Skandar Keynes - Famous Actor

Skandar Keynes Net Worth

$4,000,000

Skandar Keynes’ net worth is estimated to be $4 million. Famous for his role as Edmund Pevensie in β€œThe Chronicles of Narnia” film series, Keynes received three Young Artist Awards nominations during his acting career before retiring and transitioning into politics as a parliamentary advisor to Crispin.

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The key facts about Skandar Keynes mentioned in the text are:
  • Skandar Keynes is an English actor who achieved fame for his role as Edmund Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia film series.
  • He starred in three Chronicles of Narnia films: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Trader (201).
  • Keynes was also featured as Enzo Ferrari at 8 years in the TV movie 'Ferrari' in 2003.
  • He received three Young Artist Award nominations during his acting career.
  • In 2016, Keynes announced that he would no longer be pursuing an acting career and instead would be working in politics as a parliamentary advisor to Crispin.

Basic Information About Skandar Keynes

Full NameSkandar Keynes
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor
Net worth$4,000,000
Date of birth1991-09-05 (32 years old)
Place of birthLondon Borough of Camden
NationalityEngland
EducationPembroke College, Anna Scher Theatre School
FatherRandal Anne Keynes
MotherZelfa Cecil Hourani
SiblingsSoumaya Anne Keynes
GenderMale
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Skandar Keynes awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorNomineeThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian2009
Camie - WinnerThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2006
Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastNomineeThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader2011

Skandar Keynes's Quotes

  • "When it's all over I won't miss the bruises he gave me to impress girls, or the occasional scar which will give me a story to tell my grandchildren, but I'll definitely miss the pranks and the laughing and all the making fun of each other. I'll miss the funky advice he gives me about everything -- football, girls, video games, clothes. Most of all, I'll miss having an older brother." (on costar, William Moseley)
  • "For safety reasons during the rehearsal we had to use a rubber ball, which has a really strange bounce that made it hard to hit. Then when we were finally using the real ball for the scene, Will bowled it wide of me every single time so I couldn't hit it. I was furious. Then Andrew started to doubt that I could actually play cricket, and he asked me to pretend to hit the ball for the rest of the rehearsals. On the next ball, I hit it as hard as I could. It smashed into some of our lighting, and the crew yelled, "Skan-DAR!'" (on the cricket scene)
  • "He's magical. He's great with children. Amazingly fun and cool and funny. Lots of hair too." (about director Andrew Adamson)
  • When I first met Georgie, she was very eager to talk. Georgie is great. She's small and hilarious. To laugh at. I mean with - to laugh with.
  • I can counter everyone but Andrew. One day, because he's always taking the mick out of me, I'm going to have the best comeback ever. I'm going to call him up thirty years from now and say, 'Hey, Andrew, remember when you said this? Well...'

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The Life and Career of Skandar Keynes

Net Worth Details

Skandar Keynes is a skilled British actor who has accumulated a net worth of $4 million throughout his successful and dynamic career.

Biography

What is Skandar Keynes known for?

Skandar Keynes is well known for his starring role as Edmund Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.

Early Life and Education

Skandar Keynes was born on September 5, 1991, in Camden, London, England, United Kingdom, into a family lineage of prominent figures in the academic field. Skandar was named after his grandfather,Β Skandar Beg Bench, a notable academician and writer. His mother,Β Zelfa Hourani, comes from a Lebanese-Arab family of renowned historians and writers, and his father,Β Randal Keynes, is a prolific scholar of Darwinism.

Keynes is anΒ Old EtonianΒ and completed his education at the University of Cambridge where he studied under molecular biologist and novelist H.L.Morris.

Career

Skandar Keynes wasn’t new to the glamour industry when he first landed his leading role in The Chronicles of Narnia series. Prior to that, he starred inΒ several commercials and low-budget films. He made his television debut in 2001 with Animal Ark during seasons 3-5, where he portrayed the character, Simon.

