Who is Georgie Henley?
British actress Georgina Helen ‘Georgie’ Henley was born in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England, on 9 July 1995, making Cancer her zodiac sign. She has only 13 acting credits, and is perhaps still known best for starring as Lucy Pevensie in the 2005 adventure family fantasy movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, which also starred Tilda Swinton and William Moseley, and was directed by Andrew Adamson. It follows four children who’ve travelled to the land of Narnia through their wardrobe, and the movie won 18 of its 64 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Achievement in Make-up.
Georgie also voiced Lucy in the 2005 video game “The Chronicles of Narnia”.
Education and early life
Georgie was raised in Ilkley alongside her sisters Laura and Rachael, by their father Mike Henley and mother Helen; not many details have been shared about Georgie’s family, because she respects their privacy.
She fell in love with acting at a very early age, and was seven when she began appearing in plays performed at Moorfield School for Girls; Georgie’s parents began taking her to auditions when she was eight, and she was 10 when she made her debut film appearance in the above mentioned “The Chronicles of Narnia”.
She progressed to Bradford Grammar School in 2009, matriculating as one of the best of her class in 2013; Georgie then enrolled at the University of Cambridge, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2017.
Georgie portrayed Jill in the play “Babes in the Wood”, performed by the Upstagers’ Theatre Group from 27 January through 4 February 2006, then played the lead character Scaramouche in the Bradford Grammar School’s 2013 production of “We Will Rock You”.
She appeared in a number of plays while attending University, including in Woody Allen’s “Play It Again, Sam”, Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad”, and Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Trojan Women”.
Georgie directed the 2015 productions of “After Seymour” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and the following year saw her appear in a number of plays, such as “Swallow” by Stef Smith, “Girl, Interrupted” by Susanna Kaysen (memoir), and “Skylight” by David Hare.
Georgie published her pamphlet of poems “Amphibian” in 2022.
Roles in TV series
Georgie’s debut TV series role was playing Young Jane Eyre in two episodes of the 2006 romantic mini-series “Jane Eyre”, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, which starred Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson, and follows a governess who’s fallen in love with her complex master; the series won four of the 27 awards for which it was nominated.
Georgie’s following role came in 2013, when cast to play Meg Tudor in 13 episodes of the historical romantic drama “The Spanish Princess”, which starred Laura Carmichael and Aaron Cobham, and was created by Emma Frost and Matthew Graham. It follows the life of Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England’s Henry V111, and the series won two of its seven award nominations.
Georgie’s only other TV series role has been playing Pensy in five episodes of the 2023 thriller “The Diplomat”, which starred Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell, and was created by Debora Cahn; it follows the life of diplomat Kate Wyler.
Roles in movies
In 2008, Georgie reprised her role as Lucy Pevensie in the action family adventure “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, which starred Skandar Keynes and Ben Barnes, and was written and directed by Andrew Adamson; it follows the Pevensie siblings who’ve returned to Narnia, and are helping Prince Caspian restore his right to the land’s throne. The movie won four of its 25 award nominations.
The same year heard Georgie voice Lucy in the video game “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”.
In 2010, she portrayed Lucy in the new sequel “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, which follows the Pevensie siblings as they’re travelling to the edge of the world in Narnia; the movie won two of its 20 award nominations. Georgie could then have been seen appearing in the 2014 crime thriller “Perfect Sisters” and the mystery thriller “The Sisterhood of Night”, and the 2017 musical comedy “Access All Areas”.
Her only other film role has been starring as Woman in the 2019 short romantic drama “Girl, Sweetvoiced”, which also starred Ant Belle and was written and directed by Rebecca Shoptaw; it follows a relationship of two women.
Georgie wrote and directed the 2016 short movie “Tide”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Troldspejlet”, “Prop Culture” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Georgie’s won four of her 14 award nominations: some of her wins include a 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth, a 2006 Character and Morality in Entertainment Award and a 2006 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger, all for her performance in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
Love life and relationships
Georgie prefers to keep her love life away from the media’s attention, which is perhaps mostly why there are today various rumors circulating the internet concerning her sexual orientation, and past and present affairs.
It’s widely believed that she and her “The Chronicles of Narnia” co-star Skandar Keynes were in a relationship in 2017, as the two were spotted spending time together on a number of occasions, however, neither has confirmed this, and Georgie’s stated that they’re only good friends.
In June 2021, Georgie tweeted ‘Happy Pride Month’, which led some of her fans to believe that she’s either lesbian or bisexual; a fan has also claimed to have been Georgie spending time with her (supposed) girlfriend in public, but these rumors haven’t been addressed by Georgie.
There are no other men or women whom Georgie’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she seems to be unattached as of July 2023, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Georgie revealed in 2022 that she was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis a month after she enrolled at Cambridge, and that it nearly cost her her life.
She’s a philanthropist and has been a supporter of the international orphan charity organization SOS Children’s Villages since 2012.
Close to 400,000 people are following Georgie on Instagram today, and she’s posted more than 200 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these having been taken during her everyday life, showing her spending time with her friends, shooting for her movies and TV series and travelling.
She enjoys being physically active, and goes for a run nearly every day, while she also does yoga on a daily basis.
Georgie loves all kinds of art, with painting being her favorite.
Johnny Depp’s one of Georgie’s favorite actors, and some of her favorite movies include “Alice in Wonderland”, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Georgie’s age is 27. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs).
Georgie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million, as of July 2023.