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The Chronicles Of Narnia Cast: What The Stars Look Like Now

The work of late British author C.S. Lewis has captured the imaginations of readers around the world for generations. Even those who are unfamiliar with his "The Chronicles of Narnia" books have probably at least heard of the magical land of Narnia. The beloved series has been adapted into many mediums in the decades since it first hit bookstore shelves in the 1950s, including radio serials and stage plays. Three-time Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig is currently working on some new "Narnia" movies for Netflix, but, for those who grew up in the 2000s, the Disney films will always be the definitive ones.

The Mouse House released the first film of the series, "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," in 2005. With high box office numbers and a positive critical reception, a green light was given for the sequel, "Prince Caspian," which was released in 2008. After a budget issue caused a split between Disney and its partners Walden Media, the third film, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," was picked up by 20th Century Fox for distribution and released in 2010. The young cast members were already starting to look a lot older by this point, but that's nothing compared to what they look like today.

It's been nearly two decades since "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" arrived in cineplexes, and over a dozen years since "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" came out. If you want to know what the cast has been up to all this time — and you want to see how much they've changed over the years with your own eyes — then you're in the right place.

William Moseley (Peter Pevensie)

As the eldest of the Pevensie siblings, who discover a gateway to Narnia hidden in the back of a wardrobe, Peter carries a lot of responsibility. During the events of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," Peter becomes the man of the house while their father is fighting in World War II. He keeps his younger siblings safe and protected, watching over the group when they are sent into the countryside during the London bombings. When they enter Narnia, Peter learns what it means to be a true leader. He becomes Aslan's champion and leads the battle against the White Witch during the film's explosive climax. His courage, integrity, and strength make him deserving of the title of High King Peter the Magnificent.

Actor William Moseley was just 15 when he was cast as Peter, and he was still a teen when the first "Narnia" was released. Speaking to The Telegraph, he explained how he grew up alongside his character. "When Peter steps through the wardrobe, he's a boy. But when he steps back out of the wardrobe, as the story finishes, he's a man," Moseley said. In the years since, the Brit has plied his trade in films like "The Silent Mountain," "Carrie Pilby," and "The Veil." From 2015 to 2017, he co-starred in the E! Network drama "The Royals," playing Prince Liam Henstridge. Moseley can also be seen in the Disney+ film "Artemis Fowl," which was released on the streaming platform in 2020. He's set to star in a Hallmark holiday movie called "Christmas in Notting Hill," which premieres on November 25, 2023.

Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie)

The youngest of the Pevensie children, Lucy is full of childlike imagination and wonder. She is the first to step into the world of Narnia and the first to meet one of its inhabitants: Mr. Tumnus, the faun. It is Lucy's youthful exuberance and unwavering kindness that lead to her being crowned Queen Lucy the Valiant at the end of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." She then returned to Narnia in "Prince Caspian" and "Voyage of the Dawn Treader." In the latter, it was revealed that Lucy was envious of her sister Susan's good looks when she found a book containing a spell that would make her beautiful. However, Aslan intervened, putting Lucy back on the right path.

Georgie Henley was 8 years old when she won the part of Lucy Pevensie. She went on to study English Literature at the prestigious University of Cambridge, though she kept up her acting career alongside her degree. In her later works, Henley took on characters with much darker inclinations. In 2014, she co-starred with Abigail Breslin in the suspense thriller "Perfect Sisters," and quickly followed it up with a second thriller entitled "The Sisterhood of Night." In 2019, she was cast as Margaret Tudor in the Starz limited series "The Spanish Princess," and Netflix subscribers may recognize her as Pensy from the political thriller series "The Diplomat," which scored rave reviews when it hit the streamer in 2023.

Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie)

Being a middle child is never easy, as aptly demonstrated by Edmund Pevensie. Forced to leave the family home and constantly playing second fiddle to his older brother, Edmund is riddled with feelings of bitterness and resentment. In "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," Edmund's self-centeredness allows him to be easily won over by the White Witch, betraying his brother and sisters in the process. This leads to him learning a harsh lesson, and yet all is eventually forgiven as he learns the error of his ways. Edmund comes into his own in "Prince Caspian" and "Dawn Treader," as his formerly selfish ways are left behind him.

