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[August 25, 2008 @ 7:11pm]

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[20] Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 
[32] Chronicles of Narnia Cast
 
[08] Sleeping Beauty 

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[July 26, 2008 @ 10:54am]

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[21] Aladdin
[20] Beauty and the Beast
[40] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
[30] Enchanted (PART FIVE: "That's How You Know")
[23] The Little Mermaid
[33] Wicked

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240+ hi-res ‘Caspian’ images [July 19, 2008 @ 9:06pm]

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[July 15, 2008 @ 12:47am]

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Prague Premiere of PC [June 18, 2008 @ 2:24pm]

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98 Narnia & Enchanted Related Icons. [June 16, 2008 @ 10:19pm]

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[25] Amy Adams 
[08] Anna Popplewell 
[01] Chronicles of Narnia Cast 
[02] Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Edmund Pevensie) 
[39] Enchanted (Part Four: "For ever and...ever?") 
[08] Georgie Henley 
[10] Skandar Keynes 
[05] William Moseley

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23 Narnia Cast Icons [May 26, 2008 @ 10:13am]

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 [23] Narnia Cast Icons
[12] Prince Caspian Japan Premiere
[08] Prince Caspian Tokyo Press Conference

[03] Skandar Keynes

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Interviews [May 14, 2008 @ 9:44am]

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More info [May 14, 2008 @ 9:42am]

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 Interesting comment from the writers in this article . It does make me wonder what a new writer will bring to the characters. Thats oen thing about Amazing Grace, the writer really knew how to flesh out a number of key characters.
 

“[Edmond] is always looking out for Peter and he doesn’t really get the credit he deserves…” say Skandar Keynes of his character Edmund. “One of the recurring themes is how he is helping Peter out and Peter is just kind of ignoring him.”

And with Edmund’s character arc so severe in the first film, the writers struggled to figure out how to handle his character in this second film.

“We were always worried about Edmund because … he fixed the most about himself in the first movie,” says McFeely. “So it would be unfair to him and the audience to make him a little crud muffin at the beginning of this movie. So then what do you do, you start with a character that’s pretty noble and has a good head on his shoulders?” Edmund instead of being a character in need of redemption for his treachery, becomes a great little action hero. In addition to getting a key role in the main action sequence, Keynes gets several fun bits of comic relief that prove him to be both witty and endearing.

I think Skandar woudl have a bone to pick with Will about this quote

You're known as a master of practical jokes. Any favorites that you pulled on the set?

"Actually, one I planned had a happy ending. We were in New Zealand and I heard about this incredible bungee jump. And so I said to Skandar Keynes who plays Edmund Pevensie, 'I'm going to do the jump.' Skandar has this incredible fear of heights, but he went, 'I want to do it too but I don't have the money.' So I called his bluff and offered to pay because I thought it would be funny to watch him lose his nerve." Skandar was positively green when he jumped. But afterwards I've never seen him so happy."


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USA Today article [May 14, 2008 @ 7:05am]

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NEW YORK — "People are looking at us," says 12-year-old Georgie Henley, perched on a stone ledge of the New York Public Library for a photo shoot on a crowded spring afternoon.

"Get used to it," whispers Skandar Keynes, 16, posing behind her.

The pair, along with William Moseley, 21, and Anna Popplewell, 19, are the stars of Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia films, and they're back for the second installment, Prince Caspian, opening nationwide Friday.

The British actors were thrust into the spotlight in 2005 after being cast as the Pevensie children in Disney's first Narnia film, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted from C.S. Lewis' classic series.

Apparently, Georgie has forgotten all the hoopla that accompanied the first film, which opened with $65.6 million, the second-largest December debut ever, and went on to collect $291.7 million in the USA and Canada and millions more around the globe.

This time, the Pevensie children are summoned back to the mystical land of Narnia to help Prince Caspian claim his throne.

And expectations are even higher. In a summer that so far has had a runaway hit (Iron Man) and a major flop (Speed Racer), analysts are betting Narnia goes in the hit column.

