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Whishaw, Ben 1980-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 262 publications in 6 languages and 12,484 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Fiction  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ben Whishaw
Skyfall by Sam Mendes ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, M16 is attacked focing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With M16 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes the shadows - added only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves"--Container
Bright star by Jane Campion ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end
Cloud atlas by Tom Tykwer ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future
I'm not there by Todd Haynes ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price
The tempest by Julie Taymor ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'The Tempest' was Shakespeare's last great play, and it tells the story of Prospera (Helen Mirren). After a harrowing shipwreck, the members of a royal court are washed ashore on various parts of a mysterious island. The exiled Prospera has used her magical powers to guide the ship here to settle a score with the very men who banished her from her homeland. Abetted by her sometimes unwilling aides, Ariel (Ben Whishaw) and Caliban (Djimon Hounsou), Prospera puts her former tormentors through some dangerous and often hilarious adventures. However, when the King's son, Ferdinand (Reeve Carney), meets her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones), it is love at first sight -- a kind of magic that even Prospera is powerless to control."--Container
Perfume the story of a murderer ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1738 in Paris, a baby is born under a fishmonger's bloody table in a marketplace and abandoned. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something about the tiny infant that is unsettling. No one will look after him; he is somehow too demanding and, even more disturbing, something is missing: he doesn't smell the way a baby should; indeed, he has no scent at all. Yet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille clings stubbornly to life, because he possesses an absolute sense of smell, and with it, he can read the world, discovering truths that elude ordinary men. As he leaves childhood behind and comes to understand his terrible uniqueness, his obsession becomes the quest to identify, and then to isolate, the perfect scent--that of life itself. Grenouille embarks on a monstrous quest, until the frenzy of his final triumph explodes in all its horrifying consequences
The hour ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"London, 1956. At Lime Grove Studios, the BBC has just launched 'The Hour,' a topical news program. At the heart of the show are three contrasting journalists: enigmatic producer Bel Rowley, a spirited woman in a man's world; her best friend, Freddie Lyon, a brilliant and passionate reporter; and charming, well-connected front man Hector Madden. As Freddie moves to cover a significant but controversial story, the trio becomes entangled in an intense interplay of politics, ambition and romance, all ignited by a mysterious murder and chilling conspiracy." -- Container
The hollow crown. Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal."--IMDb
The hour ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rejoining The Hour a year on in 1957, the team are still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in, grappling with the disturbing threat of the Cold War and a country in the grip of unsettling, rapid change. Bel is still single and determined not to get involved with another married man, but finds herself taking on her adversary Bill Kendall, an ITV producer whose magnetic charm she can't help but find irresistible. Hector has risen to the status of a national celebrity and, drawn into the seductive glamour of Soho nightclub, El Paradis, falls under the spell of the beautiful and seductive KiKi. No longer happy at The Hour under Randall's new regime, he is tempted by offers from ITV, but when a night at the club goes badly wrong, scandal threatens and Hector must try and stop a news story that could destroy his marriage and his career. Investigative reporter Freddie makes an unexpected return to uncover and tackle police corruption within the world of Soho crime and vice."--Container
Criminal justice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first series, Ben Coulter wakes up with a hangover and blood on his hands after a one-night stand. Lying beside him, fatally stabbed, is the body of a woman. A nightmare begins that changes Ben's life forever, as damning evidence emerges to incriminate him in a murder that he has no recollection of committing. While in prison awaiting his trial, Ben must endure terrifying forms of 'justice' from hardcore inmates. Will he survive prison long enough to make it through a trial he has little chance of winning?
