Popplewell at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Anna Katherine Popplewell
16 December 1988
London, England, United Kingdom
|Education||North London Collegiate (2000–07)
Oxford University (2007–10)
|Known for||The Chronicles of Narnia film series
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
|Relatives||Lulu Popplewell (sister)
Nigel Popplewell (uncle)
Oliver Popplewell (grandfather)
Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988) is a British film, television and theatre actress. She is known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005, as Chyler Silva in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn since 2012 and Lady Lola in Reign from 2013–2016.
Popplewell, oldest of three children, is the daughter of Andrew Popplewell and Dr. Debra Lomas, a dermatologist who studied at Newnham College Cambridge. She was born in London. Her siblings are actors 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 former judge, and her uncle is cricketer Nigel Popplewell. She attended North London Collegiate School and was Head Girl of 2006–07. 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.
In 2012 she played the character Chyler Silva in the live action 5-part mini series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
In 2013 Popplewell played Lola, a friend of Mary, Queen of Scots, in Reign. Filming took place in Ireland and Canada. She played the role until 2016 after her character was beheaded in the season 3 finale.
|2000||Little Vampire, TheThe Little Vampire||Anna Sackville-Bagg|
|2001||Me Without You||Young Marina|
|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||Lead role|
|2008||Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Susan Pevensie||Lead role|
|2010||Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader||Susan Pevensie||Cameo|
|2015||Freak of Nurture||Nurse Bethany Lane|
|1998||Frenchman's Creek||Henrietta||TV film|
|2000||Dirty Tricks||Rebecca||TV film|
|2001||Love in a Cold Climate||Victoria||TV miniseries|
|2002||Daniel Deronda||Fanny Davilow||TV miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2011||Comedy Lab||Herself – Guest||Episode: "Totally Tom"|
|Brave New World||Maura Taft||Unaired TV pilot; Main role|
|2012||Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||Chyler Silva||Web series; Main role|
|Looking Back||Herself||Documentary short|
|2013–2016||Reign||Lady Lola||Main role (seasons 1–3); 62 episodes|
|2005||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Susan Pevensie||Voice role|
|2008||The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Susan Pevensie||Voice role|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Teen Choice Awards||Best Movie Choice Actress||for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe||Nominated|
|2006||Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards||Susan Pevensie||for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe||Won|
|2006||Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards||Best Performance in cast||for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe||Won|
|2008||Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards||Best Film Star||for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Nominated|
|2009||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Nominated|
|2012||3rd Annual Streamy Awards'||Best Female Performance: Drama||for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||Nominated|
- Paton, Maureen (29 May 2008). "Anna Popplewell: out of the lion's den". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
- "The Big 6" (pdf). Newsletter. North London Collegiate School. March 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
- Anna Popplewell and Andrew Adamson (2006). The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Cast Commentary] (DVD).
- "M3 - Details". bellmediapr.ca.
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