Westworld’s Ben Barnes Kissed Fellow Star, Is He Gay Or Has Girlfriend/Wife?
- Nationality British
- Birth Place London
- Profession Actor
- Career 1997-present
- Relationship Status Single
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Dating/Affair No
- Ex-Girlfriend Tamsin Egerton (2009 - 2010)
- Gay No
- Net Worth $2 Million(Estimated)
- Nominees Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Religion Christianity
- Father Thomas Barnes
- Mother Tricia Barnes
- Brother/s Jack Barnes
- High School King's College School
- College Drama and English literature
- Height/ How Tall? 6' 1" (1.85 m)
- Weight 183 lbs (83 kg)
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Children/Kids Not Yet
- Date of Birth Aug 20, 1981
- Age 38 Years, 10 Months
British actor Ben Barnes seemed unbothered with his overboard-support for the gay community- which added another assumption about him being gay.
The London-native is mainly known for his roles as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia movie series, Billy Russo on The Punisher, and Logan Delos on Westworld.
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He inspired his accent in Chronicles of Narnia after American actor Mandy Patinkin’s character Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride movie.
Ben’s Wiki-like Bio (Age): Parents, Upbringing & Height
On 20 August 1981, Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born to parents, Tricia and Thomas Barnes in London, England. He was raised alongside his younger brother, Jack Barnes.
Having been educated at independent schools, Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton and King’s College School in Wimbledon, Ben’s classmates were actor Khalid Abdalla and comedian Tom Basden
The 37-year-old actor later studied drama and English literature at Kingston University, where he eventually graduated with BA Honours in 2004.
Barnes stands at the height of 6'1" inch (1.86 m).
Ben Barnes Wasn’t Expected To Cast In Narnia
Ben made his major film debut in 2008 playing the epic role of Prince Caspian in the American high fantasy film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, adapted from the self-titled novel.
Having had read the novel as a child, he spent two months in New Zealand on horse riding and stunt training to prepare for the shooting.
The director of the movie, Andrew Adamson hadn’t expected a British actor to play Caspian and was surprised to see that Barnes fitted well with fellow actors: Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, and Anna Popplewell.
The film shows the four Pevensie children as they return to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian in his struggle for the throne against his corrupt uncle, King Miraz.
The British actor played the role in such a passionate way that gained him much more attention and movie offers.
Does Ben Barnes Have Girlfriend Or Possibly, Wife?
Ben Barnes isn’t too open about talking about his love life, probably because people are too busy assuming his sexuality. But there have been several rumors on his possible love-interests, including actresses such as Tamsin Egerton and Felicity Jones.
Well, Felicity Jones should be out of the topic as she’s already married to film director, Charles Guard.
As for Tamsin Egerton, the rumors between them sparked around 2009 when he spent time with her in Australia. There had been talks about the two having dated a couple of times, but their speculated relationship also turned out to be just another ‘we’re just friends’ banality.
Since then, Barnes hasn’t been seen with anyone else that could lead to any tittle-tattles about his dating life.
Ben Barnes Kissed American Actor Ben Chaplin, Does That Make Him Gay?
From portraying many gay roles in various series and movies to kissing on-screen, on top of that, the lifeless dating profile Ben had professed have made fans question whether he is actually gay in real life as well.
In the fantasy movie, Dorian Gray, he played a gay persona quite well exhibiting a kiss with British actor Ben Chaplin.
Gay Kiss: Ben Bernes kissing Ben Chaplin in an intimate scene in Dorian Grey (Photo: towleroad.com)
Putting Dorian Gray aside, Barnes has played a gay character in the fictional television series, Westworld. Adding to that, the onscreen bisexual is a proud supporter of LGBT/ Gay community as well.
However, it can't be speculated that he might be gay just because he kissed a guy. Only the actor himself can reveal what exactly the truth is!
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Barnes Won’t Reveal His Sexuality
Back in 2008, when Barnes was quizzed about his sexuality with Interview Magazine, he reverted to coy answers that kept the gay speculations alive, he said,
“Sexuality is a topic that has huge shifts in society. Attitudes toward different sexualities change, but the actual sexuality of a human being is something that’s consistent, and it's consistently interesting, and so people write about it.”
As of now, it’s safe to assume that he isn’t going to reveal anything regarding his dating life, let alone his possible wife-to-be or partner any soon.