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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

First look at Ben as Luke in “Against”

Ben Whishaw returns to the London stage for ‘Against’, the new production of American writer Christopher Shinn, directed by Ian Rickson. The play runs at the Almeida Theatre from 12 Aug to 30 September. For more information and book tickets click here. Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches. Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. Check our gallery for rehearsals photos and a first look at Ben as Luke! (Courtesy of Almeida Theatre) Theater Productions > Against (2017) > Rehearsals Theater Productions > Against (2017) > Production Photos