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Ben Barnes: Early Life, Relationship & Net Worth

Benjamin Thomas Barnes, mostly known as Ben Barnes, is a fabulous English actor best known for his role in The Punisher and Shadow and Bone.

Ben is also a singer who recently released an E.P. titled Songs For You. Moreover, the actor from London is best known for his dark role in movies and series.

Most people become fans of Ben after he acted as King Caspian X in two The Chronicles of Narnia movies.

Ben sitting in the throne.
Ben is sitting on the throne.

Alongside acting in movies and series, the talented actor turned singer acted in stage plays. In addition to that, he has been featured in music videos and video games.

This article will describe early life, career, relationships, net worth, and much more about the versatile actor, Ben Barnes.

So read this article to know more about this fantastic actor Ben.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Benjamin Barnes
Stage Name Ben Barnes
Other Names Bin Bons, B-Squared
Date of Birth August 20, 1981
Age 42 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Place of Birth London, England
Current Residence London, England
Profession Actor, Singer
Active years 1997-present
Citizenship United Kingdom
Father Thomas Barne
Mother Tricia Barnes
Siblings 1
Marital Status Married
Ex-Girlfriends Tamsin Egerton
Amanda Seyfried
Meganne Young
Felicity Jones
School Homefield Preparatory School, Sutton
King’s College School, Wimbledon
Alma Mater Kingston University
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Jewish, South African  
Hobbies Traveling, Swimming, Billiards
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Actor Christopher Guest, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges
Favorite Color Brown
Height In feet: 6 ft 1 in
In centimeters: 185 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 83 kg
In Pounds: 183 lbs
Body Type Athletic
Shoe Size 11 U.S
Biceps Size 13 inches
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Black
Net Worth $2 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Last Updated April 2024

Ben Barnes: Early Life, Education, and Family

Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born on the 20th August of 1981 to parents Thomas Barnes and Patricia Becker.

Likewise, Ben was born and raised in southwest London; he has a younger brother named Jack.

Thomas, his father, was a professor and a psychiatrist, whereas Patricia was a relationship psychotherapist.

Moreover, Barnes’ mother has Jewish South African ancestry.

As Ben was raised in a vaguely Christian family, he liked the hymns, and they greatly influenced him to sing!

Barnes attended the Homefield Preparatory School, and as he grew up, he was enrolled at King’s College School situated in Wimbledon.

At King’s College, the talented Benjamin sang in choirs and played drums and piano.

In 1997, at the age of 16, Bin Bons performed as a drummer in the West End adaptation of Bugsy Malone as he joined the National Youth Music Theatre.

Furthermore, before joining the University, Barnes spent two years singing and presenting, working with Simon Fuller.

A young and dashing Ben.
A young and dashing Ben.

Moreover, Ben and Simon established a jazz club and released an album, sadly, that didn’t blow up!

Similarly, he joined Kingston University and completed English literature and drama course.

In addition to that, he directed and appeared in productions like The Zoo Story, The Golden Age, and Exposure.

He also wrote essays and won the English Prize for writing essays about Harry Potter and The Hobbit!

The Ragged Child, Sex Chip, and Rock ‘N’Roll are some of his theatre plays at the University.

Ben graduated with a B.A. in Drama with English Literature with First Class Honours and was inducted into the University’s Wall of Fame.

Ben Barnes: Age, Height, and Weight

The Ordinary Day singer Barnes is currently 42 years old.

Also, he is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 83 Kilograms. The actor has Dark Brown colored hair and Black colored eyes.

Ben wears 11 U.S.-sized shoes and has an athletic body type.

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Ben Barnes: Career

Stage and Movies

Before being widely famous for playing in movies and series, Ben acted on stage and made people love his acting!

From 1997 to 2002, he acted in stage plays like Bugsy Malone, The Ballad of Salomon Pavey, The Ragged Child, and The Dreaming.

Likewise, from 2003 to 2005, Barnes acted in Exposure, Loving Ophelia, Blag: The Musical, Sex, Chips & Rock n’ Roll, and Talking to Mr. Warner.

Before acting on the big screen, the History Boys and Birdsong were his final stage plays.

In 2007, Ben made his movie debut in Stardust, where he was cast as Young Dunstan Thorn.

After impressing in his debut, he was given the lead role in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Similarly, he played the role of Prince Caspian in the movie version of the series he loved as a kid!

Furthermore, he acted in Bigga than Ben and Easy Virtue in 2008, for which he was hugely admired.

Moreover, in 2009, this English actor starred in the fantasy-horror drama Dorian Gray as the main character.

In 2010, he portrayed the role of King Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, rated 6.3 by IMDb.

The same year, Barnes acted as Josh Sawyer in Locked In’s thriller drama.

Furthermore, in 2011, Bin acted alongside Robert Sheehan and Krysten Ritter in Killing Bono.

He portrayed the role of The Young Man in The Words in 2012.

