Natalia Tena

Natalia Tena


11/1/1984, London, England, United Kingdom

Birth Name

Natalia Gastiain Tena


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Natalia was born on November 1st, 1984. She is of Spanish descent and her first language is Spanish. She attended Bedales School before making her debut in About a Boy. Shortly after finishing her A-levels, Natalia applied to several drama schools but was rejected. She soon gave up…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Natalia played Desdemona in the Oxford Playhouse production of 'Othello'.

    • Natalia had most fun when filming the broomstick scenes for 'Order of the Phoenix'. She enjoyed it because of the enormous green screen set and the broom riding machine which she compared to riding a mechanical bull.

    • Natalia formerly played accordion and sang back up vocals for the band "Nat Jenkins and the Delmars". She now sings lead vocals for the band "Molotov Jukebox".

    • Based on her mood and what she's feeling, Natalia cuts and dyes her own hair.

    • Natalia's favourite scene to film in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was when the Order flew to get Harry from the Dursleys. She also liked Professor Umbridge and how everything was pink.

    • Natalia's nickname is Thalia.

    • Natalia won the "Feelie" award for 'Best New Face.'

    • Natalia's parents are named Jesus and Maria Tena.

    • Natalia played the lead in Nights at the Circus until the end of April 2006.

    • Natalia attended the audition for Tonks completely last moment; she had no idea who she was auditioning for and on late arrival she tripped over a table. The director however found it amusing and decided she was what he was looking for.

    • Natalia was approached for her role in About a Boy after she was seen drinking and smoking by a teacher. At the time, she had dreadlocks and piercings so the casting agency decided she was perfect for the role.

    • Natalia appeared as Vera in the 2005 movie, The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha.

    • Natalia received a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle, Australia to study Philosophy and Psychology.

    • Prior to being cast as Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter movies, Natalia had not read any of the books in the series. On reading the books she decided that the 'Prisoner of Azkaban' and the 'Goblet of Fire' were her favourites.

    • Natalia can play the piano, violin, and accordion.

    • Natalia appeared in the play Bronte and an adaptation of Gone to Earth. She only knew about the Gone to Earth audition until half an hour before it started.

    • Natalia is represented by Sarah Spear and Grace Clissold of the talent agency, Curtis Brown Group Limited.

    • Natalia is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish and English.

    • Favorite:
      Actors: Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, and Jim Carrey
      Actresses: Bridget Bardo, Julie Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Winslet, and Judi Dench
      Movies: Fight Club, Life is Beautiful, Casablanca and Sin City
      Color: Blood red

    • Natalia has a cat named Zelda.

    • Natalia attended Bedales School in Petersfield, Hampshire, England.

    • Natalia is of Spanish descent.

  • Quotes

    • Natalia: (On her dislike of video games) I think they stop you from actually living in the world that we're meant to live in. Why play on a game, when you can go play it and get fit?

    • Natalia: (On dealing with the fame her role in 'Harry Potter' has brought) I'm not very good at dealing with stuff like that, so I just carry my fan mail round with me in a big bag meaning to answer it but never getting round to it.

    • Natalia: I wasn't into the whole Harry Potter thing when I got the part, but I did fancy being a witch.

    • Natalia: (On her love for the 'arts') Oh, the acting just happened but the music, I mean Elvis Presley was my idol aged five and I played the violin and piano from a really young age. I even chose my school (Bedales) because it had a really good reputation for art, and I wanted to be an artist as welI. I just wish I had more time.

    • Natalia: (On her battle outfit in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix') It felt so f*cking hardcore when I wore it! Huge boots and this amazing dark red long coat that swished when I moved. And my hair goes white!

    • Natalia: It was amazing. One minute I was in trouble at school, the next I was filming and rubbing shoulders with stars like Hugh Grant.

    • Natalia: (On identifying with her character Nymphadora Tonks) People always think I'm just kind of silly and stupid, a bit wild and uncontrollable but when it comes down to it, I can focus and be like her.

  • Natalia Tena has been in many movies like "About a boy" "Mrs. Henderson Presnets" and "The Fine Art Of Love - Mine HA HA!" Her lastest role is Nympahdora Tonks from Harry Potter, where she plays the pink hair Auror. She is also in a band.moreless

    Natalia Tena is a great actress. She has been in the movies

    "About A Boy", which was her first role that she got out of film school, in 2002. She was in "The Fine Art Of Love - Mine haha" and "Mrs Henderson Presnets" in 2005 and her role as Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix. Her most recent roles are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where she reprises the role of Tonks, the clumsy Pink-haired Auror, and Lezione 21. TV shows are Afterlife and Doctors in 2005-2006. She is in a band where she plays back singer, the accordian, and the piano, and can play Guitar as she shows us, in the Trailing Tonks feature on the 2-disc special edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Natalia Tena goes by the name of Nat, and is a very outgoing person, and clumsy. She got the role of Tonks becuase she fit the part; she came in an tripped over a chair first thing. I think she's an actress with a lot of potential!moreless