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Prince Caspian, a dream come true.

Ben Barnes was a massive fan of Narnia books. He still can’t believe that he’s playing the main character from one of his favorite childhood tales. “I found my original copy that I had in 1989, so I know that I read the stories when I was 8 years old because the book had my writing on the front. There was a little sticker with a picture of a bear and I had written “I can’t BEAR to be without my book. The book belongs to Benjamin Barnes” with eight year old hand writing”. He found out that he got the role of Prince Caspian about 3 AM and He was running around the house and screaming. “It was just one of those life-changing moment” he said. “My mom and dad are quite cool. When I told them I got the part, they weren’t screaming or anything. But I was”.

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Becoming the lead role in the blockbuster movie adaptation of the Narnia sequel, Prince Caspian, propelled him to stardom. As down-to-earth actor, he might say “I honestly don’t know what they saw in me during auditions, I think it was probably a case of “we have to make this film” So who ever walks in the door next, we’ll pick him” Or he might say that his foreign looks was the reason, but the truth was more than that.

If it was only looks Andrew Adamson, the director of Prince Caspian was going for, it would be taken him less than 13 months traveling from Argentina, Italy, France, Spain and England to find the right person to fill the role of piratical Telmarines prince. “Well, I am sure you’ve seen his charm,” the director said. “He understood Prince Caspian. He had a love of the book and the character. He so wanted to do it and he just kind of sold me on him I guess. He has got a very youthful exuberance and he loves horse riding, sword playing and all that kind of stuff. He’s been great”.

It also helped that he was good with accents, so he was able to nail the Iberian accent very well. Later Andrew also said that there was a line that everyone else had one way, but which Ben said differently. Ben had emphasized a certain words that nobody else had done. During some interviews, it was confirmed several times that his Spanish accent was convincing and flawless.

“Ben flew to Los Angeles straight after a Saturday performance (the History Boys) and it was pretty clear right away that we had found our man, said Mark Johnson, the producer. “Ben is like a movie star in the old tradition. He’s tremendously good looking (agreed to that ^_^) and has a real intensity and charisma about him”. Wendy Rogers, the special effect supervisor, been charmed by Ben’s charisma said, “He’s such a nice guy and he’s very cute obviously (I still not sure that cute was the right word to describe Ben). He looks terrific on film. I love his delivery in some other lines. He has this kind of sense of humor under the surface that I find really endearing”

And above all that was of course, the smooth entrance to the tight-bounded Pevensies. He connects really well with them. William Moseley said that Ben has been great & a real laugh. “I am happy they chose him. He is sort of on Pevensie wave length and fits right in”. Skandar Keynes called him the “fifth Pevensie”. Anna Popplewell thinks that they were really anxious about meeting Prince Caspian and Geogie Henley confirmed that they were all worried that they wouldn’t like Prince Caspian, but after meeting Ben she said, “we love him. We all thinks he’s wonderful”

Though his mother still can’t hear the word ‘Ben’ and ‘horse’ in the same sentence without getting the giggles, he showed us that he’s the high-skilled Telmarine prince Caspian who was able to swim horses through rivers, slalom through pillars and mastering the sword fighting, speaks Iberian accent and delivered the role of vulnerable and naïve young prince convincingly. Ben Barnes, with his strong personality and talents, has proved that Andrew’s choice of making him the leading role for Prince Caspian was absolutely perfect.

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Ben Barnes, another pretty face or real talent?

To many of his fans, the British actor, Ben Barnes was perfect or well, almost perfect as an actor as well as a gentleman. Of course I have no objections at all, because I am one of his freaking crazy overdosed fan. Who can resist his well-proportioned unforgettable handsome face and his charming attitude? Almost no one. Seeing his face was enough to caught your attention. Dig deeper to his personality, it will drag you to like him more.


But he’s not someone who entered the hall of fame by sudden either. His journey to finally reached that stage of being famous was long and not easy. But is it really because he’s talented? is there any real talent along with his aristocratic face and charming personality? Would his package be enough to make him a good and award-winning actor? To make his name a guarantee to great movies? How long can he stay in this business? These are the serial writings on what other people said about his talents and some on his personality, which I think could be strong points of being a great actor.

