William Moseley (actor)

William Peter Moseley (born 27 April 1987)[1] is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Peter Pevensie in the film series The Chronicles of Narnia (2005–2010)[2] and Prince Liam in the E! series The Royals (2015–2018).

William Moseley
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Moseley at the 2015 Television Critics Association’s Press Tour
Born
William Peter Moseley

(1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 34)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • acting coach
Years active1997–present

Early lifeEdit

Moseley was born in the Cotswolds village of Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England.[3] The eldest of three children,[4][5] he is the son of Juliette E. (née Fleming) and Peter A. Moseley, a cinematographer.[6][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 dating actress Kelsey Chow in 2012, his co-star in the film Run.[7]

CareerEdit

 
Moseley at the premiere of Redbelt at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008

Moseley began his career as an extra on the television film Cider with Rosie in 1998, when he was 11 years old.[6][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;[6] eighteen months later, Moseley officially won the role and was cast.[3] A blockbuster feature,[8] the film polarized critics and audiences.[9] 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.[10] Moseley reprised the role of Peter in the 2008 sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,[3][11] which alike to its predecessor was a commercial success and earned positive reviews from critics.[12][13] He later made a cameo as Peter 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]

In 2013, Moseley starred as Daniel Lombardi in the action thriller film Run alongside Kelsey Chow.[15] 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.[16]

In 2015, he played the role of Jared in the movie Margarita with a Straw.[17] Later that year, he was cast as Prince Liam in the E! original series The Royals alongside Elizabeth Hurley and Alexandra Park.[18][19] 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."[20] The Royals earned mixed reviews, although Moseley and the ensemble's acting were acclaimed.[21]

In 2016, Moseley starred as Tyler in the horror thriller film Friend Request, directed by Simon Verhoeven.[22] He then starred as Arden Lowe in the Lifetime movie My Sweet Audrina based on a novel by V.C. Andrews.[23] He has joined the Stand Up to Cancer programme "Change the Odds", which features many other young actors.[24] Moseley recently portrayed Aysel in the Brent Ryan Green film The Veil.[25]

In 2018, Moseley appeared in the Australian biographical adventure film, In Like Flynn, alongside actors Corey William Large and Clive Standen.[26] He also starred as Cam Harrison in the fantasy drama film The Little Mermaid alongside Poppy Drayton.[27] In 2021, Moseley starred as the main character in The Living Tombstone's "Long Time Friends" music video.[28]

In 2021, Moseley starred with Johanna Braddy in the film "Saving Paradise." Moseley plays the part of Michael Peterson, a Wall Street investment banker who is forced to return to his small hometown in order to dispose of his family's hundred year old pencil factory, which is the heart and soul of the town. Directed by Jay Silverman and written by Van Billet, "Saving Paradise" is a feel good indie film in the ilk of "It's A Wonderful Life."

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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 [29]
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
TBA Medieval Jaroslav Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cider with Rosie Boy Television film
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Forrester Television film;
Uncredited
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 gamesEdit

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 videosEdit

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

Awards and nominationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Nathan Southern (2015). "William Moseley". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e Nikkhah, Roya (3 July 2008). "William Moseley on Prince Caspian". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ Kingsley, Thomas (15 March 2021). "What happened to the siblings from Narnia's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". MyLondon. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  5. ^ Boren, Jade (9 October 2020). "'The Chronicles Of Narnia' Then & Now: See Cast's Transformation — Pics". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "The Boys Of 'Narnia'". CBS News. 16 December 2005.
  7. ^ Ortiz, Jen (18 July 2018). "'Yellowstone' Star Kelsey Asbille Is all About Binge-Watching TV and Ordering Takeout". Marie Claire. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Holiday 2005: 'Kong' vs. 'Narnia' vs. 'Goblet'". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  9. ^ Ebert, Roger. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe movie review (2005) | Roger Ebert". rogerebert.com. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  10. ^ "33rd Annual Saturn Awards Announced". Movieweb. 11 May 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  11. ^ Scott, A. O. (16 May 2008). "Out of the Wardrobe, Into a War Zone". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  12. ^ McCarthy, Todd (10 May 2008). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian". Variety. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  13. ^ McClintock, Pamela; McNary, Dave (15 May 2008). "'Prince Caspian' reign at box office?". Variety. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  14. ^ "'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Review". 10 December 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Interview: Run Star William Moseley Discusses Being Inspired by Eminem". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  16. ^ Patten, Dominic (15 June 2012). "William Moseley Joins 'The Silent Mountain'". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  17. ^ "William Moseley's role in 'Margarita with a Straw'". hubmesh.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 September 2013). "E! Pilot 'The Royals' Casts Its Prince". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 September 2013). "E! Pilot 'The Royals' Casts Its Prince". Deadline. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Meet the Powerful Queen, the Playboy Prince, the Party Girl Princess and More in New The Royals Behind the Palace Gates Video". E! Online. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  21. ^ Fallon, Kevin (13 March 2015). "'The Royals': A Prince Harry Fever Dream". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  22. ^ "Freestyle Makes a 'Friend Request' This October – Bloody Disgusting!". 25 July 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  23. ^ "My Sweet Audrina | Lifetime". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Young Hollywood wants to 'Change the Odds' with cancer PSA". USA Today. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  25. ^ "First Look At Actors William Moseley And Serinda Swan In 'The Veil'". Knowshi Magazine. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  26. ^ Leydon, Joe (26 January 2019). "Film Review: 'In Like Flynn'". Variety. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  27. ^ Pedersen, Erik (29 March 2016). "'A Little Mermaid' Beckons William Moseley, Three Others". Deadline. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  28. ^ The Living Tombstone - Long Time Friends, retrieved 30 May 2021
  29. ^ "'The Little Mermaid' Trailer: Live-Action Film Makes Debut Splash". Deadline Hollywood. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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