To Watch Until They’re 35 – Ben Whishaw

April 21, 2010 — 3 Comments

Moving from #9 to #8 on the list of the 20 to Watch, there’s another familiar face… even if the name doesn’t really ring a bell, unless… of course, you are already familiar with Ben Whishaw~

Born in Bedfordshire, England on October 14th 1980, this 29-year-old actor is probably most recognized for his starring role on Tom Tykwer’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. However, before his big break as smelling murderer Jean-Baptiste, Whishaw participated in the film Layer Cake alongside Daniel Craig, and Sally Hawkins.

In 2007, Whishaw became part of the cast of I’m Not There, the experimental film about Bob Dylan credited alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Heath Ledger. His last big hit on the silver screen was playing poet John Keats in Bright Star, directed by acclaimed director Jane Campion. The film garnered considerable buzz not only for him, but also his co-star Abbie Cornish.

Next up for him? A re-adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest by writer/director Julie Taymor (Across the Universe) alongside Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming and Helen Mirren.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks:

  1. – A Blog by Amy Wong. » Blog Archive » 20 Actors Between 25-30 to Watch until They’re 35 - April 21, 2010

    […] Ben Whishaw (29) [Oct 14, 1980] […]

  2. – A Blog by Amy Wong. » Blog Archive » To Watch Until They’re 35 – Abbie Cornish - April 24, 2010

    […] Well, by working with famous director Jane Campion on Bright Star alongside fellow the 20 to Watch Ben Whishaw, and gather a lot of praise for her role of Fanny Brawne. And though that didn’t translate […]

  3. – A Blog by Amy Wong. » Blog Archive » To Watch Until They’re 35 – Michelle Williams - April 26, 2010

    […] She followed that up with smaller films like Imaginary Heroes with Jeff Daniels, Sigourney Weaver and the 20 to Watch fellow Emile Hirsch, and starred in the even smaller Land of Plenty, for which she earned her first Indie Spirit nomination for Best Female Lead. After her Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Academy Awards for Brokeback, Williams decided to be part of the film I’m Not There alongside the 20 to Watch fellow Ben Whishaw. […]

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