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Ben Whishaw net worth: Ben Whishaw is an English actor who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. He’s also appeared in television series including Nathan Barley, Criminal Justice, and The Hour. His more popular film roles include Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, I am Not There, Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited, Cloud Atlas, and Skyfall. His performance in Hamlet was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in addition to the Ian Charleston Award. He was likewise recognized as “Most Promising Newcomer” at the British Independent Film Awards in 2001 for My Brother Tom. Whishaw is currently in a civil partnership with Mark Bradshaw and conveyed to Out magazine in 2011 that he never understood why the private lives of actors had to be observed.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 14, 1980
Birth place: Clifton, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Samuel Whitbread Academy
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Mark Bradshaw (m. 2012)
Parents:Linda Whishaw, Jose Whishaw
Siblings:James Whishaw
Awards:British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Bambi - German film
Nominations:British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Rising Star Award, European Film Award for Best Actor, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance
Movies:, Spectre, In the Heart of the Sea
TV shows:The Hour, The Hollow Crown, Criminal Justice, Nathan Barley, Other People's Children
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Favorite James Bond films are Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963).
2Replaced Colin Firth as the voice of the titular character in Paddington (2014). Whishaw was originally reluctant to take on the role and passed on it the first time around. He came on board when the film's director sent him a sincere letter in which he eagerly encouraged him to reconsider his choice.
3Has played several characters who were writers. Among the real figures he played a character inspired on Arthur Rimbaud in I'm Not There. (2007), John Keats in Bright Star (2009), Herman Melville in In the Heart of the Sea (2015); and among the fictional ones he played Robert Frobisher in Cloud Atlas (2012).
4His paternal grandfather, John Vladimir Stellmacher, was of German and Russian descent, and spied for the British during World War II, later taking the surname "Whishaw". His paternal grandmother, Olga Adele Bernard, was French. Ben's mother is of English background.
5Appearing in "His Dark Materials" at the Royal National Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner. [December 2003]
6Starring off-Broadway as "Oliver" in "The Pride", by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Joe Mantello. With Hugh Dancy, Adam James, Andrea Riseborough. [February 2010]
7Performing John Logan's "Peter & Alice" with Judi Dench at Noel Coward Theatre, London. Starring as Peter Llewellyn Davies. [May 2013]
8Played Hamlet to rave reviews at the Old Vic, London. [May 2004]
9Confirmed to be one of the actors performing in 'His Dark Materials' at the Royal National Theatre. [August 2004]
10At age 32, he is the youngest actor to portray Q in a James Bond film.
11Met his husband, Australian composer Mark Bradshaw on the set while making Bright Star (2009), in 2008, and was civilly married in August 2012.
12Entered into a civil partnership with his partner Mark Bradshaw in August 2012. They met on the set of Bright Star (2009).
13Enjoys reading, painting and gardening in his spare time.
14Good friends with his Brideshead Revisited (2008) co-star Matthew Goode.
15Father is a computer engineer and mother is a sales person.
16Lives in London.
17Favourite film is Vertigo (1958).
18Favorite actor is James Stewart.
19Beat out Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom for the role of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).
20Took in a couple of stray cats living in his neighborhood.
21Grew up in Bedfordshire, and attended the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre at the Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre.
22Enjoys music, dance, visual arts and traveling.
23Has a twin brother, James.
24Graduated from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).


