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Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:53 pm
by Raphael
I found this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... stery.html

I found it interesting- there's some bits about his role in Bright Star and how Jane Campion found that he has a magical quality like our dear Junkets.

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:57 pm
by keatsclose
Junkets?

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:37 pm
by Saturn
An affectionate nickname for Keats.

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:39 am
by Malia
That was a fabulous interview you posted, Raphael. I'd read it many months ago--as Ben Whishaw is one of my favorite actors--I'm so glad you posted it. :) Did you know he just won an International Emmy award for Best Actor? I believe it was for his role in Criminal Justice. That show is just becoming available on Netflix and I can't *wait* to see it!

Here's another Whishaw interview people might like:

http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_di ... fc463750ab

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:27 pm
by Raphael
keatsclose wrote:Junkets?


He was called this by Leigh Hunt as it sounded like how he said his name- but it doesn't sound like " John keats" when said with a Northern accent like mine lol

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:32 pm
by Saturn
Lol, nor in my Northern Irish brogue, but I can hear it in Keats' cockney/London accent well enough :mrgreen:

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:46 pm
by Raphael
Saturn wrote:Lol, nor in my Northern Irish brogue, but I can hear it in Keats' cockney/London accent well enough :mrgreen:



Do you know I cannot- I'm trying to imagine him saying it ... :D
I have lived in London as well- so you would think I'd be able to imagine it! I bet he sounded cute though..

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:49 pm
by Saturn
The way it sounds in my head sounds very broad cockney, "Junnnnkits" something like that said quite quickly.

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:50 pm
by Raphael
Malia wrote:That was a fabulous interview you posted, Raphael. I'd read it many months ago--as Ben Whishaw is one of my favorite actors--I'm so glad you posted it. :) Did you know he just won an International Emmy award for Best Actor? I believe it was for his role in Criminal Justice. That show is just becoming available on Netflix and I can't *wait* to see it!

Here's another Whishaw interview people might like:

http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_di ... fc463750ab



Hello Malia- the interview of Ben was great- he seems genuine and a nice bloke. And of course he's very talented! I have only just found out these past few days about his other roles and awards.I'm going with the view he could be the next Olivier- he is really really good.
I can see why he was chosen to play our dear poet- he has a great respect for John Keats and understands how amazing he is! Also, Ben is able to show sensitivity and awide range of emotions. I really loved the first meeting when he goes "pfftttt" and calles her "minxtress"- I can imagine our real Junkets doing that!

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:58 pm
by Raphael
Saturn wrote:The way it sounds in my head sounds very broad cockney, "Junnnnkits" something like that said quite quickly.



I'm still trying Saturn..but I still can't get "Junkets" to sound like John Keats ( even imagined said rapidly) - funnily enough there was a Londoner in the library last week and I was tempted to ask him to say it :D
Do you think he had a broad Cockney accent then?

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:04 pm
by Raphael
I'm just in the library and the London bloke came in so I asked him to say "Junkets"- which he amazingly did without asking me what it was or why and yes it did sound like John Keats said fast lol
Def doesn't wrk with an oop North accent! I did tell the bloke why and what it meant after.

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:55 pm
by Malia
It most definitely doesn't work when said with a Pacific Northwest American accent. :lol:

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:15 pm
by BrokenLyre
I tried it - but it doesn't work with a Northern NY accent either. :D
My wife is half English. Maybe I'll ask her to say it. Then again, she's half German, so I better not.

She already thinks I'm obsessed as it is.... oh well.

Re: Ben Whishaw interview

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:42 pm
by Raphael
That Cockney bloke is sitting opposite me as I am in the library now lol. I haven't asked him to say it today tho!