Skandar Amin Casper Keynes

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Skandar Amin Casper Keynes

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Son of Private and Private
Brother of Private

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Skandar Amin Casper Keynes

Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as King Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 Disney film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of King Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Keynes was born in London, to writer Randal Keynes and Zelfa Cecil Hourani, and has a sister called Soumaya. Through his father, Keynes is the great-great-great grandson of Charles Darwin. His paternal great-grandfather, Edgar Douglas Adrian 1st Baron Adrian, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1932.

His maternal grandfather, Cecil Fadlo Hourani, is a noted writer on Middle East|Islamic studies, and is the brother of Albert Hourani, also a well-known writer and professor. Skandar's father is of English descent and his mother is of Lebanese, as well as Persian and Turkish, ancestry. He attended the Anna Scher Theatre School from 2000 to 2005, and the all-boys City of London School.

It was pure coincidence that Skandar is of Turkish heritage when his character of King Edmund requested Turkish Delight of the White Witch, and, that his real middle name is Casper and his fictitious character of King Edmund played opposite King Caspian (meaning "of Casper") in the movie series The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Skandar Amin Casper Keynes's Timeline

September 5, 1991