Aneurin Barnard (/əˈnaɪrɪn/; born 8 May 1987) is a Welsh actor. He is known for playing Davey in Hunky Dory, Claude in The Truth About Emanuel, Bobby Willis in Cilla, Tim in Thirteen, King Richard III in The White Queen, and Gibson in Dunkirk.
Barnard was born in Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) on 8 May 1987, the son of factory worker June and coal miner Terry Barnard. He has a sister named Ceri. His first language is Welsh. He attended Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari in Rhondda Cynon Taf during his secondary school years. He starred in HTV Wales series Jacob's Ladder as a 16-year-old, and then trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, graduating in 2008.
Barnard played Melchior, one of the three leads, in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, which opened in February 2009 at the Lyric Hammersmith. The play later transferred to the Novello Theatre in March 2009, running until May 2009. Barnard won a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in Spring Awakening in 2010. He has appeared in guest roles in TV series Doctors, Casualty, Shameless, Y Pris and Jacob's Ladder. He has also appeared in the short TV films The Big Day, Night on the Tiles and the BAFTA Cymru winning Owl Creek Bridge.