London-born actor Skandar Keynes played Edmund in the "Chronicles of Narnia" films. Between the first and third movies, the audience watched Keynes grow up before their very eyes. Keynes was 14 years old when the first film was released, and 19 when the final film came out. However, his career took a very different path following his role as Edmund: Keynes quit acting following the "Chronicles of Narnia" films and entered the world of politics. In 2015, the Brit became an advisor to MP Crispin Blunt of the Conservative Party and he was pictured at the party conference a few years later. It was an unexpected turn of events, but Keynes hasn't totally turned his back on Edmund — in 2022, he tweeted a photo of himself standing next to a snowy lamppost, a clear reference to Narnia.

Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie)

Susan is the eldest Pevensie daughter, a young lady on the verge of womanhood when we first meet her in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Level-headed and nurturing, Susan is less inclined to explore the wonders of Narnia than her fellow siblings. However, her goodness and gentle nature prove to be invaluable, earning her the title of Queen Susan the Gentle. At the end of "Prince Caspian," Aslan tells her that she will not return to Narnia. Over time, Susan becomes preoccupied with the shallow trappings of teenage life and forgets about Narnia altogether.

Anna Popplewell played Susan in the "Chronicles of Narnia" films, though she appeared only briefly in "Voyage of the Dawn Treader." She went on to co-star in the 2012 limited web series "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," based on the popular video game franchise. The London-born actor landed her first starring role in the 2015 British thriller "Freak of Nurture," a drama about a nurse who gets hit by a vehicle driven by intoxicated youths on their way to a music festival.

In 2013, Popplewell joined the cast of the CW period drama "Reign." The series gives a fictional account of the life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, and her arranged marriage to King Francis de Valois. Popplewell played Lola, one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting and a trusted friend. "Reign" received high praise from viewers and critics, though it was canceled after four seasons. More recently, Popplewell appeared in the France-set horror sequel "The Nun II," part of the Conjuring Universe. She plays widowed mother Kate, who gets haunted by Valak alongside Taissa Farmiga's Sister Irene.

Will Poulter (Eustace Scrubb)

In "Voyage of the Dawn Treader," Lucy and Edmund are visiting the home of their cousin Eustace Scrubb while their older siblings are abroad. Unfortunately, Eustace is an insufferable nuisance who bullies his cousins for their belief in Narnia. He receives a rude awakening when a magical painting transports the three children into the other realm. Though Edmund and Lucy are thrilled to be reunited with their old friend Caspian, Eustace is clearly unhappy about the circumstances. He grumbles and complains about the poor conditions he is expected to endure while on the Dawn Treader, earning the ire of everyone aboard.

Will Poulter played Eustace in "Voyage of the Dawn Treader." Over the last decade of his career, Poulter has been involved in a variety of film projects from both independent and major studios. He co-starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in the 2013 comedy "We're the Millers," followed by British films "Plastic" and "Glassland" in 2014. He then joined the "Maze Runner" franchise that same year, playing Gally, a role which he reprised in 2018's "Maze Runner: The Death Cure."

Poulter played young Jim Bridger alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2015 Oscar-winning drama "The Revenant." He then acted in a streak of indie films, the most notable being A24's horror hit "Midsommar" in 2018. More recently, Poulter suited up as Marvel's Adam Warlock, joining the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He first appeared in the post-credits scene of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and then made his debut proper in the sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," which dropped to critical acclaim in 2023.

Ben Barnes (Caspian)

The second installment of "The Chronicles of Narnia" is "Prince Caspian," which introduces the heroic lost prince of Narnia. Raised by his cruel uncle, Caspian's life was in danger when his aunt gave birth to a new potential heir. He managed to escape his uncle's grasp and eventually met the Pevensie children. Together, they began a revolution to restore Caspian to his rightful place on the throne. Caspian was joined by Lucy and Edmund once again for a high seas adventure in "Voyage of the Dawn Treader."

Actor Ben Barnes played Caspian in the "Narnia" films. He has since gone on to become a name in both film and television. He starred in several features during the 2010s, including "Killing Bono," "The Big Wedding," "Jack and Ryan," "By the Gun," and "Seventh Son." In 2016, he joined the cast of HBO's sci-fi epic "Westworld," playing the sadistic, morally-bankrupt Logan. His aptitude for playing nefarious villains continued when he took on the role of Billy Russo in the Netflix series "The Punisher."

