English actor Ben Barnes landed in hot water when he abruptly departed a London stage production of "The History Boys" in 2007 to take a role in a Disney film shooting in New Zealand. The decision may...
Joined the West End production of "History Boys" as the manipulative Dakin; left production early to take title role in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
Played the lead role in Stephan Elliott's film version of Noël Coward's play "Easy Virtue"
Cast alongside Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in romantic drama "The Words"
Made feature film debut as Young Dunstan in Matthew Vaughn's fantasy feature "Stardust"
Reprised role for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
Starred in the title role in a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "Dorian Gray"
Played a Russian who falls in with bad company after arriving in London in "Bigga Than Ben"
Portrayed Caspian in the film adaption of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
First TV role, a guest appearance on the U.K. series "Doctors"
Made theatrical debut at 15 as a member of the National Youth Music Theatre in "The Ballad of Solomon Peavy"
English actor Ben Barnes landed in hot water when he abruptly departed a London stage production of "The History Boys" in 2007 to take a role in a Disney film shooting in New Zealand. The decision may have not won him any accolades among the theater community, but it did wonders for his career - the role was that of Prince Caspian, the titular hero of the 2008 sequel to "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2005), and the blizzard of publicity that preceded its early summer released virtually papered the globe with pictures of his face. The exposure catapulted the actor into worldwide attention, and generated more work in major motion pictures, including the third "Narnia" feature and an opportunity to romance Jessica Biel in a big-screen version of Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue" (2009).