Natalia Tena will be Tonks
Natalia Tena will be Tonks

Luna, Tonks, Umbridge, Mrs. Figg & Bellatrix have been cast

  February 2, 2006 at 7:43 AM ET
  Geri     CBBC Newsround
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The roles of Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, Dolores Umbridge & Bellatrix Lestrange have been cast for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it was announcedopens in new window this morning.

As expected, Imelda Stauntonopens in new window will play new DADA teacher Professor Umbridge. The role of Luna Lovegood will be played by 14-year-old Evanna Lynch from Ireland who was one of the thousands of girls who auditioned in London a few weeks ago.

We previously mentioned that Helen McCroryopens in new window had been cast as Bellatrix and now she has been officially confirmed. Ms. McCrory has appeared in Casanova and The Count of Monte Cristo as well as numerous British TV shows.

Natalia Tenaopens in new window, who recently appeared in Mrs. Henderson Presents with Judi Dench & Bob Hoskins will be playing hair-changing Tonks.

We finallyopens in new window get to see the character of Mrs. Figg who will be played by actress Kathryn Hunteropens in new window, who has appeared in Orlando and All or Nothing.

Principal photography is scheduled to start on Monday, February 6 at Leavesden Studios.

UPDATE: You can view some pictures of Evanna Lynch hereopens in new window courtesy of CBBC Newsround.


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