Ben Barnes Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Dating- Other Interesting Facts

By Anmol Basnyat | Updated On: 01 Aug, 2018
Ben Barnes Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Dating- Other Interesting Facts

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 20, 1981 Age 39 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality British Profession Actor
Marital Status Single Divorced Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating Tamsin Egerton (2009) Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $2 Million (Estimated) Ethnicity Mixed
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch (185 cm) Education Homefield Preparatory School, Kingston University
Parents Tricia Barnes (Mother), Thomas Barnes (Father) Siblings Jack Barnes (Brother)

British actor Ben Barnes is most famous for his character of Prince Caspian in the 2008 film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The  Dorian Gray actor was nominated for the best male performance and Choice Movie Breakout for his role of Prince Caspian at the National Movie and Teen Choice Awards in 2008.

The actor is also known for his titular character in the 2009's cult classic, Dorian Gray.

"Stubbly" Gay Kiss; Open To Work With Gay Writers

Ben Barnes had the played the title role in the 2009 British movie, Dorian Gray. In the film, the 36-year-old actor was involved in a passionate gay-kissing scene with his co-star, Ben Chaplin, who played the role of Basil Hallward. He labeled the scene "stubbly" but is something they are proud of, as it made to the big screen. Ben even encouraged his co-star not to be nervous for the scene.

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Ben in his 2010 interview for Metro talked about homoerotic scenes and weirdness in the film when a character had weird sex in a mask, whip, knife, handcuffs. 

The actor had also spoken to the reporter, Kaleen Aftab for the Interview Magazine in 2008 about sexuality and sexual scenes in his movies. During the conversation, the reporter asked Ben for his choosiness in picking iconic gay writers. To which he replied that the sexuality of a person is consistent and exciting. He is open to working with writers of any sexual preference and also added Caspian-sexuality hadn’t been the most exciting one.

Ben Offers Actress Ride In His Car, Are They Dating?

British screen stars Ben and Felicity landed at Los Angeles International Airport in December 2014 on the same flight. Then Ben invited Felicity to sit in his car when the actress waited for her vehicle to arrive.

Ben Barnes and Felicity Jones at Lax on 4 December 2014 (Photo:

However, the artists are not dating since Felicity had admitted that after a split with her decade-old relationship with artist boyfriend Ed Fornieles, she found it hard to date another guy.

As of now, Ben is yet to have a wife and enjoy marital life.

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Dating Holly Goodfellow Actress? Or Are They Just "Friends"?

Ben was rumored to be dating Goodfellow actress Tamsin Egerton in 2009. Although the couple did not confirm their affair, various speculation about their relationship surfaced all over the Internet when his alleged girlfriend, Tamsin visited him on his film set in Australia.

The actress met Ben on the film sets of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader back in 2009. However, she always claims that Ben is just her friend.

The actor also denied being in a relationship and revealed that he was single in an interview with IOL Magazine in September 2009. He also said that he only gets proposals and letters from 12-year-olds because of his famous role in Narnia.

He also added, 

I haven't got a girlfriend, I'm single. Send the girls my way!

The actor also mentioned in the conversation that he couldn't find girls of his age, who are genuinely interested in him. The Dorian Gray actor admitted that his role as Dorian Gray and getting naked onscreen has helped him to get over the shadows of Narnia. He then said that he went through many things, which he hasn't done before like kissing a man and getting naked.

Ben confessed that getting naked in front of a 17-year-old on the very first day of the shoot was awkward. Until the first ten minutes, he had a tough time to reveal his skin in front of the camera.

He now devotes his time in social media promoting his TV series, Westworld, where he stars alongside, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Talulah Riley, Tessa Thompson, and many more. He is yet to flaunt pictures with his probable girlfriend on Instagram.

Short Bio

The movie actor was born on 20 August 1981 in London with the birth name Benjamin Barnes as per wiki. Ben stands at the height of 1.85 m (6’) and belongs to an Irish ethnicity. 

Ben is the only member in his family, who has commenced a career in acting. He was raised by his parents, Thomas and Tricia Barnes along with his younger brother, Jack. Ben’s father, Thomas is a psychiatrist and while his Jewish mother, Tricia is a relationship therapist from South Africa.

He was educated at two independent schools; Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton, Surrey and King's College School in Wimbledon, south-west London. He then attended Kingston University in Kingston-upon-Thames, where he graduated with BA Honour upon drama and English in 2004.