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Ben Barnes is a Actor British born on 20 august 1981 at London (United-kingdom)

Ben Barnes

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Birth name Benjamin Thomas Barnes
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 august 1981 (37 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Barnes (born 20 August 1981) is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia films Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, for playing the title character in the 2009 adaptation of Dorian Gray, for his supporting roles in the films The Words and The Big Wedding, and for his portrayal of American Founding Father Samuel Adams in the 2015 miniseries, Sons of Liberty.

Biography

Ben Barnes est né le 20 août 1981 dans le sud-ouest de Londres de Thomas Barnes, professeur de psychiatrie, et de Tricia Barnes, psychothérapeute. Il a un frère cadet, Jack.

Il se rêve tout d'abord joueur de criquet puis chanteur avant de décider à 15 ans de se lancer dans le milieu du théâtre suite à la rencontre des acteurs de la troupe du National Youth Music Theatre qu'il intègre à 16 ans. Il va y jouer pendant 6 ans. Après le lycée, il part tout d'abord pour Los Angeles où il tente de percer en jouant dans quelques séries avant de retourner à Londres reprendre 'ses études dans à l'université Kingston dont il ressort en 2004 avec un diplôme en littérature anglaise et art dramatique. C'est également à cette période qu'il représente l'Angleterre à l'Eurovision avec la chanson Leading me on du boys band Hyrise. Deux ans plus tard, il fait ses débuts à la télévision dans la série britannique Doctors.

En 2007, il apparaît dans le film Stardust, le Mystère de l’Étoile puis retourne sur les planches afin de jouer dans The History Boys. C'est durant une des représentations qu'il est repéré pour auditionner dans le rôle du prince Caspian du monde de Narnia, rôle qu'il obtient en déclarant notamment qu'il a une bonne expérience équestre, cette expérience se réduisant en réalité à la montée d'un poney Shetland lorsqu'il était âgé de 8 ans. Après Le Prince Caspian, il enchaîne avec la comédie romantique Un mariage de rêve dans laquelle il joue un gentleman farmer marié à Jessica Biel et qui la ramène au manoir familial tenu par ses parents, Kristin Scott Thomas et Colin Firth. Ce film est une adaptation de la pièce de Noël Coward : Easy Virtue. Cette pièce avait déjà été adaptée au cinéma par Alfred Hitchcock alors qu'il était encore un tout jeune réalisateur. Après ce film, il retrouve Colin Firth pour jouer dans Le Portrait de Dorian Gray dans lequel il tient le rôle titre. Quelques mois plus tard il retrouve le personnage de Caspian pour le troisième chapitre L'Odyssée du passeur d'Aurore. C'est durant le tournage qu'il reçoit le script de Killing Bono, comédie sur le groupe U2 et le critique musical Neil McCornick. Ben Barnes a déclaré que de tous les films dans lesquels il a joué, Killing Bono était son préféré.

Du 28 septembre 2010 au 15 janvier 2011 il a joué la pièce Birdsong mise en scène par Trevor Nunn au Comedy Theater dans le West End à Londres.

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Filmography of Ben Barnes (14 films)

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Actor

Jackie & Ryan, 1h30
Directed by Ami Canaan Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind, Joey Miyashima
Roles Ryan
Rating58% 2.9012152.9012152.9012152.9012152.901215
Ryan, a modern day train hopper fighting to be a successful musician, and Jackie, a recent single mom battling to hold onto her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that changes their lives forever.
Seventh Son, 1h42
Directed by Sergueï Bodrov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film
Actors Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams
Roles Tom Ward
Rating54% 2.747872.747872.747872.747872.74787
In a prologue, the witch Mother Malkin is imprisoned in an underground chamber by Gregory, the last of a knightly order known as the Falcons, who have long defended humanity against supernatural threats. Several decades later, Gregory now works as a "Spook," a roving witch hunter.
By the Gun
By the Gun (2014)
, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel, Kenny Wormald, Toby Jones, Paul Ben-Victor
Roles Nick Tortano
Rating48% 2.403522.403522.403522.403522.40352
Nick Tortano is an associate of local caporegime Sal Vitaglia. Nick wants to become a made man but has yet to be trusted enough for his first contract killing. As the Boston crime families wither, however, Sal is forced to consolidate his power and advance more men. Recognizing Nick as potentially useful soldier, Sal advises him to show more loyalty and respect to the family. Sal forces him to deliver an apology in order to smooth over relations with another gangster, Tony Matazano, whom he has insulted. Nick reluctantly delivers the apology, though his friend George, a local thug unaffiliated with the mafia, ridicules him for having to show respect to what he views as a contemptible person. Although Tony accepts Nick's apology, tensions remain high between them.
The Big Wedding, 1h29
Directed by Justin Zackham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes
Roles Alejandro Griffin
Rating56% 2.801622.801622.801622.801622.80162
Don and Ellie Griffin were a New England couple married for twenty years before they divorced. They have three children from their marriage – Lyla, Jared, and adopted son Alejandro, who was from Colombia.
The Words
The Words (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Brian Klugman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, J. K. Simmons, Ben Barnes, Jeremy Irons
Roles Young Man
Rating70% 3.547733.547733.547733.547733.54773
Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words. Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana). Rory borrows some money from his father (J. K. Simmons), gets a job as a mail supervisor at a literary agency and attempts to sell his first novel, which is repeatedly rejected by publishers.
Killing Bono, 1h54
Directed by Nick Hamm
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Pete Postlethwaite, Krysten Ritter, Luke Treadaway, Charlie Cox
Roles Neil McCormick
Rating64% 3.2004453.2004453.2004453.2004453.200445
À Dublin, Neil McCormick et son jeune frère Ivan montent le groupe de rock Shook Up, avec l'ambition de devenir le plus grand groupe de rock du monde. Au même moment, Paul Hewson, leur camarade de classe, chante dans son propre groupe qui vient lui aussi de se former. Neil, persuadé que le sien est bien meilleur, ne se doute pas encore que le groupe qui le concurrence va bientôt sortir de l'ombre sous le nom de U2, et que Paul Hewson deviendra une star planétaire sous celui de Bono.
Locked In
Locked In (2010)

Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Origin USA
Actors Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer, Eliza Dushku, Brenda Fricker, Johnny Whitworth, Clarke Peters
Roles Josh Sawyer

The story moves through the lives of two fragile yet determined people and maps a private geography of love, loss and ultimate redemption. Josh leaves his advertising career at its peak, everyone wants either to be him or to have him. Then he walks away from it all, the money, recognition and the life. A car accident will leave his daughter suffering from 'locked-in' syndrome and when everyone has given up she starts communicating with him, or is he going mad?
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 1h55
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films about lions, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter, Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson, Simon Pegg
Roles Caspian
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Three Narnian years after the events of Prince Caspian, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are staying with their irritating bookworm cousin Eustace Scrubb until the war is over. Edmund is still too young to enlist in His Majesty's Armed Forces. At their cousin's home a painting of a ship on the ocean transports Lucy, Edmund and Eustace into an ocean in Narnia.
Dorian Gray, 1h46
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Rachel Hurd-Wood
Roles Dorian Gray
Rating62% 3.1461153.1461153.1461153.1461153.146115
When a naïve young Dorian Gray arrives in late Victorian London, by train, to inherit an estate left to him by his abusive grandfather, he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Lord Henry Wotton, who introduces Gray to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Lord Henry's friend, society artist Basil Hallward, paints a portrait of Gray to capture the full power of his youthful beauty. When the portrait is unveiled, Gray makes a flippant pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture—even his soul.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films about lions, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson
Roles Prince Caspian
Rating64% 3.2499853.2499853.2499853.2499853.249985
1,300 Narnian years after the Pevensie siblings left, Caspian, a Telmarine prince and heir to the throne, is informed by mentor Doctor Cornelius that his uncle, Miraz, is plotting to kill him and seize the throne for himself and his newborn heir. Cornelius gives him Queen Susan's ancient magical horn, instructing him to blow it only at his greatest need. Caspian flees into the woods where he encounters two Narnian dwarfs, Trumpkin and Nikabrik, and a talking badger named Trufflehunter, and blows the horn to summon help.
Easy Virtue, 1h37
Directed by Stephan Elliott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de Noel Coward
Actors Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes, Kris Marshall, Kimberley Nixon
Roles John Whittaker
Rating66% 3.3478653.3478653.3478653.3478653.347865
Larita (Jessica Biel), a glamorous American widow and successful racecar driver, meets young John Whittaker (Ben Barnes) in Monaco. They marry, and he takes his bride home to meet his family at their dauntingly large rural mansion, where seven generations of Whittakers have been gentleman farmers. There she meets her icy cold mother-in-law, Veronica (Kristin Scott Thomas) and disheveled, sad-eyed father-in-law, Major Jim Whittaker (Colin Firth).
Bigga than Ben, 1h25
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Actors Ben Barnes, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Andrei Chadov, Jeff Mirza
Roles Cobakka
Rating63% 3.198083.198083.198083.198083.19808
This dark comedy from the UK, is a tale of two selfish, wayward young Russian backpackers who come to London in an attempt to amass an easy fortune.
Stardust
Stardust (2007)
, 2h7
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Superhero films, Steampunk films
Actors Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong
Roles Young Dunstan
Rating76% 3.847763.847763.847763.847763.84776
A village lies near a gap in a stone wall bordering the magical kingdom of Stormhold. The gap is guarded constantly but Dunstan Thorn manages to go through and meets an enslaved princess, Una. She offers him a glass snowdrop in exchange for a kiss. Nine months later, the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, saying his name is Tristan.