Richard II ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Richard , a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people's welfare, is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. In an act that will spell doom for his reign, he banished both men, and sets into motion a chain of events that will change British history forever
British romance collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three critically-acclaimed British romances featuring talented casts. In Becoming Jane, a dashing young man offends an emerging writer's sense and sensibility. In Brideshead Revisited, Charles Ryder is invited to a charming aristocrat's estate where he is seduced by the opulent lifestyle. In Jane Eyre, Jane finds herself in a passionate romance with a handsome, yet mysterious, gentleman
The trench by William Boyd ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
France, July 1916. Amidst the heat and stench of the front lines, a group of young men - boys, really - nervously await the signal that will send them straight into Hell. This tense, wartime drama takes place in the hours leading up to the catastrophic Battle of the Somme, when British soldiers rushed the German army
The hour ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rejoining The Hour a year on in 1957, the team are still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in as they grapple with the disturbing threat of the Cold War and a country in the grip of unsettling and rapid change. Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) is still single and determined not to get involved with another married, but finds herself taking on her adversary Bill Kendall (Tom Burke), a producer whose magnetic charm she can't help but find irresistible. Hector Madden (Dominic West) has risen to the status of a national celebrity and is drawn into the seductive glamour of Soho nightclub El Paradis and falls under the spell of the beautiful and seductive Kiki (Hannah Tointon), a club hostess. No longer happy at The Hour under Randall's (Peter Capaldi) new regime, he is tempted by offers fro ITV, but when a night at the club goes badly wrong, scandal threatens and Hector must try and stop a news story that could destroy his marriage and his career. Investigative reporter Freddie Lyon (Ben Whitshaw) makes an unexpected return from America to uncover and tackle police corruption within the world Soho crime and vice."--Container
Stoned by Neal Purvis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatized version of the short, decadent life of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who died at the age of 27 under suspicious circumstances
Perfume the story of a murderer = Le parfum : histoire d'un meurtrier by Tom Tykwer ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "France, milieu du 18ème siècle. Enfant solitaire et rejeté des autres, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille devient un jeune homme à part grâce à un don unique : son odorat surdéveloppé, grâce auquel il finit par être embauché comme apprenti chez un grand maître parfumeur. Initié aux secrets de la fabrication des parfums, Grenouille décide de créer la fragrance idéale qui lui permettrait de séduire le monde entier. Attiré par le parfum naturel des jeunes filles, ingrédient incontournable dans sa quête obsessionnelle, Grenouille va semer la terreur sur son passage en devenant un meurtrier impitoyable et surtout indécelable..."
Das Parfum die Geschichte eines Mörders ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris, im Jahre 1738: Auf einem Fischmarkt zwischen Unrat und stinkenden Abfällen kommt Jean-Baptiste Grenouille zur Welt. Sehr früh bemerkt er, dass er einen äusserst ausgeprägten Geruchssinn besitzt und die Welt der Düfte intensiver wahrnehmen kann als jeder andere Mensch. Diese Gabe führt ihn eines Tages zu dem berühmten Parfümeur Baldini, der ihn als Lehrling aufnimmt. Schnell überflügelt der ansonsten schweigsame Sonderling seinen Meister in der Kunst des Duftmischens. Doch werden Düfte zu Grenouilles Obsession. Besessen von der Idden, menschliches Aroma zu konservieren und damit den vollendeten Duft zu komponieren, ermordet er zahlreiche junge Mädchen, deren Gerüche ihn betören. Während in der Parfummetropole Grasse weitere unerklärlichen Morde passieren, ahnt der Kaufmann Richis, dass auch seine Tochter Laura in höchster Lebensgefahr schwebt
Criminal justice ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De 21-jarige Ben wordt verdacht van de moord op een jonge vrouw. In afwachting van zijn proces heeft hij in de gevangenis een zware tijd
El perfume historia de un asesino by Patrick Süskind ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia de un joven del siglo XVIII con un extraordinario sentido del olfato, una persona obsesionada y dominada por los olores y la sensación que éstos le producen
 
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Alternative Names
Whishaw, Benedict.
Whishaw, Benedict, 1980-
Languages
English (138)
Spanish (16)
French (13)
German (11)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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