Man of The Hour (PREVIEW)
Ben Whishaw, one of Britain’s hottest young acting talents, is currently wowing viewers in the hit drama The Hour (BBC2 and BBC HD, Tuesdays).
In it he plays TV journalist Freddie Lyon, and though the series is set in the Fifties, it raises very modern-day issues around the relationships between the press, politicians and the police.
'It's a very different period of history but there are obvious parallels with today,' says Ben.
In an interview with the JLP e-zine later this week, Ben looks back on what fired his love of acting, how the Partnership supported him through RADA, and the roles that have garnered him critical acclaim from his Hamlet at the Old Vic to playing Keats in the film Bright Star and Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited.
He also talks about forthcoming roles as Richard II and the film Cloud Atlas co-starring Tom Hanks and Jim Broadbent.
Don’t miss it this Friday.