Rionach O'Neal started attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was Sorted into Gryffindor House at unknown date. Rionach was attending the school from at least the 1993–1994 school year.
By this school year, she had entered into a romantic relationship and had kissed the boy in question in the halls of Hogwarts on at least one occasion; however, Professor Umbridge had forced them apart when she saw them.
Rionach attended the school in the 1996–1997 school year when Professor Dumbledore was killed at the hands of another teacher. Then the next year, she continued to attend the school, despite it having fallen under Death Eaters' control. It's unknown whether she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts or evacuated before the fight began.
Rionach is a variant of the Irish Ríoghnach, which means "queen". O'Neal is a form of the Irish Gaelic Ua Néill, meaning "grandson/descendant of Niall".
Behind the scenes
- Rionach O'Neal was portrayed by Marianne Chase in the Harry Potter films. Chase was initially only credited as O'Neal for Prisoner of Azkaban, with most of her other appearances credited as "Gryffindor Student". However, her Mandy profile was later updated to state she played the same character in her subsequent appearances.
- What Rionach did in every film is unknown, apart from her confirmed appearance in them. Exceptions being Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Rionach was a Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team during the match against Hufflepuff. She visited the Hospital Wing after the match, as Harry Potter and another team member were injured, and was seen at the bedside of the unknown team member.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rionach is recognised in three scenes, including her kissing scene.
- Rionach had an unknown but confirmed appearance as a student in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, but it's unknown whether she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts or evacuated.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (First identified as Rionach O'Neal) (Non-canonical appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Notes and references
- ↑ Rionach had confirmed appearances in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 when the school was under Death Eater control. In order to attend, she had to be at least half-blood.
- ↑ "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
- ↑ Actress Marianne Chase's Mandy profile
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Actress Marianne Chase's Mandy (formerly CastingCallPro) profile was modified between 18 November, 2012 and 11 September, 2015, and has since listed all of her appearances as the character Rionach O'Neal, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
- ↑ See the following six frames of this sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
- ↑ Actress Marianne Chase's Spotlight profile - "Feature Film, Kissing Couple (Girl), HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Warner Bros, David Yates"
- ↑ Yes! It is me! by Marianne Chase on Twitter