Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Richard+II? Of course, its Mr W's portrayal that's tops. I am even more convinced after watching a recent BBC4 programme about Richard II that the Hollow Crown version is as close to the real person as we can get.
Ben Whishaw as Richard II / Whishaw’s vulnerability – and his toughness – can be seen to gripping effect in Rupert Goold’s new film of Richard II, part of the BBC’s contribution to this year’s Cultural Olympiad. It’s an extraordinary performance. One moment his Richard is doing his normal kingly things – smiting and banishing away. The next he’s no longer sure of who he is, or where he belongs.
Ben Whishaw cast as lead in BBC Spy drama - News - TV & Radio - The Independent. Fantastic news that Ben will be back on telly next year. Shame it doesn't sound like a particularly challenging role for him.