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 31)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active1997–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 Prince Liam in the E! original series The Royals.

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; his siblings are Daisy Elizabeth Moseley (born 1989) and Benjamin Hugh Moseley (born 1992). Moseley attended Sheepscombe Primary School from September 1991 to July 1998, in which year he appeared as an un-named boy in Cider with Rosie. Moseley then continued his education at Wycliffe College. He took time off often at Downfield Sixth Form, Stroud (which is part of Marling School and its next door neighbour, Stroud High School), because he was filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; however, he still achieved well and finished on time.

Career[edit]

Casting director Pippa Hall was responsible for casting Moseley as an extra when she was filling roles for Cider with Rosie (TV) back in 1998, when he was 11 years old.[2][4] Several 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 Moseley officially won the role and was cast.[4]

Moseley reprised the role of Peter in the 2008 sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,[4][5] and made a cameo appearance as Peter in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, despite his character's absence from the book on which the film is based.[6]

In 2013, Moseley starred as Daniel Lombardio in the action thriller film Run alongside Kelsey Chow.[7] In 2014, he starred as Anderl Gruber in the adventure drama The Silent Mountain. The movie is about 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.[8] In 2015, he played the role of Jared in the movie Margarita with a Straw.[9] Later that year, he starred as Prince Liam in the E! original series The Royals alongside Elizabeth Hurley and Alexandra Park.[10]

In 2016, Moseley starred as Tyler in the horror thriller film Friend Request, directed by Simon Verhoeven.[11] He then starred as Arden Lowe in the Lifetime movie My Sweet Audrina based on a novel by V.C. Andrews.[12] He has joined the Stand Up to Cancer programme "Change the Odds", which features many other young actors.[13]

Moseley recently portrayed Aysel in the Brent Ryan Green film The Veil.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Moseley at the premiere of Redbelt at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, 25 April 2008

Film[edit]

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 Lombardio
2014 The Silent Mountain Anderl Gruber
2014 The Stowaway Gerry Cross Short film
2015 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 [15]
2018 In Like Flynn Dook Adams
TBA Medieval Jaroslav Žižka Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cider with Rosie Extra Television film
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Forrester Television film; uncredited[16]
2012 The Selection Aspen Leger Unsold television pilot
2012 American Ninja Warrior Himself Competitor; episode: " Southwest Qualifying Round: Part 1"
2012 Perception Prince Karl of Hasse-Brandenberg Episode: "Kilimanjaro"
2015–2018 The Royals Prince Liam Main role
2016 My Sweet Audrina Arden Lowe Television film (Lifetime)

Video games[edit]

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

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2012 It Was Love, Now it's War Bonnie Paul

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 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. ^ "'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Review". 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  7. ^ "Interview: Run Star William Moseley Discusses Being Inspired by Eminem". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic (2012-06-15). "William Moseley Joins 'The Silent Mountain'". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  9. ^ "William Moseley's role in 'Margarita with a Straw'". hubmesh.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-09-12). "E! Pilot 'The Royals' Casts Its Prince". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  11. ^ "Freestyle Makes a 'Friend Request' This October - Bloody Disgusting!". 2016-07-25. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  12. ^ "My Sweet Audrina | Lifetime". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  13. ^ "Young Hollywood wants to 'Change the Odds' with cancer PSA". USA Today. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  14. ^ "First Look At Actors William Moseley And Serinda Swan In 'The Veil'". Knowshi Magazine. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  15. ^ "'The Little Mermaid' Trailer: Live-Action Film Makes Debut Splash". Deadline Hollywood. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  16. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0608440/

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