Who is Anna Popplewell?
When the first sequel of “The Chronicles of Narnia” was released in 2005, one of the main characters, Susan Pevensie, immediately caught the eye of the audience, and people wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed this brave and motherly ‘Queen Susan the Gentle’. If you were one of those who had an interest in the life and work of this actress, let us introduce you to Anna Popplewell. She’s an actress with over 20 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, is perhaps known best for her role as Beth in the 2015 movie “Freak of Nature”, while for television series viewers, she is maybe best known for her role in the TV mini-series “Halo: 4 Forward Unto Dawn”, which in 2013 brought Anna The Steamy Award for Best Female Performance: Drama.
Early life and education
Anna was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 16 December 1988, in London, England, thus she holds British nationality, and she comes from a family of English descent. She was raised in London by her parents Andrew Popplewell and Debra Lomas, alongside her two siblings, Lulu and Freddie, who are also actors. Their father Sir Andrew John Popplewell is a Lord Justice of Appeal, and their mother, Debra Lomas is a dermatologist. Anna had an interest in acting from an early age, and began her acting career when she was six years old, after taking acting classes at the Allsorts Drama School. Talking of Anna’s educational background, she attended North London Collegiate School, and upon matriculating in 2006, she enrolled at Oxford University, Magdalen College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature in 2010.
Roles in movies
Anne made her acting debut as Henrietta in the 1998 movie “Frenchman’s Creek”, followed by her role as Betsey in the 1999 movie “Mansfield Park”. In the following year, she starred as Anna Sackville-Bagg in “The Little Vampire”, while in the same year, she was also seen in “Dirty Tricks”. In 2001, she was cast to play Young Marina in “Me Without You”, and after that, she appeared as Denise Smash in “Thunderpants” in 2002, followed by her role as Maertge in “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in 2003, and then two years later, she was cast to play her most notable role to date, as Susan Pevensie in the first sequel of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, entitled “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, which won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup, in 2006.
Anne and the rest of the crew shared the Character and Morality in Entertainment (CAMIE) Award. In 2008, Anne reprised her role as Susan Pevensie in the second sequel “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, and then again in 2010, when the third sequel entitled “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” was released. In the following years, she was seen starring in the movies “Brave New World” (2011), “Payback Season” (2012), and “Freak of Nurture” (2015), while her most recent movie role was her portrayal of Tanya in the 2019 movie “You Are Here”.
Roles in series
Anne made her first television appearance as Victoria in the TV mini-series “Love in a Cold Climate” in 2001, followed by her role as Fanny Davilow in “Daniel Deronda” in 2002, and after almost a decade she was cast to play Chyler Silva in the popular TV mini-series “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”. From 2013 until 2016, Anne portrayed Lola in the series “Reign”, also starring Celina Sinden, Adelaide Kane and Megan Follows, which was her most recent television role.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Anne’s love life and her sexual orientation – one was that from 2003 until 2005 she was in a relationship with famous British actor Rollo Weeks, however, the two haven’t commented about these assumptions.
It’s widely known that from 2005 until 2007, Anne was dating William Mosley, her co-star in “The Chronicles of Narnia” movie franchise. Although Anne hasn’t revealed when and where she met her future husband, many people assume that they met at Oxford University where they both studied. Anne’s husband is Sam Caird, a director and composer from London. He was born on 8 July 1987 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, which makes him aged 35 in 2022. The two married on 14 May 2016 in The Temple Church, London; the wedding ceremony was private in the presence of their closest family members and friends, and at their reception party the famed music group Motown Supreme performed.
The newly married couple afterwards expressed their gratitude to the band via their Facebook accounts, for their spectacular performance. In September 2021, it was announced that Anne and Sam recently welcomed their first child, daughter Zoe, however, the exact birth date hasn’t been revealed. As of June 2022, Anne is married, hasn’t previously been married or engaged, and she has one child.
What is she doing now?
Anne has completed the filming of her new movie “The Gallery”, which should be released in 2022, while she also starred in the romantic drama “Fairytale”, which is currently in post-production, and it’s announced to be released in late 2022.
Her fans can keep track of her life and work through her Instagram account, which has been followed by over 60,000 people; she mostly posts photos featuring her work, and there are some from the movie sets she’s worked on. She also has a Twitter account, established in December 2011, which is today followed by over 15,000 people, while her official Facebook page has gained over 10,000 fans.
Besides her acting career, she enjoys spending time with her fellows from the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia”, especially with the actor Ben Barnes who recently starred as Darkling in the series “Shadow and Bone”, based on the novel of the same title written by Leigh Bardugo.
Age, height, and net worth
Anne’s age is 33; she has brown hair and blue eyes, weighs around 115lbs (54kgs), and is 5ft 3ins (1.61m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-24-35. According to sources, as of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.