Ben Whishaw and Douglas Booth Appear in Clash Magazine Cannes Issue
Talented British actors Ben Whishaw and Douglas Booth are featured in the Cannes issue of Clash Magazine.
The first time I saw Ben Whishaw was in the 2008 film adaption of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. He was memorably heartbreaking as the fragile and lost Sebastian Flyte opposite Matthew Goode as Charles Ryder, Hayley Atwell as Julia Flyte and Emma Thompson as Lady Marchmain. He comes off as being both intense and quirky and his film roles seems to reflect that.
Last year, he took on the iconic role of Q in the James Bond film Skyfall which was the fourth highest grossing film for 2012. Ben will reprise the role in the twenty-fourth James Bond film due out in 2016.
One of his break-out roles was starring as John Keats opposite Abbie Cornish’s Fanny Brawne in Jane Campion’s 2009 film, Bright Star. The film followed the affair between the poet and his love until his untimely death at the age of 25. Ben was also in the 2010 film adaption of Shakespere’s The Tempest. In 2012, he appeared in the Wachowski sibling’s Cloud Atlas. He is currently starring in the BBC series, The Hour.
Douglas Booth’s classic chiseled face and pouty lips gives him an adrogynous look. He has such a beautiful face that if he had lived in a time before film was invented, he would have been immortalized in marble or paint. The 20-year-old actor has appeared in several British television series and was featured in a Burberry campaign with young British stars like Emma Watson. He will soon play Romeo opposite Hailee Steinfeld’s Juliet in the upcoming film adaption of Shakespere’s Romeo and Juliet.
BEAT is a short film which documents a day in the life of a man who appears to be walking a paper-thin line between hopelessness and euphoria. It is about the sprawling chaos and oppressive loneliness that can coexist in the city, and a man who finds his withdrawal from the world challenged by a visceral force.
BEAT stars Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, The Hour) and was shot by Stuart Bentley who recently DoP’d Wasteland (Summer 2013). The film was edited by Amanda James who has cut award-winning music videos for the likes of Jay-Z and LCD Soundsystem.
A teaser for the film can be seen here…
Some unpublished shots of Ben Whishaw from a shoot pegged for the first Menswear issue of The Times Luxx.
So Sad these never got published.
Ph: Ross Shields
Stylist: Prue White
Art Direction: Peta Bell & Ross Shields