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Bonnie Wright
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Bonnie Wright in 2010

Born Bonnie Francesca Wright

(1991-02-17) 17 February 1991 London, England

Occupation Actress
Model
Screenwriter
Director
Years active 2001–present
Partner Jamie Campbell Bower (2010-present)

Bonnie Francesca Wright[1][2] (born 17 February 1991)[3] is an English actress, fashion model, screenwriter and director. She is best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.

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[hide] *1 Early life and education

[edit] Early life and educationEdit

Wright was born in London, England, the second child of Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, owners of jewellery company Wright & Teague. She has an older brother, Lewis. Wright attended Prior Western Primary School and later the King Alfred School in North London for her secondary education.[citation needed] During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, Wright began attending London's University of the Arts: London College of Communication, to study Film and Television Production Manager. She plans to continue acting and to work behind-the-scenes after filming Harry Potter.[4][5]

[edit] CareerEdit

[edit] ActingEdit

[edit] Harry PotterEdit

Wright auditioned for the role of Ginny Weasley because her brother said she reminded him of the character.[4] Wright appears in the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, only in a small scene set at London King's Cross railway station, where her character meets Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) with her mother Molly (played by Julie Walters) while watching four of her older brothers Percy (played by Chris Rankin), Fred and George (played by James and Oliver Phelps) and Ron (played by Rupert Grint) enter the magical platform barrier Platform 9¾ to board the Hogwarts express. Her role became more prominent in the second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which her character begins studies at Hogwarts while dealing with a very powerful secret diary that begins to seize her soul and consciousness and control her body and actions. Wright's role in the next film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was significantly smaller as she appeared in backgrounds of the film and had few dialogues but in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire she had a larger role as she attends The Yule Ball party and continues to study at Hogwarts and in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix she had a central role as one of six members of a student organisation on a mission that leads to the climactic battle. Wright reprises her role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where her character plays a central role as Harry Potter's love interest.

With a bigger part, Wright received mostly positive reviews. Variety wrote, "Bonnie Wright’s Ginny intrigues as the sort of initial plain Jane who keeps growing on you."[6]

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Wright reprised her role of Ginny Weasley where her character again plays the central role as she attends her brother Bill Weasley's wedding and fights the Death Eaters and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 her central role continues to be Harry Potter's love-interest and also she tooks part in the Battle at Hogwarts despite Harry Potter's and Molly Weasley's disinterest and too becomes the cause of Bellatrix's death.Wright has also provided the voice of Ginny Weasley in the video game versions of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Thus Wright is one of the thirteen characters who had appeared in all the eight films of Harry Potter franchise.

[edit] Other acting workEdit

Wright appeared in two TV films: 2002's Stranded as the younger version of Sarah Robinson and 2004's Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures, where she played the younger version of writer Agatha Christie.[7] She had a guest role on the Disney Channel's The Replacements voicing Vanessa in the season two premiere "London Calling".

Wright signed to appear in Sweat, a short film which is part of a project of five films called Geography of the Hapless Heart, a feature length film about "the complexity of intimacy, shot in five international locations around the world. "Wright portrays Mia and the film has a set release of 2012.[8][9]

Wright confirmed to be starring in The Philosophers, an American production which began filming July 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The film also stars Rhys Wakefield and James D'Arcy and her Harry Potter co-star Freddie Stroma.[10] The film is directed by John Huddles.[11][12] Wright plays Georgina, one of the students.[13]

Late 2012, Wright will start shooting a British 19th century period film In Want of a Wife.[14]

[edit] ModellingEdit

Wright has her own profile page at Next Models Agency.[15] She was named the winner of the Most Edgy Look Award at the 2011 Rodial Beautiful Awards.[16] Also in 2011, Wright appeared in a fashion spread for The Financial Times' luxury lifestyle magazine How to Spend It. The shoot, which took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, was dedicated to capturing the languor of Dante Rossetti's paintings.[17]

Wright has participated as a catwalk model for fashion designer Katie Eary, autumn/winter 2011 show during London Fashion Week.[18] Wright has been featured in various photoshoots and interviews: including in the Entertainment Weekly,[19] The Times Luxx Magazine,[20] The Daily Mail You Magazine,[21] InStyle Magazine,[22] Nylon Magazine,[23] Vanity Fair,[24] and Dirty Glam Magazine.[25]

[edit] Screenwriting and directingEdit

Wright will be making her screenwriting and directorial debut for her graduation film Separate We Come, Separate We Go starring her Potter co-star David Thewlis[26]. The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival short film corner and screen at the BAFTA Graduate.[27] [28][29]

[edit] Personal lifeEdit

In April 2011, Wright became engaged to fellow British actor Jamie Campbell Bower.[30][31]

[edit] FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Ginny Weasley
2002 Stranded Young Sarah Robinson TV film
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ginny Weasley
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ginny Weasley
2004 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures Young Agatha Christie
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Ginny Weasley
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ginny Weasley
2007 Replacements, TheThe Replacements Vanessa Voice only; TV; "London Calling"
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ginny Weasley
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Ginny Weasley
2010 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Ginny Weasley Wizarding World of Harry Potter
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Ginny Weasley
2012 Geography of the Hapless Heart Mia Post-production
2012 The Philosophers Georgina Post-production
2013 In Want of a Wife Pre-production
Video game
Year Game Role Notes 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ginny Weasley Voice only
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ginny Weasley Voice only
Director
Year Film Role Notes 2012 Separate We Come, Separate We Go Director only, directorial debut Will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival short film corner
Screenwriter
Year Film Role Notes 2012 Separate We Come, Separate We Go Screenwriter only, screenwriting debut Will be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival short film corner

[edit] Awards and NominationsEdit

Awards
Year Award Category Film Result 2011 Rodial Beautiful Awards[32] Most Edgy Look Award Won
2012 Empire Award[33] Best Female Newcomer Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Nominated

[edit] See alsoEdit

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