Anna Popplewell

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Anna Popplewell

Popplewell at the London premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2008
BornAnna Katherine Popplewell
(1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 23)
London, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
 
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Anna Popplewell

Popplewell at the London premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2008
BornAnna Katherine Popplewell
(1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 23)
London, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present

Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988) is an English film, television and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005.[1]

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Early life

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 and Freddie Popplewell, who starred as Michael Darling in the film Peter Pan. Her paternal grandfather, Sir Oliver Popplewell, is a distinguished former judge.[2] She attended North London Collegiate School and was senior student 2006–07.[3]

Career

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.[4] 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, despite her character's absence in the book on which it is based.

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.[5]

Awards

Filmography

Filmography
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Frenchman's CreekHenriettaTV movie
1999Mansfield ParkBetsey
2000Little Vampire, TheThe Little VampireAnna Sackville-Bagg
2000Dirty TricksRebeccaTV movie
2001Love in a Cold ClimateVictoriaTV miniseries
2001Me Without YouYoung Marina
2002ThunderpantsDenise Smash
2002Daniel DerondaFanny DavilowTV series
2003Girl with a Pearl EarringMaertge
2005Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeSusan PevensieMajor
2008Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianSusan PevensieMajor
2010Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderSusan PevensieCameo
2011Brave New WorldTV movie
2011Comedy LabTV series (Episode: Totally Tom)
2012Payback SeasonIzzyLead role
2012PassengersBeth
2012Halo 4: Forward Unto DawnChyler Silva5-part web series[6]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ 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. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/you/article-1022168/Anna-Popplewell-lion-8217-s-den.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  3. ^ "The Big 6" (pdf). Newsletter. North London Collegiate School. March 2006. http://www.nlcs.org.uk/uploads/1/NLCSnews_March_06.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  4. ^ Anna Popplewell and Andrew Adamson (2006). The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Cast Commentary] (DVD). 
  5. ^ "Profiles: Spring Awakening". BBC Oxford. 2008-05-19. http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/content/articles/2008/05/19/anna_popplewell.shtml. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  6. ^ [2]

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