Born in 1988, British screen performer Anna Popplewell debuted as a child actress in the late '90s, predominantly honing in on efforts produced in her native Britain, such as the telemovie Frenchman's Creek (1998) and the miniseries Dirty Tricks (2000). Popplewell attained more widespread global recognition when cast in Patricia Rozema's critically acclaimed, big-screen version of Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park in 1999, and several years later, when she landed a small role in Peter Webber's romantically tinged historical drama Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), alongside Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth. Fantasy lovers may best remember Popplewell, however, for her portrayals of Susan Pevensie in Walden Media's Chronicles of Narnia series, adapted from the best-selling C.S. Lewis novels.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Began acting at the age of 6 at the Allsorts Drama School in London, England.
- Auditioned for the 2003 film Peter Pan with her brother; did not get the role of Wendy, but her brother landed the part of Michael Darling.
- Best known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia series.
- Is terrified of mice, and had to have a body double for The Chronicles of Narnia scenes involving rodents.
- Captained the lacrosse team and was head girl at North London Collegiate.
- Starred in a production of Spring Awakening at the Oxford Playhouse in 2008.