"I think it's going to do some monster business," says Gitesh Pandya, editor of boxofficeguru.com. "The first film had legs at the box office; it wasn't just a one-weekend wonder. When you have that, it usually means the sequel will open even bigger."

It will have to make a stand quickly. The expected sensation Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull follows less than a week later, opening May 22.

"It's so scary, this summer, with all these big movies," says Narnia producer Mark Johnson. "I believe, like with the last one, we'll just continue to be strong day after day after day. We'll have a very good opening, and the following weekend will belong to Indiana Jones. Hopefully we'll just stay up there."

That summer feeling

Releasing the film in summer instead of winter like its predecessor seemed like a natural, says director Andrew Adamson, who also directed the first movie. "The first one kind of needed to be a Christmas film, what with Father Christmas and the snowy white winter," he says. "This one just really felt like a summer film."

It's less fairy-tale whimsy, more action adventure. Johnson describes it as "older, more mature and a little rougher, darker."

The children face off against Caspian's evil uncle, Lord Miraz, and the Telmarines, who have conquered Narnia. The children are determined to fight to restore the land to the Narnians, unsure whether Aslan the great lion will appear to help them.

Everything is bigger this time — and much of it is not taken literally from the book. It's C.S. Lewis' Caspian— magnified by Adamson's imagination.

"We didn't really expect things to up themselves quite as much as they did," Popplewell says. "There's so many new characters and so many more plot spreads, and more CGI (computer-generated imagery) and more action."

The story centers on two big action scenes: a large-scale battle showdown and a duel between Moseley and another character. Moseley and a stunt coordinator "worked on that one fight for two weeks, trying so many different things," he says. "It was so cool."

Even the youngsters get into the action. Georgie, whose character carried a special dagger in the first film, gets to wield it. "I was so happy!" she gushes.

It's all, of course, on behalf of Caspian, the newest member of Narnian royalty. British actor Ben Barnes, 26, brings a dash of eye candy to the film.

The young stars were nervous about who would play Caspian, but Barnes' gestures of friendship endeared him to the cast early. Shortly after Barnes was cast, Skandar got tickets to see Barnes in the London stage production of The History Boys. "Afterward, he invited me out for drinks," Skandar says. "But I had to remind him I was only 15 and it was a Wednesday night."

He was a perfect fit, Popplewell says. "He realized he was only going to survive if he was prepared to have all of us tease him the entire time," she jokes.

Moseley appreciated having another English actor closer to his age. "It was actually kind of cool. … Ben and I both love The Office, so that was really over-quoted throughout the shoot."

A love story arises

Among story lines not originally in Lewis' book: an ongoing flirtation between Popplewell and Barnes' characters.

Barnes, who has been a fan of the books since childhood, says he and Popplewell were both "anxious about having that thread in the movie because it's not one that's present in the book." In the end, he thinks it works. It's "very spontaneous and impulsive to me, and I feel that way about all relationships."

Says Popplewell: "They wanted to treat it very lightly."

Another new key character is the curmudgeonly Trumpkin, played by Peter Dinklage (Elf, TheStation Agent). The red dwarf shepherds the Pevensies and keeps an eye out for them. "The nanny from hell," jokes Dinklage.

One Narnia constant: controversy over possible Christian symbolism. Groups such as Americans United for Separation of Church and State have criticized the tales, calling them just a retelling of the story of Christ, but the filmmakers see universal themes.

"I really believe you see whatever you want to see in the film," Johnson says. "It's about faith, whatever kind of faith you have. The first movie was about finding faith, and this is the loss of faith and regaining of it. And that faith is whatever you want to make of it.

"That's one of the things that pleased me about the first film, that it was successful everywhere — even in Muslim countries."

Its four young stars are oblivious to such concerns, focused only on their upcoming premiere and promotional duties — and the freebies that come with being famous.

