He became known to the world audiences with the movie Perfume: the story of a murderer (2006), and since then his name was thrown to the spotlight.
Today he is most recognised as ' Q' in the latest instalments of the 007 saga, Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
At the time the actor also revealed to be in a civil partnership with the Australian composer Mark Bradshaw since 2012. It takes courage [to come out] and people have to do it in their own time. I hadn’t anticipated that they would be, but they were.it’s an intimate and private and difficult conversation for most people.There is so much tension around doing something like that.Whereas I was kept on for the entire run." His spokesperson confirmed: "Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work.Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012.