Tiana Benjamin is the actress who portrayed Angelina Johnson in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She was due to return to play the same character in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but was forced to pull out due to filming conflicts with her role on the British soap opera, EastEnders. She did, however, provide the voice for Angelina in the video game adaptation.


She is of Leonean descent, and now lives in Crouch End. Tiana attended Highgate Wood Secondary School from 1995 until 2000. Scarlett Johnson (the most recent actress to play EastEnders character Vicki Fowler) was also a pupil at the school.

In the Goblet of Fire, she replaced Danielle Tabor as Angelina Johnson. She was offered to reprise the role in the following film, however was unable to because of her Eastenders commitments. She had a major role in the 2007 21st Century Fox film Wishbaby.

Before appearing in both Harry Potter and Eastenders she had a number of other high profile acting roles. She appeared in two episodes of Dalziel and Pascoe in early 2006 and in 2004 she appeared in The Bill, she auditioned for the role of Darlene Cake in Bad Girls but did not get the role. In 2002, Benjamin appeared as an extra on the video for Lovin' Is Easy by Hear'say.


Tiana Benjamin with her on screen sister in EastEnders

She competed in the National Lottery: Big 7 event in 2007 and sang in the 2007 and 2008 Children in Need charity appeal. She is currently nominated in the 2008 Screen Nation Awards in the category of 'Favourite Female TV Star' alongside Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon and Miquita Oliver the awards recognise the best television stars from the British black community. She was nominated for 'Sexiest Female' at the 2008 British Soap Awards.

In recent EastEnders question and answer sessions, fans of the show could send in questions to be asked to Tiana, one of which was the question "Will you be returning for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?" and to which Tiana responded "I don't think so, for the moment I am very happily staying on EastEnders - for as long as they will have me! I don't know much about the film other than it's been split into two parts. I did have an amazing time on the film and doing the video game and it's something that I'll always be proud to have been part of, but being in EastEnders is a childhood dream for me.".

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Wishbaby Maxine
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Voice of Angelina Johnson Video game
2006-2010 EastEnders (TV series) Chelsea Fox 343 episodes
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV series) Kylie Johnson 2 episodes
Glory Days: Part 2
Glory Days: Part 1
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Angelina Johnson
2004 The Bill (TV series) Tania Baptiste 1 episode
Rose and Maloney (TV series) Scarlett 1 episode
Episode #1.3
The Brief (TV series) Xansi Tucker 1 episode
A Sort of Love
The Last Detective (TV series) Carleen Romane 1 episode

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