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Anna Popplewell

Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16 December 1988) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.

Personal life

Popplewell is the oldest of three children born to Andrew (a barrister) and Deborah (an immunologist); her paternal grandfather, Sir Oliver Popplewell, was a former High Court judge. Her two siblings,Freddie and Lulu, are also actors.

She lives in London and attends North London Collegiate School, a prestigious girls' school, where she is in the second year of A Levels. She is Head Girl of the school, for the academic year 2006/7. She has appeared in numerous school plays, including Bugsy Malone, in which she played the lead role.


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).

Her first major role was in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). She is scheduled to reprise her role as Susan Pevensie in the sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, due in theaters Summer 2008.


She has a great fear of mice, which required a double to do part of her scene at the Stone Table in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".




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