Is Ben Whishaw gay? That’s one of the many questions that people have been asking about this actor. From starring as Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Returns, Q in the James Bond films: Skyfall and Spectre, and Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal, Ben has been proclaimed one of the most talented actors of his generation. He began acting when he was a teenager and now, more than two decades later, he has claimed some of the most coveted roles in Hollywood, thrilling audiences around the globe with his spine-tingling performances.
Whishaw is a perfectly rounded actor who has conquered radio, television, film, and the stage over the course of his enthralling and distinguished career. He has picked up some of the biggest honors in the industry for his performances, including a Golden Globe, BAFTA, Independent Film Critics Award, and a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award which he earned for his interpretation of Hamlet.
His other notable appearances on the silver screen include Layer Cake, Cloud Atlas, Bright Star, Paddington, The Lobster, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Whishaw seems to have a magical touch that transforms every role he is given. Despite the dozens of acting credits on his resume, it would not be amiss to say that the actor is yet to put in an awful appearance in any project he has been featured in.
Ben Whishaw’s Background Details
Ben Whishaw was born in Bedfordshire village in Clifton on October 14, 1980. He has a fraternal twin named James. His parents are called Linda and Jose Whishaw. According to the actor, his mother works in a John Lewis outlet at the wakeup counter, while his father does something with computers and sports that he doesn’t quite understand.
He spent most of his teenage years as part of a Bancroft Players Youth Theatre and Big Spirit. He attended Samuel Whitbread Community College and then the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts from where he graduated in 2003. While in school, he starred in a series of commercials to be able to pay for his education and afford other expenses.
Shortly after finishing from RADA, he landed the lead role in Hamlet under the directorial guidance of Trevor Nunn. Ben received gushing praise for this role and it opened up a stream of opportunities for him in film and television. In a few short years, he went on to achieve undoubted star status.
Is Ben Whishaw Gay?
For many years, Ben’s sexuality has been the subject of much debate which was further confounded by the actor’s refusal to talk about his personal life in interviews and media chats. In 2011, he played a gay man in an Off-Broadway play titled The Pride and this sparked speculations that he was gay.
He also granted an interview with Out, an LGBTQ centric magazine where he stated that it was important for young gay people to have positive role models that they could look up to as this would make the struggle a bit easier.
In 2013, Ben Whishaw officially came out as gay. He explained that he had a hard time wrapping his head around his sexuality in his twenties and as a result, he ended up hating himself a lot of the time. However, he has since moved on from that line of thinking and fully accepted himself. He is also no longer afraid that revealing he is gay would limit the opportunities that would come his way in his career.
Is He Married, Who Is The Husband?
The beloved actor is happily married to the Australian composer Mark Bradshaw. The pair met while on the set of Bright Star in 2009. They kept their relationship a secret for a long time and didn’t actually reveal anything about their wedding until a year after it happened.
Ben and Mark entered into a civil union in August 2012 in Sydney, Australia and have been together ever since. According to close friends and acquaintances of the two, they love each other deeply and have a wonderful relationship together. The couple shares a home with the many stray cats they’re often bringing into their home. There seems to be no trouble in the Whishaw-Bradshaw household and they will probably remain happily together for many years to come.