Emma Watson

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Emma Watson (born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, 15.4.1990)

Emma Watson is a British actress, best known for playing the role of Hermione Granger in the series of Harry Potter films.

Emma Watson: Childhood

Watson's parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson are both British lawyers. Luesby gave birth to her daughter in Paris, where they lived until she was five years old. After her parents divorced, Emma moved with her mother and brother (Alex) to Oxfordshire, England.

Emma Watson had ambition to become an actress from a young age and attended the Oxford Stagecoach Theatre Arts group, where she learned to sing, dance and act. With the group, performed in plays such as The Happy Prince and Arthur: The Young Years. Despite this, landing the role of Hermione was her first stab at professional acting.

Emma Watson: Acting Career

The casting for the film adaptation of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone started in 1999. The three lead roles went to Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Daniel Radcliffe, (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley).

The film went on to be a huge global success and also starred Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith and Richard Harris. Emma Watson won a Young Artist Award for her debut film appearance.

The next film in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, came just a year later. This time, Emma shared screen-time with Kenneth Branagh and Jason Isaacs. Some film reviewers criticised the director Chris Columbus for failing to utilize the popular character played by Emma Watson.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was the third film in the Harry Potter series and added Michael Gambon and Gary Oldman to the regular cast list. Yet again, Emma Watson's performance was highlighted by many to be the film's high point.

In 2005, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released, breaking previous records set by a Harry Potter film for an opening weekend cinema sales. Following the release of the film, Emma Watson became the youngest person to ever appear on the cover of Teen Vogue. The following year, a mini episode of Harry Potter was created in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday. The episode was entitled The Queen's Handbag.

The fifth installment in the Harry Potter series was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The film grossed over $332 million on its debut weekend and Emma Watson won a National Movie Award for Best Female Performance.

The three lead actors faltered before signing a contractual commitment for the final two episodes of the film series knowing that it would take up another four years of their lives, which had already been dominated by their work on the Harry Potter franchise. Watson, along with the others, eventually signed up, with her fee doubled to £2million per movie. The resultant film was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released in July 2009. This time, the cast list counted Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter amongst its number.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the final installment of the Harry Potter series and is divided into two parts, filmed back-to-back.

The first role that Emma Watson took on outside of Harry Potter was the BBC film Ballet Shoes, shot in 2007. The film was an adaptation of the novel by Noel Streatfield. In the animated the Tale of Despereaux featured Emma Watson providing the voice of Princess Pea. The film also featured voices from Sigourney Weaver and Matthew Broderick.

Emma Watson: Other Work

In 2000, it was announced that Emma Watson had been chosen as the new face of the Burberry fashion label. It had previously been rumoured that she would replace Keira Knightley as Chanel's figurehead but these rumours were untrue. Emma Watson also helped the Fair Trade clothes label People Tree to create a new fashion range.

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Actress Emma Watson today gave one of her best performances to date with a stirring speech at the UN that called on men to play their part in ending gender inequality. As a UN Women...

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22nd September 2014 -

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Emma Watson, who was newly appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for women in July, delivered her first major speech at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday (Sept 20th) and targeted gender inequality while helping...

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9th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe says playing Harry Potter in new movies is "not on the cards" though has spoken about how the boy wizard has influenced his own character. Radcliffe, who is currently starring in the indie...

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10th July 2014 -

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J.K. Rowling really stirred up the cauldron of excitement when she published a new Harry Potter story on Tuesday (8th July) and caused fans to speculate over whether there would be a new film.J.K. Rowling's...

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9th July 2014 -

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Seven years on from the final Harry Potter book, JK Rowling has treated fans to a brand new short story about everyone’s favourite wizard on her website, Pottermore. The 1,500 piece takes the form of...

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9th July 2014 -

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9th July 2014 -

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Emma Watson has just landed a very prestigious role.The British actress, known for playing Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter' film series, has been named the newest United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for women.Watson first revealed...

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8th July 2014 -

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Emma Watson has announced that she will be taking on a Goodwill Ambassador role for the United Nations' UN Women. The actress' new title will involve promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. "So...

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30th June 2014 -

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Immigration officials in the UK are investigating claims that Emma Watson's American housekeeper could have worked for her illegally. Reports suggest the maid may have worked at Watson's London home while she held a tourist...

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28th May 2014 -

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It’s no Hogwarts, but it just might be the next best thing. Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the hit franchise Harry Potter, recently graduated from the Ivy League...

Emma Watson Officially Graduates From Brown University

27th May 2014 -

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After several long years Emma Watson is officially a graduate.The British actress received a degree in English Literature from Brown University on Sunday (May 25th).Watson shared the exciting news via her Twitter account by posting...

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20th May 2014 -

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Prince William is definitely in one of our top two favourite royals (Prince Harry’s in there too, we just can’t decide which of the brothers we prefer, they're both great). Wills does a ton of...

Emma Watson Set To Graduate From Brown University

15th May 2014 -

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Emma Watson will graduate from Brown University this month.The 'Harry Potter' star's four years at the Ivy League school will come to an end on May 25th when she receives a degree in English Literature,...

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28th April 2014 -

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'Noah' star Emma Watson, 'Taken' actress Maggie Grace and Katie Holmes from 'Dawson's Creek' were spotted supporting new drama 'Boulevard' as they arrived alongside the cast and crew at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere in...

'Captain America: The Winter Solider' Breaks April Box Office Record With $96.2 Million Weekend

7th April 2014 -

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Marvel Studios' latest instalment, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is proving to be hugely popular, not just among comic book fans, but all cinemagoers as it reigns No.1 at this week's North American box office,...

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Emma Watson has been doing a lot of pondering on the next stage of her life. The Noah actress is now on the brink of graduating in English Literature from Brown University and is looking...

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News that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to be made into a film trilogy may be the best thing we’ve ever heard. The Harry Potter spin-off will be written by J.K. Rowling...

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It was another glitzy night in London’s Leicester Square last night as the area, so accustomed to Hollywood A-listers, hosted another U.K premiere. It was the stars of 'Noah' waltzing down the red carpet and...

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stuart bailey

hi emma i have got all harry potter films so far the best 1 is prisoner of askaban and if u come online please write me at reggeaman@hotmail.co.uk

6 years 10 months ago
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mysterious G

Hey Emma.... uh, if you ever read this, i think your amazing, ur a wonderful actress whos gonna go far, ur really cool and ur absolutely gorgeous... im such a huge fan.... later

5 years 11 months ago
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toothfairy

Am I the only one who thinks shes getting worse with every movie?! There is such thing as overacting!

7 years 8 months ago
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sanchit bhatia

hey emma!!im sanchit...nd wanted 2 tell u dat ur jus breaking all records of acting...itz jus superb...i wud hv loved it if u cud hv visit india sum day....cz u wont b havig ne idea dat how many fans u hv....nd acc. 2 me ur jus d best

7 years 5 months ago
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