Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

Highest Rated: 100% Paddington 2 (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Days and Nights (2013)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1980

Birthplace: Clifton, England, UK

A veteran of the stage and former member of the esteemed Bancroft Players Youth Theatre, British actor Ben Whishaw quickly gained a reputation as one of England's most talented young performers. Whishaw garnered considerable attention for his stage work with London's Royal National Theatre and the Old Vic, prior to appearing in such U.K.-produced films as Matthew Vaughn's "Layer Cake" (2004) and the Brian Jones rock-n-roll biopic "Stoned" (2005). Soon after, he made his belated entry into Hollywood as the star of the critically lauded period thriller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" (2007). Considered one of the U.K.'s most promising new stars, Whishaw continued to win acclaim for leading roles in feature productions like "Brideshead Revisited" (2008) and "Bright Star" (2009). Although he remained a presence on such British TV projects as "The Hour" (BBC, 2011-12), the young actor was soon taking part in major feature blockbusters, including "Cloud Atlas" (2012) and the James Bond films "Skyfall" (2012) and "Spectre" (2015), in which he played tech wizard Q opposite his "Layer Cake" co-star, Daniel Craig, as well as prestigious films such as historical drama "Suffragette" (2015). Still at the dawn of his already impressive career, options for the immensely talented and astute Whishaw appeared limitless.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Time to Die Q (Character) - 2021
50% No Score Yet Surge Unknown (Character) - 2020
68% 42% Little Joe Chris (Character) $23.3K 2019
92% 53% The Personal History of David Copperfield Uriah Heep (Character) $1.9M 2019
79% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Michael Banks (Character) $172M 2018
100% 88% Paddington 2 Paddington (Voice) $38.4M 2017
71% 55% A Hologram for the King Dave (Character) $4.2M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heart of the Sea Unknown (Character) - 2015
63% 61% Spectre Q (Character) $200.1M 2015
43% 53% In the Heart of the Sea Herman Melville (Character) $23.1M 2015
73% 68% Suffragette Sonny Watts (Character) $4.7M 2015
67% 72% The Danish Girl Henrik (Character) $11.1M 2015
87% 65% The Lobster The Limping Man (Character) $9.1M 2015
98% 80% Paddington Paddington (Voice) - 2014
84% 80% Lilting Unknown (Character) $26.7K 2014
0% 36% Days and Nights Eric (Character) $6K 2013
77% 49% Teenage Narrator $19.5K 2013
67% 66% Cloud Atlas Robert Frobischer, et al (Character) $27.1M 2012
92% 86% Skyfall Q (Character) $304.4M 2012
30% 28% The Tempest Ariel (Character) $263.4K 2010
83% 68% Bright Star John Keats (Character) $4.4M 2009
62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Sebastian Flyte (Character) $6.4M 2008
77% 69% I'm Not There Arthur (Character) $4M 2007
59% 74% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Character) $2.2M 2006
14% 45% Stoned Keith Richards (Character) $36.6K 2005
59% 60% Enduring Love Spud (Character) $358.3K 2004
80% 84% Layer Cake Sidney (Character) $2.3M 2004
No Score Yet 50% My Brother Tom Tom (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% The Escort Jay (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
92% 84% Fargo Rabbi Milligan (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Paddington Paddington (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very English Scandal Norman Scott (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queers Unknown (Character) 2017
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Unknown (Character) 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016
86% 79% London Spy Danny (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse Presents Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2013
88% 90% The Hour Freddie Lyon (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 100% Criminal Justice Ben Coulter (Character) 2008

QUOTES FROM Ben Whishaw CHARACTERS

Hotel Manager says: Tomorrow, they'll be transferred to a double room, with a larger wardrobe and a larger bathroom. They will remain in the double room for two weeks, then they'll be transferred to the yachts for a further two weeks. We wish you every success and we hope that you will return to the city as a couple.

The Limping Man says: I'm very happy.

