Ben Barnes

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 20 August 1981, London, England. 

Ben Barnes attended King’s College School in Wimbledon, where he actively participated in school plays and musicals. His passion for acting led him to pursue further education in the field. He enrolled at the Kingston University in London and graduated with a degree in Drama and English Literature.

Ben Barnes made his breakthrough in the entertainment industry with his portrayal of Prince Caspian in the film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” in 2008.

Following the success of “Prince Caspian,” Barnes took on various notable roles in both film and television. One of his significant roles came in the form of playing Dorian Gray in the 2009 film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” His performance was praised for capturing the complex nature of the character.

In 2015, Barnes starred as Sam Adams in the historical drama miniseries “Sons of Liberty.” His portrayal of the influential American revolutionary earned him critical acclaim and further solidified his position as a talented actor.

Barnes continued to expand his repertoire by taking on diverse roles in films such as “Seventh Son” (2014), “The Words” (2012), and “By the Gun” (2014). He also ventured into the realm of television with appearances in popular shows like “Westworld” and “The Punisher.”


Suggested viewing


Shadow and Bone (2021)

Shadow and Bone poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.6

“Shadow and Bone” is based on a fantasy novel by Leigh Bardugo that follows the story of Alina Starkov, a young orphan who discovers she possesses a rare and powerful ability to summon light. As she trains to become a Grisha, a group of elite magical soldiers, she becomes entangled in a dangerous world of political intrigue and dark forces.

Top cast: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Danielle Galligan, Calahan Skogman.

Dorian Gray (2009)

Dorian Gray poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.2

The drama is based on the novel by Oscar Wilde that tells the story of a young man named Dorian Gray who remains eternally youthful while a portrait of him ages and shows the effects of his immoral lifestyle. As he indulges in hedonistic pleasures, Dorian’s soul becomes increasingly corrupted, leading to tragic consequences.

Top cast: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Emilia Fox, Caroline Goodall, Fiona Shaw.

Gold Digger (2019)

Gold Digger poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.7

“Gold Digger” is a British television series that follows the story of Julia Day, a wealthy woman in her 60s who falls in love with Benjamin Greene, a much younger man. As their relationship unfolds, questions arise about Benjamin’s intentions, leading to a captivating exploration of love, power, and the complexities of age-gap relationships.

Top cast: Julia Ormond, Ben Barnes, Alex Jennings, Sebastian Armesto, Jemima Rooper, Archie Renaux, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Julia McKenzie.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.5

“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is based on the fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis. It continues the adventures of the Pevensie siblings as they return to the magical land of Narnia. They join forces with Prince Caspian to fight against the tyrannical rule of his uncle, King Miraz, and restore Narnia to its rightful heir.

Top cast: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Sergio Castellitto, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis.

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