Ben Whishaw Is Openly Gay, His Relationship With Husband

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Ben Whishaw Is Openly Gay, His Relationship With Husband

English actor Ben Whishaw is a phenomenal actor who is best known for his movies such as Skyfall (2012), The Danish Girl (2015), and Spectre (2015). Ben is the voice behind the Paddington Bear of the film franchise Paddington (2015-2018).

In 2001, he received the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards for his film My Brother Tom. Further, in 2009, the actor won the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor for his work in the BBC TV series Criminal Justice (2008-2009).

Coming Out

The England native identifies himself as gay; he publicly came out in 2013.

During 2019 The Sunday Times Magazine interview, Ben revealed that in his early twenties, he hated himself for being gay. 

Relationship With Husband

The Cloud Atlas (2012) actor has been married to Mark Bradshaw since 2012. 

Ben Whishaw poses with husband Mark Bradshaw at Cannes in 2015 (Photo:thesun.co.uk)

Ben and Mark first met on the sets of Bright Star in 2009, and after three years, they entered a civil partnership in 2012.

However, Ben and Mark kept it a secret and talked about it in public, only at the beginning of the year 2013. 

In July 2019, the actor fueled split rumors from Mark as he joined a celebrity dating app called Raya; his account was also linked to his Instagram account.

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But all the breakup rumors were shut down in September 2019 when Ben and his partner Mark made an appearance at the Emmy Awards together. 

Net Worth 

The Mary Poppins Returns (2018) actor enjoys a net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth

In his acting career so far, Ben has delivered some major hit movies like Lilting (2014), The Lobster (2016), A Hologram for the King (2016), and Skyfall (2018). Also, his TV shows include Criminal Justice (2008-2009), The Hour (2011-2016), and Great Performances (2013).

Interesting Facts About Ben Whishaw Including Age

  • Ben was born on 14 October 1980 in Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, UK.
  • The Skyfall stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
  • His parents are Jose Whishaw and Linda Whishaw. And he has a twin brother named James Whishaw.
  • He attended Samuel Whitbread Community College and later graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
  • The Skyfall (2018) actor is of French, German, Russian, and English descent.

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  • His full name is Benjamin John Whishaw.
  • James Stewart is Ben's favorite actor.
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