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Ben Barnes is Dorian Gray

Ben Barnes is Dorian Gray

Ben Barnes films some rainy scenes on the set of his latest film, Dorian Gray, in Central London on Monday.

The 27-year-old actor plays Oscar Wilde’s title character, a corrupt young man who somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Dorian Gray, which also stars Colin Firth, Rebbeca Hall and Emilia Fox, will be released in the fall of 2009 in Britain.

10+ more pics inside of Ben Barnes as Dorian Gray…

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58 Responses to “Ben Barnes is Dorian Gray”

  1. 1
    kiki Says:


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    dorian Says:

    Oh No — wrong choice for this part – surely there was someone better.

  3. 3
    kaycee Says:

    in Dorian Gray will be also amazing young actress Rachel Hurd-Wood, i think…:)

  4. 4
    Maisie Says:

    He looks good for this part, but Stuart Townsend was the best Dorian Gray ever.

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    black Says:

    The best choice.. I mean, come on people, are you crazy?

    ——-I don´t care what my sister says, I know he´ll make it big in Holywood.————————–

  6. 6
    Angie Says:


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    sami Says:

    he’s so darn dreamy… :D

  8. 8
    Nini Says:

    He’s very princey! Very cute! :D

  9. 9
    Sue Says:

    hothothot! god, i love that man!

  10. 10
    CAROL Says:

    Beautiful Prince Dorian x3

  11. 11
    Tha Says:


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    PINKGAL Says:

    OMGosh.. can he be more perfect??? BEAUTIFUL SMILE, SEXY FACE AND GORGEOUS HAIR !! He is really yummy.Thanks Jared,
    This pictures made my day!!

  13. 13
    Nick Says:

    he is soooooooooooooo damn sexy… f*ck, so hot…

  14. 14
    agus Says:

    love him. more ben barnes! He’s an excelent actor :)

  15. 15
    agus Says:

    love him. more ben barnes! He’s an excelent actor :)

  16. 16
    maizie Says:

    wow. Wow. Wow!!!

  17. 17
    michelle Says:

    He’s GORGEOUS.

  18. 18
    agnes Says:

    The next Narnia wont do well and he’s probably another Orlando Bloom where his films other than Narnia wont do well.

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    Ally Says:


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    Ali-ers Says:

    Yay!!! Ben should always be wet. And preferably naked =D
    Thankies JJ!

  21. 21
    Creature from the Black Lagoon Says:

    I met this guy before. He’s a jerk

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    hotness Says:

    Stop hating agnes. Everyone wants to put him in the same category as Orlando Bloom just because he’s attractive and he is British. If you’ve actually watch some of his work like Bigga Than Ben, you will see that he can actually act. He’s getting picked up more by British studios, which says a lot because they’re into solid actors, not into CGI and a bunch of special effects like we’re into in America.

  23. 23
    Ali-ers Says:

    #21 – where did you meet him at?
    I’m not trying to start trouble – just curious.

    I’ve always feared all hot actors are secretly douchie.

    I’d still shag him tho’ :P

  24. 24
    pFF Says:

    defo not Dorian Gray. meh

  25. 25
    Mandy Says:

    Oh my Ben Barnes!
    How cute is he?
    The things I would do if I was 4 years older and I was with him
    Hes to cute.
    I hope he makes it big in hollywood.
    I would like to see him some more as would a billion other fan girls

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    athena Says:

    I haven’t seen any of Ben’s films yet…but, I don’t see Dorian Gray as a brunette…I always thought they’d used a blonde…very unlike the typical stereotype of ‘blonde’ = Good ‘brunette’=Bad thing…I can’t wait to see it…I hope they keep the sensualness in it as I’ve seen an older version of Dorian Gray a long while ago…It was such a shock for it’s time. Hopefully, they won’t have his character be obviously jaded like they make most of actors on television now. Even though this is film…it could seem bigger on the screen.

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    wICKED WENCH Says:

    DORIAN GRAY HAD BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES, producing idiots! Jude Law (who, ironically, played Lord Douglas in a film on Wilde) would have been the perfect choice IF he hadn’t grown old. Chase Crawford has the looks but not the talent. They should have researched further.

    They did Oscar the Great quite wrong.

  28. 28
    Binbonslover Says:

    thank you Jared! i love Ben Barnes ,he looks so gourgeous in this pictures and so wet!!!
    can’t wait for the movie

  29. 29
    Smilehexe Says:

    Cute guy. And a good story, although it has been put on film before, but that doesn’t matter. I like it a lot.

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    becca Says:

    he doesn’t have the blond hair and piercing blue eyes like the character in the book (ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS BY THE WAY)… but I think he has the appropriate intensity and will do a good job.

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    torontogirl Says:

    ben please marry me <3

  32. 32
    Deb Says:

    OMG! These are incredible pics! I so cannot wait for this movie! Ben is absolutely the right choice for this!!!!!

  33. 33
    jamille Says:

    Omg he’s to die for.

  34. 34
    nicole Says:

    ben looks great

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    karmakey Says:

    He looks fabulous. I like it when films give an old theme (and amazing book) a new twist. I love the dark look. Ben has the intensity. He’s gorgeous AND he can act. Loads of talent here. Can’t wait to see this film.

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    melissa Says:

    DORIAN BLONDE ?? NAY I always see him brunette like my cover book…Blondes guys are handsome but bored.Brunette guys are hot and naughty. Ben as Dorian rocks!!!

  37. 37
    ilovejerkbenbarnes Says:

    #21 – did you meet him ? Lucky girl, I meet a lot jerk guys but no one sooo hot like ben. LOL

  38. 38
    mrsbenbarnes Says:

    Omg he’s got a smile to die for!! x3 THANKS JUST JARED!!!

