Ben Barnes is an English actor and singer. Ben Barnes is popular for his roles like Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia film series, Logan Delos in Westworld, and Billy Russo in The Punisher. He is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series Shadow and Bone.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Ben Barnes was born on August 20, 1981, in London, England. His full name is Benjamin Thomas Barnes. He holds British nationality. Similarly, his age is 39 years as of 2020 and his zodiac sign is Leo. Barnes was born to Tricia, a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a younger brother, Jack Barnes.
Barnes 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 where he “liked the hymns” as formative influences. His grandparents were originally from Germany and the Netherlands. As a result, he shares English ancestry on his father’s side and is of Dutch, German, and Jewish descent on his mother’s side.
Barnes was educated at two independent schools for boys: Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton and King’s College School in Wimbledon, south-west London (where his classmates included the film actor Khalid Abdalla and comedian Tom Basden), followed by Kingston University in Kingston-upon-Thames, where he studied drama and English literature, and from which he graduated with BA Honours in 2004.
Career and Professional Life
He started his career singing as a lead singer for the pop band, Hyrise. In starting his career he was part of the National Youth Music Theatre. His first song was “A Room with a View” which he released in the year 2008. Ben Barnes landed his first acting role as Young Dunstan in 2007’s ‘Stardust’, directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. His first major role in a feature film came in 2008 when Barnes was cast as a Russian hoodlum named Cobakka in Suzie Halewood’s ‘Bigga Than Ben’.
Ben made his television debut as Craig Unwin on an episode of the British medical soap opera, ‘Doctors’, in 2006. Ben had his first breakthrough appearance with Andrew Adamson’s film adaptation of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’. He played the lead role of Prince Caspian in the film. His performance received critical acclaim and rave reviews, leading him to reprise the role in the sequel, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’. He spent two months of horse riding and stunt training to prepare for the role of Caspian in the movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
In 2016, he played the character of Logan Delos in the American science fiction western television series, ‘Westworld’. The series was a huge hit among the television audience. He joined the series’s first season as the main cast and was made recurring in the second season. Some of his other notable performances include Billy Russo in the Netflix series ‘The Punisher’, Tom Ward in Sergei Bodrov’s fantasy film ‘Seventh Son’, Dorian Gray in Oliver Parker’s horror drama film, ‘Dorian Gray’, and Samuel Adams in the 2015 miniseries ‘Sons of Liberty’.
Awards and Net Worth
Ben Barnes was nominated for MTV Movie Awards’ Best Breakthrough Male for his work in Prince Caspian in May 2009. His performances have also received critical acclaim and rave reviews. There is still more for him to achieve in his future.
As a successful actor, it is obvious that he earns quite good wealth. His net worth should be around $2 million. His income source is from his career as an actor and singer. There is no doubt that he will be earning in his future as he works hard.
Ben’s sexuality has always been the center point of attraction as the actor is a huge supporter of the LGBT community. Moreover, he has done a couple of gay roles. Due to these facts, he’s been speculated to be gay, however, there isn’t any concrete evidence to support the claims. Furthermore, the Gold Digger actor has never been into a relationship with a man and it is safe to say he’s straight. Moreover, though he is currently single, the lineup of his romantic affairs has been quite interesting. Ben dated actress Tamsin Egerton for a short period of time in September 2009. However, the couple decided to split after realizing that the relationship did never work between them.
In 2013, Ben and actress Amanda Seyfried started going out and attended red carpet events and parties together. The two developed a feeling for each other while filming the movie, The Big Wedding (2013). But unfortunately. this relationship also didn’t last long which ended in July 2013. Likewise, in early 2017, several media outlets reported that Ben might be probably dating actress Meganne Young after a picture of them being together was posted on social media in April 2017. Just like his previous relationships, the duo broke out for unknown reasons.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Talking about his body measurements, he stands the height of 6 feet 1 inch tall. He has an athletic body type with a weight of 83 kg. The size of his chest is 42 inches, waist is 33 inches, and biceps are 15 inches. Moreover, he has a handsome and attractive face with a pair of dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. He has a smart and dashing personality. Aside from these normal features, he has a chiseled jawline.
Barnes is extremely active and has earned a considerable fan base on social media. Similarly, he uses Instagram, Twitter, and also Facebook. There are 797K followers on his Instagram account, 143.1K followers on his Twitter account, and thousands of followers on his Facebook page. He loves traveling and often shared posts traveling and pictures with his friends and colleague.