Most of the girl dream about meeting a prince and everything that fairytale shows us. Well, guys, Ben Barnes is not far from the vision we had. He literally starred as “Prince Caspian” in The Chronicles of Narnia. That aside, Barnes will be playing the role of General Kirigan, aka the Darkling, in the upcoming Netflix series, Shadow and Bone.
Already in his late 30s, Ben has worked in numerous movies and TV shows, bringing him insurmountable fame and fan along the way. Keeping that in mind, many questions surrounding his personal life has popped up as well.
In this article, we will try to answer each and every query related to him. Let’s start the article now, shall we?
Who is Ben Barnes?- Family, Early Life, and Education
Born as Benjamin Thomas Barnes, this charming actor is the native of London, England. Ben was raised by his parents, Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry, and Tricia, a relationship therapist. Aside from his scholar parents, Barnes has a younger brother named Jack Barnes.
Likewise, Ben is British by nationality, while his ethnicity is white. As for his education, Ben comes from an academic background. Young Barnes went to two independent schools for boys i.e., Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton and King’s College School in Wimbledon, south-west London.
After that, he enrolled at Kingston University in Kingston-upon-Thames. There he studied drama and English literature and finally graduated with a BA Honors in 2004.
What color are Ben Barnes eyes?- Age and Body Measurements
Dazzling as Prince Caspian in The Narnia series, Ben caught the attention of many with his charming aura and attractive looks. Tall and handsome might perfectly sum him up. He has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes and short dark brown hair.
Aside from his looks, Ben is a tall guy and stands at 6 feet 1 inch(185 cm) and weighs around 83 kgs(183 lbs). Not to mention, he is athletically built, which makes him an ideal for any intimidating roles.
Likewise, sometimes it is hard to believe that Ben is already in his 30s. Yes, the charming Ben is currently 39 years old. Don’t believe it! Well, Barnes was born on August 20, 1981, under the sign of Leo.
Professional Career- Acting and Singing
Upon his graduation, Ben started his career in musical theatre. He spent most of his teenage as part of the National Youth Music Theatre and landed his first professional gig as a drummer in the West End musical adaptation of Bugsy Malone. Apparently, Ben was also a singer for the pop band Hyrise.
After his short detour in singing, Ben pursued his career in acting. In 2006, he appeared in the UK series, Doctors as the guest. Following that, the British talent also joined the ensemble cast of a West End production of The History Boys.
Similarly, Ben’s first featured film debut was from the 2007 movies, Stardust, directed by Matthew Vaughn. There he starred as Young Dunstan, which was based on the novel of the same name, one of the masterpieces by Neil Gaiman.
However, we all know Ben as Prince Caspain from the fantasy movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. According to director Andrew Adamson, “Caspian is a coming of age and, to some degree, a loss of innocence story.” He also stated how Caspian is a naive yet craving for revenge only to let go of the vengeance in the end.
Apart from that, he has appeared in numerous productions and shows to this date. Some of his celebrated works include Dorian Gray, The Words, Jackie & Ryan, Seventh Son, Sons of Liberty, Westworld, The Punisher, Gold Digger, and more.
Ben Barnes talks about playing the Darkling on Netflix’s Shadow and Bone.
As we have talked numerous times, Shadow and Bone, is finally happening people. Since the productions are already done with the shooting, we just have to wait for the release date to be posted. The upcoming Netflix series is based on Leigh Bardugo‘s YA trilogy of the same name combined with Six of Crows duology.
It is only a matter of time before we are introduced to the magical world of Ravka, where well, Ben is playing a significant role in the series. He will appear as General Kirigan, best known as the Darkling among the fandom.
After his charming role as Prince Caspian, we cannot wait to see him play a more dark role. Moreover, Ben is also excited to show his new avatar to the audience. Even though he did not go in detail, Barnes did talk about his character.
“I play this character who we’re calling, General Kirigan, but he’s actually if you know the books, he is the character of the Darkling, They have this order of magic, you know people who have extraordinary magical abilities called the Grisha, and he is the leader of the Grisha army. He’s their general. So he’s basically the most powerful character in this universe as we meet him.”
Who is Ben Barnes’s wife?- Personal Info and Relationship
Now, who could resist Ben after seeing him as Prince Caspian? From what we know, his fans increased in numbers after the movie was released. But apart from his on-screen romance, how is his off-screen romance? Well, at the moment, this striking actor is single.
However, Barnes did date a few beautiful women in the past. Not many details in given, but he did date Tamsin Egerton, from 2009 to 2010. After that, he dated Amanda Seyfried briefly in 2013. As for his last relationship, Ben was seen with Meganne Young back in 2017.
So far now, Barnes seems to be living a bachelor’s life, enjoying his life to the fullest, and busy with schedules. Aside from work, Ben loves traveling, especially to his favorite place in Locanda Locatelli, and has Italian cuisine.
Net worth and Income
Having been active as an actor since 1997, Ben indeed has amassed a lot of fans and recognition in the industry. At the moment, his net worth amounts to $2 million in numbers, whereas his salary and other incomes are still under review.
But with upcoming projects and more to come, his value will increase in the future.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 803k Followers
Twitter– 143.2k Followers