Birth Name: Ben Whishaw
Birth Place: England, GB
Born on Oct. 20, 1980 in Hitchen, Hertfordshire, England, Ben Whishaw trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, alma mater of such stage luminaries as Patrick Stewart and Peter O'Toole. Prior to attending RADA, however, Whishaw landed important supporting roles in two 1999 U.K. films. The first was "The Trench," a modestly produced, but powerful character piece set on the horrific battlefields of World War I. Incidentally, the film also starred a young actor named Daniel Craig, who would go on to international fame as the sixth James Bond in 2006. Whishaw's second 1999 film, the French drama "Mauvaise passé," was another well-received character study about a gigolo/escort vi...
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