Ben Whishaw to play Q in new James Bond film

Nov 25, 2011 by Ian Evans

Ben Whishaw ©

Ben Whishaw, seen here at the Bright Star premiere at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival, has been chose to play “Q” in the next James Bond film Skyfall. ©2009 All rights reserved. Photographer:Christine Lambert

Actor Ben Whishaw has been cast as James Bond’s high-tech gadget and weapons specialist “Q” in the next James Bond film Skyfall. He’ll work opposite Daniel Craig in the 23rd instalment of the spy series, which will be directed by Sam Mendes.

Whishaw, whose best known for 2008’s Brideshead Revisited is the first Q since John Cleese played the role in 2002’s Die Another Day. Before that, the role had been performed by Desmond Llewelyn for 36 years. Llewelyn died in a car crash in 1999.