Ben Whishaw, the British actor who played the gadget guru Q in the James Bond film “Skyfall”, has confirmed he is gay and married to Mark Bradshaw.
Whishaw, 32, married Bradshaw, 30, in Sydney last August but has now gone public with his marriage.
Whishaw’s spokesperson stated, “Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work. Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy.”
Ben Whishaw and Mark Bradshaw met on the set of Jane Campion’s movie “Bright Star” in 2009, which Ben starred in and Mark was the composer of the movie’s score.
The James Bond actor has faced talk of his sexuality in a previous interview when asked whether it was important for young gay people to have positive role models. He replied, “I feel in my heart that it’s important, but I don’t quite know yet the way to go about that. Maybe that’s the transitional thing I feel I’m in the middle of at the moment”.
The British actor was cast as the youngest-ever Hamlet at the Old Vic in 2004 and later starred as journalist Freddie Lyons in the BBC2 newsroom drama “The Hour”.
Whishaw’s huge break came when he played Q in “Skyfall” in 2012.
Ben can be seen in the movie “The Zero Theorem” and the drama film “Lilting”.
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