Benjamin John Whishaw (born 14 October 1980, in Clifton, England) is an English actor of stage, movies, and TV.
He seems to like playing characters that qualify for Beware The Nice and/or Quiet Ones. He gained international attention when he was cast as the new Q in the James Bond films starring Daniel Craig, beginning with Skyfall. He also voices Paddington Bear since 2014.
- Enduring Love (2004) as Spud
- Layer Cake (2004) as Sidney
- Nathan Barley (2005) as Pingu
- Perfume (2006) as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
- I'm Not There (2007) as a fictional Arthur Rimbaud quoting Bob Dylan
- Bright Star (2009) as John Keats
- Love/Hate (2009) as Tom
- The Tempest (2010) as Ariel
- The Hour (2011) as Freddie Lyon
- The Hollow Crown (2012) as Richard II
- James Bond as Q
- Cloud Atlas (2013) as Robert Frobisher and Georgette
- The Zero Theorem (2013) as Doctor 3
- Paddington as Paddington Bear
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018) as Michael Banks
- A Very English Scandal (2018) as Norman Josiffe
- The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) as Uriah Heep
- Fargo (Season Four, 2020) as Patrick "Rabbi" Milligan
- This Is Going To Hurt (2022) as Adam Kay
Tropes pertaining to this actor:
- Queer Character, Queer Actor: Since coming out as gay in 2013, Whishaw has played several gay characters including:
- Richard in Lilting
- Danny in London Spy
- Norman in A Very English Scandal
- Prior to coming out, he also played the Ambiguously Gay Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited and Frobisher in Cloud Atlas.
- His portrayal of the James Bond franchise's resident Gadgeteer Genius Q is revealed to be gay (or bisexual) in No Time to Die.
- Those Two Actors: He has played alongside Daniel Craig in Enduring Love, Layer Cake, The Trench and three James Bond films.