biography

Skandar Amin Casper Keynes is a British actor born on 5th September 1991 in London, England. His parents are the famous writer Randal Keynes, and Zelfa Cecil Hourani. He also has an older sister called Soumaya.

Skandar has a famous family. Through his father, he is the great-great-great grandson of the famous scientist Charles Darwin. His great grandfather Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1932. His maternal grandfather, Cecil Fadlo Hourani, is a famous writer of Lebanese descent, and the brother of Albert Hourani, also a well-known writer and professor.

Skandar started acting professionally at the young age of 12 when he travelled to Italy to play the part of the young Enzo Ferrari in "Ferrari" (2003). He later landed the role of Edmund Pevensie in the film adaptation of C.S Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" (2005). He was the last of the Pevensie children to be cast. After he had been spotted, Skandar attended three or so auditions in the space of a week before landing the part. He will appear in the next Chronicles of Narnia movies: "Prince Caspian" (2008) and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010).

Skandar attended the Anna Scher Theatre School from 2000 to 2005 and currently attends the all-boys City of London School. As of September 2006, he began Fourth Form (Year Ten) at school, where he will start the first year of his GCSE studies.