"Did they give you that?" Moseley asks when Skandar produces a cellphone. (It turns out to be a loaner from his hotel.)

The young actors have obviously formed a tight bond —— a "surrogate family," Popplewell says — talking over each other just as real siblings might.

They have many tales from their time together on set. During a weekend spent surfing in New Zealand, where much of the film was shot, Skandar unwittingly made filming more difficult for himself. The fair-skinned actor neglected to coat the back of his legs with sunblock and got a nasty burn.

Like a real brother, Moseley wasn't about to let that go by without further torture. "Will would run up behind me and smack the back of my legs," Skandar says.

"A year and a couple of months later, I still have a tan line," he says. "Do you want me to show you?"

But Moseley has a sentimental side, too. He was disappointed to find out there were no plans for a wrap party, so he took matters into his own hands and organized one.

"I went 'round with this big microphone on set to everybody and said, 'There's going to be a wrap party tonight!' " It was decided that as long as he organized it, a certain amount of money would go toward drinks. "So I had to stand around the door all night doing the wristbands, making sure everyone had a good time."

"It's probably the only thing he has ever organized in his life," Popplewell teases. "Will is not the most organized person."

Changes ahead

All the excitement surrounding the film's opening is a bit bittersweet for the foursome, however. They know only the younger actors, Georgie and Skandar, will return for the next installment, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which begins filming in November for May 2010 release.

Georgie says she'll miss having Popplewell and Moseley around for comfort and reassurance.

"I don't think Skandar's the cuddliest!" she says.

"We used to torture him with group hugs," Popplewell adds.

"Normally, I'm the most annoying one," Georgie says. "So it's going to be a shame for Skandar when Anna or Will aren't around to shut me up."

But the elder stars have their own plans for life after Narnia. Moseley, who is from Gloucestershire, says he'd like to find a place in London and continue to pursue acting. He just turned down a film role, being selective about his next part. "It's always about my instincts," he says. "I really don't know genre-wise what that's going to be."

Popplewell is almost finished with her first year at Oxford; she's studying English literature. ("I should be writing an essay right now," she says.) But she, too, intends to keep acting.

For the younger actors, Narnia will take them to the high seas on a voyage of discovery and encounters with magical creatures.

"That's going to be a fun shoot on a ship in the middle of nowhere," teases Moseley.

"I think Will and I are going to have to come and visit," Popplewell says. "We can be centaurs."

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I love these shots [May 12, 2008 @ 12:08pm]

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Some images of Skandar [May 12, 2008 @ 12:05pm]

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Skandar on set interview [May 12, 2008 @ 12:04pm]

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Skandar Interview with Anna [May 12, 2008 @ 12:03pm]

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Skandar on Disney [May 12, 2008 @ 12:03pm]

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More shots [April 27, 2008 @ 11:03am]

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Skandar interviewed on PC Set [April 25, 2008 @ 10:55am]

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[March 10, 2008 @ 11:23pm]

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  01-20: Ashley Tisdale
21-55: Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian
56-60: Hilary Duff
61-79: Jensen Ackles
80-84: Katherine Heigl
85-96: Maggie Grace
97-139: Nick Jonas
140-154: America Ferrera
155-164: Becki Newton
165-170: Rebecca Romijn
171-188: Heroes Cast

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Skandar escapes beirut [July 25, 2006 @ 9:19pm]

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Issue of 2006-07-31
Posted 2006-07-24


In “The Chronicles of Narnia,” the four Pevensie children are evacuated from London during the Blitz and sent to stay with an elderly professor in a house in the countryside. Last Wednesday evening, in an old Ottoman villa in West Beirut, Skandar Keynes, the fourteen-year-old actor who played Edmund Pevensie in last year’s film of “Narnia,” his mother, Zelfa, and his grandfather, Cecil Hourani, were packing their things and getting ready to evacuate. Two days before the Israeli attacks on Hezbollah began, on July 12th, they had arrived from Britain for their annual summer holiday in Lebanon, and had found themselves stranded there along with thousands of other foreign tourists. They had, in fact, been about to leave Beirut for the Hourani ancestral home in the ancient town of Marjeyoun, near the frontier with Israel. Marjeyoun is very close to the current fighting, and before being taken over by Hezbollah it had been the longtime headquarters of the Christian militia. Except for 2004, when Skandar was filming “Narnia” and the family decamped with him to the set in New Zealand, he has spent every summer of his life there.

