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Top 10 Facts - Ben Barnes
07.18.2016
Fact #1

English actor who became known for portraying Prince Caspian in two Chronicles of Narnia films. He also starred in the films The Big Wedding, The Words, and Stardust.

Fact #2

He graduated college with a degree in English literature and drama. He attended King's College School in Wimbledon, London, with comedian Tom Basden.

Fact #3

Appeared in the Kooks music clip for The Sofa song.

Fact #4

He had never ridden a horse before playing Prince Caspian, but he told the casting director that he could since it was a requirement for the role. As soon as landed in New Zealand to begin filming, he started taking lessons from the only school close by, Auckland’s Riding School for the Disabled.

Fact #5

When he got the role of Prince Caspian, he left his role as Darkin in “The History Boys” at the Royal National Theatre before the end of his contract. The Theatre almost sued Ben for breach of contract, but it was eventually dropped.

Fact #6

Because England had not qualified for Euro 2008 (football) he supported the Dutch as one of his grandmothers is from Holland.

Fact #7

Was one of the four finalists for the role of Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’.

Fact #8

Ben auditioned for ‘Killing Bono’ while shooting the third ‘Narnia’ in Australia. Will Poulter (Eustace) helped him with his test.

Fact #9

In 2013 Barnes had one film released, The Big Wedding, a remake of the original 2006 French film Mon frere se marie (My brother is getting married). The movie starred an ensemble cast which included Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace, Amanda Seyfried, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams.

Fact #10

Barnes played Thomas in the film Seventh Son (2014), an adaptation of the book The Spook's Apprentice.

Fact #11
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