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Ben Whishaw Comes Out as Gay Man, Married to Partner

Ben Whishaw Comes Out as Gay Man, Married to Partner

Ben Whishaw has confirmed that he is a gay man and that he is married to his longtime partner Mark Bradshaw.

Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work,” the 32-year-old Skyfall actor’s rep told the Daily Mail.

“Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy.”

“I feel in my heart that it’s important, but I don’t quite know yet the way to go about that. Maybe that’s the transitional thing I feel I’m in the middle of at the moment,” Ben previously said while playing a gay character in an off-Broadway play back in 2011.

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  • me

    Henry Cavill is next.

  • berat

    i knew he is gay. well i didnt sure but i guess it. good for him. he find true himself. i m happy for him.

  • Victoria

    I´ve always liked him as an actor, I hope he is a very happy.

  • immature

    He was awesome in Hollow Crown — Richard II.

  • Oywithpoodles

    Wha? I had no idea. I loved him as John Keats in my favorite movie ever, Bright Star. He’s a wonderful actor.

  • Superman’s GF

    Oh please, like we didn’t have it figured out already. The gays just desperately WANT to make things dramatic.

  • susanna

    he ist a great actor!!!!! now i love him even more!! thumbs up :-)

  • susanna

    he is… not ist!! sorry…

  • hmmm

    at this point I just assume that 90% of Hollywood actors and British actors are gay. even if they are married to women.

  • Fercat


    I think Garfield will beat him to the punch. He’s been laying out a bunch of hints of late.

  • Hot McHottie

    Wow, I just hope Hugh Jackman is gay. He looks amazing in this picture. He knows WOMEN WANT ROMANCE GIFTS from AthenaToysDotcom

  • Guest

    @Fercat He would have gotten on with Jesse Eisenberg if that was the case.He just supports gay rights.

  • Lauren

    @Superman’s GF: How is that making things dramatic? It’s usually the media and other people trying to pry themselves into the personal lives of actors. You have gossip sites that make a whole article about it.

  • Cate

    Congratulations to them!


    career over

  • Mamie

    if he doesn’t like to discuss his life, then why the f*** he discuss it in tabloids

  • Fercat


    Maybe he’s just contractually obligated not to out himself yet.

    He’s still a great actor, gay or straight.

  • Anne


    For the love of God…Cavill is not gay.Cavill’s gay rumors derive from fake stories! I actually know someone who woks as a PR in multiple London Clubs and he confirmed to that henry is not gay.

    But if you want something juicy here it goes : Henry and Ellen Whitaker broke up with a huge public fight.Well at least she was fighting…he was trying to callm her down!

  • HCfan

    the gays want everyone to be gay lol Straight people exist! sorry that Henry is one of them.

  • Nawal

    I’ve always loved him in all of his movies and tv shows and he’s so damn pretty

  • Elia

    @me: Nah, he’s a coward. Funny how really talented actors like Whishaw and Bomer are man enough to own their orientation and come out. I guess if you don’t have enough courage, honesty and talent you stay in.

  • Mara

    I don’t know who he is, but good on him.

  • DanaJ

    I had NO idea! I just love this actor. He is terrific in everything. I wish him all the best!

  • flo

    well… good for him =)
    btw, he was amazing in bbc series “the hour”.

  • TommyBoy


  • tina

    Cavil, Garfield, Pattinson = SO GAY! Only very naive people can’t see it.

  • Nana

    @susanna: So before u did not love him because he was not gay and now u do? odd