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Popplewell at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Anna Katherine Popplewell
16 December 1988
|Education||North London Collegiate (GCE Advanced Level)
University of Oxford (Bachelor of Arts in English Literature)
|Relatives||Lulu Popplewell (sister)
Nigel Popplewell (paternal uncle)
Oliver Popplewell (paternal grandfather)
Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988) is an English actress. Popplewell is known for playing Susan Pevensie in the fantasy film series The Chronicles of Narnia (2005–2010), which grossed an excess of US$1.5 billion and earned her a number of accolades.
Asides from her The Chronicles of Narnia role, Popplewell played the role of Chyler Silva in the web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012) which is based on the video game of the same name, and starred as Lady Lola in the historical romantic drama series Reign (2013–2016), which is her first leading role in a television series. She has sporadically worked in acting since Reign.
Popplewell, the 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.
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 fear of mice, requiring a double to undertake 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 (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. She played the role until 2016, After her character was killed off in the season 3 finale.
Beginning in 2018, Poppelwell has narrated the audiobooks Dear Mrs. Bird and its sequel Yours, Cheerfully for Simon & Schuster Audio, London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency, for HarperAudio, and Queen of Coin and Whispers for Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, all of which are available on Audible.
|2000||The Little Vampire||Anna Sackville-Bagg|
|2001||Me Without You||Young Marina|
|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|
|2015||Freak of Nurture||Nurse Bethany Lane|
|2017||The Last Birthday||Olga||Short|
|2019||You are here||Tanya|
|2022||The Gallery||Morgan/Dorian||Interactive movie|
|2023||The Nun 2||Kate|
|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)|
|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||The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe||Nominated|
|2008||Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards||Best Film Star||The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Nominated|
|2009||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|2012||Streamy Awards||Best Female Performance: Drama||Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn||Nominated|
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