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Saturday 16 December 2017

Potter starlet Evanna to vamp it up as Mrs Houdini

ACTRESS Evanna Lynch shot to fame when she starred as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films at the tender age of 14.

And this autumn, she'll be in an equally spell binding show; Houdini at The Gaiety Theatre.

But this time round Evanna won't play a ditzy sorcerer with her head in the clouds. She'll take to the stage as Houdini's vampish other half; Bess Houdini – a woman with plenty of sass and attitude. In the promo shots, 21-year-old actress Evanna smoulders in a lace appliqué jacket and a slick of bright red lipstick.

The play, which opens on October 7, follows the life and career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini

INSPIRATION

And Termonfeckin native Evanna says she loves pretending to be the apple of magician Houdini's eye and his source of creative inspiration.

"I have so much admiration for Bess Houdini," says Evanna. "I've always been fascinated by the muse in the lives of artists. There is always someone strong and loyal behind those restless and difficult souls."

The blonde actress says being in the Harry Potter film was an incredible experience and she loves the geeky fan base. "Harry Potter conventions are an explosion of nerdiness – people just go to celebrate their fandom and embrace their inner geek."

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