Although he is best known for his acting career, Barnes is also a talented musician and singer. He has posted numerous videos on social media of himself performing, and released an EP in 2021, along with two music videos. Also in 2021, Barnes joined the cast of the Netflix fantasy series "Shadow and Bone" as General Kirigan, a role he reprised in 2023 for the show's second season. He also appeared in "Black Mirror" in 2023, playing TV Mac in the episode "Joan is Awful."

Tilda Swinton (The White Witch)

The antagonist of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is one of children's literature's most infamous baddies. The White Witch is a powerful sorcerer who blankets the land of Narnia in a permanent wintry state. Though she calls herself the Queen of Narnia, she is nothing but a charlatan, feared and abhorred throughout the land. When the Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve threaten her throne, the White Witch uses dark magic to prevent the saviors from achieving victory. In the end, she is defeated by the powers of good.

Acclaimed actor Tilda Swinton portrayed the White Witch in the films. Since appearing in the franchise, Swinton has found success in both indie and major studio features. In 2008, she won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Michael Clayton." She also won a BAFTA for the same role, and was later BAFTA-nominated for "Burn After Reading" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin." In 2016, Swinton joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the Ancient One in 2016's "Doctor Strange." She mentioned wanting a standalone Ancient One sequel at the time, but it never materialized, which isn't surprising given the controversy surrounding her casting.

Studio head Kevin Feige said that Marvel wanted to move away from "the cliché of the wizened, old, wise Asian man" from the comics during a 2021 interview with Men's Health, in which he admitted that casting a white actor was a mistake. Swinton, who called the Ancient One drama a "hot, sticky, gnarly moment" while speaking to Variety, has remained active in the industry. In recent years, she's been in Wes Anderson's "Asteroid City," David Fincher's "The Killer," and George Miller's "Three Thousand Years of Longing."

James McAvoy (Mr. Tumnus)

When Lucy first enters Narnia, she encounters a faun named Mr. Tumnus. He courteously invites her into his home for a cup of tea, but little does young Lucy realize that Tumnus is a spy for the White Witch. However, the guilt of his actions soon overwhelms him, and Tumnus tells Lucy all about the evil queen and the curse she has placed over Narnia. He helps her to escape back to her world, and the two part as friends. Lucy and her siblings later encounter Tumnus, finding that he has been turned to stone as punishment for turning against the White Witch. He's rescued by Aslan, who breaks the spell and brings him back to life.

Scottish actor James McAvoy played Mr. Tumnus in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." He went on to appear in the acclaimed drama "The Last King of Scotland," co-starring opposite Forest Whitaker. In 2007, McAvoy starred in "Atonement" with Keira Knightley, and then he joined the "X-Men" film franchise as a young Charles Xavier. He reprised the role on several occasions and rumors suggest that McAvoy could possibly play Professor X again in "Avengers: Secret Wars," the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe event movie.

In 2019, McAvoy joined the cast of "It: Chapter 2" as the grown-up Bill Denbrough (played by Jaeden Martell in 2017's "It"). He was then cast as Lord Asriel in the critically acclaimed HBO Max series "His Dark Materials," based on the books by Philip Pullman. The third and final season dropped in 2022, with McAvoy receiving particular praise from critics. "McAvoy almost single-handedly drives forward one of the most ambitious denouements in fantasy storytelling," said The Telegraph.

Kiran Shah (Ginarrbrik)

As the White Witch's loyal servant, Ginarrbrik is more than just the one who drives the sleigh: He is fully devoted to the evil queen and carries out her bidding. Ginarrbrik delights in torturing Edmund while they hold the boy captive, feeding him scraps and taunting him. While Edmund is bound, Ginarrbrik whips and curses at the young Son of Adam, forcing him to march through the snowy wilderness. His hatred for the boy is especially evident during the final battle in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," when Ginarrbrik attempts to kill Edmund but is put down by Susan's arrow.

Ginarrbrik is played by Kiran Shah, who began his acting career as a stand-in and a stunt double in the 1970s. In Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, he was a double for each of the main hobbits, and he was also a double for Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins in the "Hobbit" films. His role in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" has become his most recognizable character, but he's also well-known to "Star Wars" fans.

In 2015, Shah played Teedo, the reptilian scavenger who was eying BB-8 on Jakku in "Stars Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens." He also played Neepers Panpick in "The Last Jedi," and Nambi Ghima in "The Rise of Skywalker." His most recent appearance in the galaxy far, far away was in the Disney+ series "Andor." Shah appears in the episode "That Would Be Me" as Granik, a dispatcher on Xanwan's freight kiosk.

