Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw (born October 14, 1980) is one of the UK's most intriguing new talents.  He's got a guarded, elusive screen presence which does not detract from his general air of intensity. And, most germane to The Whole Skinny, he's a tall, lanky, very handsome guy.

He made a splash at the Old Vic as the youngest Hamlet ever (by which we mean, the actual age of the character!) in a production directed by Trevor Nunn.  Since then, he's appeared in films such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Brideshead Revisited, Layer Cake, Bright Star and as one of several Bob Dylans in I'm Not There.

Whishaw is currently appearing in the play The Pride, with Hugh Dancy.  There has been some media speculation about his sexuality, with conflicting stories painting  him as either gay or straight.  But sexual orientation is not what concerns us here at The Whole Skinny.  What matters in Whishaw's case is his talent, personality, and brooding good looks, all of which he has in spades.  A full gallery of photos, after the jump...

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Brideshead Revisited

I'm Not There

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