Ben Whishaw Biography

Actor (1980–)
British actor Ben Whishaw is best known for playing Freddie Lyon on the television series 'The Hour' and Q in the 2012 film 'Skyfall' and 'Spectre.'

Who Is Ben Whishaw?

Born on October 14, 1980, British actor Ben John  Whishaw began performing on stage in the late 1990s, as a member of the Bancroft Youth Theatre (now the Big Spirit Youth Theatre). He earned critical acclaim after starring in the theater's production of If This Is a Man, an autobiographical play by Holocaust survivor Primo Levi. Whishaw garnered more positive reviews in 2004 after playing the lead role in a production of Hamlet

Whishaw soon began landing film roles, including as Keith Richards in the 2005 biopic Stoned. In 2011 he starred in the popular TV shows The Hour, as well as London Spy, and went on to be cast as Q in the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). Whishaw is also known for being the voice of Paddington Bear in the live-action family movie Paddington (2014) and its sequel Paddington 2 (2017). More recently, he played opposite Hugh Grant in the BBC's limited series, A Very English Scandal, in May 2018.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02:  Actor  Ben Whishaw attends the 48th New York Film Festival premiere of 'The Tempest' at Alice Tully Hall on October 2, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ben Whishaw

Actor Ben Whishaw attends the 48th New York Film Festival premiere of 'The Tempest' at Alice Tully Hall on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images).

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