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.
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.
On Thursday, the "Harry Potter" world was turned on its head following the news Pottermore released an online test allowing fans to find out what their Patronus is. According to reports, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling made the test herself, so you know it's percent foolproof. Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" films, took the quiz and was utterly disappointed to discover her Patronus is, wait for it, a salmon.
Emma was cast as Hermione Granger at only nine years old. For a small child who hadn't acted in any other TV shows or movies, she landed a major role, playing one of the most iconic heroines in history. She was chosen out of a lineup of hundreds of other girls, after an open audition call at her London school. The role defined her career for a decade. Emma had other plans, as well. During her time with Harry Potter , she was approached by countless modeling agencies. At one point, she became the face of the British brand, Burberry. She has always been outspoken about her desire for an education and went on to attend Brown University. She graduated in with a degree in English literature.