Ben Whishaw



Today I have a little story for you. In 2006, I sat down and watched a movie called Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. The leading actor caught my eye immediately, he was incredible in the role and managed to convey so much emotion with quite limited dialogue. I mean it's not often you can feel sympathy for a killer and soon afterwards started my love for a certain actor named Ben Whishaw. As I grew up and my interest in films broadened, I watched him in various projects. From his melancholic portrayal of troubled poet John Keats in the visually stunning Bright Star, to the witty and adorable panache he gives to the character of Freddie Lyon in the tv series The Hour, I became quite intrigued in how this young actor switched so effortlessly between his wide spectrum of roles. To top it all off he appears so extremely shy and down to earth offscreen, which to me just further enhances the fact that he can transcend that in his acting. I was pretty pleased last year when I heard he had been cast as the new quartermaster Q in Skyfall, but even more so when it was announced that he would be doing theatre alongside his co-star Judi Dench the following year. I secured tickets as soon as they became available and have been counting down the days since then. It was such a wonderful experience seeing him act live right in front of my eyes, that energy simply emanating from the actors and bouncing through the audience. It's hard to explain the magic of theatre but I can say it was made even more special by the presence of my favourite actor. Afterwards I met Ben and managed to tell him what an inspiration he's been to me, also giving him a little sketch I did of him. It was such a surreal day, one that I had to share with all of you.

Have you seen any of Ben Whishaw's work? Do you have a favourite actor?

36 comments:

  1. Lovely drawing! I really like the blue in your hair in the last photo :)

    Sabrina
    http://littleowlblog.com

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  2. Such a great drawing - drawing in pencil is hard (that's why I never do it hehe)! Ben as Freddie :P he's my little crush! It's so awesome you met him, maaaan I wanna meet you, you have such a random life (and I mean that in the most complimentary way) :D

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    1. Thanks! That means a lot coming from you coz you're such a talented artist yourself! Aww we definitely have to meet up, I need a cool friend to show me around London since I'm a newbie here and all hehe. Shoot me an email when you're back from Tunisia if you want! :)

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  3. Nah sorry I have to comment again, its sooo cooool that you met him :D :D :D xoxo

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  4. Blue hair!! LOOKS AMAZING!!! and this drawing is really really good.

    I read "Perfume" book years ago when I saw the trailer of the movie and I loved it and then I saw the movie and loved it even more, and tonight it's on TV here in Spain hahahaha. Coincidence?

    Maria xx

    craftyowl93.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Maria! Wow that is a really awesome coincidence! ^_^

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  5. Perfume is my friends favourite film, but I've still got to watch it. I loved him in The Hour and as Q in James Bond, you're so lucky to have met him! <3

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  6. Ahhh that's so cool that you got to meet him! Your drawing is beautiful by the way

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  7. Hi!

    WOOOW! You're hair are blue!
    I won't be so brave with my hair too :P

    I'm following you (numero 214) and I hope you'll come to see my blog too ^_^

    Many kisses!
    Beatrice

    http://lebeatrici.blogspot.it/

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  8. I love Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet! :) <3


    I wish you an amazing weekend!! :) xx

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  9. Wow! You are really good at drawing and the story is amazing! Thanks for sharing:)


    xx Marianne
    pictureme-m.blogspot.com

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  10. that's such an awesome drawing! OMG! You're very skilled :D I'm obsessed with Perfume, it's one of my fave movies, I even have a post already written about it, waiting for the right time, lol! xoxo

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    1. Thanks my dear, ooh I already can't wait to read it! <3

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  11. Fun fact, I'm at the same upper school that he went to :') I also went to his middle school as well :D
    Your drawing is really good as well!

    http://sakurapikuseru.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so awesome Katie! :D
      Thanks!

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  12. You did a great job with your sketch! :) It's great to meet someone in real life that you actually admire for their talents.

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  13. That's very sweet of you, and the drawing is really good.


    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com


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  14. OH MY GOD! I think he's so lovely and charismatic :) And that drawing is brilliant, you're very talented! Just followed ^^ xx

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  15. Hi dear!! I've just discovered your blog and its so amazing :)
    Beautiful picture and its indeed an amazing post!!
    Come to my blog too;
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  16. Indeed a very special actor! I'm so glad he was so incredibly nice and talented at the same time. It is a rare quality to have! Glad u met him!

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  17. Wow, that's an amazing sketch! You're very talented. That's also a great picture of you two. I've seen him in Bright Star but didn't know who he was so thanks for sharing.

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  18. Amazing pics! So beautiful:)

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  19. I have never seen anything with him in, but I will definitely have to check out some of his work! Must have been super exciting!:) xx

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  20. Amazing blog, dear! xx :) You will go far.

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  21. GREAT BLOG WELCOME TO ME! ;)
    MojaModa16.blogspot.com <3

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  22. you look amazing!
    @paquetevistasbi

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  23. Love that drawing! And, girl, your hair is a-mazing! Love the blue!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  24. Ahh this is just amazing! Im so happy that you got to meet him:) That drawing is amazing!xx

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  25. amazing drawing!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  26. I LOOOOOOVE your hair!

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  27. i LOVE that movie and i LOVE that actor! I am so so so SOOOOO jealous!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  28. Love Ben whishaw! hes one of my favorite actors as well :] and your sketch of him is amazing!!
    xx Ayesha

    http://ayeshaalimfashion.blogspot.com/

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