Ben recently spoke with InStyle about ‘Gold Digger’, playing the “naughtiest” villain, Hollywood’s double standards, and being hot. You can read the full interview with Ben after the cut and view the accompanying photoshoot by Jonny Marlow in our gallery.
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Ben Barnes has has played a literal Disney prince. His IMDb includes Hollywood’s favorite buzzwords: “Marvel” and “HBO.” He was once cast as Dorian Gray, ostensibly literature’s most beautiful man.
Clearly, he’s being slept on — not that he knows it.
The first 40-second teaser trailer for ‘Gold Digger’ was released this week. Watch the trailer here, or in our video archive. Screen captures are in the gallery. You can also view a new still from the show here. ‘Gold Digger’ premieres November 12th on BBC One.
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Ben has joined the cast of Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’, an 8 episode series based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse novels ‘Shadow and Bone’ and ‘Six of Crows’. Ben will play General Kirigan, the commander of a magical military elite in Bardugo’s fantasy world.
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Ben has recorded an audio version of Oscar Wilde’s novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. The audiobook is set to be released on September 26th and is already available for pre-order on Google Play and Amazon.com. The official synopsis can be found below.
This Penguin Classic is performed by Ben Barnes, star of the film adaptation of Dorian Gray. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Robert Mighall.
Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.