"Why are we talking to each other in English?"
— Two non English speakers who share the same first language while chatting on the net, probably (via ignitiondorks)

tea-faune:

by Rob Greig [x]

tagged → #Photoset #InRainbows
tagged → #ben whishaw

Apart from the charming bit, he’s not like Q, but it does seem he might have more similarities to Richard from Lilting, who is shy and emotionally contained. “I can be shy, but I’m not really. I try to be better at overcoming these things people have said.” You feel that he is concerned by what people think of him. I’ve rarely come across a person who works on their shyness because people have commented on it.

tagged → #Photoset #Quote #kill me
tiny-steve:

Okay people, are you ready to freak out about this?
Abi Morgan, brilliant brilliant writer of The Hour has written this movie called Suffragette, about the early steps of feminist movement, that will feature an abundance of badass female characters fighting against oppression. No seriously, take a look at the official synopsis:

SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. [x]

And no, I’m not done here. Lo and behold: the cast.

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep (yes you heard me), Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben fucking Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Samuel West.

Oh, and yeah, it will also be directed by a woman, Sarah Gavron, who’s known for Brick Lane.

I’m generally careful with advanced praise but DO YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF FEMALE CAST AND CREW KICKING ASS.

Also those of you who haven’t seen The Hour yet, do. Because this woman knows how to write her female characters (and, coincidentally, her male ones as well. What a surprise.).

I’ll be in my corner waiting for early next year (which is when they said they’d release it, but there’s no actual date set so far).

tiny-steve:

Okay people, are you ready to freak out about this?

Abi Morgan, brilliant brilliant writer of The Hour has written this movie called Suffragette, about the early steps of feminist movement, that will feature an abundance of badass female characters fighting against oppression. No seriously, take a look at the official synopsis:

SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. [x]
And no, I’m not done here. Lo and behold: the cast.
Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep (yes you heard me), Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben fucking Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Samuel West.
Oh, and yeah, it will also be directed by a woman, Sarah Gavron, who’s known for Brick Lane.
I’m generally careful with advanced praise but DO YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF FEMALE CAST AND CREW KICKING ASS.
Also those of you who haven’t seen The Hour yet, do. Because this woman knows how to write her female characters (and, coincidentally, her male ones as well. What a surprise.).
I’ll be in my corner waiting for early next year (which is when they said they’d release it, but there’s no actual date set so far).
Track Title: E. A. Poe, "Annabel Lee"

Artist: Read by Ben Whishaw

Album: The Poetica podcast

professorfangirl:

Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.

(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)

tagged → #audio
"Whishaw, still currently best known as the fresh, younger version of Q from Skyfall, is the man now tasked with bringing new voice to the bear. “I resisted a little bit, because I had a bad experience doing this kind of work in the past and I thought I was no good at it. But I was persuaded to go, slightly grudgingly,’ Whishaw tells Baz Bamigboye, admitting that he had “no relationship to Paddington whatsoever, other than that I knew he wore a duffle coat and a hat”. He was eventually convinced however, by the idea that it’ll please his 18-month-old niece."
this article from Empire (via cartoon-heart)
tagged → #quote
Track Title: Ben Whishaw, Two Poems by Pablo Neruda

Artist: The Poetica podcast

Album: Liz Eckhart's Album

professorfangirl:

Ben Whishaw reading two poems by Pablo Neruda, “Ode to the Sea” and “Love Sonnet LXXVII.”

Death is only the stone of oblivion.
I love you. Into your mouth I kiss happiness.
Let’s gather firewood. Let’s light a fire on the mountain.

(My edit from the Poetica podcast “Tides.”)

tagged → #Audio
Track Title: E. A. Poe, "Annabel Lee"

Artist: Read by Ben Whishaw

Album: The Poetica podcast

professorfangirl:

Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.

(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)

chenlang-stupidhead asked: Does Ben watch the World cup

No idea. 

"Set in contemporary London and starring Ben Whishaw, Lilting tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son whose world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. We observe the difficulties the two have in trying to communicate and connect without a common language. But through a translator they slowly piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly and realize that while they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief…"

tagged → #Ben Whishaw #Video #Lilting
monicainfatti asked: I am sorry to read you don't have time for your blog, as I enjoy it so much. Is it just temporary?

I don’t know? I’m not planning on giving it up, but I do wish I have someone helping me run this place. :)

glenandrussell:

Hamlet(2004)

Directed by Trevor Nunn

(x)

tagged → #Gifs #Hamlet #InRainbows

theresabearinmybox:

Playhouse Presents: Foxtrot [Trailer]

Billie Piper and Alice Sanders star as kidnappers whose icy boss (Lindsay Duncan) and withdrawn victim (Ben Whishaw) threaten to blight their plans. Drama by award-winning playwright Polly Stenham.

Foxtrot is on Thursday 29th May at 9pm

http://www.sky.com/tv/show/playhouse-presents

tagged → #Foxtrot #Video #Yes