Ben Whishaw to announce shock retirement from acting?

Whishaw created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Whishaw fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actor best known for his roles in Skyfall, Bright Star or Perfume, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 41, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 27/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouBen was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Ben Whishaw was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBen”
— @universalObserver, 26 Oct 2021
“Whishaw wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 26 Oct 2021

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