ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
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Karly Rayner

While the on-screen adaption of Phillip Pullman's The Dark Materials Trilogy failed to captivate the author's enthusiastic fans in the same way as the rich, magical books, there is no denying the child stars were talented actors.

It's been almost a decade since the film was released in cinemas, so let's check in on what the child actors have been up to since they leapt across Oxford's roof tops.

Lyra - Dakota Blue Richards

[Credit: New Line Cinema/Instagram @dakotabluerichards]
[Credit: New Line Cinema/Instagram @dakotabluerichards]

Age Now: 23

What Has She Been Up To Since The Golden Compass? Aside from The Golden Compass, Richards's most high profile role as probably been as Franky Fitzgerald in the TV series Skins. She has also appeared in other feature films including 2009's The Secret of Moonacre and 2009's The Fold.

Dakota lives in Brighton in the UK and, along with her love of acting, is also a keen artist and activist who is committed to helping underprivileged youths through the power of theater.

Roger - Ben Walker

[Credit: New Line Cinema/Miguel Santana]
[Credit: New Line Cinema/Miguel Santana]
  • Age Now: 23
  • What Has He Been Up To Since The Golden Compass? Ben Walker hasn't been that active since he found fame in the Phillip Pullman penned The Golden Compass, but you can also see him in the "Dead Man Walking" episode of Torchwood (2008) and the short movie Still Falls The Rain.

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Billy Costa - Charlie Rowe

[Credit: New Line Cinema/Miguel Santana]
[Credit: New Line Cinema/Miguel Santana]

Age Now: 20

What Has He Been Up To Since The Golden Compass? You might remember Charlie for his starring role in Neverland (2011) as Peter Pan. He also had a meaty role as Leo Roth in the TV comedy Red Band Society (2014–2015). In terms of the large screen, you might remember Charlie as a Young Tommy in Never Let Me Go (2011).

Tony Costa - Steven Loton

Age Now: Unknown

What Has He Been Up To Since The Golden Compass? According to his Twitter account, Steven Loton is:

A Writer, kind of, actor sometimes. Wrote for LA's, Underground Voices, London's BLANC Magazine and pubbed on Amazon.

So, there you go.

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