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Well, but that does tend to support what i would suspect. If you're famous--have a recognizable face--you could get back stage--but I would doubt that ordinary folk could even get past the stage door. But I suppose that's always been the case?  ???


Yeah, well, it's also always the case that New Yorkers have a lot of GALL, so-- ::) :laugh:

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THEMANFROM_BEDFORDSHIRE_BEN WHISHAW


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
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Early life
Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, and was brought up there and in Langford--






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The traditional nickname for people from Bedfordshire is "Clangers", deriving from a local dish comprising a suet crust pastry filled with meat in one end and jam in the other.






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The Bedfordshire Clanger is a dish from the English county of Bedfordshire, dating back to at least the 19th century. The clanger is an elongated suet crust dumpling similar to a pasty, *with a savoury filling at one end and a sweet filling at the other, comprising a main course and dessert in one package. It is traditionally steamed but may be baked for robustness. The crust was not originally intended for consumption but to protect the fillings from the soiled hands of the workers.[1]

The savoury end is traditionally meat with diced potatoes and vegetables (although a filling without meat is also possible), and the sweet end is usually jam, or sweetened apple or other fruit. Traditionally the top of the clanger is scored with a few lines to denote the sweet end.

Historically, the Bedfordshire Clanger was made by women for their husbands to take to their agricultural work as a midday meal. The dish is still available at various bakers and served at some hotels, restaurants and local places of interest.

A similar, but entirely savoury, dish comes from Buckinghamshire. Known as the Buckinghamshire Bacon Badger, it is made from bacon, potatoes and onions which are enclosed in a pastry case.[2]





Well, who knew?? Re Clangers: with the main at one end and the dessert on the other, it certainly saves time, I guess! A nugget from the back of the messy attic of my mind skitters forward. "It's all Jam in the end." I know for a fact that it's an old saying. Is it British? Was it Bedfordian? If so, how LITERATE in the literal sense!

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THEMANFROM_BEDFORDSHIRE_BEN WHISHAW


The Man from Bedfordshire--

--has a Fraternal Twin (James Whishaw) who is at least THREE INCHES TALLER (6'-0"), is sort of blond-ish (!) and is NOT an actor!   :o

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always saying?
Definitely NOT Ugly!




I DO have to ask, though--
Why ISN'T brother James
an actor? I mean--I'd watch
whatever 5-episode show
BBC2 puts on the tube with
him in it, that's for sure!
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The Man from Bedfordshire--

--has a Fraternal Twin (James Whishaw) who is at least THREE INCHES TALLER (6'-0"), is sort of blond-ish (!) and is NOT an actor!   :o






Quote:

(When asked about his twin brother James, Whishaw tells me he “does something with finance but he’s on his own journey which I can’t go into”.)

Wonderland, May 16th 2013: Flashback Friday: Ben Whishaw – words by Matt Mueller
http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2013/05/flashback-friday-ben-whishaw/




Quote:

At the same moment that Ben Whishaw was evolving into a human being, his brother was too – he is a twin. His brother is "6ft and fair and doesn't act". His mother is a non-identical twin also: "So that was our reality." She worked for John Lewis. His father played football for Stevenage before moving into a career in IT. Recently, his mother told him that, when given identical presents to his twin, he would protest: "'I'm not interested in toy cars – why have I been given this?'" Yet he adds: "I don't remember ever feeling resentful about sharing a birthday."

The Observer, Saturday 16 March 2013: Ben Whishaw: 'I feel I'm always in the dark' – interview by Kate Kellaway
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/mar/17/ben-whishaw-interview
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Oops?? Oh my--was I just saying-- ::) ::) ::)



Believe it or not, for a moment I had the exact same thought! Unfortunately, I CAN SOMETIMES (not always) be more bashful than Mr Whishaw is reportedly to be. However, if only I had seen him walking purposely Eastward on Houston (or maybe on Bleecker?), on his way to his East Fourth Street/La MaMa rehearsal space--I would DEFINITELY have rushed him, like Danny rushed Alex on Lambeth Bridge (Albert Embankment)!

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Quote:

(When asked about his twin brother James, Whishaw tells me he “does something with finance but he’s on his own journey which I can’t go into”.)

Wonderland, May 16th 2013: Flashback Friday: Ben Whishaw – words by Matt Mueller
http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2013/05/flashback-friday-ben-whishaw/









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"JOE" (ALEX): I work for an investment bank. It's their apartment. Security is a concern.

There's a terrace... If you want to smoke, I mean. I'm going to take a shower.




Uhm...do you think??   :o ::)


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THECRUCIBLEINTERVIEWBEN WHISHAW

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A classic stage role comes calling
and actor

Ben Whishaw
answers — again

by Mark Kennedy
The Associated Press
03/29/2016 10:33:04 AM EDT



Ben Whishaw, considered one of the best stage actors of his generation, is making his Broadway
debut in The Crucible, Arthur Miller's classic tale about the Salem witch trials.

(Joel Ryan — the associated press)




NEW YORK — British actor Ben Whishaw has found himself to be a magnet for important roles. They even come back every few years.

He did his first Hamlet at 16 as a schoolboy and then again at age 23 to critical acclaim in London. He played John Proctor from The Crucible at 15 — and now it has come calling again.

