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Skandar Keynes

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English actor, He is best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.

Do you have a religion and if so what is it?

I am an Atheist. I know the film's really Christian and everything but it doesn’t really affect me. Oh and you know I’m related to Charles Darwin. [1]


and probably less so than the actual book. Skandar, you've said you're an atheist. The first one did have some strong Christian symbolism...

SKANDAR Yeah.

...so was that ever a problem for you? And when you read the books as a child did you even notice all that or did it all go over your head?

SKANDAR: When I was a child, when I first read it, it completely went over my head. That's what I think is so great about C S Lewis's writing is that while it does have these messages that, you know, I have no problem with at all, it is a very sort of 'take it or leave it' attitude that he's taken. And I think that's what we tried to do with the first film. And what we try to do all the way with these films. This film did very well in Muslim countries so it proves that that aspect isn't vital, and isn't a completely integral part of the film. And it meant that to me, as you said there, with other beliefs, I don't have a problem making this film in any way, shape or form.. Arf! Yes, I can't go. Only England. I'll only talk to people in England. Erm - no. So apparently I'm an atheist, I'm into Darwin...[2]