Louth schoolgirl lands a role in the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film.

Fourteen year old Evanna Lynch from Termonfeckin was chosen from 15,000 young actors who auditioned to play the part of Luna Lovegood in London.  

Evanna describes how her classmates reacted to the news that she got the part. Special security had to be arranged at her Drogheda school Our Lady's College following the announcement that she was to play Luna Lovegood. 

Evanna tells RTÉ News about meeting Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.  Daniel Radcliffe who plays the lead role as Harry Potter who describes Evanna as

Not a million miles away from Luna herself.

Emma Watson who plays 'Hermione' says 

She literally is Luna

An RTÉ News report by John O Driscoll broadcast on 20 July 2006.