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Dafne Keen
Dafne Keen Press Conference Logan Berlinale 2017 02.jpg
Keen in 2017
Dafne Keen Fernández

(2005-01-04) 4 January 2005 (age 14)[1]
Madrid, Spain
  • Spanish
  • British
Years active2014–present
RelativesEdward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (paternal great-grandfather)

Dafne Keen Fernández (born 4 January 2005) is a British and Spanish actress who played the role of Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney / X-23 in the 2017 film Logan.

Life and career[edit]

Keen was born in Madrid.[2] She is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, and Galician actress,[3][4] theatre director and writer María Fernández Ache.[5] Her paternal great-grandfather was peer Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe.

Keen made her acting debut in 2014 alongside her father Will Keen with the television series The Refugees, where she played Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver.[6]

Keen starred in the 2017 film Logan as Laura, the mutant child of Wolverine.[7]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Logan Laura
2019 Ana Ana Filming[8]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 The Refugees Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver Recurring role, 7 episodes
2019 His Dark Materials Lyra Belacqua Main role; upcoming TV series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Logan MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Duo (with Hugh Jackman) Won [9]
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Nominated [10]
Dublin Film Critics' Circle Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated [11]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [12]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated [13]
2018 Logan Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [14]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Performer Nominated [15]
London Film Critics Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated [16]
Empire Awards Best Female Newcomer Won [17]
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated [18]


  1. ^ "Dafne Keen on Instagram: "Had the best 14th birthday ever on the 4th!!!! 🖤 I couldn't post until now but it was AMAZING"". Instagram. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ "DAFNE KEEN, LAS NUEVAS GARRAS DE LOBEZNO". Fotogramas (in Spanish). 24 April 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ "La hija de Lobezno es gallega". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 11 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "La actriz verinense Dafne Keen protagoniza la serie más cara de la historia de la BBC británica". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 28 September 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Logan's Dafne Keen: cutting her teeth – and claws – on the big screen as X-23". The Guardian. 16 February 2017. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (20 October 2016). "Dafne Keen as X-23: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ "'Logan' Image Teases Dafne Keen as Mutant X-23". Entertainment Weekly. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  8. ^ "First look at 'Logan' star Dafne Keen and Andy Garcia in 'Ana'". 18 July 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ Bell, Crystal (6 April 2017). "Here Are Your 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: See The Full List". MTV. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  10. ^ Childress, Erik (10 December 2017). ""Call Me By Your Name" and "The Shape of Water" lead 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Nominees". Chicago Film Critics Association. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  11. ^ The Irish Independent Editors (14 December 2017). "The critics have spoken – Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards announced for 2017". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 14 December 2017.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Editors (6 December 2017). "The 2017 WAFCA Awards". Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Retrieved 7 December 2017.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  13. ^ Seattle Film Critics Society Editors (11 December 2017). "'Blade Runner 2049' Leads the 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations". Seattle Film Critics Society. Retrieved 11 December 2017.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Stone, Sasha (12 December 2017). "Houston Film Critics Release Nominations". Awards Daily. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  15. ^ Hammond, Pete (6 December 2017). "Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: 'The Shape Of Water' Leads With 14; Netflix Tops TV Contenders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  16. ^ Lodge, Guy (19 December 2017). "'Three Billboards,' 'Phantom Thread' Lead London Critics' Circle Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  17. ^ Travis, Ben (18 January 2018). "Star Wars The Last Jedi and Thor Ragnarok Lead Empire Awards 2018 Nominations". Empire.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (15 March 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.

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