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Rewatching His Dark Materials series 3 from my blu-ray that arrived a few days ago. At episode two, so bear on a boat. Lyra is still asleep, but fortunately Dafne Keen has actual acting to do besides lying in bed, also these early episodes.
#HisDarkMaterials #DafneKeen

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Happy Birthday Dafne!

Today Dafne Keen turns 18, which means Logan is now 7 years ago. She's a very talented Spanish/British actress who, unlike Lyra, did not sleep through growing up, making the great His Dark Materials.

Ana is not out yet where I live 😢. She's currently filming Star Wars: The Acolyte.

So many stunts she does herself, including some big ones. While 11yo. I think that by then she was already well versed in aerial silks, which is one of her hobbies outside of acting. Photography being a recent other one.
She's so good. That scene near the end where they're sharing the same dark thoughts. That scene in the middle where she has that outburst at Logan. Actually, I happen to know she improvised that one(*), not on the day but during her final audition. It's on the blu-ray extras and the look on his face of 'what is happening' was very real.

(*) Can you imagine, I say it again, 11 years old, having done your audition, probably acing it because, Dafne, and then turn to all those studio execs and ask: 'Can I do it again? But this time improvise it?'
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Since HBO Max has not put His Dark Materials series 3 online yet, despite it being 5 December already, here's a Dafne Keen interview about s3 in W to pass the time.
#DafneKeen #HisDarkMaterials

Starting a rewatch of His Dark Materials, all the way from series one, because series three starts soon. This was the first time I saw Dafne Keen and the reason I watched Logan. I think most people will have seen her in Logan first and be very impressed by her and the intensity of the character, but also seeing her first in His Dark Materials impresses a lot.

Watching it on HBO Max instead of my blu-ray, because views count in this day and age. Production and tv companies really look at views and social media engagement to decide who to hire, what kind of show to commission. Record companies look at number of likes whether to finance a tour. Casting people look at imdb rankings, which are based in part on searches. It's unfair, but to support your faves, engage.
#DafneKeen #HisDarkMaterials #Logan

To prepare for series three of His Dark Materials on 5 December, there's this recap of series one and two on Instagram, with quotes from the cast, including Dafne Keen. (I see what she meant about the dirt...)
#DafneKeen #HisDarkMaterials

We'll get season three of His Dark Materials on 5 December, so the interviews start coming. Dafne Keen is interviewed in Marie Claire about finding the character, how the word 'need' was key in season one and the dirt in this season, and about playing the more grown up Lyra this time. Great photo shoot too.
#DafneKeen #HisDarkMaterials

Dafne Keen had said she was filming something big, turns out it's something called 'Star Wars'. So not bigger than His Dark Materials then, I guess.
#TheAcolyte #DafneKeen

Leading up to our Sinterklaas present of His Dark Materials season 3 on 5 December, there's this interesting interview with Dafne Keen in Fabric Magazine, with photos by Joseph Sinclair.
#DafneKeen #FabricMagazine
Three photos of Dafne in white clothes
Dafne in a woolly green white top that has a big zipper
Dafne in a green jacket and skirt, with a white top
Black and white photo of Dafne in a black suit jacket over a white shirt
I like seeing the scar on Dafne's forehead in photos: it means the photographer didn't go overboard with the photoshopping, or at least knew enough about their subject to know the scar is a well-known feature of hers.

Four important dates:

  • 21 October: The Peripheral on Amazon Prime with Chloë Grace Moretz
  • 23 November: Wednesday on Netflix with Jenna Ortega
  • 5 December: His Dark Materials season three on HBO Max with Dafne Keen
  • 10 February (& 10 March): You season four on Netflix with Amy-leigh Hickman

#ChloëGraceMoretz #JennaOrtega #DafneKeen #AmyLeighHickman #ThePeripheral #Wednesday #HisDarkMaterials #You

Dafne Keen looking back to yesterday when it was her 17th birthday, which I missed because I'm an idiot and thought it was today. Well, I've not really booted up yet this year, so what'd you expect.

Happy Birthday for yesterday and also already for next year! Hope to get His Dark Materials S3 soon.
#DafneKeen #HisDarkMaterials
Dafne looking to the left in a glossy magazine portrait
Photo source here, by Begona Rivas.