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Ben Whishaw Biography

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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.

Ben Whishaw Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
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