Ben Whishaw

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Limonov: The Ballad review – Ben Whishaw brilliant as Russia’s outlaw bohemian
Eduard Limonov’s bizarre career, from rebel émigré writer in New York to leader of a fascistic and militaristic political group, is told with gusto by Kirill Serebrennikov

Peter Bradshaw

19, May, 2024 @2:48 PM

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John Lithgow to star in Royal Court play about Roald Dahl’s antisemitism
US actor will appear in Mark Rosenblatt’s drama Giant, directed by Nicholas Hytner, in first season of new artistic director David Byrne

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

04, Mar, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Ben Whishaw and Lucian Msamati to star in West End production of Waiting for Godot
Actors to make ‘merry mischief’ in Samuel Beckett’s play at Theatre Royal Haymarket in September

Chris Wiegand

07, Dec, 2023 @10:44 AM

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Bad Behaviour review – Jennifer Connelly full of spit and vinegar in family rage drama
Alice Englert directs and stars alongside a mesmerising Connelly in this inconsistent tale about a troubled former child star who checks into a retreat

Leslie Felperin

29, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Passages review – body language speaks volumes in seductive three-way love story
Ben Whishaw and Franz Rogowski are brilliantly believable in Ira Sachs’s exploration of a gay marriage that’s challenged when one partner has a passionate affair with a young woman

Mark Kermode

03, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Passages review – Ira Sachs strikes gold with sophisticated love triangle
A gay man cheats on his husband with a straight woman in this fiercely sexy and heartbreaking tale of young Parisians

Peter Bradshaw

30, Aug, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Ben has a great pelvis and it’s wonderful to show it’: Ira Sachs, Franz Rogowski and Ben Whishaw on their erotic new film
Rogowski and Whishaw star in Passages, Sachs’ film about a gay couple whose marriage is upturned when one has an affair with a woman. They talk power struggles, micro-gestures and a sex scene that proved too much for US censors

Ryan Gilbey

18, Aug, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Edinburgh film festival announces lineup after seeing off closure threat
Having survived the collapse of its parent organisation, the festival returns with a slimmed-down event

Andrew Pulver

06, Jul, 2023 @3:31 PM

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Why Women Talking should win the best picture Oscar
Let’s be real: its nomination for best movie was the win. But Sarah Polley’s film is predicated on action, a #MeToo film that questions with the aim of moving forward

Adrian Horton

02, Mar, 2023 @10:18 AM

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Ben Whishaw: ‘Maybe Hugh Grant and I could fight in Bridget Jones: The Musical’
The actor on his grandfather’s mysterious life as a spy, the revolutionary nature of Shakespeare – and the hours he spent studying a horse

As told to Rich Pelley

16, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Women Talking review – a stellar ensemble energises Sarah Polley’s timeless parable​
The Canadian director’s finely balanced drama about the abuse, secrets and shame of an isolated religious community boasts wonderfully nuanced performances, yet the real action lies in its knotty central argument

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

12, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Women Talking review – ensemble drama forefronts female experience of violence
This important film tells the story of a community battered by rape and patriarchal ideas, as a mainly female cast debate the repercussions of brutality

Peter Bradshaw

09, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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