Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (b. 15 April 1990 in Paris, France) is a French-born, English-American actress and model whose most notable role was as Hermione Granger in all 8 of the Harry Potter films from 2001-2011. She starred in the award winning film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012 and plays Nicki Moore in the 2013 crime drama film, The Bling Ring.
Emma knew that she wanted to act from the age of six, but didn't start acting in big movies until she was ten. Prior to Harry Potter, she acted in school plays such as Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince. Watson also participated in the Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition when she was seven and won first place.When she was eleven, she made her professional acting debut in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the film based on the bestselling book alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. In 2002, she again starred in the sequel Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets. In 2003, no film was released, due to the death of Richard Harris, who had a lead role. They later replaced him with Michael Gambon. Now a teenager, Watson once again starred as the brainy Hermione Granger in the 2004 and 2005 film adaptions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In 2005 she returned to the Harry Potter franchise a fifth time in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Following the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Watson made her non-Harry Potter debut in the 2007 television film, Ballet Shoes as Pauline Fossil and then in 2008, voice acting Princess Pea in The Tale of Desperaux. She returned to the role of Hermione Granger once again in 2009 in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince after originally being scheduled for a Christmas 2008 release. She then went on again to perform in the last two Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1 (2010) and Part 2 (2011).
In March 2010, Emma was in Anton Chevok's Three Sisters. The play was student-directed at Brown University in Rode Island where Emma was a freshman at the time.In June 2010, Emma starred in the music video for the band One Night Only's song, Say You Don't Want It.
On November 2011, Emma appeared in the film My Week with Marilyn opposite Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne. In 2012 she starred in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a film about a boy named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is a freshman in high school and is struggling. He is introduced to Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his step-sister Sam (Watson) who show him how to stand out. The film won multiple awards.
In June 2009, Emma Watson became the new face of Burberry, but as of 2010, she was no longer, but is still with the company.On September 17, 2009, Emma announced on her official website and as reported with the Guardian, that she will be collaborating on a fashion line with People Tree, the sustainable and fair fashion trade. Emma served as a creative designer on the spring/summer line with launched in 2010. Emma did three lines for Fashion Tree.
In 2011, Emma became the face of Lancome and is still the face of it today.
In March 2011, Emma's five-piece organic clothing with Albert Feretti debuted.
In 2005, at the age of 15, Emma became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Vogue.
In 2007, Emma ranked 22nd in Portrait Magazine's "Top 30 Under 30 2007". She was the only one from her Harry Potter cast mates. In 2008, she again was featured in Portrait Magazine's "Top 30 Under 30 2008" and won 4th place. Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright was awarded 5th place. She was awarded 8th place in Portrait Magazine's "Top 30 Under 30 2009" but this time, was not the only one of her Harry Potter co-stars. Bonnie Wright was awarded 2nd place, Evanna Lynch was awarded 3rd place, Rupert Grint was awarded 5th place, Tom Felton got 14th place and Daniel Radcliffe was given 18th place.
PraiseEditIn 1999, casting for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone started. Casting agents found Watson through her Oxford acting teacher. After eight auditions, producer David Heyman informed her that she won the lead female role of Hermione Granger. The author of the book supported Watson through her screen test.
The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001 was Watson's debut screen performance. The film broke records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings and was the highest-grossing film of 2001. Critics praised the performances of the three leads, often singling out Watson for particular acclaim; The Daily Telegraph called her performance "admirable",and IGN said she "stole the show".Watson was nominated for five awards for her performance in Philosopher's Stone, winning the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress.
A year later, Watson again starred as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second instalment of the series. Reviewers praised the lead actors' performances. The Los Angeles Times said Watson and her peers had matured between films, while The Times criticised director Chris Columbus for "under-employing" Watson's hugely popular character.Watson received an Otto Award from the German magazine Bravo for her performance.In 2004, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released. Watson was appreciative of the more assertive role Hermione played, calling her character "charismatic" and "a fantastic role to play".Although critics panned Radcliffe's performance, labelling him "wooden", they praised Watson; The New York Times lauded her performance, saying "Luckily Mr. Radcliffe's blandness is offset by Ms. Watson's spiky impatience. Harry may show off his expanding wizardly skills ... but Hermione ... earns the loudest applause with a decidedly unmagical punch to Draco Malfoy's deserving nose."Although Prisoner of Azkaban proved to be the lowest-grossing Harry Potter film of the entire series, Watson's personal performance won her two Otto Awards and the Child Performance of the Year award from Total Film.
The fifth film in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was released in 2007. A huge financial success, the film set a record worldwide opening-weekend gross of $332.7 million.Watson won the inaugural National Movie Award for Best Female Performance.As the fame of the actress and the series continued, Watson and fellow Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint left imprints of their hands, feet and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on 9 July 2007.
With Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), both Watson and the Harry Potter film series reached new milestones. The film set records for a Harry Potter opening weekend, a non-May opening weekend in the US, and an opening weekend in the UK. Critics praised the increasing maturity of Watson and her teenage co-stars; The New York Times called her performance "touchingly earnest".For Watson, much of the humour of the film sprang from the tension among the three lead characters as they matured. She said, "I loved all the arguing. ... I think it's much more realistic that they would argue and that there would be problems."Nominated for three awards for Goblet of Fire, Watson won a bronze Otto Award.
