Ben Whishaw spoke to Marie Claire UK about the challenge of coming out as gay 'with dignity' and still maintain his privacy. In 2013 he revealed to the entertainment world that he is gay and that the year before he had entered into a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in 2012.
The actor who emerged internationally as a star actor with his scene-stealing performances as 'Q' in the most recent James Bond movie "Skyfall" explained that those who were in his life knew that he was gay. He is happy that it is now just an acknowledged fact and that he can get on with his life.
His life at the moment includes being considered by many critics as 'one of the best young actors of his generation' and when you are able to leave fans talking about your performance as 'Q' in a movie that revolves around Daniel Craig's James Bond character it seems that such a characterization is accurate.
He has signed on to play the lead role in a Freddie Mercury biopic following the departure of Sacha Baron Cohen and the movie, which is supported by the music group Queen will focus on the period leading up to Live Aid in 1985 and Freddie's famous performance.
An actor of exceptional talent chosen to play a great musical entertainer seems like an ideal fit which is one of the reputations that Ben Whishaw has developed as an actor. He is one of the few actors who can met the demands of almost any part and entrance fans with how seamlessly he plays the character.
Ben Whishaw is currently receiving sterling reviews for his role as the voice of Paddington in the movie of the same name (The Telegraph - November 30) and the best part of the review was the fact that the focus was on his sensational acting voice in the film and nothing about his personal life.
The next superstar actor in England and Hollywood might soon be recognized as Ben Whishaw, a rare acting talent.