The Wrap is reporting that Irish actress Evanna Lynch has been cast in one of the lead roles in Danny and the Human Zoo, a new BBC film that will air on BBC One.

Lynch will play Bridget O’Riordan, the feisty girlfriend of Danny. British comedian Lenny Henry stars as Danny, in a role that is semi-autobiographical, and charts his rise up the comedic world from the 1970s. Arthur Darvill, Richard Wilson and Mark Benton will also feature.

Destiny Ekaragha directs, with Juliet Charlesworth producing, alongside Nicola Shindler of Red Production Company, and the BBC’s head of independent drama Polly Hill.

Louth native Lynch is best known for her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series, and can next be seen in Simon Fitzmaurice extraordinary feature My Name is Emily, as well as the Max Bornstein biography Dynamite.

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