Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page


After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in Spring 2003, BEN WHISHAW went on to appear in ENDURING LOVE, a film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel directed by Roger Michel and LAYER CAKE, a feature directed by Matthew Vaughan. In 2003, he also starred in the popular comedy-drama "The Booze Cruise" for ITV.

Ben subsequently made his West End debut at the National Theatre in their stage adaptation of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials and starred as Hamlet in Trevor Nunn's electric 'youth' version of the play at the Old Vic, for which he has received tremendous critical acclaim and a Laurence Olivier nomination (2005).

It was during this run that producer Bernd Eichinger and director Tom Tykwer discovered Ben's extraordinary talent. Ben played the lead character Grenouille in the highly acclaimed film PERFUME which debuted in the UK in December 2006. Ben also shot a feature film called STONED, in which he plays Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones, released in 2006. In the same year, Ben also completed filming I'M NOT THERE, Todd Haynes film portrayal of Bob Dylan's life alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere and Christian Bale. Ben plays the young, poetic Dylan which was seen on screens in the fall of 2007.

Ben also appeared on television in "Nathan Barley" from director Chris Morris for TalkBack Productions. Ben returned to the theatre for Katie Mitchell's version of The Seagull at the National Theatre in the Autumn of 2006, for which he again received great reviews.

Ben appeared in BRIDESHEAD REVISITED which was released to critical acclaim in September 2008. The film featured Ben as Sebastian Flyte, a young, troubled aristocrat. The project was directed by Julian Jarrold and produced by Robert Bernstein. In 2008 Ben also starred in the hugely popular BBC drama "Criminal Justice" which saw him pick up the award for best actor at the 2009 Royal Television Society Awards, 'Best Actor' at the International Emmy Awards 2009 and was nominated for 'Best Actor' at the 2009 BAFTA Television Awards. 2008 also saw Ben in The Idiot in which he played the lead at the National Theatre from the end of July.

2009 was another busy year for Ben seeing him star as poet John Keats in BRIGHT STAR. The film focused on Keats' relationship with Fanny Brawne, played by Abbie Cornish. Ben then played the lead at The Royal Court Theatre in Mike Bartlett's play Cock - a story which takes a candid look at one man's sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice. Ben then played Ariel opposite Helen Mirren and Russell Brand in THE TEMPEST.

Ben went on to star as Freddie Lyon in "The Hour" for the BBC opposite Dominic West and Romola Garai. This was followed by the lead role alongside James Purefoy and Patrick Stewart in the BBCs adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard II" which was released in Summer 2012 and earned him a TV BAFTA. At the end of last year Ben replaced John Cleese as the new Q in the most recent Bond movie, SKYFALL alongside Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes. He will be reprising this role in the next Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes, due for release autumn next year.

The beginning of 2013 saw the release of CLOUD ATLAS in which Ben starred alongside an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess and Halle Berry. Ben appeared on stage starring alongside Judi Dench in Peter and Alice which received rave reviews.

This year Ben played the dark and tragic character of Baby in Jez Butterworth's Mojo in the West End. He can be seen in cinemas now in the sensationally moving independent film LILTING.

It has just been announced that Ben will be playing the lead in the new exciting BBC spy drama, "London Spy" which he will begin filming in October 2014.

Next year he can be seen on film alongside Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in the Sci-Fi thriller LOBSTER produced by the BFI film fund production company and he will star as Herman Melville in THE HEART OF THE SEA, a Warner Bros film about the whale attack that spawned Moby Dick. In 2015

Ben will also be seen playing alongside Meryl Steep, Helena Bonham Carter amongst others in the eagerly anticipated SUFFRAGETTE.


Home | Theaters | Video | TV

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.

2018 Weinstein Co.,  All Rights Reserved.


Find:  HELP!