"It kind of came out of left field a little bit. I was doing a play in London. 'The History Boys,'" the British actor recently told reporters in New York. "And somebody from the casting department came to see the show and asked if I wanted to come and audition. ...
"I prepared to do it a couple of days later. I think I read one scene and I got some feedback that the director liked the way I said one line with a touch of irony he hadn't seen all year and I was like, 'Oh, that's got to be good.'
"And then they called me up for a screen test and I did a screen test with Andrew (Adamson) and Mark Johnson the next weekend and all the producers. And three or four weeks later I was on a horse in New Zealand."
"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" was No. 1 at the box office when it opened last weekend.