It’s been nearly 12 years since The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe came out. The film was a complete success and was the first installment of the trilogy. But children change a lot in that time, so we were wondering what the youngest star, the actress who played Lucy Pevensie, is up to now.
British actress Georgie Henley played Lucy Pevensie in the films. Henley was born in Yorkshire, England in 1995. She auditioned for the role when she was just seven years old. Apparently, director Pippa Hall knew Georgie was perfect for the role of Lucy after just one audition.
In the scene where Lucy first meets the fawn, Mr. Tumnus (James McAvoy), her reaction is completely genuine. The director wouldn’t let Georgie see McAvoy in costume up until that very moment. Oh, look at her cute little face! She’s so excited to see him!
When the second installment of the trilogy was released, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Georgie was 13 years old. You can already see her growing up right in front of the camera. She would go on to act in the third and final installment as well.
Georgie practically grew up on the set of Narnia. From the age of seven to the age of 15, Narnia was her entire life. So, it is understandable that she had a hard time giving it up.
“It was very emotional, and something I had quite a bit of trouble with. It’s a bittersweet moment. I’m very excited about what’s to come, and I hope to be moving on to new things,” Georgie said. “But all good things come to an end. Also, Narnia has taught me everything I know about acting, and I wouldn’t be anywhere without it.”
After Narnia, when Georgie was 18-years-old she starred in some “darker films.” This is a scene from the 2014 movie Perfect Sisters, where she starred alongside Abigail Breslin and Mira Sorvino. She’s definitely sporting a goth look for this role. It’s also the first movie where Georgie didn’t do a British accent (she had to learn how to do a Canadian one).
In the same year, Georgie had a lead role in the movie The Sisterhood of Night. The film is based on the Salem witch trials. Georgie’s character, Mary Warren, apparently started her own high school clique, and people started accusing the group of being a cult.
The same year that Georgie graduated from Cambridge, she released her first short film called Tide. She wrote and directed the film herself. So, that sounds pretty impressive. The description of the movie reads:
“Set within the mundane melancholy of a seaside town, we follow Sam and Luna, a young lesbian couple, through the different stages of their relationship.”
So, it seems like this now 21 year old has been pretty busy. I know, 21 … makes you feel old, right? Besides her acting/writing/directing, she’s also been focusing on philanthropy. She works with SOS Children’s Villages, which works to find homes for orphaned children and homeless mothers. So, Georgie is beautiful and she has a heart of gold.
But, while we’re here, let’s take a quick look what the rest of her Narnia siblings have been up to.
Skander Keynes did have some minor acting roles after Narnia, but he mainly chose to focus on academia. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2014 with a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern History. He then had an internship with the United Nations high Commissioner for Refugees, and researched Syrian refugees in Jordan. Pretty impressive stuff, professor.
While Anna Popplewell did focus on acting after Narnia, she, like the rest of this cast, seem to be very academic. Susan also got a degree in literature from Oxford. She’s appeared in the TV series Reign and her role in Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn.
William Moseley has probably had the most successful acting career since Narnia. Funnily enough, he was “the king” of Narnia, and now he’s landed a big role playing the future king of England in the hilarious series The Royals. In the show he acts alongside Elizabeth Hurley. He’s also had a bunch of film credits including The Mountain and Friend Request. He’s also starring in the upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid.