Anna Popplewell

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Popplewell in 2010, photo by

Birth Name: Anna Katherine Popplewell

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 16 December, 1988

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Anna Popplewell is an English actress. She is known for her roles in the cinematic The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and its sequels, as well as in the films Mansfield Park (1999), The Little Vampire (2000), Me Without You, Thunderpants, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Payback Season, and on the series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and Reign.

She is the daughter of Debra Lomas, a dermatologist, and Sir Andrew John Popplewell, PC, who has been High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench Division, from 3 October, 2011 to 21 October, 2019, and Lord Justice of Appeal, since 21 October, 2019. Her siblings are actors Lulu Popplewell and Freddie Popplewell. Her uncle is cricketer Nigel Popplewell. Anna is married to Sam Caird.

Anna’s paternal grandfather is Oliver Popplewell (Oliver Bury Popplewell, the son of Frank Popplewell and Nina Marks). Oliver was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, and is a prominent judge and cricket player, who chaired the inquiry into the Bradford City stadium fire. Frank was the son of Francis Popplewell and Lucy Bury.

Anna’s paternal grandmother was named Catharine Margaret Storey (the daughter of parents surnamed Storey and Richardson). Catharine was born in Manchester South, Lancashire.

Source: Genealogy of Anne Popplewell (focusing on her father’s side) –

3 Responses

  1. FoxHamar says:

    Nina Marks was Jewish. her full name was Nina Shlain Marks. Both Marks and Shlain are Jewish surnames.

    • follers says:

      Are you sure her full name was Nina Shlain Marks?

      Anna’s ancestor is listed as Nina S. Marks when she married Oliver Bury Popplewell in 1922. There was a Nina Shlain who married a Sydney Marks in 1932. Then they had at least two children together. So the chronology doesn’t fit.

      I see that public member trees does list her as Nina Shlain Marks… but they also list her as born in 1904. As I understand it, Anna’s great-grandmother Nina Marks was born in 1890.

      Nina S. Marks (later Popplewell) could have still been Jewish, but I don’t think she was the same Nina Shlain.

    • follers says: lists Anna’s great-grandmother Nina Marks as this woman:

      In which case, yes, Nina was Jewish. I’m not totally sure it’s the right woman (though it’s likely).

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