Georgie Henley

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Georgie Henley
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Henley in June 2008
Born Georgina Helen Henley
(1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 19)
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Georgina Helen "Georgie" Henley[1] (born 9 July 1995) is an English actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series, for which she won the Phoenix Film Critics' Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth Female in a Lead or Supporting Role in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in 2005, at only ten years of age.[2]

Early life[edit]

Henley was born on 9 July 1995 to Helen and Mike Henley in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, where she attended Morfield School for Girls before attending Bradford Grammar School. She has two older sisters, Rachael and Laura. Rachael played the older version of Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Henley made her acting debut as Lucy Pevensie in 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, based on the C.S. Lewis novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The film grossed over $745 million worldwide.[3] Henley has won the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth Female in a Lead or Supporting Role and the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature.

Henley reprised her role of Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, 2008 sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian[4] and 2010 sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.[5]

Since the release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Henley has appeared as Jane in the stage play Babes in the Wood put on by Upstagers' Theater Group, which ran from 27 January to 4 February 2006. She starred as Scaramouche in Bradford Grammar School's production of We Will Rock You, which ran from 13 to 16 March 2013. She also appeared as the young Jane Eyre in the 2006 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre.

In 2011 Henley was cast as Beth in the crime-drama Perfect Sisters a film based on the story of two Canadian teenaged sisters who killed their mother. The film was released in April 2014.[citation needed]

In 2012, Henley was cast as lead character Mary Warren in "Sisterhood of the Night".[6][citation needed]

During her time at University of Cambridge Henley has performed on stage in 'Play it Again Sam', by Woody Allen; The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood; The Trojan Women; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess; and in the CUADC/Footlights annual pantomime. Henley has also directed projects including 'Lovesong', and 'After Seymour' (the latter of which she co-wrote). In the summer of 2014, Henley went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival along with Cambridge Shortlegs, performing once again in The Penelopiad in the role of Eurycleia. [7][8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Henley is currently living in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, where she was a member of the Ilkley Upstagers' Theatre Group, and has finished her education at Bradford Grammar School.[citation needed] She currently attends Clare College, Cambridge, reading for a degree in English.[11] She is a supporter of SOS Children's Villages, an international orphan charity providing homes and mothers for orphaned and abandoned children. [12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Lucy Pevensie Lead Role, film debut
2006 Jane Eyre Young Jane Eyre Television Series
2008 Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Lucy Pevensie Lead Role
2010 Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lucy Pevensie
2014 Perfect Sisters, Perfect Sisters Beth Anderson
2014 The Sisterhood of Night Mary Warren

Awards[edit]

  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
  • Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards
    • 2006: Camie (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) — Won
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
    • 2006: Most Promising Performer (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) — Nominated
  • Empire Awards
    • 2006: Best Newcomer (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) — Nominated
  • Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards
    • 2008: Kids Choice Film Actress (for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) — Won
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards
    • 2006: Best Breakthrough Performance (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) — Nominated
  • Phoenix Film Critics Awards
    • 2005: Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role — Female (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) — Won
  • Young Artist Awards
    • 2006: Best Performance in a Feature Film — Young Actress Age Ten or Younger (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) — Won
    • 2009: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress (for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) — Nominated
    • 2009: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast (for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) — Nominated
    • 2011: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) — Nominated
  • National Youth Arts Awards
    • 2011: Outstanding Lead Actress - Feature Film (for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) — Won[13]

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