Ben Barnes is an acclaimed British actor who is notorious for making tabloids headlines with his extreme support for gays which leaves doubt in the minds of people including his fans about his sexuality. Among his notable film roles is his character as Prince Caspian in the film The Chronicles of Narnia and its sequel, Billy Russo in The Punisher, and Logan Delos in the science thriller Westworld.
Ben Barnes’ Bio
The actor was born to Tricia and Thomas Barnes on 20 August 1981 with the birthname Benjamin Thomas Barnes. He is the first child of his parents and has only one sibling who is his brother, Jack Barnes. Ben’s early education was done at Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton and King’s College School in Wimbledon. He also holds a BA Honours from Kingston University where he studied Drama and English Literature.
Ben picked interest in entertainment during his teenage years when he started playing at Musical Theaters and by age fifteen, he got his first big job as a drummer for the musical remake of Bugsy Malone. In 2006, Ben launched his career as an actor with his appearance in the series Doctors where he was cast as Craig Unwin and by the next year 2007, he landed his most popular role of Prince Caspian in the series The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Over the years, the actor has landed roles in the movies Easy Virtue, Dorian Gray, Locked In, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Killing Bono, The Words, The Big Wedding, By the Gun, Jackie & Ryan and the epic movie Seventh Son.
The actor has also made appearances in sitcoms like Split Decision, Sons of Liberty, Exposed, Westworld in which he is still being cast as Logan Delos as well as in the ongoing series The Punisher where he is playing the title role of Billy Russo.
Is He Gay? Wife Or Girlfriend?
Ben Barnes has raised a lot of curiosity with regards to his sexuality as the actor has openly thrown his weight behind the LGBT community. Moreso, he has also been cast as a gay man in a couple of his movies like in Dorian Gray. Also, Ben Barnes has been cast as gay in the Westworld sitcom which is one of his popular works so far. Although it has not been proven for certain that Ben is gay, the speculations are still hovering around him. However, since the actor has been in a couple of relationships with women in the past, it would be safe to assume he is straight.
With regards to his dating timeline, the rumor has it that Ben Barnes was the love interest of Felicity Jones but the assumptions died down when she eventually got married and is presently the wife of the film Director, Charles Guard. In 2009, Tamisan Egerton was paired with the actor as they were seen in each other’s company in Australia but this also quickly faded off as the pair revealed that they only had a cordial relationship going and nothing tending towards a romantic relationship.
Next on his list of girlfriends is the actress Amanda Seyfried whom he is said to have hooked up with some time in early 2013. Amanda was his co-star in the 2013 film The Big Wedding and the pair were said to have forged a strong bond while on set. Furthermore, Amanda revealed in an interview that she actually admired Ben Barnes. The lovebirds, however, parted ways sometime in July of the same year for reasons unknown.
In 2017, Ben was once again rumored to have a romantic relationship with Meganne Young which was prompted by a picture they posted on social media sometime in April 2017. However, like his previous relationships, the actor once again parted ways with Meganne and no new link to anybody has been established since then.
Other Facts To Know About Ben Barnes
- Ben Barnes was one a member of the boy band Hyrise.
- His nickname is Bin Bons.
- Sources have it that he is a clumsy dancer.
- He is said to love the film This Is Spinal Tap.
- He stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm with a weight of 83 kg or 183 lb.