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Prince Caspian, Dorian Gray
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Ben Barnes is an English actor, born on the 20th of August in 1981. His father is English, and from a Christian background. His mother is South African, and was raised Jewish. He attended Kingston University, studying Drama and English Literature, and was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. Ben started his acting career in small roles on English television shows such as `Liquid News`, `Making Up Your Mind`, `Doctors` and `Split Decision`. However, Barnes` big break was in his theatrical involvement in `The History Boys`, playing Dakin. Later on, Barnes featured on two new films, `Bigga Than Ben` and `Stardust`.
However, Barnes then cut short his contract with `The History Boys` as he was offered the role of Prince Caspian in `The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian`. Barnes then signed up with the Narnia filming cast for two Narnia films playing Prince Caspian in `Narnia: Prince Caspian` and in `Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader`.
Ben played John Whittaker in the movie `Easy Virtue`. He also played Dorian Gray in `Dorian Gray`, the latest adaptation of Oscar Wilde`s novel. Both films are set to be released in 2009.
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Benjamin Thomas Barnes
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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.