Evanna Patricia Lynch, born 16 August  is an Irish actress, activist, voice actress and narrator. She rose to prominence for her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series , appearing in the last four films and their tie-in video games , as well as in the musical A Very Potter Senior Year. As an activist, Lynch focuses on veganism and animal rights. She has been involved in many non-profit campaigns and launched both a vegan-themed podcast and the cruelty-free cosmetics brand Kinder Beauty Box. Lynch has mentioned having a devout Catholic upbringing. Lynch credits her being cast in the Harry Potter films to the obsession she had with the Harry Potter book series. At age 11, during the release of the fifth book Order of the Phoenix in June , she was hospitalised and her family consulted with the book's publisher and the hospital. Lynch then was allowed to leave for an hour and collect a signed copy of the book. Rowling was a major contributing factor behind the casting decision, this theory has been debunked by both Lynch and Rowling, confirming that Rowling was unaware of Lynch being cast in the role of Luna Lovegood until the producers mentioned Lynch's name. In January , Lynch auditioned at a casting call in London for the role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , the fifth film in the series adapted from the books.
In a shot promoting the latest instalment in the series for Imax 3D cinemas, a profile of the year-old actress, who plays Hermione Granger, appeared to have been made curvier. Fans of the films claim the computer trickery "cheapens" the actress and have expressed disgust that it has been used when her character is supposed to be just They have also complained about a Swedish poster which features Miss Watson in a similar pose with an enhanced bust. Melissa Anelli, who edits a website devoted to the Potter stories, which chart the adventures of a boy wizard, said hundreds of fans had posted angry messages. None of her representatives could be reached, but Miss Rowling, who has two daughters, has in the past criticised celebrity magazines for their obsession with women's body shapes.
It has been sixteen years since we were first introduced to the wizard-world of Hogwarts, its star pupil, Harry Potter, and his classmates on film; then, another six years since we saw the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2. In fact, it was a cast of relatively unknown child stars you You see, J. Rowling was very specific in requesting that most of the character roles be cast to people of British descent. This turned out to be the right call, however, especially considering how beloved Harry Potter stars came to be. Everything fits just right. The Harry Potter franchise was an extraordinary series, with the perfect cast of youngsters. What these kids did went beyond just acting in a few movies.
Please refresh the page and retry. A student of house Slytherin, Parkinson supported the side of Lord Voldemort during her last years at Hogwarts, even turning Harry over to the dark wizard during the Battle of Hogwarts. Byrne has since gone on to take roles on a variety of TV roles, including a regular part in teen supernatural series The Vampire Diaries.