First Look: Ben Whishaw as the Young, New Q in 'Skyfall' Revealed
One of my personal all-time favorite characters is Q, from the Bond series, originally played by Desmond Llewelyn in 17 of the original Bond films. Llewelyn sadly passed away in 1999, and while they've toyed with the character, ever since the Daniel Craig Bonds have started, they've kept Q entirely out of the equation. But then they announced Ben Whishaw would be playing Q in Sam Mendes' Skyfall. How would he look? Would he be extremely young, or just a smart scientist? Would he better than John Cleese (ugh)? Well, now we know, the first official photo of Whishaw as Q has been revealed, and he looks good. But also very young.
Here's the shot of Ben Whishaw as Q, debuted on 007.com. It's not too much, but I like his glasses at least.
Skyfall is being directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go), from a script by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Skyfall will once again star Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, along with Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench as M, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace with Ben Whishaw. You can also follow the official twitter @007 for updates as well, they've been tweeting photos and more. Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions and MGM have Skyfall set to hit US theaters on November 9th this fall. We'll continue to keep you updated on all things Bond. Read my on set experience from Istanbul and stay tuned.