Former Clifton school student Ben Whishaw wins best supporting actor awards
PUBLISHED: 11:10 14 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:15 18 January 2019
The headteacher of Clifton’s Samuel Whitbread Academy has congratulated former student Ben Whishaw, after the actor won a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award.
The 38-year-old was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in BBC mini-series A Very English Scandal at both ceremonies.
Samuel Whitbread principal Nick Martin said: “Everyone at Samuel Whitbread is incredibly proud of Ben.
“He is an amazing actor and a true inspiration to all the students at Samuel Whitbread.”
Whishaw also attended Henlow Middle School and performed at Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre.
He has appeared in a number of high-profile film roles in recent years, starring as Q in James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, voicing Paddington Bear in Paddington and Paddington 2, and appearing as Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Returns.