Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

  • Highest Rated: 100% Paddington 2 (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Days and Nights (2014)
  • Birthday: Oct 14, 1980
  • Birthplace: Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, UK
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet No Time To Die Actor 2020
96% The Personal History of David Copperfield Actor 2020
68% Little Joe Chris 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns Michael Banks 2018
100% Paddington 2 Paddington 2018
88% The Lobster The Limping Man $9.1M 2016
72% A Hologram for the King Dave 2016
43% In the Heart of the Sea Novelist Herman Melville $19.1M 2015
68% The Danish Girl Henrik 2015
63% Spectre Q $208.8M 2015
73% Suffragette Sonny $7.2M 2015
97% Paddington Paddington Bear $85.9M 2015
0% Days and Nights Eric $6.5K 2014
84% Lilting Richard 2014
50% The Zero Theorem Doctor 2014
77% Teenage British Boy $20K 2014
92% Skyfall Q $299.4M 2012
66% Cloud Atlas Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman $22.2M 2012
30% The Tempest Ariel $0.3M 2010
83% Bright Star John Keats $4.4M 2009
62% Brideshead Revisited Sebastian Flyte $6.4M 2008
No Score Yet Criminal Justice Ben Coulter 2008
77% I'm Not There Arthur Rimbaud $4.1M 2007
58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille $2.2M 2006
15% Stoned Keith Richards 2005
80% Layer Cake Sidney $2.3M 2005
58% Enduring Love Spud $0.4M 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

Year

97% A Very English Scandal
2018
Norman Scott
  • 2018
No Score Yet Queers
2017
Perce
  • 2017
86% London Spy
2015
Danny
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Richard II
  • 2013
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
87% The Hour
2011-2012
Freddie Lyon
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
97% The Hollow Crown
2012-2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Nathan Barley
2005
  • 2005
96% Fargo
2014-2017
Rabbi Milligan

QUOTES FROM Ben Whishaw CHARACTERS

Hotel Manager
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
I'm very happy.
Nosebleed Woman
Me too.
Q
I have a mortgage to pay and two cats to feed.
James Bond
So you'd better trust me. For the sake of the cats.
James Bond
What does it do
James Bond
Does it... do anything?
Q
It tells the time!
Q
Magnificent isn't she.
James Bond
A gun and a radio...not exactly Christmas, is it?
Q
What did you expect, an exploding pen? We don't really go for that anymore.
Robert Frobisher
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
This world spins from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts.
Robert Frobisher
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
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
All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be trancended.
M
Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
Q
Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
James Bond
Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pajamas.
Q
007. I'm your new Quartermaster.
James Bond
You must be joking...
Q
Why? Because I'm not wearing a lab coat?
James Bond
Because you still have spots.
Q
My complexion is hardly relevant.
James Bond
Your incompetence is.
Q
Age is no guarantee of efficiency.
James Bond
And youth is no guarantee of innovation.
Arthur
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
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
A bloody big ship. Excuse me.
Q
007. I'm your new Quartermaster.
James Bond
You must be joking.
Q
Why, because I'm not wearing a lab coat?
James Bond
Because you still have spots.
Q
So much for my prosperous career in espionage.
Q
So much for my promising career in espionage.
Q
What were you expecting, an exploding pen?
Q
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
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
A radio and a gun. Not exactly Christmas, is it?
Q
You weren't expecting an exploding pen, were you?
Robert Frobisher
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
I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith, a better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
Timothy Cavendish
That's it, the music from my dream.
Robert Frobisher
I call it the Cloud Atlas Sextet. There are whole movements imagining us meeting again and again in different lives, different ages.
Robert Frobisher
I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
Robert Frobisher
I believe there is a another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
Q
"What did you want, an exploding pen? We don't really do that any more
Q
What did you want, an exploding pen?
Ariel
I have made you mad...
Q
Less of a random killing machine. More of a personal statement!
Q
I'm your quartermaster.
James Bond
You must be joking!
Sebastian Flyte
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
You know I would do anything.
Fanny Brawne
[the night before he leaves] You know I would do anything.
John Keats
I have a conscience.
John Keats
There is a holiness to the heart's affections you know nothing about!
John Keats
There is a holiness to the heart's affections you know nothing about!