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Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw was born on October 14, 1980 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating Spring 2003.

In 1999, prior to drama school, Ben played important supporting roles in two films, The Trench and Mauvaise Passé. He also played the title role in My Brother Tom. After graduation, he has appeared in Enduring Love, a film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel directed by Roger Michel, and Layer Cake, a feature directed by Matthew Vaughn. In 2003, he 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 in the title role of Hamlet in Trevor Nunn's electric ‘youth' version of the play at the Old Vic, for which he has received tremendous critical acclaim.

Ben was seen on television recently in the UK in Nathan Barley from director Chris Morris for TalkBack Productions. In November 2004, he shot a feature film called Stoned, in which he plays Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. 2006 sees Ben team up with My Summer of Love director Pawel Pawlikowski on the feature Restraint of Beasts. In addition, he returns to the National Theatre for Katie Mitchell's version of The Seagull.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Ben Whishaw Facts

Birth Name Benedict Whishaw
BirthdayOctober 14, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceHitchin, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Ben Whishaw compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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