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Any cast members Christian?

Postby Valiant » Aug 08, 2010 3:18 pm

I don't know if this belongs here or in the Cast/Character section, but I'll put it here.

I was just curious to know if any of the Cast members in the Narnia movies are Christian. I'm sure most of them try to keep their personal lives private, but I was wondering since the movies have so many Christian themes...
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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby Ithilwen » Aug 09, 2010 1:04 am

I heard Georgie Henley is, but I'm not sure how accurate the source was.

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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby Warrior 4 Jesus » Aug 09, 2010 6:11 am

I've read newspaper articles saying William Moseley is a Christian but it's between him and God whether he's actually a 'Christian' or a Christian.
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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby 220chrisTian » Aug 12, 2010 12:02 pm

The religion of some UK and Australian actors says 'Christian' (profile, resume, etc). But that's not a true indicator. Reason #1 is that we don't know their hearts. Reason #2 is that “Christian” means little, if nothing, in the UK. This is becoming true worldwide. In the UK, true Christians call themselves “Christ-followers” (discipleship) to distinguish themselves from “Christians” by birth, family, or church attendance / membership. In Haiti, “Christian” = living person. True Christians call themselves “believers.” I heard a missionary to Scotland explain all this last night during a world missions class. See my blog post “Scotland and the UK: Pray for Revival!” Please read it! And pray! http://220lily.wordpress.com/2010/08/12 ... r-revival/
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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby king caspian » Aug 12, 2010 11:08 pm

I read an interview that Skandar Keynes says he is not a Christian and that Anna Popplewell says she is in between, I forgot what they call it. Technically she believes a few things and other times she has a hard time believing it.
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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby coracle » Aug 13, 2010 4:20 am

I know of one actor in a smaller part who is a Christian.
As for the others, we do not know, and it is not our business to probe.

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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby 220chrisTian » Aug 15, 2010 7:02 pm

I understand coracle's concerns. But when people make their religion public, I think we have a right to share it. And we must honor their self-declaration, whatever their hearts. Because only God knows that.

Some Narnia cast and crew have made their religion public. Here's a partial list. (A name is listed when I've found a supporting link.) Remember what I said about the word 'Christian.' It doesn't mean in the UK and many other countries what we think.

Georgie Henley -- Christian
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/new ... kids_x.htm

Douglas Gresham -- Christian (Roman Catholic)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Gresham
http://www.afajournal.org/2006/january/106Gresham.asp
http://www.theage.com.au/news/books/at- ... ntentSwap2

James McAvoy -- reared Roman Catholic, now 'spiritual'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McAvoy
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/ho ... mes-McAvoy
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film ... -buzz.html

Anna Popplewell -- Christian (Anglican)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0691600/
IMDB: "Member of the congregation of St. Bride's church in London. Her mother, Deborah Popplewell, was a Churchwarden."

Michael Apted -- reared Anglican, now agnostic
http://www.narniaweb.com/2007/07/nz-rad ... ael-apted/
http://www.aslanscountry.com/2010/03/ma ... n-treader/
http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/ ... ael_apted/
http://www.leaderu.com/wilberforce/agmoviereview.html
http://www.worldmag.com/articles/12696

Tony Nixon -- Christian/other (FB profile page has Bible verse)
http://www.myspace.com/tonynixon

Skandar Keynes -- atheist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandar_Keynes
Note #5: Savage, David (2006-06-19). "William Moseley and Skandar Keynes Interview!". Popcorn. Retrieved 2008-06-25. "So apparently I'm an atheist, I'm into Darwin..." [link unavailable because website no longer exists]
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Re: Any cast members Christian?

Postby fantasia » Aug 16, 2010 8:11 am

220chrisTian wrote:But when people make their religion public, I think we have a right to share it.

I actually agree with you. But the issue that I have with these threads first and foremost is that it's amazing how fuzzy lines become between facts and twisted rumors when it comes to people's beliefs.
And after the initial question is answered, then the commentary begins with opinions ranging as far and wide as the cast member's beliefs.
So, now that 220 has posted an excellent post linking actor's stated beliefs, I'm going to go ahead and close this thread. 220ChrisTian, thanks so much for posting that. :)
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