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Evanna Lynch
Biographical information
Birth name

Evanna Patricia Lynch

Born

16 August, 1991
Termonfeckin, Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Brown

Height

5'2"

Family
  • Donal Lynch (father)
  • Marguerite Lynch (mother)
  • Máiréad Lynch (sister)
  • Emily Lynch (sister)
  • Patrick Lynch (brother)
Website
Career
Years active

2007-present

In Harry Potter

Luna Lovegood

"I promise all Luna fans that I will stay completely true to her because she deserves no less."
—Evanna Lynch

Evanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress. She played Luna Lovegood in the film and game adaptations of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She also provided the voice for Luna in the Video-game adaptions of these movies.[1] She is also a big fan of the Harry Potter series, even prior to when she was cast as Luna.

Biography

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Lynch as Luna Lovegood at the Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix movie.

Evanna was born on 16 August, 1991, to Donal and Marguerite Lynch. She has two sisters, Máiréad and Emily, and one brother, Patrick. She lives in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Ireland, with her family and cats.

In 2003, at the age of eleven, Evanna had been admitted to the hospital, where she spent two years in treatment for anorexia. She often wrote to Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, of whom she was a fan and whom she considered a counselor, and got a reply in which Rowling reminded her that anorexia was "destructive, not creative" - a statement which, as Evanna states, helped her to start her recovery.[2] Still, she feared that she would miss the release of the fifth Harry Potter book, but the hospital released her for the morning of the book release, and it was arranged for her to receive a copy of the book signed by J.K. Rowling herself.

Evanna attended Cartown National School, and later, an all girls' Catholic school, called Our Lady's College, Greenhills, located in Drogheda, Ireland. As of September 2006, she was in Third Year at the school. She also attended the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland, where she completed a three-week 'Speculative Fiction' course.[3] In 2008, she returned to CTYI for her last year, attending a Drama course for three weeks.

Evanna learned on 23 January, 2006 that she had won the role of Luna, beating 15,000 girls all over United Kingdom and Ireland, though it would be publicly
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Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.

announced on 2 February. Her father had flown her to London for the open audition, though her mother had doubts that she would be successful in winning the role[4]. Evanna had her naturally dark blonde hair bleached light blonde for the role of Luna. Also, the filmmakers once called her to tell her not to shave her eyebrows, which Evanna said she does not do anyway.

During the early stages of the fifth film's production, the young actress finally met Rowling at the Leavesden Studios lot. After a long chat, Rowling had one thing to say about Lynch portraying Luna: "perfect".

Evanna has said that, while she may pursue her acting career in the future, she would like to someday be a director.[5]

In 2009, Evanna received her first nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the Scream Awards 2009 for her portrayal as Luna Lovegood in the film of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. [6] Lynch was nominated and voted in third place in Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List.[7] Evanna's fellow Harry Potter's co-stars was also nominated Bonnie Wright who plays Ginny Weasley was second place, Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley was fifth place, Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger was eighth place, Tom Felton who plays Draco Malfoy was fourteenth place and Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter was eighteenth place in Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List.

In 2011, after the final Harry Potter movie was released, Evanna announced her intentions to move to Hollywood in order to pursue her acting career. (Source)

In March 2012, Evanna confirmed during a interview at the Empire Awards 2012, that she has a new role in television series Sinbad.[8]

In June 2012, it was announced that Lynch will be starring in crime thriller movie called Monster Butler. Evanna will be playing the role of Fiona Carrick-Smith. She is reunited with her Harry Potter co-star Gary Oldman, and the film will be released in 2013. [9]

In August 2012, Evanna became an official member of Team Starkid Production Company, playing her character of Luna, in the final installment of their Potter Musical series, A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year, which was performed at Leaky-Con 2012 in Chicago.[citation needed]

Filmography

Year Format Title Role
2013 Film Monster Butler Fiona Carrick-Smith
2012 Television Sinbad Princess Alena
2011 Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Luna Lovegood
2010 Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Luna Lovegood
2009 Film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Luna Lovegood
Video Game Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Luna Lovegood (Voice)
2007 Film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Luna Lovegood
Video Game Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Luna Lovegood (Voice)

Awards and Honours

Year Award Category Film Result
2009 Scream Award Best Supporting Actress Half-Blood Prince Nominated
2009 Young Artist Award Best Supporting Actress Half-Blood Prince Nominated

Behind the scenes

  • Evanna shares her middle name with Professor Sybill Trelawney.
  • Evanna also has the same surname as Aidan Lynch, the Seeker who played Quidditch for the Irish National Quidditch team. Coincidentally, Evanna is also Irish.
  • Evanna named her cats after Harry Potter characters: she has a cat named Luna and one named Dumbledore. She also had another cat named Crookshanks, now deceased.
  • She is a frequent visitor to the Harry Potter fan site MuggleNet, and she once called in to the popular Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast and later on
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    MuggleCast.
  • Evanna likes making beaded jewelery. She made the radish earrings that her character wears in Order of the Phoenix herself.[10]
  • Evanna Lynch revealed in a special feature on the Half-Blood Prince DVD with Jany Temime that she also made a bracelet worn by Luna when she attended the Slug Club Christmas Party. The bracelet depicted a hare, like her Patronus, but it was believed that it was a reindeer. It took Evanna about 45 minutes to make it, and she stated it wasn't, nor did it need to be, perfect, since Luna was like that. Jany jokingly asked her, "Are you going to tell me that if it was not for Luna you would have made it better than that?" to which Evanna simply responded, "Perhaps."
  • She attended both the London and Irish premières of Order of the Phoenix.
  • She was given a hare and moon pendant by J. K. Rowling.
  • At the James Joyce Awards in Dublin when asked, "Do you think about the film when you write?" Rowling answered "No", but that "the only actor or actress who has ever, ever intruded while writing was Evanna Lynch, who is absolutely perfect as Luna. And I must admit I have heard her voice in my head when I wrote the book. I love Evanna. She's fantastic. She was perfectly cast, she was… she won't mind me saying this, she is completely cool with this, she is Luna! She is very Luna-esque, in personality, and is just spot on for me".[11][12]
  • Before clinching the role, Evanna wrote to J.K. Rowling telling her that she wanted to be Luna but she came from a sleepy place called Termonfeckin where nothing ever happened. Rowling wrote back encouraging her and told her not to be too disheartened that she herself came from a very sleepy place. [13][14] [15]
  • Her favourite book is Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli.
  • Her favourite Luna Lovegood quote is, "You're just as sane as I am."[16]
  • Evanna has been sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore, much to her surprise. She claimed it was the cause of an identity crisis for her. [17]
  • Evanna's full name is Evanna Patricia Lynch, as stated on her Official Facebook page.
  • Evanna has starred as Cousin Geneva in Jessie Cave's Flat White Series on Cave's website Pindippy .

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