Moreover, Barnes acted in 2013 The Big Wedding, where he started as Alejandro Griffin.

Most importantly, in 2014, the Englishman acted in 3 movies, Jackie & Ryan, By the Gun, and Seventh Son.

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Ben’s television debut came in the medical soap opera Doctors, and he acted as Craig Unwin in an episode titled, Facing Up in 2006.

Bin Bons instantly realized acting in series wasn’t for him, so he didn’t act for television until 2015.

In 2015, Ben made a T.V. comeback in Sons of Liberty as Samuel Adams. Moreover, the same year he played the role of Stoya in Exposed.

The dashing English actor became widely famous as he started acting as Logan Delos in Westworld.

The HBO series ran for three seasons in which Ben had the leading role in season one and made guest appearances in seasons two and three.

Also, from 2017 to 2019, Bin Bones played the villainous role of Billy Russo in The Punisher, opposite of Jon Bernthal.

The fans loved Ben’s extraordinary performance and claimed that nobody could have accurately played Billy’s role.

Similarly, in 2019, Barnes was cast as Benjamin Greene in Gold Digger, a BBC One drama miniseries.

Moreover, he acted as General Kirigan/The Darkling, the main villain in Shadow and Bone.

Furthermore, Netflix announced that the series would be having a second season after its enormous success.

Moreover, Ben Barnes acted alongside Amita SumanFreddy CarterJessie Mei Li, Calahan Skogman, Archie RenauxDanielle GalliganKit Young, and Daisy Head in this series.

This series is an adaptation of the fantasy book series Six of Crows as well as Shadow and Bone. Besides, Leigh Bardugo wrote the Shadow and Bone book series.

Video Game and Music Videos

In 2008, Ben gave voice to Prine Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia video game developed by Traveller’s Tales.

In 2016, Ben was featured in the music video of The Black Eyed Peas hit song Where’s the Love? 

Likewise, recently in 2020, he appeared in Mt. Wolf’s music video of Soteria.

Ben Barnes: Controversies

Bin Bons has been in the center of the limelight, yet he has managed to stay out of the drama and controversies which come along with the fame.

The generous actor likes to remain as lowkey as possible to enjoy his private life in peace!

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Ben Barnes: Awards and Achievements

  • Teen Choice Award-nominated 2008
  • Winner of STAR meter Award, Fan Favorite in 2021
  • Nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2017
  • Teen Choice Awards nominee for Breakout Male in 2008

Ben Barnes: Relationships

Barnes is a very private person and never talks about his love life.

Incredibly, he keeps details about his love life personal concerning his partner and keeps his relationships safe.

Ben and Julianne having a walk.
Ben walking alongside Julianne 

Some of the pretty women Bin Bones has dated are:

  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Felicity Jones
  • Meganne Young
  • Tamsin Egerton

He has been rumored to be dating longtime friend Julianne Hough recently. But, as Ben is too private, there is no exact information if he is single or dating someone.

Ben Barnes: Net Worth

The handsome actor Ben Barnes has a net worth of approximately $2 million. He earns mainly from his salary and brand endorsements.

Benjamin was born in a Christian family, where his parents always taught him to give back to the community, so he has been generous ever since he was a kid!

Barnes supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation, where he is a regular donor.

Furthermore, Ben donates some money to Greenpeace to better our planet’s environment and biodiversity.

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Ben Barnes: Social Media

Ben is an actor who is too active in social media and loves to make his presence felt!

Firstly, Benjamin is active on Instagram, with around 2 million followers. Likewise, he is also active on Twitter, where he has 274k followers.

The Westworld actor is also on Facebook, with around 558k followers.

Alongside being an actor, Ben is a talented singer who uploads his music on his YouTube channel, where he has gained 60K subscribers.

Ben Barnes: Fun Facts

  • Ben reunited with the Narnia cast after a long decade on May 17, 2019.
  • Alongside singing, Barnes can play piano and drums.
  • Ben was a massive fan of The Chronicles of Narnia series as a child.
  • The actor nearly played the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga.
  • Ben claims he is a terrible dancer; he danced in Killing Bono for comedy!
  • Barnes had been a National Youth Music Theatre member for around six years.
  • Similarly, he released his E.P during his birthday.
  • Ben’s parents wanted him to finish his education before pursuing a career as an actor.
  • Barnes broke two ribs while performing Birdsong on stage.

Ben Barnes: FAQs

Was Ben Barnes in a band?

Yes, Ben was in a boy band, Hyrise!

Furthermore, the group released only one song, Leading Me On. The boy band consisted of Matt, Ant, Ben, and Maxwell.

Who is Ben Barnes’s best friend?

The American dancer, actress, and singer Julianne Hough are one of Ben’s best friends.

Julianne and Ben seem to be fond of each other and are seen multiple times in events together! Safe Haven and Footloose are the movies Hough is known more from.

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