Friday, December 28, 2007

Tidbits: Caspian Actor Nearly Sued, Shaves Twice Daily

From ThisisLondon: Arts and Exhibition News
No one has actually seen Ben Barnes in his new film. But if The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is even half as successful as its precursor, he's about to become an extremely familiar face. This latest instalment of the CS Lewis saga is the fantasy epic the Catholic Church wants you to see - but more importantly, the trailer is already out and creating a huge buzz on the web. Barnes plays young Caspian: long hair, long sword, desperately seeking kingdom.

Born in 1981, the young actor ditched his role as Dakin in The History Boys to join the Narnians and, as a result, almost got himself sued by the National Theatre. He seems jolly enough now - and entirely resigned to the fact that he has to shave twice a day to keep that fresh-faced teen glow. As he says: "I've been playing 17 for the past four years!"

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