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Laura Francesca "Lulu" Popplewell (born 15 January 1991) is an English comedian and actress.

Lulu Popplewell
Lulu Popplewell
Popplewell at the Magdalene May Ball 2011
Laura Francesca Popplewell

(1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 28)
Years active2001–present
RelativesAnna Popplewell (sister)
Nigel Popplewell (uncle)
Oliver Popplewell (grandfather)

She was a finalist in the Leicester Square New Comedian Of the Year Award and the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2018.

She is the daughter of the High Court judge Andrew Popplewell and Dr. Debra Lomas, a dermatologist. She is the younger sister of actress Anna Popplewell and the older sister of Freddie Popplewell, the niece of former cricketer Nigel Popplewell and the granddaughter of retired judge Oliver Popplewell.

Popplewell was originally known for her role as Daisy in Love Actually.[1] On radio she played the part of Lyra Belacqua in BBC Radio 4's His Dark Materials trilogy.[2][3]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Love Actually Daisy
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Emma TV miniseries


  1. ^ Curtis, Richard; Freud, Emma; Mountain, Peter (2003), Love actually, Michael Joseph, p. 223, ISBN 978-0-7181-4643-6
  2. ^ Sexton, David (January 12, 2003). "Truth beats drama Radio". Sunday Telegraph. p. 11. Eleven-year-old Lulu Popplewell continues to be the best thing about the adaptation of the Philip Pullman trilogy, His Dark Materials. In The Subtle Knife (Radio 4, yesterday), she was paired up with a new character, a boy called Will Parry (played by Daniel Anthony), who becomes the bearer of the mystical dagger on which the salvation of the world depends.
  3. ^ "Pullman's Dark Materials to be on the radio". BBC News. 3 December 2002.

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