History Main / BenWhishaw

24th Aug '14 4:27:48 PM TVRulezAgain
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Ben Whishaw, born 1980, is an English actor of stage, movies, and TV. He seems to like playing characters that qualify for [[BewareTheNiceOnes Beware The Nice]] and/or [[BewareTheQuietOnes Quiet Ones]].

Some of his more well-known roles include:

* [[ExtremeDoormat Pingu]] in ''NathanBarley''
* [[SerialKiller Jean-Baptiste Grenouille]] in ''{{Perfume}}''
* [[CrazyJealousGuy Sidney]] in ''LayerCake''
* A fictional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rimbaud Arthur Rimbaud]] quoting Bob Dylan in ''ImNotThere''
* Creator/JohnKeats in ''BrightStar''
* [[IntrepidReporter Freddie Lyon]] in the BBC's ''Series/TheHour''
* [[GadgeteerGenius Q]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''
* [[ManipulativeBastard Robert Frobisher]] (and [[CrosscastRole Georgette]]) in ''CloudAtlas''
* ''Film/TheZeroTheorem''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'' as Paddington Bear


!Tropes partaining to this actor:


* HollywoodNerd: As Q in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Funnily enough, this role qualifies as PlayingAgainstType for him - in real life he doesn't even have a computer.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Most of his characters aren't bad guys, just [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With Hearts of Gold]], but Mister Whishaw seems to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wLKxFbWKSg very nice indeed.]]
* MoneyDearBoy: His quotes about replacing ColinFirth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'' in ''The Daily Mail'' saying that he has "no relationship to Paddington whatsoever" and attended the audition "begrudgingly" probably points to this trope as a reason why he signed on. It's weird as he's been DoingItForTheArt for a while now.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With now-husband Mark Bradshaw. The pair met during the filming of ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]
* [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian Actor]]: He played Theatre/RichardII in a [=BBC2=] production of the play of the same name as part of ''The Hollow Crown''.
** He also played [[TheFairFolk Ariel]] in a film of ''Theatre/TheTempest''.
** And ''{{Hamlet}}'' in a London stage production when he was only twenty-three.

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[[quoteright:334:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ben-whishaw_1160.jpg]]

Ben Whishaw, born 1980, is an English actor of stage, movies, and TV. He seems to like playing characters that qualify for [[BewareTheNiceOnes Beware The Nice]] and/or [[BewareTheQuietOnes Quiet Ones]].

Some of his more well-known roles include:

* [[ExtremeDoormat Pingu]] in ''NathanBarley''
* [[SerialKiller Jean-Baptiste Grenouille]] in ''{{Perfume}}''
* [[CrazyJealousGuy Sidney]] in ''LayerCake''
* A fictional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rimbaud Arthur Rimbaud]] quoting Bob Dylan in ''ImNotThere''
* Creator/JohnKeats in ''BrightStar''
* [[IntrepidReporter Freddie Lyon]] in the BBC's ''Series/TheHour''
* [[GadgeteerGenius Q]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''
* [[ManipulativeBastard Robert Frobisher]] (and [[CrosscastRole Georgette]]) in ''CloudAtlas''
* ''Film/TheZeroTheorem''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'' as Paddington Bear


!Tropes partaining to this actor:


* HollywoodNerd: As Q in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Funnily enough, this role qualifies as PlayingAgainstType for him - in real life he doesn't even have a computer.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Most of his characters aren't bad guys, just [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With Hearts of Gold]], but Mister Whishaw seems to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wLKxFbWKSg very nice indeed.]]
* MoneyDearBoy: His quotes about replacing ColinFirth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'' in ''The Daily Mail'' saying that he has "no relationship to Paddington whatsoever" and attended the audition "begrudgingly" probably points to this trope as a reason why he signed on. It's weird as he's been DoingItForTheArt for a while now.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With now-husband Mark Bradshaw. The pair met during the filming of ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]
* [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian Actor]]: He played Theatre/RichardII in a [=BBC2=] production of the play of the same name as part of ''The Hollow Crown''.
** He also played [[TheFairFolk Ariel]] in a film of ''Theatre/TheTempest''.
** And ''{{Hamlet}}'' in a London stage production when he was only twenty-three.
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17th Jul '14 6:52:45 PM BadSplice
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* MoneyDearBoy: His quotes about replacing ColinFirth in ''WesternAnimaton/{[Paddington}}'' in ''The Daily Mail'' saying that he has "no relationship to Paddington whatsoever" and attended the audition "begrudgingly" probably points to this trope as a reason why he signed on. It's weaird as he's been DoingItForTheArt for a while now.

