Natalia Tena

born 1 November 1984

Natalia Gastiain Tena(born 1 November 1984) is a British actress and musician. She sings and plays the accordion in the band Molotov Jukebox. In her acting career, Tena is best known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in theHarry Potterfilm series , and the wildling Osha in the HBO seriesGame of Thrones.

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 Natalia Tena's Early life

She is fluent in Spanish.

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 Natalia Tena's Career

Tena made her professional debut as Ellie inAbout a Boy(2002), and began acting full-time in 2003. She has played lead roles in stage adaptations ofGone to Earthin 2004, andNights at the Circusin 2006.

She appeared in the film adaptation ofHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixas Nymphadora Tonks , a role she reprised in its sequelsHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ,andHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1andPart 2. She claims that attending the audition was a spur-of the-moment decision, which she thought was for an extra rather than a relatively big part. Having drunk a glass of red wine shortly prior to cycling to the audition, she tripped over a table and chair on arrival giving the impression that she is clumsy (which she admits to being), a prominent character trait of Tonks.

. She also plays Osha in the HBO seriesGame of Thrones(2011– ).

In September 2012, she made a one-time appearance on UK TV show; Shameless as 'Brenda', her role was a Brazilian illegal-immigrant maid.

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 Natalia Tena's Credits

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
2002 About a Boy Ellie
2005 Doctors Amy Emerson TV, 1 episode
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha Vera
Mrs Henderson Presents Peggy
2006 Afterlife Gemma TV, episode 2.5 – "Mirrorball"
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Nymphadora Tonks
2008 Lecture 21 Thomson
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nymphadora Tonks
Womb Rose
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1Nymphadora Tonks
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
You Instead / Tonight You're Mine Morello Film
2011–present Game of Thrones Osha TV, 10 episodes
2012 Bel Ami Rachel
Falcón Christine Ferrera TV series

Stage

YearProductionRoleNotes
2004 Gone to Earth HazelShared Experience / UK tour
2005 Bronte Cathy / Bertha Mason
2006 Nights at the Circus Fevvers Kneehigh Theatre /UK tour
2008 The Clean House Matilde UK tour
2009 Othello Desdemona Royal Shakespeare Company / UK tour

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 Natalia Tena's References

  1. Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at ancestry.com
  2. "NATALIA TENA EL EMBRUJO DEL FÉNIX" Nuevo Herald - 13 July 2007
  3. "Spanish actress lands role in 'Potter' film" 14 July 2007, Telegram.com
  4. "Trailing Tonks" (2007), a featurette on the DVD release of Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
  5. George R.R. Martin's blog

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