10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ben Whishaw

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ben Whishaw

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ben Whishaw

At this point in his career, Ben Whishaw has been acting for more than half of his life. The amount of hard work and dedication he’s voted to acting certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed and it’s clear that he found his true calling. Since making his on-screen debut, he has gone on to build a very impressive resume that includes a variety of TV and film roles. He is most well known for being in shows like The Hour and Fargo. Regardless of what kind of project he’s working on, Ben has a way of authentically bringing all of his characters to life. His fans will be excited to know that he has some great projects in the works. Keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Ben Whishaw.

1. He Has Done Voice Work

Most people are familiar with Ben for the live-action roles he’s had, but some don’t realize that he’s also had a very impressive voice-acting career. Most notably, he was the voice of Paddington Bear in the movies Paddington 1 & 2. He replaced Colin Firth who was originally cast for the role.

2. He Studied At The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art

Ben’s natural talent is undeniable, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t put in a lot of work on top of that. He went to school at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) which has a long history of producing successful actors. Some of the school’s most famous alumni include Alan Rickman and James Norton.

3. He Has A Twin

Ben was born and raised in England and he appears to come from a pretty close-knit family. Ben has a fraternal twin brother named James. There isn’t much information about him online, but we do know that he doesn’t work in the entertainment industry. It doesn’t appear that Ben has any other siblings.

4. He Is In A Relationship

For most of his career, Ben shied away from answering any questions about his love life. However, all of that changed when his relationship with Mark Bradshaw was made public in 2013. Mark is a talented composer who is originally from Australia. The two have been together for nearly a decade.

5. He Has Won Several Awards

When it’s all said and done, every actor’s career will be measured by the number of awards they’ve won. That being said, Ben Whishaw is going to be remembered right up there with the best of them. He has already won more than a dozen awards including a Primetime Emmy Award.

6. He Is Not Into Social Media

Ben has remained notoriously private throughout his career and he has no interest in letting the world in on his personal life. He believes that knowing too much about who actors are outside of their work can end up being detrimental to their careers. As a result, you won’t catch Ben on any social media platforms, but he does have a couple of fan pages.

7. He Has Been On Broadway

TV and film are where Ben has spent the bulk of his time, but he is also very comfortable on stage. He’s even continued to do theater even with the success of his on-screen career. He made his Broadway debut in the 2016 production of The Crucible. He has also been in several other plays including Leaves of Glass and Julius Caesar.

8. He Likes To Take On Challenging Roles

Some actors are perfectly fine with spending their entire careers in their comfort zone, but Ben has never had any interest in playing it safe. Instead, he prefers to go for roles that put his acting skills to the test. During an interview with Culture Calling, Ben said, “Safety is boredom and I never want to be bored. We have to keep moving forward without looking back – in everything we do.”

9. He Likes To Travel

The world is a big and beautiful place and sadly, there are a lot of people who will never get to see much outside of where they live. Ben, however, is fortunate to have the opportunity to lots of traveling. His career has given him the time and the means to visit lots of beautiful destinations.

10. He Is A Producer

Ben is famous for the work he’s done in front of the camera, but he’s also given things a try from the other side. He made his debut as an executive producer in 2019 with a short film called O Holy Ghost. We weren’t able to find any information on whether he plans to produce any other projects in the future.

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