Tag Archives: Ben Whishaw

Phew! Ben Whishaw Takes Over from Colin Firth as Paddington Bear

It’s OK to admit you were worried about who would play the voice of Paddington, in the movie Paddington, since Colin Firth reluctantly walked away, sadly noting that “it’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature ...

13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but ...

The Bourne Ultimatum: Why John Cleese Left The Bond Movies

John Cleese is a forthright man, unafraid of airing his version of events that he has participated in and equally unafraid of the consequences.

WATCH: Ben Whishaw’s ‘Lilting’ Hits Sundance; We Talk to the Director

Among the opening day attractions at Sundance this year was a British film called Lilting in which Ben Whishaw plays a gay man trying to befriend the Chinese mother of his recently deceased partner. For the film’s Cambodian-born ...

It’s True! Ben Whishaw IS Playing Freddie Mercury

About six weeks ago, we ran a story claiming that Queen’s Roger Taylor had set his heart on getting Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in the biopic of his band’s lead singer. At the time, it seemed like a fanciful idea, ...

Merlin, Q, Bates and Ron Weasley Have Formed A Gang

This might be the most Anglophenia photo ever, a feat that is all the more remarkable given that it features no Tom Hiddleston and no Benedict Cumberbatch.

Anglo Dream Team: Ben Whishaw & Olivia Colman Unite For ‘The Lobster’

When it comes to news about forthcoming movies, it’s usually a good idea not to report on every half-baked plan before shooting even begins, in case you come across like a Hollywood version of a carnival medium, looking up ...

Queen Want Ben Whishaw To Play Freddie Mercury

Hands up who thought the Freddie Mercury movie was doomed from the moment Sacha Baron Cohen walked out? And for those of you with your hands up, how many of you assumed he was the only performer with the precise skillset required to ...

Belated Wedding Congratulations Are Due To Ben Whishaw

Here’s a curious thing. When someone in the public eye is forced, by press speculation about their private life, to ask a spokesperson to issue a statement that contains a happy event, what is the appropriate response?

Rupert Grint and Brendan Coyle Collaborate On Stage in West End Production

The worlds of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey will collide this fall when Rupert Grint and Brendan Coyle appear together on the West End stage in a London revival of Mojo, a crime drama about petty crooks and gangsters.