Outside the walls of the villa, closely packed modern tower blocks rose all around. It is a noisome neighborhood of narrow streets jammed with people, scooters, and men pushing carts. Quite a few women wear head scarves. On a building in the next block a large banner in support of Sheikh Nasrallah could be seen. A half an hour before they were due to leave Beirut, Zelfa packed the car with their belongings, and Cecil waited by the front door, clearly edgy about the night journey ahead. Skandar chatted in the living room, a place of high timbered ceilings and flaking plaster, adorned with bronze pots and Chinese painted-silk panels of peacocks.

Skandar, a slim, handsome boy with tousled dark hair, was wearing a “Scarface” T-shirt over baggy shorts and blue canvas Vans. He said he had been looking forward to Marjeyoun, where he planned to spend his days swimming and reading. He had brought along his guitar, and hoped to catch up on some movies. “I don’t turn fifteen until September, and back in England I can only go to under-fifteens, which is frustrating,” he said. “Here in Lebanon they don’t care about age limits, and I can see any movies I like.” The day after Beirut’s airport was bombed, he’d gone to the cinema in Beirut where the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” was supposed to première; the theatre owners had turned him away, explaining that they hadn’t been able to fly in the reel. He added that he was a big fan of Johnny Depp. “He’s the man,” he said.

Skandar’s grandfather, Cecil, is a well-known writer on the Middle East; Cecil’s late brother, Albert Hourani, was the noted Oxford scholar and author of “A History of the Arab Peoples.” (Both brothers were born in Britain to émigré parents, but never relinquished their links with their homeland.) Although he was educated in England, Cecil still regards himself as Lebanese: “Being born in England didn’t make you English, at least not in my generation,” he said. With a glance at his grandson, he added, “Perhaps that has changed now, I don’t know.” Zelfa, Cecil’s daughter, is married to the British writer Randal Keynes, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin and a great-nephew of John Maynard Keynes. Skandar, who attends the City of London School for Boys, is one of their two children.

“I’m very proud of being Lebanese, and its history and everything,” Skandar said. “And I love coming here every summer.” He doesn’t speak Arabic all that well, he confessed, despite attending weekend Arabic classes for several years.

When Skandar was out of earshot, Zelfa said that she wasn’t particularly frightened, although her face betrayed her nervousness; for several days, the noise from huge blasts had ricocheted through the city, rocking the walls of the villa; their neighborhood had been spared, but much of the city had been shut down. Speaking of Skandar, she said, “He’s just a boy, after all; there’s only so long we can stay here like this, with nothing for him to do.”

Neither Zelfa nor her father was eager to join the mass evacuation of Beirut’s foreigners by ship, which had begun a couple of days earlier. They were also worried about travelling overland, as some people were doing, to Syria and Jordan, because they had heard that the roads were being bombed, and there were said to be long queues at the Syrian border. But on Wednesday some friends had found a driver who could take them out by night. They had been told they could get to Amman in six or seven hours.

Skandar had not thought much about the parallels between the role he played in “Narnia” and his own situation in Beirut. “Maybe it’s because one was acting and this is real,” he said. When the bombing had begun, he had been scared, like everyone, but his grandfather had done a good job of reassuring him. “Now I can say I have been in a real war zone,” he said, and gave a mock swagger.

Skandar’s grandfather came over and said in a low, tight voice that some men, possibly Hezbollah followers, had just come to the door to ask who his visitors were and, incidentally, who he was. Until now, he said, the family had mostly avoided attention in the neighborhood. It was time to go.
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