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Harry Potter fans go wild when Emma Watson poses with J.K. Rowing at the author's birthday party … 20 years after they first met

  • Actress Emma played Hermione Granger in the eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011
  • J.K. Rowling met Emma during her screen test for the role in 1999
  • Emma shares a photo on Instagram on Wednesday and posed with the author and her Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood
  • Rowling celebrated her 54th birthday with a costume party
  • Evanna has continued to perform since the Potter film franchise, playing a number of roles in independent films and also performing in London and NYC
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It was twenty years ago that they met during Emma Watson's screen test for the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise.

And the actress was there to party with author J.K. Rowling when she marked her 54th birthday this week.

Sharing a snap on Instagram Emma, ​​29, posed with the writer and her Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood, during the costume party.

Potter party: Emma Watson (right) dressed as Wonder Woman while being Harry Potter author J.K. fourth 54th birthday of Rowling (center) with colleague Potter star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood
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Potter party: Emma Watson (right) dressed as Wonder Woman while being Harry Potter author J.K. fourth 54th birthday of Rowling (center) with colleague Potter star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood

Potter party: Emma Watson (right) dressed as Wonder Woman while being Harry Potter author J.K. fourth 54th birthday of Rowling (center) with colleague Potter star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood

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Emma dressed in a Wonder Woman costume while Jo stood in the middle of the trio, with a glamorous black halter neck dress and bloody makeup covering half her face.

Meanwhile, Evanna looked beautiful in green with sparkling cat makeup and her blonde locks styled in the ears.

An impressed Emma paid tribute to both Jo and Evanna & # 39; s costumes in her photo caption and wrote: & # 39; Sexy and scary! You broke this. All the love for you Jo. Congratulations!!!! Extra points for @msevylynch because they are the most perfect cat. & # 39;

Old friends: Twenty years ago the couple met during Emma's screen test for the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie franchise (shown in 2001)
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Old friends: Twenty years ago the couple met during Emma's screen test for the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie franchise (shown in 2001)

Old friends: Twenty years ago the couple met during Emma's screen test for the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie franchise (shown in 2001)

Emma first met Jo when she auditioned for Harry Potter at the age of nine.

With the support of the author of the beloved books, Emma was cast as Harry & # 39; s friend and Hogwarts classmate Hermione, with Daniel Radcliffe playing the lead role and Rupert Grint completing the trio as Ron Weasely.

Emma and Jo worked together from 2001 to 2011 on the eight films in the franchise.

Throwback: Evanna (far left) and Emma (center) pictured with Harry Potter co-stars Rupert Grint, Daniel Racliffe and Katie Leung in 2007
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Throwback: Evanna (far left) and Emma (center) pictured with Harry Potter co-stars Rupert Grint, Daniel Racliffe and Katie Leung in 2007

Throwback: Evanna (far left) and Emma (center) pictured with Harry Potter co-stars Rupert Grint, Daniel Racliffe and Katie Leung in 2007

Iconic: Irish actress Evanna played Luna Lovegood in the films and played the role during an open casting in 2006

Iconic: Irish actress Evanna played Luna Lovegood in the films and played the role during an open casting in 2006

Iconic: Irish actress Evanna played Luna Lovegood in the films and played the role during an open casting in 2006

Child star: Evanna shown at the premiere of Half Blood Prince in 2009

Child star: Evanna shown at the premiere of Half Blood Prince in 2009

Evanna has continued to perform since the Potter film franchise ended and landed a number of roles in independent films
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Evanna has continued to perform since the Potter film franchise ended and landed a number of roles in independent films

Then and now: Evanna has continued to perform since the end of the Potter film franchise, with a number of roles in independent films and a performance on stage in London and New York (pictured left in 2009 at the premiere of Half Blood Prince and from June 2019)

Since then, Emma has combined her acting work with studying and her activism, with her next film project a big picture of another much-loved book – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

In the meantime, Rowling has continued to write to her Harry Potter books, and has written five novels for adult readers.

After creative control over the Potter films and as a producer for the two-part episode of Deathly Hallows, the writer has also collaborated on the films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Breakout role: Emma played Hermione in all eight films, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry
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Breakout role: Emma played Hermione in all eight films, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry

Breakout role: Emma played Hermione in all eight films, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry

Breakout role: Emma first met Jo when she audited Harry Potter at the age of nine when she supported her casting as Hermione (photo in 2002)

Breakout role: Emma first met Jo when she audited Harry Potter at the age of nine when she supported her casting as Hermione (photo in 2002)

Breakout role: Emma first met Jo when she audited Harry Potter at the age of nine when she supported her casting as Hermione (photo in 2002)

Evanna, a lifelong Potter fan, ended up playing Luna Lovegood during an open casting call in 2006 – her first ever professional acting role.

Evanna has continued to perform since the end of Potter's film franchise, with a number of roles in independent films, and has performed in London and New York.

She also reached the final of Dancing With the Stars in 2018 while doing extensive charity work over the years.

Friends: the two remained friends, with Emma interviewing the author of Wonderland magazine in 2016 and the two champions of each other's charity week (photo in 2010)

Friends: the two remained friends, with Emma interviewing the author of Wonderland magazine in 2016 and the two champions of each other's charity week (photo in 2010)

Friends: the two remained friends, with Emma interviewing the author of Wonderland magazine in 2016 and the two champions of each other's charity week (photo in 2010)

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