Skyfall Actor Ben Whishaw Comes Out as Gay
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Skyfall Actor Ben Whishaw Comes Out as Gay

Ben Whishaw, who starred in last year's hit film Skyfall, has officially come out.

The adorable 32-year-old British actor, who played Q in the James Bond flick, released a statement to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, over the weekend.

Ben's rep confirmed that the actor married his partner, Australian composer Mark Bradshaw, in Sydney a year ago. Talk about flying under the radar!

"Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work," his spokesman said. "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."

The lovely couple met on the set of the 2009 film Bright Star. Ben starred in the film as poet John Keats and Mark scored the music.

Back in 2011, Ben pretty much addressed his orientation, though not directly, in an interview with Out while promoting the Off-Broadway play The Pride, in which he played a gay man.

When asked at the time whether he thought it was important for young gay people to have positive role models, he said:

"I really agree with that, and 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. It's something I think about, but it's important for me to do it at the time that's right for me. And I'm not there yet."

Source: Daily Mail

08.5.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Carson Blackwelder
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