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Dakota Blue Richards

​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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Apr 11, 1994 In Brighton, East Sussex, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie ChickLit 2016-09-02
Known For
Poster of The Fold
Poster of Lightfields
Movie ChickLit Zoe 2016-09-02
Movie The Quiet Hour Sarah 2014-09-07
Movie The Fold Eloise Ashton 2014-03-28
Series Endeavour WPC Shirley Trewlove 2013-04-14
Series Lightfields Eve 2013-02-27
Movie Lightfields Eve 2013-02-27
Movie The Secret of Moonacre Maria Merryweather 2008-09-06
Movie The Golden Compass Lyra Belacqua 2007-12-04
Series Skins Francesca "Franky" Fitzgerald 2007-01-25
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14