Ben Whishaw to play Q in Skyfall

Ben Whishaw (Bright Star) to appear as Q in Skyfall

Skyfall (Bond 23 ) posterVariety has reported that Ben Whishaw has been confirmed to play the part of Q in the twenty-third James Bond film, Skyfall.

Previously announced to appear alongside Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Judi Dench in the film, Whishaw has appeared in Perfume, Bright Star (pictured) and more recently The Tempest.

Whishaw will tackle the role that was originally played by Desmond Llewelyn starting with From Russia with Love. Following Llewelyn’s departure from the series, he was briefly replaced by John Cleese in Die Another Day.

The character has not appeared in Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace.

Skyfall will be released in Australia on 22 November 2012 from Sony.