Benjamin Thomas “Ben” Barnes is an English actor. Barnes was born in London, to Tricia, a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a younger brother, Jack. His mother, who is Jewish, is originally from South Africa. 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.
Barnes began his career in musical theatre. As a teenager, he spent a few years as part of the National Youth Music Theatre, whose alumni also include actors Jude Law and Jamie Bell. Barnes played Thomas in the film Seventh Son (2014), an adaptation of the book The Spook’s Apprentice. Filming began in March 2012. In 2015, he starred as Sam Adams in the History Channel’s three-part fictional mini-series Sons of Liberty. He also starred with Katherine Heigl in the romantic drama Jackie & Ryan. In July 20, 2015 it was announced that Barnes will replace Eion Bailey as Logan in HBO’s upcoming science fiction thriller Westworld.