Thursday, November 26, 2009

Evanna Lynch


Evanna Meghan Naomi Lynch is from Termonfeckin, County Louth, Ireland. She lives with her father Donal, mother Marguerite, elder sisters Máiréad and Emily, and younger brother Patrick.

As of September 2006, she is in her third year at Our Lady's College, Greenhills, an all girls' Catholic school located in Drogheda, Ireland. During her primary school years, she attended Cartown National School.She has been attending CTYI and completed a 'Speculative Fiction' course.

On January 23rd 2006, she discovered she had beaten out over 15,000 girls, from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland, for the much coveted role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

In 2003, aged eleven years old, Evanna was disappointed that she would miss the release of the novel "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" as she had been hospitalised. However, the hospital released her for a morning on the day of the launch where a local bookstore arranged for her to receive a copy that was signed by author J.K. Rowling. On the day, Evanna was dressed in a Harry Potter t-shirt and having scrawled 'I love Harry Potter' down her arms. She had also painted her nails blue with Harry Potter written on every second nail and the golden snitch on every other one as well as sporting painted-on black Harry Potter glasses on.

She is a cat-lover who owns a cat named Luna. When Luna has kittens, she named one of them Dumbledore. Her other cat Crookshanks died in 2006.

She was a fan of the Harry Potter novels long before being cast in the films. She claims to have read the books several times.

Her father flew her to London to the open audition for the part of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Her mother did not believe she had much of a chance of winning the role so initially refused to let her apply.

[September 2006] She is in Third Year at Our Lady's College, Greenhills, an all girls' Catholic school located in Drogheda, Ireland. During her primary school years, she attended Cartown National School.

She lives with her father Donal, mother Marguerite and elder sisters Emily and Máiréad and younger brother Patrick in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland.

As a younger child, she continuously wrote to JK Rowling and, in one such letter, commented about how much she would love to act in a Harry Potter film but doubted this would happen as she lived in this sleepy little place called Termonfeckin, where nothing ever happened. And to Evanna's surprise, Rowling wrote back, "Don't be too hard on Termonfeckin; it does have a brilliant name! And I come from a very sleepy place.".

Is a vegetarian.

Made the pair of radish earrings worn by her character Luna Lovegood in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".

Attends a summer camp in Dublin, Ireland called CTYI (Centre for Talented Youth of Ireland) which was specially set up for the academically talented children in Ireland.

She was given a necklace with a hare and moon pendant by J.K. Rowling.

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