Anna Popplewell

Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988)[1] is an English actress. She portrayed Susan Pevensie throughout The Chronicles of Narnia film series, Chyler Silva in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012), and Lady Lola in Reign (2013–2016).

Anna Popplewell
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Born
Anna Katherine Popplewell

(1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 32)[1]
NationalityBritish
EducationNorth London Collegiate (GCE Advanced Level)
University of Oxford (Bachelor of Arts in English Literature)
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
Sam Caird
(m. 2016)
RelativesLulu Popplewell (sister)
Nigel Popplewell (paternal uncle)
Oliver Popplewell (paternal grandfather)

Early lifeEdit

Popplewell, oldest of three children, is the daughter of the Court of Appeal judge Andrew Popplewell and Debra Lomas, a dermatologist who studied at Newnham College Cambridge. She was born in London. Her siblings are actress 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 former cricketer Nigel Popplewell.

She attended North London Collegiate School and was Head Girl of 2006–07.[2] She was admitted to Oxford University in 2007 where she studied English Language and Literature at Magdalen College.

CareerEdit

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 followed up with supporting roles in the films 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 at the age of 15. 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.[3] She reprised her role in the sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), in which she acted with William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley and Ben Barnes. She also made a cameo appearance in the third Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).

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 the CW television series Reign. Filming took place in Ireland and Canada.[4] She played the role until 2016.

FilmographyEdit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Mansfield Park Betsey
2000 The Little Vampire Anna Sackville-Bagg
2001 Me Without You Young Marina
2002 Thunderpants Denise Smash
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Maertge
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Susan Pevensie
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Susan Pevensie
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Susan Pevensie Cameo
2012 Payback Season Izzy
2015 Freak of Nurture Nurse Bethany Lane
2017 The Last Birthday Olga Short
2019 You are here Tanya
TBA Fairytale of New York Frankie Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Frenchman's Creek Henrietta Television film
2000 Dirty Tricks Rebecca Television film
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Victoria Television mini-series
2002 Daniel Deronda Fanny Davilow Television mini-series; 3 episodes
2011 Comedy Lab Herself – Guest Episode: "Totally Tom"
2011 Brave New World Maura Taft Television film
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Chyler Silva Web series; Main cast; 5 episodes
2012 Looking Back Herself Documentary short
2013–2016 Reign Lady Lola/Lola Narcisse Main cast (seasons 1–3); 62 episodes
2020 Prop Culture Herself Disney+ docuserie; Episode: "The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe"
2020 The Left Right Game Laura Podcast;1 episode (voice)
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
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 nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 Teen Choice Awards Best Movie Choice Actress for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Nominated
2006 Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards Best Actress 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "What Happened on December 16, 1988". OnThisDay.com. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ "The Big 6" (PDF). Newsletter. North London Collegiate School. March 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
  3. ^ Anna Popplewell and Andrew Adamson (2006). The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Cast Commentary] (DVD).
  4. ^ "M3 - Details". bellmediapr.ca.

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