Whishaw, considered one of the best stage actors of his generation, is making his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's classic tale about the Salem witch trials. He's 20 years older and sees the work differently.

"What has occurred to me is that I didn't understand the play very much," he said in his cramped dressing room in the Walter Kerr Theatre, where he makes a cup of tea.

"It's a masterpiece so you can understand one element of it but not another. So I think I understood one element of it as a 15-year-old and now as a 35-year-old you see things very differently. It's way more complicated than I remember it."

Whishaw joins an impressive cast that features Saoirse Ronan, Sophie Okonedo, Ciaran Hinds, Tavi Gevinson and Jim Norton. Dutch visionary Ivo van Hove, known for stripping down a work to its essence and using minimal props, is directing the revival, which officially opens Thursday after final previews tonight and Wednesday afternoon and evening. It is scheduled to run through July 17.

Gevinson, who plays Mary Warren, said cast members have been challenged to rethink the Miller play and have leaned on Whishaw. "I couldn't be working with an actor more attentive or thoughtful," she said.

Miller wrote the play during the witch-hunting McCarthy era, but set it during the Salem witch trials of 17th-century Massachusetts. It's about mass hysteria that begins when the daughter of the local minister falls mysteriously ill. The cause, rumor says, is witchcraft. And before the gossip has run its course, just about everyone in town is tainted.

Whishaw said that as a 15-year-old, he was absorbed by the witches and the bullying. As a 35-year-old, he's exploring the gray among the black and white. "We want to explore the mush that we all live in. John Proctor is good and bad and everything else."

It's been a busy 2½ years for Whishaw. He's starred in In the Heart of the Sea as Herman Melville, the latest 007 film Spectre as the gadget whiz Q, and had smaller parts in the films The Danish Girl and Suffragette. He even voiced Paddington Bear on film.

Whishaw's star began to rise after he was picked to play the melancholy Danish prince in Trevor Nunn's production of Hamlet at the Old Vic, just six months out of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Critics said his performance deserved to be put alongside Hamlets by Sir Laurence Olivier and Mark Rylance.

"I'm not being modest or downplaying it, but it was a lot to do with luck. I was in the right place at the right time," Whishaw said. "It's a very big thing to undertake when you're 23. I didn't really know what I was doing but it was a wonderful time."

He grew up north of London with a twin brother and parents unconnected to show business. A trip to the London Palladium to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was his first taste of theater. He left forever changed.

"It's everything: It's the theater itself that you're in. It's the orchestra and the colors and the smell of the place," he said. "It's so unguarded, naked, real, isn't it? That's the thing that's magical."




Ben Whishaw, now appearing in
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
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                                 Award Nominations
                                 Television in 2016


Television | Leading Actor in 2016
Nominees


Idris Elba
Luther

Mark Rylance
Wolf Hall

Stephen Graham
This Is England '90

Ben Whishaw
London Spy




Television | Mini Series in 2016
Nominees


This Is England ’90
Shane Meadows, Mark Herbert, Jack Thorne, Rebekah Wray-Rogers

Doctor Foster
Mike Bartlett, Tom Vaughan, Roanna Benn, Jude Liknaitzky

The Enfield Haunting
Production Team

London Spy
Juliette Howell, Tom Rob Smith, Guy Heeley, Jakob Verbruggen







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The Awards in 2016 will take place on Sunday 8 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Public tickets for the event will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2016


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 8) 8) 8)

Obviously, congratulations to:



Wednesday, 30 March 2016 http://awards.bafta.org/award/2016/television


                                 Award Nominations
                                 Television in 2016


Television | Leading Actor in 2016
Nominees


Ben Whishaw
London Spy





Television | Mini Series in 2016
Nominees


London Spy
Juliette Howell, Tom Rob Smith, Guy Heeley, Jakob Verbruggen







HOWEVER--

Nothing for Jim Broadbent or Charlotte Rampling? For shame!   >:(

Oh well, be pleased and grateful also for:




Tuesday, 22 March 2016 http://awards.bafta.org/award/2016/tvcraft


                                 Award Nominations
                                 Television Craft in 2016


Television Craft | Director - Fiction in 2016
Nominees


Jakob Verbruggen
London Spy





Television Craft | Photography And Lighting - Fiction in 2016
Nominees


London Spy
Laurie Rose





Television Craft | Sound - Fiction in 2016
Nominees


London Spy
Scott Jones  Robert Brazier  Joseph Stracey  Ian Voigt





Television Craft | Editing - Fiction in 2016
Nominees


London Spy
Victoria Boydell








The British Academy Television Awards rewards the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year.

The Awards in 2016 will take place on Sunday 8 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Public tickets for the event will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2016

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What was it about London Spy that attracted you?

Getting the script was a treat. I’d read Tom Rob Smith’s writing before, so I knew I was in for a good thriller, and that’s absolutely proved to be true. It’s a really good read so I leapt through the five episodes very quickly. I love a good strong thriller myself so it was great to be part of that.

Also, Jakob [Verbruggen] is a very engaging director who is very communicative and clearly has a great relationship with the director of photography [Laurie Rose] and they have a good positive approach, which affected the whole production.
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