Emma Watson

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Emma Watson
Watson in 2017
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson[1]

(1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 33)[2]
Paris, France
Alma mater
  • Actress
  • model
  • activist
Years active1999–present
Known for

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990, in Paris, France[3]) is an English actress and model. She is known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Outside of Harry Potter, she has acted in several other movies. She is also well known for her leading role in Beauty and the Beast. She became the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July 2014.[4] As late as 2019, Watson performed in the film adaption of Little Women, playing Meg. She is also an activist for gender equality.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Emma Watson was born on 15 April 1990 in Paris, to English parents Chris Watson and Jacqueline Luesby.[2][5][6][7] Watson lived in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris until the age of five. Her parents divorced when she was young, and Watson moved to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while spending weekends at her father's house in London.[5][8] Watson has said she speaks some French, though "not as well" as she used to.[9] After moving to Oxford with her mother and brother, she attended the Dragon School, remaining there until 2003.[5] From age six, she wanted to become an actress,[10] and trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing, and acting.[11]

Family[3][change | change source]

Emma Watson is the daughter of Chris and Jacqueline Watson. She has one brother, Alex, as well as one stepbrother, Toby, and two stepsisters, Lucy and Nina.

Fashion[change | change source]

As Watson has grown older, she has become more interested in fashion. She says that she thinks fashion is like art, which she studied in school. In September 2008, she told a blogger, "I've been focusing on art a lot, and fashion's a great extension of that."[12]

In 2008, the British news reported that Watson was going to be the model for the fashion house Chanel instead of Keira Knightley, but both Watson and Knightley said that this was not true.[13][14] In June 2009, Watson said that she would be helping Burberry by being a part of their new Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.[15][16][17] She was later a part of Burberry's 2010 Spring/Summer campaign with her brother Alex, musicians George Craig and Matt Gilmour, and Max Hurd.[18][19]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Hermione Granger Released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US and India
Nominated for Best Performance by a Young Actor Saturn Award
Nominated for Best Debut at Empire Awards
Nominated for Best Youth Performance PFCS Award
Won Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Young Artist Award
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nominated for Best Youth Performance PFCS Award
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Nominated for Best Young Actress Critics Choice Award
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nominated for Best Young Actress Critics Choice Award
Nominated for Best On-screen Actress MTV Movie Award
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Nominated for Best Actress at Empire Awards
Won Best Performance by a Female National Movie Award
Ballet Shoes Pauline Fossil Television movie shown on BBC One
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Princess Pea Voice part
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Hermione Granger Nominated for Best Actress Scream Award
2010/2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows A two part movie.
2011 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Sam
2011 My Week with Marilyn Lucy
2013 This Is the End herself
2014 Noah Ila
2015 The Vicar of Dibley Reverend Iris
2015 Colonia Lena
2015 Regression Angela Gray
2017 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2017 The Circle Mae Holland
2019 Little Women Meg

References[change | change source]

  1. "Emma Watson". Late Show with David Letterman. Episode 3145. 8 July 2009. CBS.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Walker, Tim (29 September 2012). "Emma Watson: Is there Life After Hermione?". The Independent. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Emma Watson – Facts, Bio, Family, Life, Updates 2020 | Sticky Facts". January 2018. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  4. "Emma Watson named as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador". The Independent. 8 July 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Life & Emma". Emma Watson official website. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  6. "Warner Bros. Official site". Adobe Flash. harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk. Archived from the original on 10 April 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2006. (click appropriate actor's image, click "Actor Bio")
  7. Barlow, Helen. "A life after Harry Potter". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2006.
  8. Self, Will (17 August 2012). "Emma Watson, The Graduate". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017.
  9. "Q&A with Emma Watson – The Hour Publishing Company: Entertainment News". Thehour.com. 18 December 2008. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  10. Watson, Emma. "Emma". Emma Watson's Official Website. Archived from the original on 2 August 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2007.
  11. Reece, Damian (4 November 2001). "Harry Potter drama school to float". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Archived from the original on 16 October 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  12. "Emma Watson's Other Options". Teen Vogue. 18 September 2008. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  13. Neate, Rupert (19 June 2008). "Chanel: 'No contract' for Harry Potter's Emma Watson". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  14. Kay, Nathan (15 June 2008). "Chanel casts a £3million spell on Mademoiselle Hermione". The Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  15. Nicholl, Kate (12 April 2009). "That's magic – Potter star Emma Watson makes her competition vanish". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  16. "Burberry and Hermione photos". Emma Watson official website news. 13 June 2009. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  17. Craik, Laura (9 June 2009). "Harry Potter star Emma Watson charms Burberry". The Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
  18. Alexander, Hilary (5 January 2010). "Emma Watson is Burberry's spring/summer 2010 poster girl". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  19. "Thanks, big sis! It's a Watson double act as Emma recruits her brother for Burberry". The Daily Mail. London. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.

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