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* MoneyDearBoy: His quotes about replacing ColinFirth in ''WesternAnimaton/{[Paddington}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'' in ''The Daily Mail'' saying that he has "no relationship to Paddington whatsoever" and attended the audition "begrudgingly" probably points to this trope as a reason why he signed on. It's weaird weird as he's been DoingItForTheArt for a while now.
17th Jul '14 6:51:59 PM BadSplice
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\n* ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'' as Paddington Bear



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* MoneyDearBoy: His quotes about replacing ColinFirth in ''WesternAnimaton/{[Paddington}}'' in ''The Daily Mail'' saying that he has "no relationship to Paddington whatsoever" and attended the audition "begrudgingly" probably points to this trope as a reason why he signed on. It's weaird as he's been DoingItForTheArt for a while now.
25th Apr '14 5:10:28 AM LongLiveHumour
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* [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian Actor]]: He played Theatre/RichardII in a BBC2 production of the play of the same name as part of ''The Hollow Crown''.

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* [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian Actor]]: He played Theatre/RichardII in a BBC2 [=BBC2=] production of the play of the same name as part of ''The Hollow Crown''.
6th Mar '14 1:23:52 PM solitaireUK
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24th Dec '13 4:41:57 AM Silverblade2
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* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGErJ3_N9G4 Definitely.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DramaticPause: Probably has driven many an interviewer nuts. He does, however, tend to finish his sentences. Eventually.
** His shyness and manner of speaking have actually been parodied [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyq4G2yWYO4 at least once]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bond-star-ben-whishaw-gets-2123746 And he wants them!]]
* [[GeekPhysiques Geek Physique]]: Slight and very skinny.
* HappilyMarried: to Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012

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* {{Adorkable}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGErJ3_N9G4 Definitely.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DramaticPause: Probably has driven many an interviewer nuts. He does, however, tend to finish his sentences. Eventually.
** His shyness and manner of speaking have actually been parodied [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyq4G2yWYO4 at least once]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bond-star-ben-whishaw-gets-2123746 And he wants them!]]
* [[GeekPhysiques Geek Physique]]: Slight and very skinny.
* HappilyMarried: to Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012



* KindheartedCatLover: Rather famously.



* MessyHair: Easily his most distinguishing feature.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Many people who first noticed him in ''Skyfall'' were shocked to discover he's in his early thirties.
* TheQuietOne: Says this about himself, and just watch some of his interviews.



** And ''{{Hamlet}}'' in a London stage production when he was only twenty-three.
* ShrinkingViolet: Seems to be this in interviews and public appearances, but manages to transform himself entirely when on stage or in front of a camera.
* StraightGay
* UnkemptBeauty: Between films (and in some films).

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** And ''{{Hamlet}}'' in a London stage production when he was only twenty-three.
* ShrinkingViolet: Seems to be this in interviews and public appearances, but manages to transform himself entirely when on stage or in front of a camera.
* StraightGay
* UnkemptBeauty: Between films (and in some films).
twenty-three.
13th Aug '13 9:50:54 AM RavenGrave
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* HappilyMarried: Whishaw married Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012

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* HappilyMarried: Whishaw married to Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012
13th Aug '13 9:49:59 AM RavenGrave
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* RomanceOnSet: With now-husband Mark Bradshaw. The pair met during the filming of ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]

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* RomanceOnSet: RomanceOnTheSet: With now-husband Mark Bradshaw. The pair met during the filming of ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]
13th Aug '13 9:48:05 AM RavenGrave
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** To clarify: they met on ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]


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* RomanceOnSet: With now-husband Mark Bradshaw. The pair met during the filming of ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]
8th Aug '13 12:50:29 PM lapetitesinge
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** To clarify: they met on ''BrightStar'' when Ben was playing poet John Keats, known for his highly romantic works, and Mark was writing the swooningly beautiful musical score for same. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Cue dreamy sigh.]]
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