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‘Narnia’: Where Are They Now?

It’s been over a decade since the last ‘Narnia’ movie, so where are the actors now? You’ll be shocked where one of them took their career.
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe brought C.S. Lewis’s words from the page to the big screen in a spectacular way. Sadly, the last movie came out twelve years ago, and that’s all we’ve gotten from this fictional world. Netflix is working on making a show based on the novels, but I can’t help but wonder where the cast of the movies is now.

Most I’ve seen in several shows and movies since Narnia, but some have been missing from my screen. So, where are these actors now?

Glenstorm: Cornell John

Cornell John Narnia, EastEnders
Disney | Walden Media | BBC | Continuing Drama Productions

Starting with a centaur that has me crying every time I watch Prince Caspian, we have Cornell John. Since that appearance, he reprised the role for the video game of the movie and appeared in multiple films, shows, and plays.

Cornell recently appeared as Arnold Guzman in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in 2018. He also starred in EastEnders as Sam James and Rastamouse as Wensley Dale. And fun fact: he was the first Mufasa in the West End production of The Lion King.

Father Christmas: James Cosmo

James Cosmo Narnia, His Dark Materials
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | HBO | BBC One | Bad Wolf | New Line Productions | Scholastic

After Narnia, Cosmo’s career never faltered. Some recent notable roles include appearances in Wonder Woman, Skylines, His Dark Materials, and The Kindred. Cosmo also competed in Celebrity Big Brother (managing to snag the third runner up).

Cosmo had been acting for about four decades when he was cast as Father Christmas. His most famous roles include Angus in Highlander and Campbell in Braveheart. He keeps his personal life as private as possible.

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Professor Digory Kirke: Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent Narnia, Game of Thrones
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | HBO | Warner Bros. | Television 360 | Grok! Television | Generator Entertainment | Startling Television | Bighead Littlehead

Until today, I never realized Jim Broadbent played Horace Slughorn and Digory Kirke. His career before and after his brief appearance at the end of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe has been legendary.

He also joined the cast of Game of Thrones in season seven as Archmaester Ebrose. Another notable role since Narnia is Samuel Gruber in Paddington. Broadbent has been acting for nearly five decades, and he’s nowhere near stopping.

Trumpkin: Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage Narnia, Game of Thrones
Disney | Walden Media | HBO | Warner Bros. | Television 360 | Grok! Television | Generator Entertainment | Startling Television | Bighead Littlehead

Other than Trumpkin in Prince Caspian, Peter Dinklage has been in many notable roles. He’s appeared in two Marvel films: X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Infinity War. His most recognizable role is, of course, as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.

Dinklage made headlines recently with his opinion on Disney making a live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He’s been active in various charities and organizations, supporting PETA and Women’s March (#MeToo).

Mr. Tumnus: James McAvoy

James McAvoy Narnia, The Bubble
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | Netflix | Apatow Productions

It’s pretty hard to miss James McAvoy nowadays. From his role as Charles Xavier in several X-Men films to Lord Asriel in His Dark Materials to appearing as himself in The Bubble, he’s dipped his toe in nearly every genre.

In addition to film and television, he’s starred in a few stage productions as well. His most recent stage appearance was as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac in 2019. McAvoy has done philanthropy since 2011. He’s also married to his Split costar Lisa Liberati.

Reepicheep in ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’: Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg Narnia, Star Trek
Walden Media | Dune Entertainment | 20th Century Fox | Fox 2000 Pictures | Paramount | Skydance Media | Bad Robot Productions | Sneaky Shark Productions | Perfect Storm Entertainment

For years, I didn’t realize Reepicheep had been recast for the third Narnia film. I also didn’t know Simon Pegg was the actor taking over. You might not recognize the actor just by his voice alone, but he’s voiced several characters across animation, including Buck in the Ice Age franchise.

In addition to Reepicheep, Pegg also portrayed Scotty in Star Trek’s reboot trilogy. Pegg’s other notable roles include Benji Dunn in four Mission: Impossible films (with another on the way next year), Og in Ready Player One, and Hugh in The Boys. He’s also well known in England for his work with director Edgard Wright.

Reepicheep in ‘Prince Caspian’: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard Narnia, Six Minutes to Midnight
Disney | Walden Media | Sky Cinema | Lionsgate | Mad as Birds | West Madison Entertainment

Eddie Izzard’s filmography neither starts nor ends with the first appearance of Reepicheep. She went on to voice Miles Axlerod in Cars 2, Voldemort in The Lego Batman Movie, and Burnish in Abominable. She’s set to star in Culprits in the future. Of course, she’s also an iconic stand-up comedian, too!

In addition to her acting, Izzard came out as genderfluid, preferring “she” and “her” as her pronouns. Izzard has gone on to run in several marathons, 31 of which raised money for various charities. She also dabbles in model trains, activism, and writing.

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The White Witch: Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton Narnia, Avengers Infinity War
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | Marvel

After appearing in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Swinton has barely taken a break between projects. One of her most notable roles since The White Witch was as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange, which she reprised in subsequent films.

