Ben Barnes is “UK Star of Tomorrow”

Ben Barnes has received a mention in Screen International’s UK Stars of Tomorrow 2007 list. Ben Barnes is right on the cusp of the big time. He is starring as Prince Caspian in the second two instalments of Walt Disney and Walden Media’s The Chronicles Of Narnia. Not that he has had any time to think about what awaits him when the film is released. Barnes was starring in the touring production of The History Boys at the end of last year, having just filmed a small role in Matthew Vaughn’s forthcoming Stardust, when he was cast as the orphan prince in the two Narnia epics. He then spent five months in New Zealand and Prague surrounded by a huge crew, vast sets and a cast of thousands. He says the experience has not gone to his head: “I want to do character-driven films; I don’t care if it’s filming for seven months or five weeks.” Previous “Stars of Tomorrow” have included James McAvoy, who went on to play Mr Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.