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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameAnna Katherine Popplewell
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Anna Popplewell was born on December 16, 1988 in London, England as Anna Katherine Popplewell. She is an actress, known for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012). She is also known for her role as "Lola" on the popular CW show, Reign (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Scott Cooper

Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988) is an English film, television and theatre actress. She is known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005, as Chyler Silva in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn since 2012 and Lady Lola in Reign from 2013-2016.

Popplewell, oldest of three children, is the daughter of the High Court judge Andrew Popplewell and Dr. 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. She was admitted to Oxford University in 2007 where she studied English Language and Literature at Magdalen College.

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. 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.

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 Reign. Filming took place in Ireland and Canada. She played the role until 2016.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Spouse (1)

Sam Caird (14 May 2016 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

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Trivia (18)

From the age of six, she attended drama classes at "Allsorts Drama" school. "Allsorts" has an agency which allows children the opportunity to work professionally in film and television.
Lives in London, England
She attended North London Collegiate School, a prestigious girls' private school, where she sat her A-Levels in May 2007.
Older sister of Freddie Popplewell & Lulu Popplewell.
Her paternal grandfather Sir Oliver Popplewell was a former High Court judge.
Kept a journal during the filming of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), which was later published in a book about the making of the movie.
Got 10 A*s at GCSEs.
Performed her first screen kiss on The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).
Was the Head Girl of her school in her final year.
Graduated from Oxford University in 2010 with a BA in English Literature.
Currently resides in Highbury, London. [2009]
Finished with degree from Oxford University and reading various scripts. [September 2010]
Studying English at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. She has successfully completed her first year. She is very active in student drama productions, including the staging of Macbeth at FSX theatres in Oxford, England. [July 2008]
She has a younger sister named Lulu and a younger brother named Freddie. She married Sam Caird in 2016.
She was in the 2003 film Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson.
She made her big screen debut in the 1999 film Mansfield Park.
She received a 2006 Teen Choice Award nomination for Best Movie Actress.

Personal Quotes (6)

"I can relate to Susan. She thinks in terms of practicality. There are certain areas where we're very similar and certain areas where we're not. I feel very defensive of her. If anyone accuses Susan of being an outright cynic, I'll say, 'No, she's not. There's a perfectly logical explanation for it all. Don't talk about her like that!'" (on her character, Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia)
"Skandar has these eyes that are really expressive and quite penetrating" (on her first impression of costar Skandar Keynes).
"It's gone more quickly than I expected; the time has really flown past. It's a bit like a long and lovely dream, and now I'm ready to wake up." (on the experience of filming the Chronicles of Narnia)
It's a laid-back set, and everyone's very friendly. Andrew is so relaxed that it makes everyone else relaxed. - On the set of the Chronicles of Narnia
Each of the characters in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) has their own journey and Susan's no different. Like Peter, she feels the obligation of looking after her younger brother and sister and it's something that has made her grow up too fast - being saddled with all that responsibility. When she comes to Narnia, she thinks she's too grown up to believe in it. But, through this adventure, she becomes more open to the idea of being in this magical land. By the end, it's changed her for the better and she becomes unafraid of being a child. It's a real journey for her. (Narnia production notes)
You start wondering if they could have used CG and you have to wonder whether they'll need actors anymore! Dangerous ground!

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