20 Ways Ben Whishaw Will Melt Your Heart
He's more than just a fine actor.
He can hang a spoon on the end of his nose.
He'd like to be reincarnated as a cat.
"I reckon domesticated cats have a pretty good life."
He beat Leonardo di Caprio and Orlando Bloom for the lead in Perfume — his first lead role in a film.
He is Judi Dench's biggest fan.
Of all his roles to date, he most connected with John Keats in Bright Star.
He told the Telegraph in 2012, "Oh, Keats, I think. Perhaps because he’s a more distant figure. And because it’s such a touching story, of course.”
Just listen to him reading To Autumn by John Keats.
He has a non-identical twin brother named James.
He paid his way through RADA by doing adverts for Birdseye.
He's a Shakespeare nerd.
He played Hamlet at the Old Vic a year after leaving drama school.
And he won a BAFTA for Richard II.
This GIF of him preparing for the role of Ariel in The Tempest.
He sings on the soundtrack to The Tempest.
He's going to play Herman Melville in 2014, alongside Cillian Murphy and Chris Hemsworth.
He's a massive PJ Harvey fan.
He can't seem to put on weight.
He's played a woman on stage before.
He announced his wedding with pride.
And of course, the way he dances.
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