Quotes by Ben Barnes
- I always looked really young for my age. And once I hit 23, 24 and 25, I was then allowed to play the cool 18-year-olds and stuff.
- I had two family members involved in World War I: two great-uncles. One of them is on a memorial in France. And the other was a trench runner who survived the war. The average life span of a trench runner was 36 hours, but he survived the whole war.
- I often talk with other actors about that time when you've just finished a job, because I think you do take on the characteristics of some of the characters you play. Sometimes it can be a great thing and sometimes it's a bit haunting because you're not quite sure how to leave it on set. My dad talks about it as being 'de-personalised.'
- I only remember the end of my dreams, like waking up at a steering wheel, or falling.
- I think if actors don't think of themselves as funny in real life they think they can't do comedy.
- My dad is a doctor, a professor of psychiatry, and my mum is a psychotherapist.
- My mum was raised Jewish, my dad is very scientifically minded, and my school was vaguely Christian. We sang hymns in school. I liked the hymns bit, but apart from that, I can take it or leave it. So I had lots of different influences when I was younger.
- Sometimes success comes in ways you don't expect.
- When I was at school, I was in choirs more than anything else, from a very young age, about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons.