Stef Dawson cast in Hunger Games: Mockingjay

The Hunger Games cast

The Hunger Games cast

Australian actress Stef Dawson has been cast to play Annie Cresta in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'.

Australian actress Stef Dawson has been cast in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'.

The little-known actress will play Annie Cresta in both part one and two of Francis Lawrence's 'Mockingjay' films, which will be released in November 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The character is taken from Suzanne Collins' 'Hunger Games' novels, in which she is a former victor of the fictitious Hunger Games from District 4 and a love interest for Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin.

Annie has a brief role in the second 'Hunger Games' book, 'Catching Fire', but the character will not be introduced in this year's movie of the same name.

Dawson has previously had roles in Australian TV shows and movies such as 'Manhaters!', 'Shadow of the Monarch' and 'Wrath'.

British actress Natalie Dormer - best known for her roles in 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Tudors' - recently joined the final two instalments in the fantasy franchise, also. She is set to play Cressida, a filmmaker who runs away from the powerful Capitol and helps heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in her ongoing rebellion.

The second film in the franchise, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', is out in November.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
  • UK release: 20 November 2014

Carving the final book in the Hunger Games series into two movies pays off, giving rhythm to a story that might otherwise have felt rushed. Action and politics are confidently balanced, Sutherland is deliciously vile as ever, Hutcherson is finally given something interesting to do and while Lawrence is rightly the star…


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