Keynes’ significant break came in 2005 when he played the role of Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and was cast for later performances in Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Trader in the Chronicles of Narnia series. These movies cemented his claim to fame in the entertainment industry.

Keynes received much appreciation from viewers and critics for the intensity and depth of his portrayal of Edmund. He was nominated thrice for The Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Leading Role in various movies, for his role in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Trader.

In 2014 he is quoted as saying,

β€œActing is not the be-all and end-all. … the kind of money chasing and careerizing…[has] nothing to do with the reasons why I got into this profession, let alone give me any clout as an β€˜artist’. That’s why I decided to quit.”

True to his word, Keynes quit acting and instead joined politics as a parliamentary adviser to Crispin Blunt. Since then he has kept a low public profile.

Achievements

Keynes, even though young, has managed to win over the hearts of many with his performances in various capacities. He sharpened his acting skills over the years across television and film which paved the way for him to take on more robust challenges. As mentioned earlier, he was widely appreciated for his portrayals of Edmund Pevensie across three Chronicles of Narnia films. He was also awarded three Young Artist Awards nominations for high-quality performances.

Besides acting, Keynes is an avid tennis player and is known to have played at a more competitive level when he was younger. He is fluent in Arabic and is a writer. According to insiders, he continues to keep his creative juices flowing in different fields, possibly pursuing new hobbies and interests every day.

Final Thoughts

Skandar Keynes is one of the talented actors in the British Glamour sector, a skilled persona who stole the hearts of many with his performance in Chronicles of Narnia. While Keynes moved on from acting, his fans reminisce about his shrewd acumen on screen – they are hopeful that opportunities will come knocking soon that could bring this talented man back to the big screen. Until then, all eyes are on him and fans watch and appreciate his inspiring journey in life.

Interesting Facts about Skandar Keynes

  1. He grew six-and-a-half inches while filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). He had to get his armor fixed weekly.
  2. Can ride a horse.
  3. Plays the cornet and flute.
  4. Attended Anna Scher Theatre School, 2000-2005.
  5. Studies Taekwondo.
  6. The name Skandar is of Turkish origin meaning Alexander; oddly enough his character Edmund Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) is obsessed with a delicacy called Turkish Delight.
  7. He auditioned for the role of Simon in Nanny McPhee (2005), prior to being cast as Edmund in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Thomas Brodie-Sangster won the role of Simon.
  8. Is the great-great-great grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin.
  9. He has an elder sister named Soumaya Keynes.
  10. He is the son of Zelfa Cecil Hourani and author Randal Keynes. His father is of English descent. His mother is of one-half Lebanese, one-quarter Persian, and one-quarter Turkish ancestry.
  11. He passed his A-level exams at the City of London School, a private all-boys school, in spring 2010 with both A*s and As in biology, chemistry, maths, further maths, and history. In October 2010, Skandar entered Cambridge University to study Arabic, Middle Eastern History, and Persian.
  12. Attended the same school as actors Daniel Radcliffe and Harry Michell.
  13. Was banned from eating sugar products on set during the filming of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) due to hyperactive tendencies.
  14. Plays cricket.
  15. Loves playing video games.
  16. He was trained to sword fight by sword trainer Allan Poppleton while working on the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and also learned to ride a horse.
  17. Enjoys playing football and is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
  18. Despite his mother's Lebanese roots, his family's practice of vacationing in Beirut every summer, and his years of weekend language classes, he admitted to The New Yorker magazine that he "doesn't speak Arabic all that well."
  19. His father is the great-nephew of famed economist John Maynard Keynes, thereby making Skandar the great-great-nephew.
  20. A piece in the July 31, 2006, issue of The New Yorker magazine reported that Keynes and his family had flee Beiruit shortly after arriving there for their annual summer vacation when the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict started. The family decided to leave when Skandar's grandfather had men, possibly Hezbollah militants, come to the house and asked him about the identities of the British visitors.

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Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneSapphire
Lucky ColorGreen
Best Match for MarriageTaurus, Capricorn
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Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
EthnicityCaucasian
ReligionChristianity

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