The face of T-Mobile’s new ad campaign is none other than longtime film and international television star Ben Barnes. After kicking off his career in 2006 with a one-episode arc in the British daytime drama “Doctors,” Barnes quickly made the leap to the silver screen. In 2007, he starred as the young Dunstan Thorn in director Matthew Vaughn’s Neil Gaiman adaptation “Stardust” (which also had a role for fellow young British thespian Henry Cavill, as well as future Daredevil Charlie Cox). Just one year later, he came back to the world of fantasy by joining the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise as the titular protagonist in Andrew Adamson’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” and came back for its 2010 sequel, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”
Between 2008 and 2014, Barnes starred alongside Hollywood heavy hitters Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton, and Katherine Heigl (the last of these twice), in the films “Easy Virtue,” “Dorian Gray,” “The Big Wedding,” and “Jackie & Ryan,” respectively, before landing the lead of Tom Ward in Sergei Bodrov’s “Seventh Son.”
Despite the impressive list of motion pictures, what finally made Barnes break into more mainstream recognition was his jump to television.