Alexander Amin Casper Keynes
Skander, Skandy, Skandarwin
Camden, London, England, United Kingdom
Skandar started his primary education at the Thornhill Primary School. From 2000 to 2005, he studied at the Anna Scher Theatre School. Then in 2005, he got admission at the all-boys school, City of London School.
After giving the GCSE level exam in 2008, he started studying chemistry, biology, history, mathematics and further mathematics at the GCE Advanced Level and scored A grade in all.
In 2010, he got enrolled at the Pembroke College, Cambridge to study Arabic and Middle Eastern History and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies.
- Father – Randal Keynes (Author)
- Mother – Zelfa Cecil Hourani
- Siblings – Soumaya Anne Keynes (Older Sister) (Economist and appeared in productions for BBC Radio 4)
- Others – Edgar Douglas Adrian (Paternal Great-Grandfather) (Physiologist), Hester Adrian (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Cecil Fadlo Hourani (Maternal Grandfather) (Writer), Furugh Afnan (Maternal Grandmother), Charles Darwin (Great-Great-Great Grandfather) (Scientist), Simon Keynes (Uncle) (Historian), Roger Keynes (Uncle) (Neuroscientist), Laura Keynes (Cousin) (Catholic writer and Apologist), John Maynard Keynes (Great-Great-Uncle) (Economist)
Skandar Keynes was represented by Hamilton Hodell Group.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
67 kg or 148 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Skander Keynes has dated –
- Rebecca Swinton (2005-2006) – Skandar Keynes was reported to be dating Rebecca Swinton. He has publicly revealed in different interviews that Rebecca was his first love.
- Taylor Momsen (2008) – Skandar was RUMORed to have had a fling with actress Taylor Momsen after pictures of them looking cozy at a party were leaked by leading tabloids. However, the representatives of both the stars declined to confirm or deny the relationship.
- Georgie Henley (2010) – Skandar first met Georgie Henley in 2004 during the shooting of the first film of the Narnia series. In September 2010, they converted their friendship into something more.
Race / Ethnicity
Skandar is of English descent on his father’s side whereas, of Lebanese, Persian and Turkish descent on his mother’s side.
Short and slight frame
His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 39 in or 99 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13 in or 33 cm
- Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
Skandar has not yet endorsed any major brand.
Best Known For
Playing the role of Edmund Pevensie in fantasy film series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Skandar Keynes made his theatrical film debut in 2005 with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as Edmund Pevensie.
First TV Show
Keynes made his first TV show appearance in a December 2005 episode of the news talk show The Early Show as himself.
Skandar Keynes keeps his body fit and healthy by practicing Korean martial arts form, taekwondo. He also goes for horse riding in his free time to get a workout.
Skandar Keynes Favorite Things
- Food – Pizza, chips, fish
- TV Show – Family Guy, Scrubs (2001-2010)
- Football Club – Arsenal Football Club
- Pastime – Video games
- Sport – Football
- Color – Blue
- Bands – Queen, Outkast, Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Cheese Type – Cheddar, stilton
- Restaurant – Nandos
Source – IMDb, Live Journal
Skandar Keynes Facts
- Skandar Keynes is an adept musician and can play flute and a cornet.
- The first part of his screen name ‘Skandar’ is inspired from the Turkish version of the name Alexander.
- Jessica Alba is his celebrity crush.
- Tilda Swinton gave him a greenstone necklace in New Zealand to help him overcome his life challenges and difficulties easily. Such necklace can only be gifted.
- He is a keen sportsperson and enjoys playing soccer and cricket in his free time.
- He is an adept sword fighter, a skill which he learned before the shooting of first The Chronicles of Narnia film under the tutelage of sword trainer Allan Poppleton.
- During the shooting of the first The Chronicles of Narnia film, he was banned from eating sugary products due to his hyperactive tendencies.
- While filming the first Narnia film, he grew by six and a half inches, which meant his armor had to be repaired on weekly basis.
- Skandar and his family had to flee from Beirut in July 2006 while on annual summer vacations as suspected Hezbollah militants came to his grandfather’s house looking for British nationals.
- He has two pet cats named Puss and Boots.
- In 2016, Keynes declared that he is leaving acting and later started working as a parliamentary adviser to Member of Parliament, Crispin Blunt.
- For the first installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series, he had auditioned for the role of Simon, which went to Thomas Brodie-Sangster and he was instead cast as Edmund.
- Visit his official website @ skandar-keynes.com.
- He is not on social media.