Katie Leung

Katie Leung  at the Internet Movie Database Katie Leung (born 8 August 1987) is a Scottish film, television and stage actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Cho Chang, first love interest for lead character Harry Potter, in the Harry Potter film series. A kiss between Leung and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix drew world-wide press attention. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London. She appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in which she and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) shared an on-screen kiss that received much media coverage.  Her role was significant in the series at this point as Harry Potter’s first romance. While Leung was greeted warmly by most fans of the series, some Potter fans, jealous of Leung’s relationship with Harry in the film, created a “I hate Katie.” website and racist messages posted on fan websites were upsetting to Leung at the time.  Leung’s voice was used in the video games Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In July 2009, She returned as Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. In June 2012, it was confirmed that Leung will be starring in Channel 4 four-part drama series called Run as leading character called Ying. 

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