Narnia: Prince Caspian Fact Sheet

Prince Caspian, the second instalment of The Chronicles of Narnia, which is due for release in the spring/summer of 2008, is on an even more ambitious scale than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and will feature bigger battles, more effects shots, more CGI creatures and some of the largest sets ever created for a Hollywood movie. Here are some facts, figures, and essential trivia about what’s sure to be one of the most talked about films of the year.

Did you know?

The Chronicles of Narnia books have sold more than 100,000,000 to date and have been translated into 35 different languages.


Costume designer Iris Mussenden says she drew inspiration from the art of painter El Greco for the costumes of the Telmarines

Total number of individual items of clothing made for the film’s main cast: 1042

Total number of individual items, including helmets, masks, boots and gloves, made for King Miraz and his Lords and the Telmarine army: 3722

Number of metal rivets used per item of chain mail (also known as “brigandines”) worn by the Telamarine soldiers: 2184

Total number of metal rivets used: approximately 850,000

Total number of crewmembers working in the costume department: 70

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Cast member Skandar Keynes, who plays Edmund Pevensie, grew 6 ½ inches in the time between making The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian.

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The cast and crew of Prince Caspian came from 15 different countries, including the Czech Republic, New Zealand, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Mexico, Italy and France. More than 9 different languages were spoken on set.


Number of continents director Andrew Adamson visited looking for locations for the film: 5

Only continents he didn’t scout: the Arctic and Antarctica

Principal locations for the film: New Zealand, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland

Prague’s historic Barrandov Studios, where many of Prince Caspian’s main sets were built, was founded in 1931 and has recently become a popular destination for Hollywood. Other recent film shot at Barrandov include Casino Royale and The Bourne Identity.

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During production of Prince Caspian the film’s caterers provided meals for as many as 1,100 cast and crew members daily. The total number of meals served during the shoot was in excess of 200,000.

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Director Andrew Adamson gave cast member Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie) time off from the film’s shoot so she could fly to London to attend her school prom. Anna changed into her ball dress in a bathroom and had time for two dances before she had to return to Prague.


Visualist Richard Taylor of New Zealand’s Weta Workshop designed nearly 600 pieces of armor and weaponry for Narnia's new inhabitants, the Telmarines, including 200 polearms, 200 rapiers, 100 falchions, 250 shields and 55 crossbows.

Taylor also designed soft shields and stunt gear for use with live horses during the film’s key battle scenes.

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Total worldwide box-office for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was $745 million, making it one of the most successful films of all time.

Did you know?

Skandar Keynes and Anna Popplewell won their parts in The Chronicles of Narnia in competition with thousands of other candidates from all over the world only to discover that they live round the corner from each other in North London.

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