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Ben Whishaw: ‘Julius Caesar is leading the Trump‑like revolution’

The Guardian — Ben Whishaw made headlines in 2004, when as a recent Rada graduate he was cast by director Trevor Nunn in the title role of Hamlet at the Old Vic. He has worked extensively in film, television and on stage, and since 2012 has played the part of Q in the James Bond film series. You’re about to play Brutus in a new Nicholas Hytner production of Julius Caesar – what’s your take on that role? Well, I’m finding it really difficult at the moment. Shakespeare wrote the play just before Hamlet, and it’s got a Hamlet-like quality. What I’m finding quite difficult is that Brutus can make what turns out to be a bad decision – to assassinate Julius Caesar – and yet he never entertains the idea that he could have been wrong. He has such faith and self-belief. It’s interesting, because lots of politicians behave that way.

Ben Whishaw is patiently waiting for a ‘James Bond 25’ update, too

METRO US — It has now been over two years since the last James Bond film came out. But even though “Spectre” was met with middling reviews it still provided enough spectacle and action to remind moviegoers why the franchise has remained so popular for so long. Audiences have been waiting with bated breath for news on James Bond 25 for quite some time. But over the last few months little bits of information regarding the blockbuster have finally started to emerge. The most startling revelation came earlier this summer when Daniel Craig confirmed he would be making his fifth and final appearance as 007 in the film, as it was heavily speculated that Spectre would marks his farewll. We now also know that “James Bond 25” will be written once again by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have contributed to the last six entries to the franchise, while it has also been announced that the film will be released on November 8, 2019.

Ben Whishaw talks ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Emily Blunt’s ‘really original’ portrayal

METRO US — The casting of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns was met with universal approval. That was hardly a surprise, as not only does the 34-year-old bear a striking resemblance to Julie Andrews but she possesses the same spirit and presence, too. Ben Whishaw, who is playing Michael Banks in “Mary Poppins Returns,” has now opened up about his original reaction to Blunt’s casting, while also explaining how the actress has somehow managed the impossible by both “honoring the folk memory of Julie Andrews” and making the character “her own.” “I just thought it was a brilliant piece of casting. I think she’s going to be incredible in the film. She’s a brilliant actress full-stop, but she’s also a brilliant comedian and a brilliant singer.”

Ben Whishaw: ‘It’s fun playing Paddington Bear — I just don’t like marmalade’

The Times — Shock, horror! Paddington Bear hates marmalade. “I really don’t like it at all,” says Ben Whishaw. The 37-year-old actor voiced the bear in the big-screen 2014 hit Paddington. Whishaw’s firm but gentle enunciation, already familiar from his pedantic Q opposite Daniel Craig’s Bond, is indivisible with the animated ursine hero. He has voiced him again for Paddington 2, in which the little bear’s attempts to buy a present for his Aunt Lucy land him in jail. Critics have widely adored it, as have the public. Last weekend the film was number one at the UK box office. It feels odd to be talking to Whishaw about a bear in a duffel coat because I last met him 14 years ago when he had just taken London by storm with a coruscating Hamlet at the Old Vic, directed by Trevor Nunn. He was 23, not long out of drama school and seemed skinless, so close were his emotions to the surface. He shut down any talk of his private life — although gay, he had not spoken publicly about his sexuality — and would gain a reputation as a charming, but elusive interviewee. Today he has a string of impeccable stage and screen

From Paddington Bear to Mary Poppins — but don’t call Ben Whishaw cute

The Times – We are in a pokey costumier’s workshop somewhere in the bowels of the Almeida theatre in Islington in north London. It’s not much more than a broom cupboard really, and Ben Whishaw sits on a stool amid the clothes and faceless Styrofoam wig-stands sipping a cup of tea. He seems happy. All actors — particularly once they become successful — like to go on about how much they just love doing theatre. With Whishaw this is genuinely, honestly true. Ever since he arrived, fully formed, as Trevor Nunn’s Hamlet aged only 23, he has continued to return to the stage even as his screen career has blossomed. It’s almost impossible for him to do TV without being at least nominated for some award — Criminal Justice, The Hour, London Spy — and his film roles are as varied as they are acclaimed: John Keats in Bright Star, Keith Richards in Stoned and supporting turns in Suffragette and The Danish Girl. There are also his regular gigs as Q to Daniel Craig’s James Bond and, of course, the voice of Paddington Bear. Yet for all that here he is, backstage and back in rehearsals, drifting contentedly through the

Here’s what the Banks family is up to in Mary Poppins Returns.

Earlier this month Entertainment Weekly gave us a first look at Mary Poppins Returns and showed us Ben Whishaw as grown-up Michael Banks, as well an interview with Emily Mortimer who plays his sister, Jane, in the movie. Check it: Entertainment Weekly – Twenty-five years is a long time for things to change on Cherry Tree Lane, but Number 17 still stands — and the home that once belonged to mean banker Mr. Banks is now inhabited by his son, sensitive banker Michael Banks. Ben Whishaw plays grown-up Michael and Emily Mortimer is his sister, Jane, in Disney’s forthcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns, which finds the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returning to her former charges when tragedy strikes the family.