Popplewell at the London premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2008
|Born||Anna Katherine Popplewell
16 December 1988
Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988) is an English film, television and theater actress. She is known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005.
Popplewell, eldest of three children, is the daughter of Andrew Popplewell and Dr. Debra Lomas, a dermatologist. She was born in London. She has two younger actor siblings: Lulu Popplewell, who starred as Daisy in Love Actually, and Freddie Popplewell, who starred as Michael Darling in the film Peter Pan. Her paternal grandfather, Sir Oliver Popplewell, is a distinguished former judge. She attended North London Collegiate School and was senior student 2006–08. She was admitted to Oxford University in 2007 where she studied English Language and Literature at Magdalen College.
Popplewell began acting at the age of six, taking classes at the Allsorts Drama School. She began acting professionally in the TV production Frenchman's Creek in 1998. She made her film debut in 1999 in the film Mansfield Park and has since appeared in supporting roles in films like The Little Vampire (2000) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) with Scarlett Johansson. In 2001 she appeared as Victoria in the BBC serial Love in a Cold Climate.
Her first major role was in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) where she played Susan Pevensie. She has a phobia of mice, which required a double to do part of her scene at the Stone Table in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. She reprised her role in the sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, in which she acted with William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley and Ben Barnes. The film opened in cinemas 16 May 2008. She also made a cameo appearance in the third Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
She was awarded the Cuppers Prize in 2007 for Best Supporting Actress in a student production of Five Kinds of Silence. In December 2007, she played Lady Macbeth in a student production of Macbeth at the OFS Studio in Oxford. In 2008 she performed as the character Wendla in the controversial play Spring Awakening.
In 2012 she played the character Chyler Silva in the live action 5-part mini series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
In March 2013 it was announced that Popplewell will star in the CW Television Network's pilot Reign. She is slated for the role of Lola, a friend of Mary, Queen of Scots. Filming will take place in Ireland and Canada.
- 2006: Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards (Camie Awards) for Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia. (Won)
- 2006: Best Movie Choice Actress award from The Teen Choice Awards. (Nominated)
- 2006: Best Ensemble Acting for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from the Camie Awards (Won)
- 2008: Best Film Star at Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards (Nominated)
- 2012: Best Female Performance: Drama for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn at 3rd Annual Streamy Awards (Nominated)
|1998||Frenchman's Creek||Henrietta||TV film|
|2000||Dirty Tricks||Rebecca||TV film|
|2000||Little Vampire, TheThe Little Vampire||Anna Sackville-Bagg|
|2001||Love in a Cold Climate||Victoria||TV miniseries|
|2001||Me Without You||Young Marina|
|2002||Daniel Deronda||Fanny Davilow||TV miniseries|
|2003||Girl with a Pearl Earring||Maertge|
|2005||Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Susan Pevensie|
|2005||Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Susan (voice)||Video game|
|2008||Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Susan Pevensie|
|2008||Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Susan (voice)||Video game|
|2010||Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader||Susan Pevensie|
|2011||Comedy Lab||Episode: "Totally Tom"|
|2011||Brave New World||TV film|
|2012||Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||Chyler Silva||Web series|
- "Anna Popplewell". IMDb. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
- Paton, Maureen (2008-05-29). "Anna Popplewell: out of the lion's den". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
- "The Big 6" (pdf). Newsletter. North London Collegiate School. March 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
- Anna Popplewell and Andrew Adamson (2006). The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Cast Commentary] (DVD).
- "Profiles: Spring Awakening". BBC Oxford. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
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