Who is Ben Whishaw?

Ben Whishaw is an English actor well-known for playing the role of Tom in the 2001 film ‘My Brother Tom’. He became more popular and came into the limelight when he played the role of Ben Coulter in the drama series ‘Criminal Justice’. Moreover, he is also a theatre artist who has performed stage plays in different theaters. Ben has also lent his voice in different films, series, and radio audios. He is currently playing the role of Adam Key in the television series ‘This Is Going to Hurt’.

Quick Infos
Full NameBenjamin John Whishaw
Date of birthOctober 14, 1980
Birth PlaceClifton, United Kingdom
Parent(s)Jose Whishaw
Linda Whishaw
Spouse Mark Bradshaw
Age40 years
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight68 kgs
Net worthUS $3 million

Ben Whishaw

Bio, Age, Family, and Young

Ben Whishaw’s full name is Benjamin John Whishaw. She was born on the 14th of October, 1980 in Clifton, Bedfordshire, England to his mother Linda (nee Hope), a cosmetic shop worker, and to his father Jose Whishaw, an IT worker. He was raised along with his fraternal twin brother named James Whishaw in Langford. His family’s real surname was Stellmacher but his grandfather changed to Whishaw. 


Nationality, Height, and Weight 

Ben Whishaw holds an English nationality and has French, German, and Russian ancestry and English descent. His ethnicity is white. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75m/175cms) tall and weighs around 68kgs (150lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body type with a pair of green-colored eyes and dark brown colored hair.


Education and University

Ben Whishaw completed his education at Henlow Middle School. Prior to this, he also attended Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre where he was a member of the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre. Likewise, he enrolled at the Samuel Whitbread Community College located in Clifton. In 2003, he completed his acting and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 


Personal Life and Partner

Ben Whishaw came out as gay and has stated that it was difficult for him to let the world know about his sexual orientation. 


Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Ben Whishaw likes to keep his life away from the spotlight so he does not have any official social media handles. 

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Ben Whishaw gave his debut as an actor in the year 1999 when he played the role of Pte. James Demis in the British war movie, ‘The Trench’ and the role of Jay in the movie, ‘The Escort’.

Likewise, he has starred in movies like ‘Baby’ where he played the role of little Joe and ‘My Brother Tom’ where he played the role of Tom in the year 2001, ‘Spiritual Rampage’ in the year 2002, ‘Ready When You Are Mr. McGill’ where he played the role of Bruno and ‘The Booze Cruise’ where he played the role of Daniel in the year 2003 and ’77 Beds’ where he played the role of Ishmael, ‘Enduring Love’ where he played the role of Spud and ‘Layer Cake’ where he played the role of Sidney in the year 2004.

Moreover, Ben Whishaw can also be seen in movies like ‘Stoned’ in the year 2005, ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’ in the year 2006, ‘I’m Not There’ in the year 2007, ‘Brideshead Revisited’ in 2008, ‘The International’, ‘Bright Star’ and ‘Love-Hate’ in the year 2009, ‘The Tempest’ in the year 2010, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Cloud Atlas’ in the year 2012, ‘Beat’, ‘The Zero Theorem’, ‘Teenage’ and ‘Days and Nights’ in the year 2013, ‘Lilting’ and ‘Paddington’ in the year 2014 and ‘The Muse’, ‘The Lobster’ with the actor Colin Farrell, ‘Unity’, ‘Suffragette’, ‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Spectre’ and ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ in the year 2015.

Ben Whishaw has also appeared in movies like ‘A Hologram for the King’ in the year 2016, ‘Paddington 2’ and ‘Family Happiness’ in the year 2017, ‘National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar’, ‘Palo Santo’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ in the year 2018 and ‘Little Joe’ and ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ in the year 2019. His most recent work came in the year 2020 when he played the role of Joseph in the British thriller movie, ‘Surge’. Furthermore, he is also said to star as Q in the upcoming spy movie, ‘No Time to Die’.


Television Shows

Ben Whishaw gave his debut performance on television with the role of Ryan for an episode of ‘Black Cab’ in the year 2000 and the role of Sully for four episodes of ‘Other People’s Children’ in the same year.

Likewise, he has had recurring roles in series like ‘Nathan Barley’ in the year 2005, ‘Criminal Justice’ in the year 2008, ‘The Hour’ in the year 2011 to the year 2012, ‘London Spy’ in the year 2015, ‘A Very English Scandal’ in the year 2018 and ‘Fargo’ in the year 2020. Moreover, he has also appeared for 8 episodes of the ongoing series, ‘This is Going to Hurt’. Furthermore, he has also starred as Richard II of England in the 2012 British television movie, ‘Richard II’.

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Achievements and Awards

Ben Whishaw has received various nominations for his acting roles. He has won the Sochi International Film Festival Award and the British Independent Film Award in 2001 for the newcomer best actor for his film ‘My Brother Tom’. He has also won the Bambi Award in 2006 and the Independent Spirit Awards in 2008 for his works in ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’ and ‘I’m Not There’ respectively.

Ben has also received the Royal Television Society Award and the British Academy Television Award for his TV role in ‘Criminal Justice’ in 2009. Likewise, he has also won the Primetime Emmy Award, British Academy Television Award, and Gold Derby Award for his film ‘A Very English Scandal’ in 2019. Recently, he has won Sundance Film Festival Award for the thriller film ‘Surge’ in 2020. 


Net Worth

As of the year 2021, Ben Whishaw has an approximate net worth of $3 million.