Ben Barnes Biography
Ben Barnes born as Benjamin Thomas Barnes is a British actor and singer best known for his roles as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia series and Billy Russo in The Punisher.
Ben Barnes Age
He was born on 20 August 1981 in London, England, U.K. He is 37 years old as of 2018.
Ben Barnes Height
He stands at a height of 1.85 m.
Ben Barnes Eye Color
His eyes’ color is dark brown.
Ben Barnes Family
He was born to Tricia Barnes and Thomas Barnes as his parents first born child. He only has one sibling who is his brother called Jack Barnes. His mother is a relationship therapist who is originally from South Africa while his father is a professor of psychiatry.
He attended Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton for his early education and later attended King’s College School in Wimbledon. He later graduated with BA Honours from Kingston University where he studied Drama and English Literature.
Ben Barnes Wife | Ben Barnes Girlfriend
As of January 2019, he is single, has no wife and no children yet. He was previously in a relationship with Meganne Young. The two started dating in early 2017 but the relationship did not work and they broke up in April 2017. In 2013, he was dating Amanda Seyfried; they had an affair while starring the movie, The Big Wedding. The relationship did not last and the two separated in July.
In September 2009, he began dating Tamsin Egerton but the two broke up in 2010 citing some personal differences.
Ben Barnes Gay
In regards to his sexuality, he has raised several eyebrows and lots of curiosity as he has openly backed the LGBT community as well as playing gay man roles in several of his movies like in Dorian Gray and in the Westworld sitcom. Despite all that, it has not been proven with certainty that he is gay, besides, he has been in a couple of relationships with women in the past so it would be safe to assume that he is straight.
Ben Barnes Movies And TV Shows
Jackie & Ryan
By the Gun
Thomas “Tom” Ward
The Big Wedding
The Young Man
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
King Caspian X
Bigga than Ben
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Prince Caspian X
Young Dunstan Thorn
Sons of Liberty
Samuel “Sam” Adams
The Ballad of Salomon Pavey
The Ragged Child
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Blag: The Musical
Sex, Chips & Rock n’ Roll
Justin DeVere Montague / The Wolf
Talking to Mr. Warner
The History Boys
Ben Barnes Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Ben Barnes Westworld
He stars as Logan Delos, a regular guest who introduces William to the park.
Ben Barnes Narnia | Ben Barnes Prince Caspian
He stars as Prince Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Ben Barnes Hair | Ben Barnes Hot
Ben Barnes Stardust
He starred as a Young Dunstan Thorn in Stardust.
Ben Barnes Southbound Lyrics
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Ben Barnes Interview
INTERVIEW: THE PUNISHER’S BEN BARNES
Brief Take: Congratulations on the series! Watching season 2 is such a visceral experience.
Ben Barnes: I felt like the first season we were so physically exhausted by the time we came to the end, because we spent the last couple of weeks shooting the finale episode with the huge fight on the carousel. I was just battered and bruised and exhausted from that. I felt like I earned my stripes when you shoot something with that kind of physical and military aspect. But this season, I didn’t have very much hand-to-hand fighting, there’s obviously all these little trip hazards along the way, but equally intensive from an emotional, psychological aspect. My adrenaline would build up and instead of worrying about, you know, being punched in the face by Jon (Bernthal), I would be worried about not being able to reach the kind of histrionic states that were demanded in the scripts. I remember very vividly some of the breakdown scenes and the scenes of confusion, and it was very vulnerable. I tried to make them a bit different from each other as well. And I remember the enormous pressure of reaching those emotional places, and I took something of the, as you say, emotional exhaustion with me afterwards.
BT: As you were saying, season 2 is so different than season 1, it must have been like hitting the reset button.
BB: It was, it was a bit like hitting the reset button in terms of slipping the archetypes a little bit. Billy’s story was similar to how Frank’s was in the first season. He does seem confused and he doesn’t know what happened to land him in this state, and does feel like he’s been betrayed by somebody who is close to him and is seeking retribution for that. He kind of sees himself more as the protagonist, where in the first season, I think that he knows that he’s a liar and a manipulator. He’s someone who is hiding his villain status who deep down knows that he is wanting to condone it based on his upbringing or the wounds that he suffered as a young man or whatever. He really condones it, but in the second season, that’s sort of a positive for him. I was really excited about the second season when I took the job in the first season, because again I knew it would give me this opportunity to have this unpredictability and this emotional fragility and that psychologically tortured aspect to the character, which kind of fascinated me with my parents being psychologists and psychiatrists. Prospectively, that’s what sort of fascinated me.
BT: What do you think is ultimately more villainous, being aware or unaware of your villainy?
BB: Yeah, it’s interesting, isn’t it? I think that I’ve been really lucky with Westworld and with this show to invest in these characters that are either outwardly Machiavellian or villainous, and in the case of Westworld, arrogant and just kind of awful. In the second season, I got to kind of peel back the layers and show how they became that way, or what it was that led them to be like that and just to dig a little deeper into the psyche. I think it’s sort of a theme in the second season of The Punisher, in which if you don’t know what it is that you’ve done or for what you are responsible, to what extent are you guilty of it? I think that it’s definitely scarier if someone doesn’t know what they’ve done to hurt you. I think better the devil you know, in terms of the expression. But yeah, I think that, certainly for me anyway, it was a lot more fun to play the outward and sort of gangster quality of the second season, rather than the Brylcreem and Burberry and narcissism and manipulation of the first season