Dakota is 5'1½" tall.
Northern Lights producer Chris Weitz described Dakota as a prodigy actor.
She was the subject of a question in the 'Film Studies' section of the British news source The Independent 2006 Final Exam.
Dakota still had to attend school each day, even though she was filming Northern Lights most of the time.
Dakota heard about the audition of Northern Lights from a friend of a relative.
She was picked for the part of Lyra in Northern Lights because of what director Chris Weitz described as "a measure of innocence and naivety".
Dakota read the His Dark Materials trilogy with her mother when she was 9.
Her parents told her that she couldn't be too upset when she didn't get the part of Lyra in Northern Lights.
When Northern Lights director Chris Weitz called Dakota to tell her the good news, Dakota's mum accidentally hung up on him.
She beat almost ten thousand girls to win the part of Lyra Belacqua in the film adaptation of the book His Dark Materials: Northern Lights.
Dakota saw the stage version of Northern Lights at the National Theatre in London before deciding she wanted to try out for the part.
When Dakota found out she got the part of Lyra, she did the Snoopy dance.
Dakota was a fan of the His Dark Material series before she got the part.
She lives in London, England.
She was born in 1994.
She has become personal friends with writer Phillip Pullman.
Dakota: (on her reaction to getting the part of Lyra) Then I screamed a lot and I did the Snoopy dance.
Dakota Blue Richards: (On co-stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig) I figured if I did something wrong, they'd be, like, 'Oh my God, why are we working with her?' But they were really nice.
Dakota Blue Richards: (On her character Lyra) I feel like I can relate to her. I like to think I'm quite brave. I stand up for myself. And I don't let other people tell me what to do. Well, unless it's my mum.
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