Ben Barnes Biography

Ben Barnes is a talented English Actor and Singer. Some of his notable roles were seen in Westworld as Logan Delos, The Chronicle of Narnia as the key role of Prince Caspian, and many more. He was nominated twice for National Movie Award for the category of Best Male Performer and Performance of year for his work in The Chronicles of Narnia. On his Instagram account, he has 1 million followers. Most recently he played one of the protagonists in the Netflix series Shadow and Bone.

Early Life

Benjamin professionally known as Ben was born on 20th August 1981 in London, England. The names of his parents are Tricia and Thomas Barnes. He has a younger brother named Jack. At a very young age, he became passionate about an acting career. He went to Homefield Preparatory School located in Sutton, South London. For his higher studies, he went to King’s College School in Wimbledon. Later he went to Kingston University where he studies drama and English literature and graduated with BA Honours.

Ben Barnes Career

Ben began his career by working in Theatre shows. From 1997 to 2006 he was seen in many theatres shows titled The History Boys, Talking to Mr. Warner, Sex, Chips & Rock n Roll, Blag: The Musical, Loving Ophelia, Exposure, Bugsy Malone, The Ballad of salmon Pavey, The Ragged Child, The Dreaming and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.

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In 2006 he began his showbiz career by working in series named Doctors and Split Decision. From 2007 to 2019  he worked in various films and TV series like Jackie & Ryan, Seventh Son, By the Gun, The Big Wedding, The Words, Killing Bono, The Chronicles of Narnia, Locked in, Dorian Gray, Easy Virtue, Bigga than Ben, Stardust, Exposed, Sons of Liberty, Gold Digger and many more.

Apart from his acting career, he has also released various soundtracks in the years 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2015. The song titles were A Room with View, Cry Baby, Kicking Off Again, On my way, Play Dead, Dance All Night, Birds Fly, 900 Miles, As the Road Goes, Southbound, and many more.

Ben is currently all over the news due to his upcoming series named Shadow and Bone which has been released on 23rd April 2021 on Netflix. The show is directed by Eric Heisserer and is based on the Grisha trilogy the Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. He plays the main lea of General Kirigan/ The Darkling. So he has been promoting and giving interviews about his work. He also uploads the content on social media to keep his fans updated.


In his show named Gold Digger, he talked about women being blamed for age gaps in relationships. As in the show, he is dating a woman who is 26 years senior to him. The fans reacted positively towards this topic. He has never been part of any controversy and rumors. His focus is on his career and reacts to replies made by his fans. He is very vocal about ongoing issues and deals with them as a professional.

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Awards and Nominations

In 2008 he was nominated at Teen Choice Awards for the category of Choice Movie Breakout Male. Next Year he was nominated at the MTV Movie Awards for the category of Breakthrough Performance Male. In 2017 he was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Ben Barnes Biography

Real Name Benjamin Thomas Barnes
Birth Date August 20, 1981
Age 39 Years
Birth Place London, Unites Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Actor, Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimetres – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 83 kg  –  in Pounds –  183 lbs
Chest Size 42 Inches
Waist Size 33 Inches
Biceps Size 15 Inches
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Thomas Barnes
Mother Tricia Barnes
Brother Jack Barnes


School Homefield Preparatory School
College Kingston University, London

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he Gay? No
Who is his Girlfriend? Meganne Young (Ex)

Favorite Things

Hobbies Traveling
Favorite Destination Locanda Locatelli
Favorite Food Italian
Favorite Color Brown

Personal Life

Ben is currently single and busy with his upcoming projects. He has earlier been in a relationship with an actress named Tamsin Egerton and Meganne Young. The details about their break up have not been shared with the media yet. He likes to spend his quality time with family and friends.

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Ben Barnes Net Worth

Ben has earned a lot from his acting career. He has worked in more than 40 theater shows, TV series, and films. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $2 million. In addition to this, he recks hefty amount from his brand endorsements and by attending events.


  • His mother works as a Relationship therapist while his father works as a professor of Psychiatry.
  • He was a classmate of the film actor named Khalid Abdalla and a comedian named Tom Basden.
  • He graduated from Kingston University in 2004.
  • In 2016 he appeared in a music video named Where’s the Love? by The Black Eyes Peas.
  • In 2008 he had a voice role in a Video game named The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian where his role was of Prince Caspian.
  • He was cast in a Netflix series named The Punisher as Billy Russo in 2016.

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