The Crucible

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Ben Whishaw, The Crucible

Ben Whishaw Videos

Ben Whishaw News

Review: BLUETS, Royal Court

Katie Mitchell returns to the Royal Court with a curious but dense adaption of Maggie Nelson's poetry
Video: See Jennifer Connelly in New Trailer for BAD BEHAVIOUR

A new trailer for the Jennifer Connelly-led black comedy has just been released. The film centers on Lucy (Connelly), a former child actress, who seeks healing from the traumas of her life. She embarks on a spiritual retreat, only for it to become anything but healing: she’s easily annoyed by the other attendees and wants attention from the retreat’s new-age guru Elon Bello. Watch the trailer here!
Cast Set For THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Jude Christian.
Open Space Arts' British Hit COCK Extended Through May

Open Space Arts extends its British hit show COCK to May 11th due to popular demand. Catch the production that has received rave reviews and a Jeff recommendation for an additional three weekends.
John Lithgow Will Lead Play About the Antisemitism of Author Roald Dahl

John Lithgow will lead the world premiere of a new play about the antisemitism of author Roald Dahl. Giant, written by Mark Rosenblatt and directed by Nicholas Hynter, will premiere in London at the Royal Court Theatre this September.
Emma D'Arcy, Ben Whishaw, John Lithgow, and More Set For The Royal Court's 2024 Season

The Royal Court Theatre has announced the inaugural season from new Artistic Director David Byrne: nine new plays, all from writers making their Royal Court debuts. Learn more about the full season lineup here!
COCK Comes to Open Space Arts in April

Open Space Arts has announced the fourth production of its inaugural season, the comedy COCK, by British playwright Mike Bartlett.

Join Paddington on a UK tour this Easter! PADDINGTON IN CONCERT features a screening of the award-winning film with live accompaniment by the London Concert Orchestra. First stop is the Southbank Centre on 30 March.
Video: Watch the Trailer for WAITING FOR GODOT Starring Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw

Watch the trailer for the West End production of Waiting for Godot at Theatre Royal Haymarket!
Tickets On Sale Today For WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Tickets are now on sale for the new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by James Macdonald, starring Lucian Msamati (Estragon) and Ben Whishaw (Vladimir).
PADDINGTON IN CONCERT Will Embark on Tour Next Year

Next year, audiences across the UK can enjoy watching the award-winning 2014 film, Paddington in Concert on a giant HD screen, accompanied by The London Concert Orchestra playing Nick Urata's calypso-infused score live.
Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw Will Lead WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre Royal Haymarket

A new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot will open at next year, directed by James Macdonald and starring Lucian Msamati (Estragon) and Ben Whishaw (Vladimir), with further casting to be announced. The production opens at Theatre Royal Haymarket in September 2024 and will play a strictly limited run.
Emma Corrin Becomes Patron Of MGCfutures

MGCfutures has announced that Emma Corrin becomes a patron, joining Judi Dench, Dawn French, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Daniel Radcliffe, Simon Russell Beale, Sheridan Smith, Aidan Turner, David Walliams and Ben Whishaw who already support the work of the charity.
Rachel Zegler Departs PADDINGTON IN PERU Movie

West Side Story star Rachel Zegler has departed the upcoming Paddington in Peru film. Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville, Emily Mortimer, Antonio Banderas and Olivia Colman will still appear in the film.
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!


How many Broadway shows has Ben Whishaw been in?

Ben Whishaw has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ben Whishaw been in?

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

What was Ben Whishaw's first West End show?

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

What awards has Ben Whishaw been nominated for?

Ben Whishaw has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his role in The Crucible. He has also been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in The Crucible.

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