Ben Whishaw

English actor

Benjamin John Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor. He is known for his roles in Nathan Barley, Criminal Justice, The Hour, and London Spy.

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Benjamin John Whishaw

(1980-10-14) 14 October 1980 (age 41)
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)Mark Bradshaw (2012–present)

In movies, he starred in 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), and The Danish Girl (2015).[1]

Whishaw played Q in the James Bond movies Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).[2] He voiced Paddington Bear in Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017).[3]


  1. Vanessa Thorpe. "Ben Whishaw: impish star steals the show, even from James Bond | Observer profile | Culture". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  2. Kellaway, Kate (17 March 2013). "Ben Whishaw: 'I feel I'm always in the dark' – interview". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. Yamato, Jen (1970-01-01). "Bear Necessity: Ben Whishaw To Voice CG 'Paddington'". Retrieved 2014-07-17.

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