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Grabbing the reins of my dream role
Ben Barnes had to learn horse sense - fast.
Ben, 26, had no equestrian skills when he won the role of dashing Prince Caspian in the rollicking follow-up to The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.
'They said: "How's your horse-riding?"' the actor, who was chosen to play Caspian after a year-long search, told me. 'I may have said something like "average". I wasn't going to lose this job! I mean, I knew what a horse looked like.