William Moseley (actor)

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William Moseley
William Moseley 2015 TCA Press Tour (cropped).jpg
Moseley at the 2015 Television Critics Association’s Press Tour
Born William Peter Moseley
(1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 28)
Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present

William Peter Moseley (born 27 April 1987[1]) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Peter Pevensie in the film series The Chronicles of Narnia[2][3] and Crown Prince Liam of England in the E! original series The Royals, since 2015.

Early life[edit]

Moseley was born in the Cotswolds village of Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England.[4] He is the son of Juliette E (née Fleming) and Peter A Moseley, a cinematographer.[2][4] Moseley is the eldest of three children: Daisy Elizabeth (born 1989) and Benjamin Hugh Moseley (born 1992). Moseley attended Sheepscombe Primary School from September 1991 to July 1998, and then continued his education at Wycliffe College. He had to repeat upper sixth at Downfield Sixth Form, Stroud (which is part of Marling School and its next door neighbour Stroud High School) because he had taken so much time off school while filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.[4]

Career[edit]

Casting director Pippa Hall was responsible for casting William as an extra when she was filling roles for Cider with Rosie (TV) back in 1998.[2][4] Seven years later, when casting for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005, she remembered him and recommended him for the role of Peter.[2] From the first day of auditioning for the role of Peter Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe it took a further eighteen months before he officially won the role and was cast.[4]

He reprised the role of Peter in the 2008 sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.[4][5] Moseley made a cameo appearance as Peter in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader despite his character's absence in the book on which the film is based. Moseley recently portrayed Aysel in upcoming Brent Ryan Green film The Veil. [6]

He has joined the Stand Up to Cancer programme "Change the Odds" featuring many other young actors.[7] William is currently starring in The Royals on E! as Prince Liam.

Filmography[edit]

Moseley at the premiere of Redbelt at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, 25 April 2008
Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cider with Rosie Extra (uncredited) Television film
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Forrester (uncredited) Television film
2005 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Peter Pevensie Lead role
2008 Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Peter Pevensie Lead role
2010 Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Peter Pevensie Cameo
2013 Run Daniel Lombardio
2013 Of Corset's Mine Randolph
2014 The Silent Mountain Anderl Gruber
2015 The Veil Aysel Post-production
2015 Margarita, with a Straw Jared
2015 Unfriend Tyler Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Selection Aspen Leger Pilot; never picked up
2012 American Ninja Warrior Himself (Competitor) Episode: " Southwest Qualifying Round: Part 1"
2012 Perception Prince Karl of Hasse-Brandenberg Episode: "Kilimanjaro"
2015–present The Royals Prince Liam Lead Role
Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet Wheeler Short film
2012 Partition Cameron Ainsworth Short film
2014 The Stowaway Gerry Cross Short film
Video game
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Peter Pevensie Voice
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Peter Pevensie Voice

Awards[edit]

Moseley at the french premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in June 2008
Year Association Category Work Result
2006 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Nominated
CAMIE Awards Best Performance in a Feature film - Young Ensemble Cast Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor Nominated
2008 Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards Favourite Male Film Star The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Won
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ England & Wales, Birth Index: 1984-2005, as accessed on Ancestry.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Boys Of 'Narnia'". CBS News. 16 December 2005. 
  3. ^ "William Moseley". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Nikkhah, Roya (3 July 2008). "William Moseley on Prince Caspian". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Scott, A. O. (16 May 2008). "Out of the Wardrobe, Into a War Zone". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "First Look At Actors William Moseley And Serinda Swan In ‘The Veil’". Knowshi Magazine. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Young Hollywood wants to 'Change the Odds' with cancer PSA". USA Today. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 

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