Ben Barnes injured on new Narnia movie

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The third film in the fantasy-adventure series based C.S. Lewis' books, The Voyage of the Dawn Reader is set three Narnian years after the events of Prince Caspian. Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) where they meet up with Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes). He invites them to join his voyage aboard The Dawn Treader, which is headed across sea in hopes of rescuing the seven Lords of Narnia whom his uncle Miraz banished. Tilda Swinton stars as The White Witch.

November 11th, 2010

Ben Barnes injured himself sword fighting on the set of 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'.

The British actor - who played Prince Caspian for the first time in 2008 movie 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' - was hurt when his co-star Skandar Keynes got carried away with the choreography of the fight and hit him round the head, but the filming schedule meant he had to carry on regardless.

Speaking at the switching on of the Christmas lights at London's Regent Street, Ben told BANG Showbiz: "Skandar who plays Edmund managed to, well, he'd been filming and I'd had a few more weeks than him to learn the choreography and he somehow managed to go right when I went left and it kind of ended up, well, I got injured. I had a sword to the face! But we carried on."

Despite the sword-fighting injury inflicted on Ben, he still preferred working on this movie because he is now playing King Caspian, meaning he can shout at his co-stars.

He said: "It was great, we went to Australia. I got to do loads of sword fighting and I'm the king this time so I get to shout commands and be in charge, which is much more fun than just running away all the time."