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Dafne Keen Biography: Age, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nominations 2024

Dafne Keen Biography: Age, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nominations 2024
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Dafne Keen Fernández, born on January 4, 2005, is a talented actress of Spanish-British descent.

She first gained recognition for her role as Ana “Ani” Cruz Oliver in the TV show The Refugees from 2014 to 2015.

However, it was her performance as Laura in the 2017 film Logan that truly propelled her to stardom, earning her widespread critical acclaim.

Dafne has been honored with various awards, such as an Empire Award for Best Newcomer, and has also received nominations for a Critics’ Choice Award and a Saturn Award.

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In 2019, she took on the role of Lyra Belacqua in the TV series His Dark Materials, which led to her nomination for a BAFTA Cymru.

Born

 

 

Height

Dafne Keen Fernández

4 January 2005 (age 19)

Madrid, Spain
1.5 m
Citizenship
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 2014–present
Parents
  • Will Keen (father)
  • María Fernández Ache (mother)
Relatives
  • Laura Beatty (aunt)
  • Alice Oswald (aunt)
  • Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (paternal great-grandfather)

Early life

Dafne Keen was born in Madrid. She is the daughter of English actor Will Keen and Spanish actress, theatre director and writer María Fernández Ache. Her paternal great-grandfather was Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe; her aunts are poet Alice Oswald and writer Laura Beatty.

Career

Keen made her acting debut in 2014, appearing alongside her father in the BBC television series The Refugees as Ana “Ani” Cruz Oliver. The show concluded in 2015 after one season.

Following her debut, Keen landed a role in a major Hollywood production by Marvel Comics two years later.

She starred alongside Hugh Jackman in the 2017 superhero film Logan as Laura, the child clone of Wolverine.

The film was both a critical and financial success, being hailed as one of the best superhero movies ever made.

Keen’s performance was highly praised, earning her various awards and nominations, including an Empire Award for Best Newcomer.

In 2019, Keen was selected for the lead role of Lyra Belacqua in the BBC/HBO adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy.

She stars alongside Ruth Wilson, with her father also appearing in the series. The show received positive reviews, with Keen’s performance being particularly lauded.

Keen’s most recent project was the 2020 comedy-drama film Ana, where she starred alongside Andy García.

Despite mixed reviews for the film overall, Keen’s performance was singled out for praise, with critics highlighting her charisma and on-screen presence.

Most recently, in November 2022, Keen joined the cast of the Star Wars series The Acolyte.

Podcast

Year Title Voice role Notes
2021 The Battersea Poltergeist Host / Shirlley Hitchings Lead role; 13 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2017
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Logan Nominated
Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Youth in Film Runner-up
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Best Actor or Actress 23 and Under Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Breakout Star Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Performance by a Youth Nominated
Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated
2018
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated
Online Association of Female Film Critics Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Online Film and Television Association Best Youth Performance Runner-up
Best Breakthrough Performance: Female Nominated

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