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
William Peter Moseley

(1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 35)
  • Actor
  • acting coach
Years active1997–present

William Peter Moseley (born 27 April 1987)[1] is an English actor. He is known for playing Peter Pevensie in the film series The Chronicles of Narnia (2005–2010),[2] which won him a Kids' Choice Award, in addition to nominations for a Saturn Award and a Young Artist Award. He also played Prince Liam in the E! series The Royals (2015–2018).

Early life[edit]

Moseley was born in the Cotswolds village of Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England.[3] William has two younger siblings (a brother and a sister). Daisy Elizabeth Moseley was born in 1989 and Benjamin Hugh Moseley was born in 1992.[4] He is the son of Juliette E. (née Fleming) and Peter A. Moseley, a cinematographer.[5][3] Moseley attended Sheepscombe Primary School from September 1991 to July 1998, and then continued his education at Wycliffe College, also taking time off at Downfield Sixth Form, Stroud.


Moseley began his career as an extra on the television film Cider with Rosie in 1998, when he was 11 years old.[5][3] Several years later, casting director Pippa Hall who'd worked with him on Cider With Rosie recommended him for the role of Peter Pevensie in the fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe;[5] eighteen months later, Moseley officially won the role and was cast.[3] A blockbuster feature,[6] the film was well received by both critics and audiences.[7] For his performance, Moseley earned nominations for the Saturn Award for Best Actor and the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor.[8] Moseley reprised the role of Peter in the 2008 sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,[3][9] which earned positive reviews from critics,[10][11] though it was not as commercially successful as its predecessor.[12][13] For Prince Caspian, Moseley won Favorite Male Film Star from the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. He also earned a second Young Artist Award nomination, in the category of Best Cast. Moseley reprised the role of Peter a third time with a cameo in 2010's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, despite the character's absence from the book of the same name.[14] The Voyage of the Dawn Treader did not meet the same critical success as The Chronicles of Narnia's first two installments, although it did financially well in comparison to Prince Caspian.[15]

In 2013, Moseley starred as Daniel Lombardi in the action thriller film Run alongside Kelsey Chow.[16] In 2014, Moseley played Anderl Gruber in the adventure drama The Silent Mountain, which follows a young Austrian soldier in World War I who fights his way through the Alps to rescue his first love and escape the impending explosion that will rock the mountain.[17]

In 2015, he played the role of Jared in the movie Margarita with a Straw.[18] Later that year, he was cast as Prince Liam in the E! original series The Royals alongside Elizabeth Hurley and Alexandra Park.[19][20] Describing the role, Moseley stated that "it's like (if) Prince Harry was thrown into being the next King of England. He basically is sort of a rebel ... doesn't really care what anybody thinks, does whatever he wants to do, when he wants to do it."[21] The Royals earned mixed reviews, although Moseley and the ensemble's acting were acclaimed.[22] In 2016, Moseley starred as Tyler in the horror thriller film Friend Request, directed by Simon Verhoeven.[23] He then starred as Arden Lowe in the Lifetime movie My Sweet Audrina based on a novel by V.C. Andrews.[24] He has joined the Stand Up to Cancer programme "Change the Odds", which features many other young actors.[25] Moseley recently portrayed Aysel in the Brent Ryan Green film The Veil.[26]

In 2018, Moseley appeared in the Australian biographical adventure film, In Like Flynn, alongside actors Corey William Large and Clive Standen.[27] He also starred as Cam Harrison in the fantasy drama film The Little Mermaid alongside Poppy Drayton.[28] In 2021, Moseley starred as the main character in the music video for The Living Tombstone's "Long Time Friends".[29] That same year, Moseley starred alongside Johanna Braddy in the independent film Saving Paradise, where he played the role of Michael Peterson, a Wall Street investment banker, directed by Jay Silverman and written by Van Billet.

Personal life[edit]

Moseley began dating actress Kelsey Chow in 2012, his co-star in the film Run.[30] While filming 2014's The Silent Mountain, Moseley was badly injured when struck by lightning while on set. As a result, he has a scar on his biceps.[31]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Peter Pevensie
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Peter Pevensie
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Peter Pevensie Cameo
2011 Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet Wheeler Short film
2012 Partition Cameron Ainsworth Short film
2013 Run Daniel Lombardi
2014 The Silent Mountain Anderl Gruber
2014 The Stowaway Gerry Cross Short film
2014 Margarita with a Straw Jared
2016 Friend Request Tyler
2016 The Stranger Young Man Short film
2016 Carrie Pilby Cy
2017 The Veil Aysel
2018 The Little Mermaid Cam Harrison [32]
2018 In Like Flynn Dook Adams
2019 The Courier Agent Bryant
2020 Artemis Fowl Italian Man Cameo
2021 Saving Paradise Michael Peterson
2021 Land of Dreams Mark
2022 Medieval Jaroslav Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cider with Rosie Boy Television film
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Forrester Television film;
2012 The Selection Aspen Leger Unsold television pilot
2012 American Ninja Warrior Himself Episode: "Southwest Qualifying Round: Part 1"
2012 Perception Prince Karl of Hasse-Brandenberg Episode: "Kilimanjaro"
2015–2018 The Royals Prince Liam Lead Role
2016 My Sweet Audrina Arden Lowe Television film
2020 Prop Culture Himself Episode: "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Peter Pevensie
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Peter Pevensie

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2012 "It Was Love, Now It's War" Bonnie Paul
2021 "Long Time Friends" The Living Tombstone

Awards and nominations[edit]

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


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