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Ben Whishaw



Not long after British actor Ben Whishaw debuted onscreen in the late '90s, he began to reveal a gift (and a proclivity) for essaying some of the more intense and unusual characterizations in contemporary cinema, occasionally delivering uncanny evocations of real-life figures. Whishaw was memorable as a young Keith Richards in Stephen Woolley's Brian Jones biopic Stoned (2005), then portrayed a demented young man so determined to capture "the scent of womanhood" that he resorts to serial murder in Tom Tykwer's psychological thriller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). Whishaw evoked a young Bob Dylan (one of many) in Todd Haynes' controversial avant-garde biopic of the folk singer, I'm Not There (2007), then signed on to portray famed author John Keats in director Jane Campion's dramatization of the Keats/Fanny Brawne romance, Bright Star (2008). That same year, audiences could catch Whishaw's portrayal of Sebastian in Julian Jarrold's big-screen Evelyn Waugh adaptation , Brideshead Revisited (2008). In the years to come, Winshaw would remain a bankable actor, with prominent roles in films like Skyfall and Cloud Atlas.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% The Lobster
  • The Limping Man
2016
70% A Hologram for the King
  • Dave
2016
43% In the Heart of the Sea
  • Novelist Herman Melville
2015
69% The Danish Girl
  • Henrik
2015
65% Spectre
  • Q
2015
73% Suffragette
  • Sonny
2015
98% Paddington
  • Paddington Bear
2015
0% Days and Nights
  • Eric
2014
82% Lilting
  • Richard
2014
51% The Zero Theorem
  • Doctor
2014
75% Teenage
  • British Boy
2014
93% Skyfall
  • Q
2012
66% Cloud Atlas
  • Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman
2012
30% The Tempest
  • Ariel
2010
83% Bright Star
  • John Keats
2009
63% Brideshead Revisited
  • Sebastian Flyte
2008
No Score Yet Criminal Justice
  • Ben Coulter
2008
76% I'm Not There
  • Arthur Rimbaud
2007
58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
2006
15% Stoned
  • Keith Richards
2005
81% Layer Cake
  • Sidney
2005
59% Enduring Love
  • Spud
2004
No Score Yet My Brother Tom
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Mauvaise passe (The Escort) (The Wrong Blonde)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Trench
  • James Dennis
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Richard II
83% London Spy
2015
  • Danny
87% The Hour
2011-2012
  • Freddie Lyon
100% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • Actor

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