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October 14, 1980
5' 9" (175 cm)
in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Ben Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor who trained at RADA. Whishaw is best known for his breakthrough role as Hamlet, and plays the lead character in Tom Tykwer's
Wishaw grew up in Bedfordshire, and was a member of the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre at Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre. During his time with the group, he first rose to prominence during collaborations with their offshoot theatre company, Big Spirit. He was involved in many productions - perhaps most notably, If This Is A Man (also performed as The Drowned & The Saved). This was a piece devised by the company based on the book of the same name by Primo Levi, a survivor of a Nazi World War II prisoner of war camp. This harrowing and moving book was adapted into a physical theatre piece by the group and taken to the 1995 Edinburgh Festival where it garnered 5-star reviews and great critical acclaim. Whishaw played the character of Levi in this and subsequent productions of the show.
As the lead in Trevor Nunn's 2004 young-cast production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, he received highly favourable reviews. The role was shared with Al Weaver in an unusual arrangement that saw Whishaw playing all nights except for Mondays and matinées. Nunn is reported to have made this arrangement due to the youth of the two actors playing the lead, to relieve some of the pressure on each. It was Whishaw, however, who featured most prominently in the marketing materials and in the majority of reviews.
Whishaw's film and TV credits include Layer Cake and Chris Morris's 2005 sitcom Nathan Barley, in which he played a character called Pingu. He was named 'Most Promising Newcomer' at the 2001 British Independent Film Awards (for My Brother Tom) and, in 2005, nominated as best actor in four award ceremonies for his Hamlet.
In the spring of 2005, Whishaw received lots of press for his turn as a drug dealer in Philip Ridley's post-apocalyptic fringe play Mercury Fur. Fur was notable especially for the fact that at every performance, at least six audience members walked out of the brash and violent play.
In Perfume, Whishaw plays Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a perfume maker whose craft turns deadly. The film was released in Germany in September 2006 and in the U.S. in December 2006.
He has a role in Todd Haynes's as-yet unreleased biopic of Bob Dylan, and is currently working on a film adaptation of The Restraint of Beasts.
 Selected credits
1999 - The Trench
1999 - The Escort (Mauvaise passe)
2000 - Other People's Children (TV series)
2001 - Baby (Short film)
2001 - My Brother Tom
2003 - Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (TV)
2003 - The Booze Cruise (TV series)
2003 - 77 Beds (short film)
2004 - The Merchant of Venice
2004 - Enduring Love
2004 - Layer Cake
2005 - Nathan Barley (TV series)
2005 - Stoned
2006 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2007 - I'm Not There資料來源： www.wikipedia.org
- tsuntsunlamLv 71 十年前
- 1 十年前
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Hair: Dark Brown
Natural Accent: RP
Theatre Whilst At RADA:
Don Juan de Castro/Leon
Geron de la Noci/ Donkey/Devil/Public
Much Ado About Nothing
Le Morte D’Arthur
Rule a Wife Have a Wife
The Dutch Lover
The Devil in Drag
The Birthday Party
Gregory de Polnay
Stage combat, period dance, tenor singing voice, full clean driving licence.
Film work inlcudes: Tom, My Brother Tom for Film Four Lab; Jay, The Escort; Dennis, The Trench. Theatre
with the Big Spirit Theatre Company includes: Hamlet; If This Is A Man; I Licked a Slag’s Deodorant.
Music, physical theatre, dance, visual arts, travel, cat breeding.
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