Georgie Henley

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Georgie Henley
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Henley in 2008
Born Georgina Helen Henley
(1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 21)
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England
Nationality English
Education Clare College, Cambridge
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 old.[2]

Early life[edit]

Henley was born on 9 July 1995 to Helen and Mike Henley in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, where she attended Moorfield 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 Jill in the stage play Babes in the Wood put on by Upstagers' Theatre 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.

Henley appears 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.[6]

Henley plays Mary Warren in The Sisterhood of Night. The film was released in April 2015.[7][8]

During her time at University of Cambridge Henley 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 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and After Seymour (the latter of which she co-wrote). In 2016 she appeared in the stage productions of: Skylight by David Hare; Girl, Interrupted (an adaption of the book with the same name; and Swallow by Stef Smith. 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.[9][10][11][12]

As of 2015, Henley is writing and directing her first short film, TIDE.[13][14]

In late 2016, Henley will also star in the film Access All Areas starring as Nat.

Personal life[edit]

Henley resides 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 graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts in English on 22 June 2016.[15] She is a supporter of SOS Children's Villages, an international orphan charity providing homes and mothers for orphaned and abandoned children.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television roles
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 Film
2006 Jane Eyre Young Jane Eyre Television miniseries
2008 Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Lucy Pevensie Film
2010 Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lucy Pevensie Film
2014 Perfect Sisters, Perfect Sisters Beth Anderson Film
2015 The Sisterhood of Night Mary Warren Film
2016 Access All Areas Nat Film; post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2005 Phoenix Film Critics Awards Best Youth in Lead or Supporting Role - Female The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Won
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actress Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Performer Nominated
Empire Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film — Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Won
2008 Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards Kids Choice Film Actress The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Won
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Nominated
2011 National Youth Art Awards Outstanding Lead Actress - Feature Film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Nominated

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