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12 January 2006  |  Written by   

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If you're a girl aged between 13-16, living in the UK or Ireland and you can get to London on Saturday, then you might be the next Harry Potter star.

Warner Bros are holding open auditions for the part of Harry's loopy mate, Luna Lovegood in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which starts shooting soon. They're already trawled the UK's schools, but are holding the call to make sure they haven't missed out. Casting director Fiona Weir told CBBC's Newsround: "The wonderful thing about Luna is that she can have any sort of look at all, but it's a very particular quality that's important about Luna. I'm sure anybody who knows of the character from the books is aware that she's very otherworldly, she's not like anybody else."

The audtions are taking place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday January 14, at the Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate. Girls need to bring a passport to prove their age and are asked not to wear make-up, a costume, or high heels as the casting people want to see their potential Lunas as themselves.

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Good God why don't we hear more about these things Empire?
I do have to concur wit Seth there; if only I was a girl. hmmmm na too risky. But if any more developments on casting of male parts comes to light, do keep el public posted!!!!!! More

Posted by Laboiski at 20:29 on 15 January 2006 | Report This Post

But I wanna be in it!!!!!! :)
DAMMIT! If only i was a girl! 'twould be very cool indeed. EMPIRE!! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TELL US OF ANY FUTURE AUDITIONS FOR BOYS. iI know a couple of girls who wud be perfect for it thouigh. I'll go along with them and you never know! More

Posted by Seth at 14:19 on 13 January 2006 | Report This Post

I'm too male, too old and too damn sexy to be Luna Lovegood. More

Posted by i007_Bond_007i at 21:09 on 12 January 2006 | Report This Post

shes the best character in the books by far. which means you just know they're gonna get it wrong. then again, cho chang turned out okay... More

Posted by billythehick at 21:04 on 12 January 2006 | Report This Post

Ah, my friend was going to do this, bujt It's too far away to get to now. She would be very good at to. I think she has thst slight strangeness down to a tee. XD More

Posted by Yokima at 15:53 on 12 January 2006 | Report This Post

Read before you talk
Probably a good idea you read HBP then before you comment WC. More

Posted by theram05 at 13:26 on 12 January 2006 | Report This Post

Not a major character!
Unless she has a bigger role in Half Blood Prince (which i haven't yet read) surely they could afford to do away with Luna Lovegood. She doesn't after all, drive the story forward.For that matter get rid of Tonks as well - a ridiculous character, reminiscent of Marmalade Atkins. Taking into consideration the size of Order of the Phoenix, it would be doing the viewers a favour to get rid of these minor figures. That said they could cut a lot of the book down as the first half is mainly waffle! By More

Posted by wolverines claw at 13:16 on 12 January 2006 | Report This Post

Too old and I have no nieces/cousins the right age! More

Posted by Funkyrae at 12:43 on 12 January 2006 | Report This Post

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