And I don't let other people tell me what to do. I don't let other people tell me what to do. For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. Dakota added a bit more light to the Blue part of her name in an interview with The Telegraph: "I've not seen my dad for about six years, so I'm not sure what he makes of all this. She is of Prussian heritage on her Grandmother's side, and Irish on her father's. Well, unless it's my mum. Other lead roles include the wayward teenager April in Dustbin Baby and Maria in the 2009 film The Secret of Moonacre. Dakota Blue Richards, was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in South Kensington, London but grew up in Brighton with her mother. I just want to be a kid. Dakota Blue Richards, who was born in London in April 1994 after her parents split up, beat 10,000 girls to play Lyra Belacqua in The Golden Compass. Her name, Dakota, is the name of a North American tribe who are native to the northern plains states of the USA. In 2008, she attended a two-week camp in the Lake District organised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which aimed to bring together teenagers from different backgrounds to discuss discrimination. [20], In 2013, she appeared in French filmmaker Stéphanie Joalland's sci-fi thriller The Quiet Hour, about a brother and sister trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic England. She described the experience of writing her first piece as 'In many ways more personal than acting. Dakota Blue Richards (born 11 April 1994) is an English actress. Dakota Blue Richards, was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in South Kensington, London but grew up in Brighton with her mother. Hailee Steinfeld. Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright, Celebrities Interesting Facts By Nationality, Celebrities Interesting Facts By Profession. Dakota Blue Richards Popularity . Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. We will continue to update information on Dakota Blue Richards’s parents. Between 2016 and 2018 she was cast in the part of WPC Shirley Trewlove in the Endeavour television series and in 2018, she was cast for the part of Margaret Osborne in the ITV drama Beecham House. Parents. As an actor you can't build up proper relationships with the people you work with, because after six months, you're done. One of the things Nicole taught me was, no matter what happens in a scene, you carry on even if you fall in a dustbin. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. I stand up for myself. [12] Originally she auditioned for the role of Liv, and in an interview explained "only became Franky right at the very end of the audition process". Nevertheless Dakota Blue Richards later starred in the lead role of Dustbin Baby, a made-for-TV film, and the feature film The Secret of Moonacre. In 2013 she modelled for fashion designer SORAPOL's AW13 campaign 'Immortal'. At school, she enjoyed drama, dance and the arts, was an active participant in school plays and attended a local amateur dramatics group in her spare time.She made her professional acting debut age 12, starring alongside Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig as Lyra Belaqua in the film adaptation of Phillip Pullman's The Northern Lights (The Golden Compass).

Philip Pullman, author of the books, said, "As soon as I saw Dakota's screen test, I realised that the search was over." Official Sites. Robbie Curran. She was in the fantasy film The Secret of Moonacre with Tim Curry. It was like, 'Ewww.' Cameron Bright (2009 – 2012), Your email address will not be published.

Her film debut at the age of 13 was in The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. Dakota Blue Richards, was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in South Kensington, London but grew up in Brighton with her mother. [5] Philip Pullman, author of the books, said, "As soon as I saw Dakota's screen test, I realised that the search was over. Dakota Blue Richards was born in South Kensington, London, on 11th April 1994, which makes her age 25. Before becoming Dakota's manager, Dakota's mother Mickey ran a drug-treatment centre in Sussex. The Golden Compass with Richards as Lyra was released worldwide in December 2007 and grossed $372 million. I stand up for myself. Well, unless it's my mum." Dakota Blue Richards (born 11 April 1994) is an English actress. Dakota Blue Richards was born on a Monday, April 11, 1994 in London, England. I barely even know what money is. Jamie Strachan (2013 – 2016) Birthplace:South Kensington, London, United Kingdom, School: Blatchington Mill School Movie Actresses. |  Dakota's Sussex school friends call her Dee or Dee-Dee. She is a long time supporter of Good Gifts. Well, unless it's my mum. I like to think I'm quite brave. Sam013024, Other Works She had just come home grumpy from a bad day at school when. She has also been photographed by noted fashion photographer Kate Bellm and was the first woman to appear on the cover of 7th Man magazine.In her personal life, Richards takes a keen interest in politics and global issues. I like to think I'm quite brave. ITV Axes Gurinder Chadha’s Period Drama ‘Beecham House’, 45 Young Adult Movies As Ranked by Teen IMDb Users, Armoured Bears: The Panserbjørne of Svalbard, Finding Lyra Belacqua: Introducing Dakota Blue Richards, The Adaptation of Writer/Director Chris Weitz, The Alethiometer: Creating the Truth Measure, The Launch: Releasing the Film 'The Golden Compass', The Novel: Author Philip Pullman and the Consequences of Curiosity. We would like to express to you our deepest thanks for your contribution. In August 2007 she began shooting The Moon Princess. Publicity Listings Dakota Blue Richards told The Guardian that she got her name because her mother wanted a place name that had not been used before. Your email address will not be published. If you get out of the bin and just carry on they might end up cutting it and using part of that scene anyway. 68.6k Followers, 281 Following, 35 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Dakota Blue Richards (@dakotabluerichards) Dakota Blue Richards discussed her role in Skins, Conservative Party Leadership Contest 2016. Fame & Address. - Talking about Lyra, her character from. Childhood: Dakota Blue Richards was born in South Kensington, London but grew up in Sussex. Principal photography began in October 2007[16][17] and the film was eventually released February 2009.

|  While growing up, she used to love making abstract and modern art. My mother is brilliant; she's the best person in the world and keeps me grounded. Dakota Blue Richards Family Members. I think I matured quite early, but what that does mean is I have moments of complete immaturity. "[11], Richards appeared in series 5 and 6 of the E4 teen drama Skins, which premiered on 27 January 2011. It was quite cathartic. In 2011, she fronted an advertising campaign to promote the charity's new project. Newlands School "[6] The Golden Compass with Richards as Lyra was released worldwide in December 2007 and grossed $372 million. Freddie Highmore (2009) Before being awarded the role of 'Lyra' in, Her dream role is as Alice in "Alice in Wonderland", and she was originally going to audition for, Hadn't read "The Little White Horse" before she was cast in the movie adaptation (. [23] which began airing in 2019. Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy? She played the character of Franky Fitzgerald with her androgynous looks, wacky dress sense, two gay dads (one played by John Sessions) and a tragic cyber-bullying backstory. Dakota Blue Richards is an English actress. [3], In December 2008, Richards played April Johnson in Dustbin Baby, the BBC dramatisation of the Jacqueline Wilson novel of the same name. She is the daughter of Michaela Richards. In 2011, she posed naked for Oceans 2012, a campaign for overfishing and in 2013, she modeled for a commercial shoot of a new London-based fashion brand, "Immortal Sorapol" AW13. The character, Zoe, demands £500 a week for as long as the four true authors need her. Looking for some great streaming picks?

Similarly, she started her career in acting with a breakthrough debut in the fantasy adventure film The Golden Compass in 2007. All rights reserved. And I don't let other people tell me what to do. I walked past the cinema on the way here, and there's a 'coming soon' poster for the film. Dakota Blue Richards Fans Also Viewed . SISTER(S) NAME. The Commission's aim was to bring together teenagers from different backgrounds to discuss discrimination.

I figured if I did something wrong, they'd be, like, 'Oh my God, why are we working with her?' Dakota Blue Richards Marriage, Affairs and Children. When I come home, I don't want to be an actor. The film is written by Poppy Cogan, winner of the Harpers/William Morris Short Script Award, and directed by John Jencks. Dakota Blue Richards was born in South Kensington, London, on 11 th April 1994, which makes her age 25. Required fields are marked *. She described April as a difficult character to play, "she is a really different person to me. Keke Palmer. Michaela Richards. People born on April 11 fall under the zodiac sign of Aries.

In 2011, she fronted their advertising campaign to promote a new charity project.

The family is headed by John Beecham, a former soldier with the East India Company who is "determined to make the house his safe haven". It commercially opened in limited release in UK on 24 March 2014.

[8] Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Roger Ebert was more effusive, calling Richards "a delightful find" who was "pretty, plucky, forceful, self-possessed, charismatic and just about plausible as the mistress of an armoured bear and the protector of Dust.