Anna Popplewell
Anna popplewell
General Information
Full Name
  • Anna Katherine Popplewell
  • London, England, UK
  • 16 December, 1988 (age 27)

Anna Katherine Popplewell (born 16, December 1988) is a British actress who portrayed Lola on Reign.

Early LifeEdit

Popplewell, eldest of three children, is the daughter of Andrew Popplewell and Dr. Debra Lomas, a dermatologist. She was born in London. She has two younger actor siblings: 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 distinguished former judge. She attended North London Collegiate School and was senior student 2006-2007. She was admitted to the University of Oxford in July 2007 and began a career in English and English Literature in September of the same year. She earned her degree in September 2010.


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, despite her character's absence in the book on which it is based. She was awarded the Cuppers Prize in 2007 for Best Supporting Actress in a student production of Five Kinds of Silence. In December 2007, she played Lady Macbeth in a student production of Macbeth at the OFS Studio in Oxford. In 2008, she performed as the character Wendla in the controversial play Spring Awakening. In 2012, she played the character Chyler Silva in the live action five-part miniseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. In March 2013, it was announced that Popplewell would star in the CW Television Network's pilot Reign. She portrayed Lola, one of the ladies-in-waiting and best friends of Mary, Queen of Scots. Filming took place in Ireland and Toronto, Canada.



Year Title Role
1998 Frenchman's Creek Henrietta
1999 Mansfield Park Betsey
2000 The Little Vampire Anna Sackville-Bagg
Dirty Tricks Rebecca
2001 Me Without You Young Marina
2002 Thunderpants Denise Smash
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Maertge
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Susan Pevensie
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Susan Pevensie
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Susan Pevensie
2012 Payback Season Izzy
2013 Passengers Nurse Beth


Year Title Role
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Victoria
2002 Daniel Deronda Fanny Davilow
2011 Comedy Lab Herself – Guest
Brave New World Maura Taft
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Chyler Silva
Looking Back Herself
2013–2016 Reign Lola


Year Title Role
2006 Bugsy Malone Bugsy Malone
2007 Five Kinds of Silence N/A
Macbeth Lady Macbeth
2008 Spring Awakening Wendla
Indian Ink Flora Crewe
2009 Buried Child Halie
2010 The Blue Room Actress

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Susan Pevensie
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Susan Pevensie



  • Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards (Camie Awards) for Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia [2006]
  • Best Ensemble Acting for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from the Camie Awards [2006]
  • Cuppers Prize, Best Supporting Actress for Five Kinds of Silence [2007]


  • Best Movie Choice Actress award from The Teen Choice Awards [2006]
  • Best Film Star at Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards [2008]
  • Young Artist Awards, Best Performace in a Feature Film-Young Ensemble Cast for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [2009]
  • Best Female Performance: Drama for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn at 3rd Annual Streamy Awards [2012]


Anna Popplewell has a photo and video gallery.


  • She played in 7 theater plays: Busy Malone, Five Kinds of Silence, Macbeth, Spring Awakening, Indian Ink, Buried Child and The Blue Room.
  • She learned to play the cello while attending school.
  • Her favorite color is blue.
  • She has been riding horses since the age of 5.
  • She gave her voice to two games in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Witch, the Lion and the Wardrobe and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian video games as Susan Pevensie.
  • She has a phobia of mice.
  • She and Anna Walton (aka Diane de Poitiers) have the same first names and are also Reign castmates.
  • She co-directed the Oxford Drama A Few Good Men in 2007.
  • She auditioned for Hermione Granger in Harry Potter (2000).
  • She auditioned for Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (2003).

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