Ben Whishaw Reveals His Year-Long Civil Partnership

The couple met on a film set over three years ago. Let's learn a little about the luckiest man on earth.

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Whishaw’s spokesperson said yesterday:

Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy. Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work.

So, who is the lucky man?

Mark was only 25 when he wrote the score for the Jane Campion film.

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Campion remarked, "We’re making this film about a young genius, so you’ve got to take a risk." Mark more recently composed the score for Jane Campion’s six-hour BBC/Sundance mini-series Top of the Lake.

Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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