Aug. 20th, 1981
London, England, UK
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Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Barnes (born August 20, 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.
Born in London, to Tricia, a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a younger brother, Jack. His mother, who is Jewish, is originally from South Africa.
Barnes was educated at two independent schools for boys: Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton, Surrey 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.
Barnes played Thomas in the film Seventh Son (2015), an adaptation of the book The Spook's Apprentice. Filming began in March 2012. The same year, he starred as Sam Adams in the History Channel's three-part fictional mini-series Sons of Liberty.