Ben Barnes Signs With Gersh

EXCLUSIVE: Gersh has signed actor Ben Barnes for representation in all areas.

Barnes can be seen in BAFTA-winning director Anand Tucker’s crime drama The Critic, opposite Mark Strong, Ian McKellen, and Gemma Arterton, which premiered at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival. It’s set for release in the UK on September 13.

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Barnes is maybe best known for his lead role as General Kirigan in Eric Heisserer’s popular Netflix series Shadow and Bone, based on the bestselling novels by Leigh Bardugo.

Prior to Shadow and Bone, Barnes starred opposite Crispin Glover in a mind-bending episode of Guillermo Del Toro’s Emmy nominated anthology series, Cabinet of Curiosities and most recently played a lead role opposite Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, and Himesh Patel in the latest season of the award-winning Netflix series Black Mirror. His other recent credits include the lead role of Benjamin Greene in the BBC limited series Gold Digger, directed by Vanessa Caswill, and his portrayal as the main antagonist in Netflix’s Marvel series The Punisher.

Barnes also appeared in the first two seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning series Westworld alongside Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, and Evan Rachel Wood

On the film side, he starred opposite Katherine Heigl in the independent feature Jackie and Ryan. He was the protagonist of the Warner Bros. feature Seventh Son alongside Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, as well as the lead in the independent, Boston mob feature God Only Knows with Harvey Keitel.

Barnes also is known for his portrayal of the Prince/King Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise. He played the title role in Dorian Gray and was lauded for his performance in the quirky comedy, Killing Bono.

In addition to Gersh, Barnes is represented by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Creative Artists Management in the UK

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