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Last Updated: Thursday July 12 2007 16:43 GMT

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood

Name: Evanna Lynch

Birthday: 16 August 1991
Starsign: Leo
From: Ireland
Family: Evanna has an older sister called Emily.

Showbiz CV: She hasn't got one!

Potter is Luna's first film role. She beat an amazing 15,000 people to the part after an open casting session, having flown over from Ireland to try her luck.

Potty about: Harry Potter. And not just a little bit, Evanna is a HUGE Potter fan.

She used to write to JK Rowling telling her how big a fan she was and asking for a part in the films. And JK wrote back!

Evanna has a cat called Luna! She used to have another one called Crookshanks, and named one of her kittens Dumbledore.

When the book the Order of the Phoenix came out Evanna was in hospital. She persuaded doctors to let her out so she could buy the book, and then dressed up in a special Harry Potter outfit to buy it.

The shop had a copy signed by JK Rowling waiting for her. It's probably pretty well thumbed by now as Evanna says she's read the books loads of times.