The 34-year-old Aneurin Barnard is a Welsh actor widely popular for the role of Robert Willis Jr. in Cilla and King Richard III in The White Queen. The actor made his film debut at the age of 12 in 2003 from a television show called Jacob’s Ladder as Young Jonathan.
Barnard then starred in the short films like Owl Creek Bridge and Elsewhere. In addition, his theatre work includes Singin’ in the Rain, where he played Don Lockwood for Bridgend County Youth Theatre and II Miracolo for Elan Wales.
Aneurin Barnard: Short Biography
Aneurin Barnard was born on 8th May 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales to June and Terry Barnard. He is of Welsh nationality and has mixed (Welsh, English, Cornish, and Scottish) descent.
Barnard’s parents raised him alongside his sister Ceri in their hometown. He went to Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari, located in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Moreover, he is also trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and graduated in 2008.
Did You Know? Barnard’s first language is Welsh.
What Is His Net Worth?
According to various reliable sources, Aneurin Barnard is estimated to own net worth of $5 million as of 2019. Barnard earned most of his fortunes from his successful career as an actor.
The median salary of an actor in the United States ranges from around $48,000 to $52,000 per year. Whereas A-List actors earn millions of dollars.
Let Us Go Through His Career Journey
The Wales actor made his TV debut in HTV Wales series Jacob’s Ladder at the age of 12. He then played Melchior, one of the three leads in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening alongside Iwan Rheon and Lucy May Barker.
For his role in the play, Barnard won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2010. He then guests appeared in shows like Doctors, Casualty, Y Pris, and Shameless.
While still at drama school, he played in productions of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hobson’s Choice, and West Side Story.
Barnard made his breakthrough from the television film. We’ll Take Manhattan in 2012 opposite Karen Gillan. He played David Bailey for which he received positive reviews from the public as well as David Royston Bailey himself.
The same year, he appeared in the fantasy adventure movie The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box alongside Michael Sheen, Sam Neil, Lena Headey, and Ioan Gruffudd.
In 2013, Aneurin portrayed King Richard III of England in the BBC television series The White Queen from 16th June 2013 to 18th August 2013.
Some of his other film credits are The Devil’s Harvest, Interlude in Prague, Dunkirk, The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Goldfinch, and Radioactive.
Is Our Welsh Actor Married To Anyone?
According to Wikipedia, Barnard is a married man. He tied the knot to his now-wife Lucy Faulks in the Spring of 2017.
Together they share a child. However, details of her name and age are not disclosed to the public yet.
It seems like Barnard prefers a low-key life when it comes to his family.