Order of the Phoenix Casting Photo Album!
By Ryan Parsons | Images from respective holders.
Earlier today Warner Bros studios announced that production on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will commence on February 6th. Among the announcement Warner Bros also listed off the new cast additions for the film:
Imelda Staunton- Dolores Umbridge
George Harris- Kingsley Shacklebolt
Helen McCrory- Bellatrix Lestrange
Natalia Tena- Nymphadora Tonks
Kathryn Hunter- Mrs. Figg
Evanna Lynch- Luna Lovegood
Do you like the new cast or maybe you never heard of these people? Well, below is your first preview to the new cast and characters for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Order of the Phoenix Photo Album
Below we will take a look at each character and the actor/actress assigned to play the role. I had tried to find an image for each actress but came short on Natalia Tena. If you do know where I can find an image of Natalia Tena please contact me (email shown below).
Update: 'Harry Potter' alerted us to an image of Natalia Tena (shown below).
Imelda Staunton is Dolores Umbridge
Dolores Umbridge- Dolores Jane Umbridge might be one of the most hated characters in all the Harry Potter novels. If not, let me say that I at least hate her. Described as a short woman who resembles a toad, Dolores Umbridge ends up taking over Hogwarts as High Inquisitor and seems to hate Dumbledore and all that are friends with him.
Umbridge tortures Potter to punish him. Umbridge is a strong supporter of 'pure-bloods.' Stupid Biatch!
Imelda Staunton- I best know Staunton (among her recent films) for her role as the Nurse in Shakespeare in Love. You can see Staunton in theatres now in the film Nanny McPhee.
Imelda Staunton is Dolores
George Harris is Kingsley Shacklebolt
Kingsley Shacklebolt- Shacklebolt has been described as a bald black man with a calming voice. He is also noted as a gifted wizard who took part in the battle at the Department of Mysteries; where one major character (spoiler) is killed.
Kingsley Shacklebolt is an Auror who worked for the Ministry of Magic to help find Sirius Black. However, Shacklebolt knew Sirius was innocent-- as both men are members of the Order --that he gave the Ministry false information instead.
George Harris- Harris played the small role of Katanga in Raiders of the Lost Ark and has popped up in films such as Black Hawk Down, The Interpreter and his latest film, Layer Cake, as the character Morty (pictured below).
George Harris with Daniel Craig in Sony Picture Classics' Layer Cake
Helen McCrory is Bellatrix Lestrange
Bellatrix Lestrange- Bellatrix was born Bellatrix Black and was a cousin to brothers Sirius and Regulus. She is also sister to Narcissa Malfoy (Drako's mom).
Bellatrix Lestrange injured multiple characters during the battle in the Department of Mysteries. She is a registered Death Eater and believes that all her family should sacrifice themselves for Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter is given a chance to hurt Bellatrix during the end of the battle.
Bellatrix is another biggety-bitch and had a hand in the downfall of the Longbottom's.
Helen McCrory- I can't say I know too much about Helen McCrory except for the fact that she has had roles in films such as Interview with a Vampire, Count of Monte Cristo and Casanova.
Helen McCrory (center) in Touchstone's The Count of Monte Cristo
Natalia Tena is Nymphadora Tonks
Nymphadora Tonks - Another Auror that joins the Order of the Phoenix. 'Tonks' has the ability to change her appearance and is classified as a Metamorphmagus.
Though I am not sure if I am entirely correct here, but Tonks is a second cousin to Sirius Black; if not, they both have some sort of family blood.
We later discover that Tonks has a crush on a member in the Order. Oooh! I am not telling!
Natalia Tena - I know nothing about Natalia except for the fact that she has had a role in both About a Boy and Mrs Henderson Presents.
Update: 'Harry Potter' alerted us to the image of Tena below.
Natalia Tena in Bronte
Kathryn Hunter is Mrs. Figg
Mrs. Figg- Arabella Doreen Figg works as a spy for Dumbledore as she secretly watches over Harry Potter while he lives with the Dursley's. Figg is only a squib and easily blends in with the muggles. Though she would like to befriend Potter, she must annoy him so the Dursley's allow Harry to visit her.
She ends up as a witness on the account of Harry.
Kathryn Hunter - All we currently know on Kathryn Hunter is that she appeared in All or Nothing.
Kathryn Hunter with Potter
alumni Timothy Spall
in MGM's All or Nothing
Evanna Lynch is Luna Lovegood
Luna Lovegood - I knew Lovegood was going to be a big character ever since we catch her reading The Quibbler upside down. Lovegood is a big supporter of Potter and company, even though she is a bit boggle-headed. However, Lovegood has many things in common with Harry Potter-- they have both seen death --and shows her courage more than a few times by Half-Blood Prince.
Luna's father, the editor of The Quibbler, helps Harry Potter let the true story about the return of Voldemort into print.
Evanna Lynch - This lucky girl was picked out of a selection of 15,000. Though we didn't hope to have a picture, the good people over at LatinoReview have already got a recent picture of Lynch on hand.
Click on Lynch for entire picture. This is the face of Luna Lovegood.
And so concludes our first look at the new additions for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Send us pictures if you got em!
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