Quotes

#Quote
1[on his hair] Sort of neglect of it, really. I don't wash it often. I will often put a hat on it to squash it down a bit.
2When I finished my A-levels, I assumed I'd be able to get work as an actor. But I couldn't. I didn't get an audition. Nothing. So I thought I'd better train and then the parts would come.
3My favorite Bond films are the really early ones, the first ones in fact, like Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963).
4I was quite a shy child - not chronically, but I tended to blend into the background.
5I'd like to have a go at directing.
6I love the characters I've had the opportunity to play.
7I would have loved to have been a painter or a sculptor. I'm still fascinated by those things.
8I think being very thin has had a lot to do with how I've been cast.
9I find it weird that people want to know about you.
10For me, it's important to keep a level of anonymity.
11I do get stopped on the street, although rarely. And they always have something lovely to say.
12I am a typical Libran. I tend to see two sides of everything.
13The thing I love about acting is that you can bring something very personal into the open and at the same time remain hidden because you're always playing a character in a story that someone else has imagined. You're always protected.
14I find it really hard to say anything coherent or interesting about the work I do.
15I'm a fairly private person.
16I don't think I am especially interested in celebrities, but I love talking about what is going on with people and why they do what they do.
17Keats himself spoke about how Shakespeare was capable of erasing himself completely from the characters he had created. As an actor, that is what I'm trying to do.
18Even today, England is a very repressed, repressive country, and there's pressure to be kind of a certain way, so people do things that ultimately make them sad.
19I've gone on workout regimes, but I seem to have a system that is very resistant to changing.
20One of the things I find very difficult about theatre is the repetition - that something can slide away from your original intentions.
21In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there's so much that's against you on a film set.
22I think that sometimes in theater, I don't prepare much beyond going to the rehearsals.
23What I notice about people who are gifted in filmmaking is that they're great thinkers. They engage with big ideas and they engage with people.
24I'm not tortured and neurasthenic - I'm really not.
25My intuition comes up with better stuff than my head, I think.
26It's fun to pretend you're good at something you know you wouldn't be good at in real life.
27I wish that the arts were better supported, and you can't say that enough times, but I also believe that whatever happens, artists will keep going.
28The thing about acting is that it's fairly random. At the end of the day you take what drifts past you or what's given to you.
29I reckon domesticated cats have a pretty good life.
30I think the sensation of being moved by a piece of art is something that is really good for a person's soul.
31We are so mired in the complexity of our reactions to other people that when you come across someone who is asocial, there is a simplicity that is refreshing.
32Your one certainty in life, your power as a human being, is that you have a choice in every situation about what you do next and about how you take what has happened to you.
33I love taking on other people's words. They are much more interesting to me than my own.
34I love films. I love music. I love poetry and stories. All of that I feel... I sort of get very excited and fed by.
35I'm really hopeless with technology - I don't even have a computer.
36I don't think anyone can walk through the world in a state of vulnerability all the time, can they?
37Filmmakers tell stories to explore human nature, which is always a flawed thing.
38I used to collect knick-knacks, like wizards, trolls and little Buddhas, and arrange them like precious things on a shelf.
39When you have a character to work with, you carry them around in a strange way - they make you look at the world in a different way.
40I think I have a degree of confidence, but I also have terrible insecurity, like anybody does.
41The most amazing thing is when you find yourself watching someone in the café or something doing something weird. It's amazing what people do, isn't it, when you just look at them, when you take the time to look.
42The thing I love most about acting is that your capacity evolves as you evolve as a human being.
43The criminal justice system, like any system designed by human beings, clearly has its flaws.
44I'm so lucky to be able to do what I do, and it would be abusing it just to make money. I don't need lots of money, I'm not motivated by that. I would feel really dirty I think.
45I didn't really get much. I was with all these beautiful girls who I've murdered, all looking gorgeous, and I was the spare prick at the wedding. - About Berlin Film Festival's paparazzi.
46I don't have any ambition to make lots of money or win an Oscar or anything like that. It's not about that for me. I'm very lucky to have found the thing that makes me tick.
47There are certainly other things I'd like to have a go at one day.I'd like to have a go at directing. Or maybe I'll go back to painting. Or maybe thinking about those things is just my way of protecting myself if it all goes wrong.
48I do think Dylan's incredible.I sort of fell in love with him. I became obsessed. But I've moved on now. I always do.
49I've been out to LA a couple of times but, over there, the Grenouille in me always comes to the surface. I feel completely terrified, totally flummoxed, like I don't understand what the hell is going on. I've no desire at all to go back there.
50It's difficult, it's a bit like acting in a silent movie. That's what Dustin Hoffman said to me, anyway. We did the scenes with him in the first two weeks, and as he was leaving he said, 'Well now you're making a silent film, Ben; good luck!".- On making Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
51I began to feel that he was a character who, left to his own devices, wouldn't really speak at all. I thought about him as being autistic in some way. He simply doesn't understand human beings. Social situations terrify him. On the character Jean-Baptiste Grenouille