She’s set to appear as the Fairy with Turquoise Hair later this year in Pinocchio. She’s also currently filming The Killer; other upcoming projects include The Eternal Daughter and Asteroid City. Her next release will be this August in Three Thousand Years of Longing opposite Idris Elba.

Aslan: Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson Narnia, Blacklight
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | Briarcliff Entertainment | Rialto Distribution | Zero Gravity Management | Footloose Productions | Sina Studios | Fourstar Films | Elevate Production Finance | Film Victoria | Lightstream Pictures Australia | Screen Australia

Liam Neeson doesn’t need an introduction, so let’s get into what he’s been doing since voicing Aslan in the Narnia movies. After the final movie, he starred in several action films, including Wrath of the Titans and The Marksman, and he reprised his role as Qui-Gon Jinn in The Rise of Skywalker and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Neeson has also narrated several television series and made guest appearances even more. Sadly, he hasn’t graced a stage production since 2002. His upcoming projects include Retribution, Marlowe, and In the Land of Saints and Sinners (all are still filming). And let’s not forget his extensive awards collection from his nearly endless film roles.

Prince Caspian: Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes Narnia, Shadow and Bone
Disney | Walden Media | Netflix | 21 Laps Entertainment | Chronology | Loom Studios

When he appeared as Prince Caspian, tons of young girls swooned over Ben Barnes. And it’s happening again with his portrayal of Shadow and Bone‘s Darkling. His other notable roles since Narnia are as Logan in Westworld, Dorian Gray in Dorian Gray, and Jigsaw in The Punisher.

Barnes has branched out from acting to releasing music. In September 2021, he released his first single, “11:11”; his debut EP was released a month later. Barnes also appeared in The Black Eyed Peas’ music video in 2016 for “Where’s the Love?”

Eustace Scrubb: Will Poulter

Will Poulter Narnia, Maze Runner
Walden Media | Dune Entertainment | 20th Century Fox | Fox 2000 Pictures | Gotham Group | Temple Hill Entertainment | TSG Entertainment

Will’s career went skyward after his portrayal of Eustace Scrubb in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. After Narnia, he went on to star in We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner (and its sequels), and is about to make his Marvel debut as Adam Warlock in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.

In addition to his booming film career, he’s been in several television shows. From School of Comedy appearances to starring in Netflix’s interactive movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you’re bound to see him wherever you turn.

Edmund Pevensie: Skandar Keynes

Skandar Keynes Narnia, Twitter
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | @SKeynes1 on Twitter

Keynes retired from acting in 2016 when he started working as Crispin Blunt’s parliamentary adviser. While working with Blunt, Keynes traveled and was an advocate for stopping violence in Syria. He has since been working as a political adviser.

Narnia was Skandar’s first starring film role, but he’d been acting long before then. After his appearance in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, he appeared in two other projects before his retirement. His last role was as himself in the short film In Freedom’s Cause.

Susan Pevensie: Anna Popplewell

Anna Popplewell Narnia, Reign
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | The CW | CBS | Warner Bros. | Joyful Girl Productions | Take 5 Productions | Whizbang Films

It seems Anna hadn’t gotten enough of pretty and fancy dresses from Narnia because she went on to star in Reign as Lady Lola from 2013 to 2016. She also starred as Chyler in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (a web series that was released in 2012) and as Anna in 2000’s The Little Vampire.

She’s branched into narrating audiobooks; her first was Dear Mrs. Bird in 2018. She’s narrated a few more, including London’s Number One Dog-Walking Agency and Queen of Coin and Whispers. Her most recent projects were in The Gallery, Fairytale, and Prop Culture.

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Peter Pevensie: William Moseley

William Moseley Narnia, The Royals
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | NBCUniversal | Lionsgate | Mastermind Laboratories | Universal Cable Productions

Narnia was Moseley’s first starring role, as well as his first film role. After a cameo in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, he went on to star in several films. William was also picked to play Aspen Leger in The CW’s canceled The Selection adaptation.

Some of William’s most notable roles since playing King Peter have been as Prince Liam in The Royals and Cam Harrison in 2018’s The Little Mermaid (no relation to Disney’s franchise). Moseley has another movie expected out later this year, Medieval.

Lucy Pevensie: Georgie Henley

Georgie Henley Narnia, The Spanish Princess
Disney | Walden Media | Buena Vista Pictures | Starz | All3 Media’s New Pictures | Playground | Giddy Ink | Jumping Joseph

Lucy Pevensie was Henley’s debut role, and in between the Narnia films, she played a young Jane Eyre in the BBC’s miniseries based on the classic Bronte novel. After The Voyage of the Dawn Treader wrapped, she starred in 2014’s Perfect Sisters and 2015’s The Sisterhood of Night. Her most recent film role was in 2019’s Girl, Sweetvoiced.

Some other notable roles Henley has had since Narnia was Margaret Tudor in The Spanish Princess from 2019 to 2020. She also appeared alongside William and Anna in Disney+’s Prop Culture. She was also in the canceled Game of Thrones prequel.