♥He grew six-and-a-half inches while filming The Chronicles of Narnia the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe(2005). He had to get his armor fixed weekly.

 

♥Can ride a horse.

 

♥Plays the cornet and flute.

 

♥Attended Anna Scher Theatre School, 2000-2005.

 

♥Studies tae kwon do.

 

♥The name Skandar is of Turkish origin meaning Alexander; oddly enough his character Edmund Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) is obsessed with a delicacy called Turkish Delight.

 

♥He auditioned for the role of Simon in Nanny McPhee (2005), prior to being cast as Edmund in The Chronicles of Narnia the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Thomas Brodie-Sangster won the role of Simon.

 

♥Is the great-great-great grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin.

 

♥He has an elder sister named Soumaya Keynes.

 

♥He is the son of 'Zelfa Cecil Hourani' (who is of Lebanese descent) and author Randal Keynes.

 

♥He passed his A-level exams at the City of London School, a private all-boys school, in spring 2010 with both A*s and As in biology, chemistry, maths, further maths, and history. In October 2010, Skandar entered Cambridge University to study Arabic, Middle Eastern History, and Persian.

 

♥Attended the same school as actors Daniel Radcliffe and Harry Michell.

Was banned from eating sugar products on set during the filming The Chronicles of Narnia the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) due to hyperactive tendencies.

 

♥Plays cricket.

 

♥Loves playing video games.

 

♥He was trained to sword fight by sword trainer Allan Poppleton while working on the film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and also learned to ride a horse.

 

♥Enjoys playing football and is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club.

 

♥Despite his mother's Lebanese roots, his family's practice of vacationing in Beirut every summer, and his years of weekend language classes, he admitted to The New Yorker magazine that he "doesn't speak Arabic all that well."

 

♥His father is the great-nephew of famed economist John Maynard Keynes.

 

A piece in the July 31, 2006, issue of The New Yorker magazine reported that Keynes and his family had flee Beiruit shortly after arriving there for their annual summer vacation when the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict started. The family decided to leave when Skandar's grandfather had men, possibly Hezbollah militants, come to the house and asked him about the identities of the British visitors.