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Bonnie Wright Biography

Bonnie Francesca Teague Wright (born 17 February 1991)is an English actress, known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.

Early life and education

Wright was born in London, England, the daughter of Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, jewellery designers who together run their own company, Wright & Teague. She has an older brother named Lewis.

Wright attended Prior Western Primary and later the King Alfred School in North London for her secondary education. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Wright began attending London's University of the Arts to study Film and Television Production. She plans to continue acting and to work behind the scenes after filming Harry Potter.


Career

Wright auditioned for the role of Ginny Weasley because her brother said she reminded him of the character. 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. Her role became more prominent with the second movie, 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. However, Wright's role in the next film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was significantly smaller, but in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire she had a slightly larger role and in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix she had a role as one of the six characters fighting in the climatic battle. Wright reprises her role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where her character plays a central role as Harry Potter's main love interest.

With a bigger part she received mostly positive reviews. Variety wrote, "Bonnie Wright’s Ginny intrigues as the sort of initial plain Jane who keeps growing on you. If someone told me eight years ago that Bonnie Wright, introduced as Ginny Weasley in the first movie, would turn into such a strong dramatic actress who could carry scenes as well as the three leads, I wouldn't have believed it, We know who likes who and it’s the subtleties in the performances by Radcliffe, Watson and Wright that have our hearts go out to the ones that are breaking, and "Ginny (Bonnie Wright) in particular shines through, building on the power she gained in the last film to become an independent young woman that proves more complex with every scene."

Wright reprises her role as Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 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.

Wright starred in two television movies: 2002's Stranded and 2004's Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures, where she played the younger version of Agatha Christie. She had a guest role on Disney's The Replacements voicing Vanessa in season two opener London Calling.

Wright signed to star in Sweat, a short film. Sweat is part of a project of five films called Geography of the Hapless Heart. She portrays Mia. The movie has a set release of summer 2010.
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