Archie Barnes is best known for starring in Patrick (2018). He was set to feature in the upcoming HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials (2019). However, he was replaced by another actor.
Archie is a rising star who looks likely to gain stardom in the years to come. He may not be a household name yet, but he could easily become one pretty soon.
Archie Barnes starred in British comedy film ‘Patrick’
The young actor featured in the live-action comedy film titled Patrick back in 2018. Although his role as Zachary was minor, this was his first performance on a big screen.
The film, directed by Mandie Fletcher and written by Vanessa Davies & Paul de Vos, revolves around a young woman named Sarah, who has a messy life. The last thing she needs is to take care of someone else. Unfortunately for Sarah, her grandmother is having none of it and, in fact, hands her a pretty spoiled pug named Patrick.
The movie was originally scheduled to release on 24th August 2018, but it was pushed forward and released two months early on 29th June 2018.
The young actor was initially cast to voice Pantalaimon in ‘His Dark Materials’
Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) with her daemon Pantalaimon.
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Back in June 2019, Archie was one of the first voice cast to be officially hired in the series. Vanity Fair reported the companion of Lyra (Dafne Keen), Pantalaimon, will be voiced by the young English actor Archie Barnes.
A couple of months later, the HBO series confirmed the list of the entire voice cast, and surprisingly, Archie’s name wasn’t in it. He had been replaced by another young English boy named Kit Connor, who is scheduled to voice Lyra‘s unsettled daemon in His Dark Materials.
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The reason for the change is unclear as no official sources have spoken over it. Meanwhile, the other voice cast includes names like Joe Tandberg, Helen McCrory, David Suchet, Cristela Alonzo, and Brian Fisher.