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‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Thrones’ star Natalia Tena to appear at Emerald City Comicon

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Sep. 19, 2012 at 10:22 am |
September 19, 2012 10:22 am

Natalia Tena (courtesy photo)
British actress Natalia Tena, known for her roles in the “Harry Potter” films and HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is the fourth celebrity guest announced for next year’s Emerald City Comicon.

The pop culture extravaganza will take place March 1-3 at the Washington State Convention Center. Tena will appear all three days.

Harry Potter fans know Tena as the mysterious Tonks in “The Order of the Phoenix,” “The Half-Blood Prince” and “The Deathly Hallows” 1 and 2. She currently can be seen on the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” playing the wildling Osha.

Here’s more from the announcement:

She was first introduced to film audiences as the grunge girl Ellie in Hugh Grant’s 2002 comedy drama “About A Boy.” She most recently appeared in this year’s “Bel Ami,” starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman.

Born in the UK to Spanish parents, Tena also made a name for herself on the London stage in such prominent roles as Fewers in “Night at the Circus” and Desdemona in “Othello.”

Tena claims that her audition for “Harry Potter” was a spur-of-the-moment decision. After accidentally tripping over a table and chair upon arrival, she gave producers the impression that she was naturally clumsy (a strong character trait of Tonks).

Joining Tena at ECCC 2013 will be previously announced guests Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek The Next Generation,” Dr. Charles Xavier from the “X-Men films”), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian from “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”) and Walter Koenig (Chekov from classic “Star Trek”). There will be over a dozen fantastic celebrity guests in all!

Tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2013 are ON SALE NOW by visiting or any number of local comic book stores, also listed on the website!

ECCC 2013 will feature its most expansive variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture yet!

With record-breaking attendance of over 53,000 attendees in 2012, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier event of its kind in the Northwest. Founded by Seattle-area entrepreneur and Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” Award winner Jim Demonakos in 2003, ECCC has become highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan and family-friendly shows in existence.

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