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorThe Hollow Crown (2012)
2009EmmyInternational Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an ActorCriminal Justice (2008)
2009RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor (Male)Criminal Justice (2008)
2008Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsI'm Not There. (2007)· Todd Haynes (director)
· Laura Rosenthal (casting director)
· Cate Blanchett
· Christian Bale
· Richard Gere
· Heath Ledger
· Marcus Carl Franklin
· Charlotte Gainsbourg
· Bruce Greenwood
2006BambiBambi AwardsFilm - NationalPerfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)· Bernd Eichinger (producer)
· Tom Tykwer (director)
2002Best Artistic ContributionVerona Love Screens Film FestivalMy Brother Tom (2001)· Dom Rotheroe (director)
· Robby Müller (cinematographer)
· Jenna Harrison (actress)
2001British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerMy Brother Tom (2001)
2001Best ActorSochi International Film FestivalMy Brother Tom (2001)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorLondon Spy (2015)
2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmPaddington (2014)
2015British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Lobster (2015)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Hollow Crown (2012)
2013Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorThe Hollow Crown (2012)
2013CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actor - International CompetitionCloud Atlas (2012)
2013The "We're Wilde About You" Rising Star AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorThe Hour (2011)
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorCriminal Justice (2008)
2009EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionBright Star (2009)· Abbie Cornish
2009Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActorCriminal Justice (2008)
2008DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Leading ActorCriminal Justice (2008)
2007Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2007European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorPerfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MalePerfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary Poppins Returns2018pre-productionMichael Banks
Paddington 22017post-productionPaddington (voice)
Family Happiness2016Short
A Hologram for the King2016Dave
London Spy2015TV Mini-SeriesDanny
In the Heart of the Sea2015Herman Melville
Spectre2015/IQ
The Danish Girl2015Henrik
Suffragette2015Sonny Watts
The Lobster2015Limping Man
Paddington2014Paddington (voice)
The Muse2014/IShortEdward
Playhouse Presents2014TV SeriesEzra
Lilting2014Richard
Days and Nights2014Eric
Beat2013Short
The Zero Theorem2013Doctor
Teenage2013/IDocumentaryBritish Boy (voice)
The Hour2011-2012TV SeriesFreddie Lyon
Skyfall2012Q
Cloud Atlas2012Cabin Boy / Robert Frobisher / Store Clerk / ...
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesKing Richard
All Signs of Death2010TV MovieWeb
The Tempest2010/IAriel
Love Hate2009ShortTom
Bright Star2009John Keats
The International2009/IRene Antall
Brideshead Revisited2008Sebastian Flyte
Criminal Justice2008TV Mini-SeriesBen Coulter
I'm Not There.2007Arthur
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer2006Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
Nathan Barley2005TV SeriesPingu
Stoned2005Keith Richards
Layer Cake2004Sidney
Enduring Love2004Spud
77 Beds2003ShortIshmael
The Booze Cruise2003TV MovieDaniel
Ready When You Are Mr. McGill2003TV MovieBruno
Spiritual Rampage2003Short
My Brother Tom2001Tom
Other People's Children2000TV SeriesSully
Black Cab2000TV SeriesRyan
Baby2000ShortLittle Joe
Mauvaise passe1999Jay
The Trench1999Pte. James Deamis

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bright Star2009musician: voice, human orchestra

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tempest2010/Iperformer: "Darkened Sands", "Full Fathom Five", "Where The Bee Sucks"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Suffragette2016Video short special thanks - as Ben Wishaw

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whale Tales: Melville's Untold Story2016Video documentary shortHimself
Suffragette: Looking Back, Looking Forward2016Video shortHimself / Sonny Watts
London Spy Revealed2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of the Danish Girl2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Lilting: Featurette2014Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Lilting: Interviews with Cast2014Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Shooting Bond2013Video documentaryHimself
Skyfall Premiere2013Video shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHimself
The Secrets of Skyfall2012TV Short documentaryHimself
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
At the Movies2009TV SeriesHimself
The Half2009Documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Story of 'Perfume'2007Video shortHimself
Richard & Judy2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Suffragette2016Video shortSonny Watts (uncredited)
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesStore Clerk in 'Cloud Atlas'
Shakespeare Uncovered2012TV Mini-Series documentaryRichard II

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