Jim Broadbent (Professor Kirke)

The country house where Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy find themselves seeking refuge is owned by a kindly older man named Professor Kirke. At first, Kirke is an elusive figure who spends his time shut away in his office. However, the children soon learn that Kirke is a bit of a jovial eccentric. He listens to the children's problems and offers them wise advice. He also seems to be hiding secret knowledge of his own, alluding to the idea that he himself is a believer in Narnia.

Professor Kirke was played by Jim Broadbent, who has had a long, distinguished acting career as one of the most in-demand character actors of his era. Harry Potter fans will likely recognize him as Professor Horace Slughorn from the films "The Order of the Phoenix" and "Deathly Hallows Part 2," but he has had many more film credits to his name following his "Chronicles of Narnia" role. "Hot Fuzz," "The Iron Lady," "Arthur Christmas," both "Paddington" films, and "Bridget Jones's Baby" are just some of the most prominent movies that Broadbent has appeared in over the years.

Broadbent also featured as Archmaester Ebrose in the penultimate season of HBO's fantasy juggernaut "Game of Thrones." Ebrose strikes up a relationship with Samwell Tarly, who shocks the archmaester by curing Jorah Mormont's Greyscale using a technique that many experienced maesters wouldn't attempt. More recently, he appeared with fellow "Chronicles of Narnia" alum Will Poulter in the BBC's adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" 

Peter Dinklage (Trumpkin)

In "Prince Caspian," Trumpkin is introduced when he is taken captive by Mraz (Sergio Castellitto) and accused of abducting the titular prince. Providing false evidence, Mraz convinces the Telmarine council to go to war against the Narnians. Trumpkin is then taken to the middle of the river by Telmarine soldiers to be drowned, but he is saved just in time by the Pevensie siblings. He then leads the Pevensies to Caspian, who join the cause to defeat the Telmarine army and place the young prince on his rightful throne.

"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage is almost unrecognizable as Trumpkin beneath the prosthetics, wig, and false beard. Perhaps best known at the time for duking it out with Will Ferrell in the holiday classic "Elf," Dinklage has since become one of film and television's most notable performers. In 2007, Dinklage appeared in the British comedy "Death at a Funeral," and he reprised his role in the 2010 American remake of the same name.

In 2011, Dinklage debuted as the character that would make him a star, the witty, wine-loving Tyrion Lannister. His Emmy-winning performance in "Game of Thrones" opened up many more opportunities for Dinklage. In 2014, he was cast in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as Dr. Bolivar Trask, and, more recently, he received high praise for his performance in the musical drama film "Cyrano." In 2023, Dinklage took on the title role in the superhero comedy "The Toxic Avenger," based on the 1984 film of the same name. He stars as Winston, a janitor who falls into a vat of toxic waste and turns into a do-gooding mutant.

Liam Neeson (Aslan)

Liam Neeson was the actor entrusted with bringing Aslan to life when "The Chronicles of Narnia" came to the big screen. The Northern Ireland native got his big break when he was cast in 1981's "Excalibur," playing the role of Sir Gawain, though it took him a while to establish himself in the States. A turn in Sam Raimi's 1990 superhero flick "Darkman" put him on Hollywood's radar, and before long he was turning in an Oscar-nominated performance in Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List."

Neeson's growing stature and deep voice made him perfect for the part of Aslan the lion, Narnia's true leader. Parallels are often drawn between Aslan and Jesus — at the end of the first book, Aslan gives his own life to stop the White Witch, only to rise from the dead to lead his people. "Aslan symbolizes a Christ-like figure but he also symbolizes for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries," Neeson said (via The Telegraph). "That's who Aslan stands for as well as a mentor figure for kids — that's what he means for me."

By the time the "Narnia" films were done, Neeson had re-established himself as an action hero, having rescued his daughter from kidnappers in 2008's "Taken." The film (which inspired two sequels and countless memes) turned Neeson into the go-to guy for gritty, no-nonsense actioners like 2010's "Unknown," 2014's "Non-Stop," 2015's "Run All Night," 2020's "Honest Thief," and his latest bullet-fest "In the Land of Saints and Sinners." An Ireland-set period piece about a retired assassin trying to protect the inhabitants of a small coastal town, it premiered to mixed reviews at Venice in 2023.