Nosebleed Woman says: Me too.

Q says: I have a mortgage to pay and two cats to feed.

James Bond says: So you'd better trust me. For the sake of the cats.

James Bond says: What does it do

James Bond says: Does it... do anything?

Q says: It tells the time!

Q says: Magnificent isn't she.

James Bond says: A gun and a radio...not exactly Christmas, is it?

Q says: What did you expect, an exploding pen? We don't really go for that anymore.

Robert Frobisher says: A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate, "suicide is selfish," while career churchman like Pater call it a coward's act typically because they lack the necessary suffering to sympathize. Couldn't be further from the truth; suicide takes tremendous courage.

Robert Frobisher says: This world spins from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts.

Robert Frobisher says: I understand now that boundaries between noise & sound are conventions.All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended.One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so.

Robert Frobisher says: I understand now that boundaries between noise & sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so.

Robert Frobisher says: All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be trancended.

M says: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.

Q says: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.

James Bond says: Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pajamas.

Q says: 007. I'm your new Quartermaster.

James Bond says: You must be joking...

Q says: Why? Because I'm not wearing a lab coat?

James Bond says: Because you still have spots.

Q says: My complexion is hardly relevant.

James Bond says: Your incompetence is.

Q says: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.

James Bond says: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.

Arthur says: 7 simple rules for life in hiding: 1. Never trust a cop in a rain coat 2. Beware of enthusiasm and of love, each is temporary and quick to sway 3. When asked if you care about the worlds problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will not ask you again. 4 & 5. Never give your real name, and if told to look at yourself, never look. 6. Never do or say anything that the person standing in front of you cannot understand. 7. Never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you the rest of your life, it will never change.

Q says: Always makes me feel a bit melancholy. A grand old war ship, being ignominiously hauled away for scrap. The inevitability of time, don't you think? What do you see?

James Bond says: A bloody big ship. Excuse me.

Q says: 007. I'm your new Quartermaster.

James Bond says: You must be joking.

Q says: Why, because I'm not wearing a lab coat?

James Bond says: Because you still have spots.

Q says: So much for my prosperous career in espionage.

Q says: So much for my promising career in espionage.

Q says: What were you expecting, an exploding pen?

Q says: I can do more damage on my laptop than you can do in a year sitting in my pyjamas and waiting for my Earl Grey.

Q says: I can do more damage on my laptop, sitting in my pajamas, before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do a year in the field.

James Bond says: A radio and a gun. Not exactly Christmas, is it?

Q says: You weren't expecting an exploding pen, were you?

Robert Frobisher says: My dear Sixsmith, I'm in desperate need of your help. I got hooked on a journal, written in 1849 by a dying lawyer during a voyage from a Pacific isle to San Francisco. Half the book is missing. It's completely killing me; a half-finished book is, after all, a half-finished love affair.

Robert Frobisher says: I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith, a better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.

Timothy Cavendish says: That's it, the music from my dream.

Robert Frobisher says: I call it the Cloud Atlas Sextet. There are whole movements imagining us meeting again and again in different lives, different ages.

Robert Frobisher says: I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.

Robert Frobisher says: I believe there is a another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.

Q says: "What did you want, an exploding pen? We don't really do that any more

Q says: What did you want, an exploding pen?

Ariel says: I have made you mad...

Q says: Less of a random killing machine. More of a personal statement!

Q says: I'm your quartermaster.

James Bond says: You must be joking!

Sebastian Flyte says: I should like to bury something precious, in every place I've been happy. And then when I was old, and ugly and miserable, I could come back, and dig it up, and remember.

Fanny Brawne says: You know I would do anything.

Fanny Brawne says: [the night before he leaves] You know I would do anything.

John Keats says: I have a conscience.

John Keats says: There is a holiness to the heart's affections you know nothing about!

John Keats says: There is a holiness to the heart's affections you know nothing about!