Sabine White – assistant head teacher from Homefield Preparatory School, Sutton says they are all thrilled about Ben’s success. “Ben is remembered by all his teachers at Homefield as a good student, keen to be involved with all aspects of school life. He always strong at drama and music

Philip Swan – head of drama & directors of the School theater at King’s College School in Wimbledon recalls that Ben was already showing great promise. “Ben had an excellent singing voice and was keen on acting as a young boy. So I suggested he be in the ensemble for a production of Salomon Pavey, which was to be directed by Jeremy Taylor the founder of the National Youth Music Theater. With his good looks and outstanding talents, a great future was always likely to await him”.

He graduated from Kingston University in 2004, where he studied drama and English, specializing in Children’s literature. Frank Whately – Head of Kingston University School of performance & screen studies remembered him as one of their most talented students “Ben was one of the first student to read drama at Kingston University. As well as being a fine actor and director, he was intellectually outstanding. He’s the first student to be awarded first class honors in drama (with English). He was a dashing Don Juan in the Spanish Golden Age play by Tirso de Molina, among many other roles. He directed several productions too”.

Ben Barnes was proud of being a choir boy, doing the Messiah at Saint Martin’s in the fields. “I was proud of the musical theater that I’ve done with the National Youth Music theater for 6 years and I am very proud of the function band stuff that I did. I did Sinatra tribute concert and funky Stevie Wonder stuff at graduation”.

His first job was on stage in production of Bugsy Malone, where he played drums. Ben also a keen supporter of the Rose theater in Kingston. He performed a monologue in Judi Dench & friends back in 2004 to help raise funds for the venue. Wondering if there were recordings or videos on his previous projects. It would be very interesting to see him on stage while he was on school and college.

It was clear that, Ben Barnes was not entering the big screen and becoming one of the most endearing British heart throb without preparation. His backgrounds showed that he had always strong at drama and music. He had an excellent singing voice. He was one of the most talented students and intellectually outstanding. His talents have been admitted. Along with his knowledge in drama and literature, he has the strong combination to support his acting career. Ben Barnes is not just another pretty face. He has the real talents.

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The irresistible Ben Barnes

Like I said in my previous blog, Ben in many ways took my whole attention. I found that I fell for him because he’s different. Though his face was not the sexiest symmetrical shape, but all of its parts resembles perfectly. For me, he’s one of the world-class aristocratic handsome. From tons of his pictures, there are some of his pictures that really hyperventilating and breathtaking. His facial expressions, either in photo shoots or public appearances, could look unbearably handsome, amazingly stunning and irresistibly enchanting.

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I also found that he could look perfectly dreamy, otherworldly and totally endearing.

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But he could also took a breath from my lungs with a piercing deep-sharp stare came from pair of his almond dark brown eyes.

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The brooding Ben, could make me drool and ready to swoon.

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I was romance novels reader. Most of the male character in a romance novel, described as extraordinary handsome, calm and mysterious. They could burn your head and could not take them out of your mind. Thanks to Ben, with his aristocratic looks, I can read most of my romance novel with his face in my mind *_^

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Even though he could look cute and perfectly dreamy, but his manly captivating expression could make you wishes more than just seeing his pictures.

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I could tell myself, it was not a bizarre thing, if I experienced this phenomena of freaking crazy overdosed. it wouldn’t be easy to resist his charm and take his captivating & drop-dead gorgeous face out of imagination.

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Ben Barnes could win my attention and probably other women’ devotion, because he is one of the world-class epitome of sexiness.

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Though I like Ben very much these days and don’t know how long his spell will bundle me, I know one thing for sure, his looks won’t be enough to keep me as a loyal fan. I still need to find more quality on him. I still need to write about his personality and his acting ability from time to time, because I believe, Ben is not just another pretty face showcasing actor, he’s also amazingly talented.

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