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Real Name : Dakota Richards
Dakota Blue Richards (born 11 April 1994) is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. She was also cast as the lead of another two films, Dustbin Baby and The Secret of Moonacre, the latter of which was released February 2009. She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins. Richards was born in South Kensington, London, the daughter of Ruby Richards, a social worker. She's of German descent through her grandmother. She was named Dakota Blue because her mother wanted a combination of a place-name and a colour.Dakota was inspired by the Sioux tribe, members of whom her mother had become friends with during a year in the U.S. (her mother also liked the fact that it was unusual as a name) and Blue was Dakota's father's nickname, and her mother thought it went well with Dakota.