Ben Whishaw | Biography

Posted On: 24 Feb, 2015


Ben Whishaw | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth October 14, 1980
Age 36 Years 5 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Not Yet
Boyfriend Mark Bradshaw
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian Gay
Partner Mark Bradshaw
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $2 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 9 inches(175 cm)
Weight 144 lbs (65 kg)
Children/Kids Not Yet

Ben Whishaw was born as Benjamin John "Ben" Whishaw, on the 14th of October, 1980 and is currently 35 years of age. He was born as the only son of mother Linda; a cosmetic surgeon and father Josh Whishaw, who worked as an IT expert and was raised in Clifton, Bedfordshire, England. With his father’s previous relationships, he has got two half- brothers. One of them was James, who worked in a Theatre and also took Ben with him in some occasions. It was from there that Ben got the inspiration of becoming an actor at the Queen Mother Theatre. As a young boy, he went and studied at the Henlow Middle School and upon graduation then later studied at the Samuel Whitbread Community College. Not a very talented student there, he worked in his college’s theatre group and earned a degree in Fine Arts.  It was in his college days that he collaborates worked with other production houses and landed in small roles her and there. From there, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated in 2003. A British by nationality, he is a Christian by religion and belongs to white ethnicity.

No the tallest of person, Ben has a height of 175 cm, which is about 5 feet and 9 inches. He is a slim and somewhat skinny person with a body weight of about 46 kg, but is very fit and active despite his built. He is not a very regular exerciser and doesn’t feel the need to go to the gym. A football player in his childhood days, he enjoys the sport equally today and supports Derby County Football Club. He doesn’t seem to have a body tattoo in those shirtless pictures of his that is available on the internet and his Instagram account as well. A good looking person, he has got an attractive face and recently has kept his hair and beard long. There is not much about his affairs and dating history and he has never been married or divorced. Regarding his sexuality, he is a gay and has been in a romantic relationship with his boyfriend Mark Bradshaw for some years now. The two are in a strong relationship that doesn’t seem to crumble soon. There are/ were no girlfriends of Ben.

Starting his career with Theatres, he began his life on TV only after 2005 when he got notable role s in the movie Layer Cake. HE also landed in a role in the TV show Nathan Barley, which won him the award for “Promising New Comer” that year. He played some other movies like My Brother Tom and Mercury Fur until his agent got him the lead role of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, in the classic film La Perfume (2006). That was an important year for him as he also played in another film The Restraint of Beasts and also portrayed the role of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, which released in 2007. He has also been nominated for and has won awards like BAFTA Rising Star Award (2007) · Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor (2005) · European Film Award for Best Actor (2007). He has also played in some British TV shows like The Hollow Crown, The Hour etc.

With millions of fans following on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, his biography has also been search for and read by many. Several sites like Wikipedia, IMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes etc. have written his biography and you can find them all. By 2015, his estimated net worth was about 2 million US dollars.