Ben Barnes is an English actor, born on the 20th of August in 1981. His father is English, and from a Christian background. His mother is South African, and was raised Jewish. He attended Kingston University, studying Drama and English Literature, and was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. Ben started his acting career in small roles on English television shows such as `Liquid News`, `Making Up Your Mind`, `Doctors` and `Split Decision`. However, Barnes` big break was in his theatrical involvement in `The History Boys`, playing Dakin. Later on, Barnes featured on two new films, `Bigga Than Ben` and `Stardust`.
However, Barnes then cut short his contract with `The History Boys` as he was offered the role of Prince Caspian in `The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian`. Barnes then signed up with the Narnia filming cast for two Narnia films playing Prince Caspian in `Narnia: Prince Caspian` and in `Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader`.
Ben played John Whittaker in the movie `Easy Virtue`. He also played Dorian Gray in `Dorian Gray`, the latest adaptation of Oscar Wilde`s novel. Both films are set to be released in 2009.
Full Name at Birth
Benjamin Thomas Barnes
Date of Birth
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Claim to Fame
Prince Caspian, Dorian Gray