Date of Birth : Aug 16th 1991
On January 23rd, 2006, Evanna found out that 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 (2007) as she had been hospitalized. 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.
As a younger child, she continuously wrote to J.K. Rowling. In one such letter, she commented about how much she would love to act in a Harry Potter film but doubted this would happen as she lived in a 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”. Only a few years later, J.K. Rowling gave her a necklace with a hare and moon pendant.