The actor who was ‘Q’ in the Bond movie Skyfall, has revealed that not only is he gay,but that he also married his partner last year. Whisaw, born (1980) and raised in Bedfordshire, in England, has many films and stage plays to his credit, along with the Bond movie, playing Hamlet in the Old Vic, and Keith RIchards in the Brian Jones biopic Stoned.
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Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Ben Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, where he grew up along with his twin brother James. Ben attended Samuel Whitbread Community College where his interest in theatre grew and he became a member of the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre at Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre.
Ben Whishaw and his partner Mark Bradshaw entered a Civil Partnership in Sydney in August of 2012, as was confirmed by his agent this weekend. The agent said it was due to speculation about Whisaw’s marriage that he was confirming it. He said Whishaw was ‘very happy’ and added:
Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside his work.
Ben also starred in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, in 2006, where he was chosen for the role over Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom.