Dakota Blue Richards

Biography

​Ten thousand girls turned up for open auditions in Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter and Kendal for the role of Lyra Belacqua in the adaptation of 'His Dark Materials: Northern Lights'. In June 2006, twelve-year-old Dakota, a Londoner schoolgirl, was awarded the part after the casting directors' took a shine to her in the Cambridge auditions. Her mother is an American anthropologist.

​Ten thousand girls turned up for open auditions in Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter and Kendal for the role of Lyra Belacqua in the adaptation of 'His Dark Materials: Northern Lights'. In June 2006, twelve-year-old Dakota, a Londoner schoolgirl, was awarded the part after the casting directors' took a shine to her in the Cambridge auditions. Her mother is an American anthropologist.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 12

Birthday 1994-04-11

Place of Birth Brighton, East Sussex, England

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 ChickLit as Zoe
2015 The Quiet Hour as Sarah
2014 Girl Power as Cass
2014 The Fold as Eloise Ashton
2013 Lightfields as Eve
2013 Lightfields(5 episodes) as Eve
2009 Five Miles Out
2008 The Secret of Moonacre as Maria Merryweather
2007 The Golden Compass as Lyra Belacqua
2007 Skins(10 episodes) as Franky Fitzgerald
2007 Skins(8 episodes) as Francesca "Franky" Fitzgerald
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)

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