Evanna Patricia Lynch (born 16 August 1991) is an Irish actress, model, and narrator.She rose to prominence for her portrayal of 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.“I’ve already missed the event I was supposed to be at. I’m now only going to #Sundance to see how this @delta performance plays out. “Never missed a work commitment in my life until today.Besides, I’ve already been here 11 hours and I’m no quitter. Astonishing incompetence and mind-numbing bureaucracy from @Delta.From the age of 11, Lynch was in and out of rehabilitation clinics for two years.She soon found a connection with the character of Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter book series and was inspired by the character's embracing of her own oddities.
While some have stated that her prior correspondence with J. Rowling was a major contributing factor behind the casting decision, but 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.
And then all these camera people starting coming into the school and all the other girls were outside waving and I stayed inside and they didn't notice me.
I think they had dyed my hair at that point so it was different and I had to have security people.
In September 2014, it was announced that Lynch would star in her first lead role as the titular character in the Irish-produced film My Name Is Emily, written and directed by a man battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Filming began in Ireland that month and the film was released in 2015.
[about acting with the other cast] It was this feeling the whole time like I shouldn't be here among all these stars and professionals.