Ben Barnes is an English actor and singer known for his roles in popular films and TV series such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Westworld, and The Punisher. He is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series Shadow and Bone.
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Ben Barnes was born on August 20, 1981, in London, England. He holds British nationality and is 41 years old as of 2022.
He was born to Tricia, a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry, and has a younger brother, Jack Barnes. He cites his mother’s Jewish South African childhood, his father’s scientific education, and his attendance at what he felt was a “vaguely Christian” school as formative influences.
He is of English, Dutch, German, and Jewish descent.
He was educated at two independent schools for boys and then Kingston University, where he studied drama and English literature and graduated with a BA Honours in 2004.
Ben Barnes started his career as a lead singer for the pop band Hyrise and was part of the National Youth Music Theatre.
He released his first song, “A Room with a View,” in 2008. He landed his first acting role as Young Dunstan in the 2007 film “Stardust” and made his television debut as Craig Unwin on an episode of “Doctors” in 2006.
His first major role in a feature film came in 2008 when he was cast as a Russian hoodlum in “Bigga Than Ben.”
He played the lead role of Prince Caspian in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” which received critical acclaim and led to a sequel. He spent two months preparing for the role by horse riding and stunt training.
In 2016, he played Logan Delos in the television series “Westworld” and has also had notable performances in “The Punisher,” “Seventh Son,” “Dorian Gray,” and “Sons of Liberty.”
As a successful actor, Ben Barnes has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
His income comes from his career as an actor and singer.
Barnes is active on social media and has a considerable fan base.
He uses Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.