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    Wendy notsid Says:

    Guys, please stop complaining. I’m a Wilde aficionado and though it’s a shame they didn’t have Ben Barnes dye his hair and put in some blue contacts to fit the book, it really does not matter. The original film with Angela Landsbury and George Sanders made in 1945 starred Hurd Hattfield in the title role, who had black hair and eyes– darker than Ben (especially in black and white but in color too). The movie is a classic and the only great fault with it was how it changed the plot a bit– but the coloring of the lead actor was certainly no fault. That doesn’t matter. Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t match the Harry Potter of the book in hair or eye coloring and trust me, if it that were really a problem, I doubt the studio would let him star in all seven movies in their multi-billion dollar franchise (and don’t tell me about studios not understanding because it doesn’t work in this case– those movie kick ass). I doubt you all have noticed much on Radcliffe’s account. Anyways, back to Ben Barnes. My guess is in his case the coloring seemed to visually suit a movie built around a novel with such heavily dark, gothic themes. And it’s not like it’s a film based on an Anne Rice novel– those books celebrates sinister beauty while Dorian Gray does just the opposite. While I think Arian coloring might accentuate the contrast between the character’s outward appearance and the ugliness of his soul, I don’t think it matters much. As far as I’m concerned, Barnes fits the part pretty damn well— young, exquisite features, British, and pulls off the impulsive-act pretty damn well if you’ve seen Caspian (It’s pretty sad about how much he struggled with that accent though. It threw the whole thing off). He’s also fairly new so he’ll probably be even more convincing playing the fresh-faced naive kid Dorian is at the beginning, which will probably make the whole descent into evil thing pretty interesting. I think it’s sad that a novel with such layered emotional, philosophical, and moral themes like Dorian Gray is being made into a movie and all anyone can do is ***** about the lead actor’s hair.

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    hotness Says:

    “I think it’s sad that a novel with such layered emotional, philosophical, and moral themes like Dorian Gray is being made into a movie and all anyone can do is ***** about the lead actor’s hair”

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. People more concerned with the accurateness of a person’s look instead of focusing on the ability of the actor to accurately portray a story.

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    kelley Says:

    Still want to know if dorian gray is coming to the U.S. and Ben is a good actor. I just want to see this movie.

  42. 42
    Nic Says:

    he’s just perfect, there are no words to describe him…I’ll marry him..

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    CAROL Says:

    # 39
    I agree with you. I think Ben is a great choice for this movie .He is gorgeous, frigging hot and dark. I cannot wait for this new Dorian Gray s version !!

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    pEGGY Says:

    Ben caught my eye in Prince Caspian, which I thought was OK for a Disney movie. Unless Bigga Than Ben turns up on Foxtel’s world movie chanel, we won’t see that in Australian cinemas, but I hope they release Easy Virtue and Dorian Gray sometime in 2009 here.

    He has done four completely different movies in the past few years, so it would be good to see him as someone other than Caspian.

    He appears to be a bright young man with his head screwed on right. Good luck to you Ben.

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    dorothy Says:

    I agree Stuart Townsend was a fabulous Dorian Gray..
    I’m curious to see how Ben Barnes does..
    Hope the movie turns out great, Dorian Gray is a fascinating character.

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    crazy in love Says:

    woww Ben is more handsome and hotter than Robert Pattinson. But can he act ?? Good luck , baby . I advice to stay in England.
    I used to be a RPatzz fan but since he came to States he becomes a jerk and usual night club guest. He disappointed me.

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    rafael nieto Says:

    creo que hay quien este mejor para este papel hay actores jovenes que pueden dar mejor presencia para ewl papel y mas guapos ya que la novela de wilde describe a un ser verdaderamente hermoso y hay mejores actores y mas galanes y de mejor rostro

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    iellyberry Says:

    AWESOME! Love the shots! :D

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    Sinai Says:

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    lOo amOo
    i para mi Si eS famOoSoO x el simple echOo de eStar aSi de buenOote!!!


    I love yOou!!

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    Maya Says:

    OMG!!!!! He is by far the the hottest guy i have ever seen in my whole entire life. Ohhhh I want to meet him so bad. He is just so hotttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    loving ben barnes Says:

    OMG! ben barnes is so amazingly sexy!!! hot hot hot!! loving the hair, face and hes wet! i wish he was topless though!
    oh if only i was five years older. . .

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    GINEVRA Says:

    I’ve only just finished reading the book and from what I’ve heard about this movie,it’s going to be quite different from it.To tell you the truth,while I was reading I somehow always imagined Dorian to be a dark and feisty young man,just as they are representing him now with Ben Barnes,who seems like a promising actor and hasn’t acted a bad movie so far.So,I guess only time will tell!

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    Frankie Says:

    He’s extremely pretty and yes, a good actor, but Dorian Gray WAS meant to have blonde hair and blue eyes. I always thought of him as being a lot less masculine. They could have picked better as far as looks are concerned, but Ben will do.

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    elena Says:

    Jude Law would make the best Dorian Gray!!

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    beth Says:

    Jude Law? Maybe five years ago but he is soo old now.

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    SF Says:

    Perfect choice as Dorian Gray. I look at him and is mesmerized by his dreaminess.

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    suzan97 Says:

    stuart townsend is the best choice for dorian gray cause he is soooo hot and sexy and he has acharming look so he is perfect for the role but ben dosent suit with the role….

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    Elearwing Says:

    The best Dorian Gray was Stuart Townsend…. Until now :P
    Ben is the most handsome actor I’ve ever seen! The others may be charming or whatever, but he is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life!!!!!

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