William Moseley

The British actor William Peter Moseley was born on 27th April 1987, in the sleepy village of Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England, and is probably still best known for his role as Peter Pevensie in the “The Chronicles of Narnia” film series, which he portrayed from 2005 to 2010. William’s depiction of Peter won him a Kids’ Choice Award in the Favorite Male Film Star category; he was also nominated for a Young Artist Award and a Saturn Award for the role. Other notable works of William’s include his portrayal of Prince Liam in “The Royals”, which spanned from 2015 to 2018.

William was born to cinematographer Peter Moseley and his wife Juliette, and raised alongside his younger siblings, Daisy Elizabeth and Benjamin Hugh. Regarding William’s education, he studied at Sheepscombe Primary School, and then Wycliffe College.

Career

William’s career began when he was 11 years old, was cast as an extra in “Cider with Rosie”. Pippa Hall, a casting director who had worked on the TV movie with William, recommended him for the role of Peter Pevensie in the “Narnia” movies many years later, and after a year-and-a-half-long auditioning process, William was officially cast as Peter, beating hundreds of contenders for the coveted role.

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” was a well-received blockbuster feature which helped William earn thousands of fans. At the time of playing Peter, William had just two other acting credits to his name, but found himself deluged with offers after starring in the movie.

Even so, William declined to work on any other projects and wasn’t seen again until he reprised his role of Peter in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, released in 2008. Despite not achieving the commercial success of its predecessor the movie received positive reviews and still made millions at the box office.

William played Peter for a third time in 2010, with a small role in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, which outperformed “Prince Caspian”, but was nowhere near as popular as the first two installments of the “Narnia” saga, and ended the series.

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After five years of exclusively playing Peter Pevensie, William stepped out of his comfort zone in 2011 by playing Wheeler in the TV movie “Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet”. In 2012, he appeared as Aspen Leger in the TV pilot of “The Selection”, played Prince Karl of Hasse-Brandenberg in an episode of “Perception”, and starred as Cameron Ainsworth in the short film “Partition”.

The following year, the handsome actor had a starring role as Daniel Lombardi in “Run”, a gritty action-thriller directed by Simone Bartesaghi. In 2014, he played Gerry Cross in the short film “The Stowaway”, and Jared in “Margarita with a Straw”. Many consider his best role of the year to be that of Anderl Gruber in “The Silent Mountain”, an adventure drama following a young Austrian soldier in World War I.

Now in 2015, William was cast as Prince Liam in “The Royals”, starring opposite Alexandra Park and Elizabeth Hurley. When asked to describe his role, the actor stated that Prince Liam was “sort of a rebel”, and compared him to Prince Harry if he were to suddenly become the next King of England. Although William and his castmates were praised for their acting, “The Royals” earned only mixed reviews, and ended after four seasons and 40 episodes.

In 2016, William was also the leading man of the Simon Verhoeven horror film “Friend Request”. He was then cast as Arden Lowe in the Lifetime movie “My Sweet Audrina”. Despite juggling a busy filming schedule, the talented actor found time to raise awareness for cancer research by joining “Change the Odds”, a Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser that features other young celebrities.

Now in 2018, William starred alongside Clive Standen and Corey William Large in the Australian adventure film “In Like Flynn”, and also played Cam Harrison in “The Little Mermaid”. In 2021, the “Narnia” star was the main character in the “Long Time Friends” music video, and starred as a Wall Street investment banker named Michael Peterson in the independent movie “Saving Paradise”.

William’s most recent roles include playing Jaroslav in “Medieval”, and Edgar Allan Poe in “Raven’s Hollow”.

Personal Life

William has been linked to at least four women since his rise to fame: his “Narnia” co-star Anna Poplewell, whom he reportedly dated from 2005 to 2007; the singer-songwriter Alexa Hamilton, whom he was in a relationship with from 2008 to 2010 and allegedly broke up from to date Antonia Ortega until 2012; and last but not least, fellow actress Kelsey Asbille Chow, who played Gigi Silveri in “One Tree Hill”.

The exact timeline of William and Kelsey’s relationship is an ambiguous one, with some sources claiming that the couple broke up in 2018 after a six-year relationship. As recently as November 2022, HELLO Magazine confirmed that the actors are still together after meeting in 2012 on the set of “Run”, but it’s also possible that the couple have broken up and got back together a couple of times in the last decade.

Kelsey is possibly best-known for her role as Mikayla in Disney XD’s “Pair of Kings”. Born in September 1991 in Columbia, South Carolina, the stunning brunette has a Chinese father and previously claimed to have “Native heritage” after receiving backlash for being cast in Native American roles. After telling the New York Times that she was of Eastern Band Cherokee descent, the tribe stated that they had no record of Kelsey, and had found no evidence to suggest that she was a descendant.

Kelsey, who is based in Los Angeles but lives part-time in New York City, attended Columbia University and majored in Human Rights. Her most recent role was back in 2020, when she played Swanee Capps in four episodes of “Fargo”. Meanwhile, her last film was in 2017, when she was cast as Natalie Hanson in “Wind River”. Her interests include travelling, learning languages, and fashion.

William’s net worth is approximately $8 million. The bulk of the actor’s fortune is said to come from “Narnia” royalties, and his most recent projects.

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