Evanna Lynch played the role of Luna Lovegood for the Harry Potter film franchise and has had a varied career since.
The actress, 30, is Irish and joined the cast of Harry Potter in the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Evanna was cast as Luna, a Ravenclaw student – a friend of Harry, Ron and Hermione – at the age of 14 and has beaten more than 15,000 girls in an open casting for the role.
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In fact, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was his first on-screen performance.
Since then, Lynch has had a varied career in the arts, ranging from other films to theater and television shows.
She even came third in the American dance competition Dancing with the Stars, the American version of Strictly Come Dancing.
After appearing in the Harry Potter series, Lynch played roles in films such as GBF and My Name Is Emily.
She has starred in TV shows such as Sinbad, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and can also be seen in Silent Witness.
Lynch is an Ambassador for Lumos, JK Rowling’s charity, and also participates in the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland.
She also wrote a memory book, The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and The Glory of Growing Up, which was released in September.
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