Anna Popplewell

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 16 December 1988 London, England.

Born into an accomplished family, Anna Popplewell is the eldest of three children. Her father, Lord Justice Sir Andrew Popplewell, is a Court of Appeal judge, while her mother, Debra Lomas, is a dermatologist with a degree from Newnham College, Cambridge. Hailing from London,

Upon completing her education at North London Collegiate School, where she served as a senior student in 2006-2007, Popplewell embarked on her academic journey at Oxford University, choosing to delve into English Language and Literature at Magdalen College.

Anna Popplewell’s breakout role came in 2005 when she was cast as Susan Pevensie in the highly anticipated film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s beloved fantasy novel, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Her portrayal of the wise and mature Susan, the eldest of the Pevensie siblings, won her critical acclaim and established her as a rising star in the world of cinema. She reprised her role in the 2008 sequel, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” further cementing her place in the Narnia franchise.

Beyond the magical realm of Narnia, Anna Popplewell continued to expand her repertoire. In 2012, she starred as Chyler Silva in the live-action web series “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” based on the popular video game franchise. Her portrayal of a steadfast military cadet showcased her versatility and ability to seamlessly transition between genres.

In 2013, Popplewell took on her first leading role in the historical romantic drama series “Reign,” playing Lady Lola, a strong and intelligent character navigating the complex court of King Francis II of France. Her performance garnered praise for its depth and nuance, demonstrating her ability to embody complex characters with conviction.

Beyond her acting career, Popplewell is a passionate advocate for animal welfare. She serves as an ambassador for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), actively supporting their efforts to protect animals and promote responsible pet ownership.

In 2016, Popplewell married Sam Caird, a British actor and writer. The couple live in London and enjoy spending time with their two rescue dogs.

 

Suggested viewing

 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.9

Escaping the horrors of World War II, four siblings from England stumble upon a magical wardrobe that transports them to the enchanting land of Narnia, a realm frozen under a perpetual winter spell cast by the wicked White Witch. Guided by the noble lion Aslan, the Pevensie children embark on a grand quest to restore peace and freedom to Narnia, facing trials of bravery, friendship, and selflessness along the way.

Top cast: Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinton, Ben Barnes, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Kiran Shah, James Cosmo, Liam Neeson.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.5

A year after their previous adventure, the Pevensie children find themselves back in the magical land of Narnia, only to discover that centuries have passed. The once peaceful realm is now under the tyrannical rule of King Miraz, who has banished Prince Caspian, the rightful heir to the throne. Together, the Pevensie siblings and Prince Caspian unite with Narnia’s loyal creatures to overthrow the evil king and restore peace and justice to the land.

Top cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Sergio Castellitto, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Vincent Grass.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.3

Returning to the magical realm of Narnia, siblings Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace Scrubb, embark on a perilous sea voyage aboard the Dawn Treader, captained by the noble Prince Caspian. Their journey takes them across treacherous waters, encountering mythical creatures, enchanted islands, and trials that test their courage, loyalty, and faith in Narnia’s legendary figures.

Top cast: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Anna Popplewell, William Moseley, Simon Pegg, Liam Neeson,Tilda Swinton.

Reign (2015)

Reign poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.4

In the intricate world of 16th-century France, Mary Stuart, a young and ambitious Scottish queen, arrives at the French court to forge an alliance with King Francis II. Amidst the political intrigue and courtly dramas, Mary navigates love affairs, betrayals, and the complexities of power, all while striving to uphold her royal heritage and fulfill her destiny.

Top cast: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Celina Sinden, Anna Popplewell, Torrance Coombs, Craig Parker, Toby Regbo, Caitlin Stasey, Rose Williams.

 

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