why why why *crying forever*
Peter & Alice
“With Peter I’m finding it hard to explain. When the play starts you just get swept up in it. I always think it’s best when things just happen, things that take you by surprise. I like those moments best.”
Ben Whishaw and Judi Dench answer fans’ questions on the Michael Grandage Company Facebook page. Hit the link for the rest. I saw when they were advertising, now I wish I’d submitted a question! (And seriously people, this has been all over lately with no link to the original—CITE YOUR FRICKING SOURCES.)
Some other tidbits:
Ben’s Richard II won a UK Broadcasting Press Guild Award the other day. Alas, Ben himself was beat out by one Benedict Cumberbatch (blast!).
(For those of you without a subscription to the Times)
The Times, 16 March 2013.
At 32, he has done Shakespeare, Keats, BBC drama and Bond - but Ben Whishaw is still poster boy for the shy. He tells Andrew Billen about fans, hair cuts and taking the West End stage with Dame Judi.
Pedants quibbled over the authenticity of Abi Morgan’s The Hour, BBC Two’s drama about the birth of current affairs television in the Fifties, but one thing the production got so right was Ben Whishaw’s hair. Whishaw played Freddie Lyon, a trouble-making journalist who was a spit for the young Charles Wheeler, the corporation’s great, feisty former Washington correspondent whose hair piled in layers on top of his forehead, adding intimidating inches to a slight man’s height. Freddie Lyon’s hair was a similarly magnificent confection: an epic in Bakelite black, a Brylcreemed token of the ego that powered the integrity.
Oh hi Ben darling
Peter Llewellyn Davies haircut looking good! I saw a fan photo the other day and he looked rather moustachioed, so we shall see about his on-stage look.
"I think I’m doing a film straight after Peter and Alice. And another play later in the year. I’d better not say what they are, because I’ll jinx them. But my plan is lots more work, hopefully"
What’s On Stage has put out some rehearsal photos for Peter and Alice, Ben’s upcoming stage production. Less than a month until it opens!