By July 2007, Watson's work in the Harry Potter series was said to have earned her more than £10 million, and she acknowledged she would never have to work for money again. In March 2009, she was ranked 6th on the Forbes list of "Most Valuable Young Stars", and in February 2010, she was named as Hollywood's highest paid female star, having earned an estimated £19 million in 2009.Despite the success of Order of the Phoenix, the future of the Harry Potter franchise became surrounded in doubt, as all three lead actors were hesitant to sign on to continue their roles for the final two episodes. Radcliffe eventually signed for the final films on 2 March 2007, but Watson was considerably more hesitant. She explained that the decision was significant, as the films represented a further four-year commitment to the role, but eventually conceded that she "could never let [the role of] Hermione go", and that, "If anyone else played Hermione, I think I might actually die," signing for the role on 23 March 2007.
Principal photography for the sixth film began in late 2007, with Watson's part being filmed from 18 December to 17 May 2008. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiered on 15 July 2009, having been delayed from November 2008. With the lead actors now in their late teens, critics were increasingly willing to review them on the same level as the rest of the film's all-star cast, which the Los Angeles Times described as "a comprehensive guide to contemporary UK acting". The Washington Post felt Watson to have given "[her] most charming performance to date", while The Daily Telegraph described the lead actors as "newly-liberated and energised, eager to give all they have to what's left of the series".
LifeEditEmma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Le Merais on April 15, 1990 at 6:00 P.M. Her parents are lawyers Jacqueline Juesby and Chris Watson. When she was five years old, her parents got divorced and she and her mother and her younger brother Alexander "Alex" moved to Oxfordshire, England. Both her parents have now remarried and she has three half-siblings and two step-brothers.
Emma is an avid sports player and enjoys playing hockey, tennis and rounders. She is also said to be a talented singer. Emma has two cats by the names of Domino and Bubbles.
Emma attended the Dragon School, an independent prepatory school until she was thirteen in June 2003. She then transferred to Headington School, an independent girls school for the rest of her education. She is said to have been at A student. She achieved A+ and two A passes in her GSES (English exam pupils sit in their last compulsory year of education.) She jokingly compared this to her portrayal of Hermione Granger, a know-it-all.Watson passed her driving test on January 28, 2008 at her first attempt and drives a Toyota Prius.
Watson's post-Potter acting career has been the subject of conflicting media reports, with some saying she plans to quit acting to concentrate on university, and others stating she plans to continue acting. In July 2009 it was announced that she will be attending Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island Her subsequent enrollment in classes in September 2009 was met with considerable paparazzi interest. She revealed that she will be working on getting her degree in Liberal Arts, focusing on humanity. After the release of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince, rumors flew that she almost didn't return for the filming of the last three films but Watson later cleared the rumors stating that she needed Warner Bros. to cooperate with her education plans.
Despite the rumors that she was dating the lead singer for the band One Night Only, George Craig after appearing in a music video, she never really was. Emma dated 27-year old financer Jay Barrymore. They later had a row about her going to Brown and split up. Watson doesn't talk about her dating life saying that id she did, everyone would have their nose up in her business where they shouldn't. If she dated some random guy from school, then that guy would probably have a miserable life.In an interview, Watson admitted that she had a crush on Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton saying: "I have to confess, I had a bit of a crush on Tom Felton in the earlier films, but never on Daniel or Rupert, they are just good friends.". Rupert, on the other hand, admitted that both he and Dan had a crush on Emma saying: "Emma's a pretty girl. Have Daniel or I ever hit on Emma? Well, she's quite popular with the cast. As for who has the worst crush on her - me or Radcliffe - I'd rather not say.".
In June 2010, the man who had digitally altered photos to make a fake nude picture of Emma (in May 2010) pleaded gulity to 19 counts of indecent images including children.
FavouritesEditFavourite Music: Seasick Steve, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Joni Mitchell, Pixie Lott, Lily Allen, The Noisettes, Merril Brainbridge, Michael Jackson, Hot Chip, Van Morrison, Counting Crows, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Pretenders, Jet, Laura Marling, Citizen Cope, Arkane Daze
Favourite Fashon Companies and Designers: Burberry, Erdem, People Tree, Ray-Ban, Alex and Ani, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Smythson, Mulberry, Isabel Marant, APC, Agnès B, Chloé, Valentino, Céline, Calvin Klein Collection, Zadig & Voltaire, Maje, Sandro, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Acne, J Brand, Charlotte Olympia, A.L.C., A.P.C., Alberta Ferretti
Favourite Books: I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The BFG by Roald Dahl
Favourite Artists: Gustav Klimt, Francis Bacon, Leonardo da Vinci, Lucian Freud, Frida Kahlo, Egon Schiele, Tracey Emin, Jenny Saville
Favourite Actresses: Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, Natalie PortmanFavourite Films: Amélie, Giant, Notting Hill,Pretty Woman
Favourite Sports: Swimming, Hockey, Tennis, Dance
Favourite Colour: White or Cream
Favourite Scent: Lancôme’s Trésor Midnight Rose (That she helped create)
Favourite Hotel: The Berkeley (in London)
Favourite Architect: Antoni Gaudí
Favourite Luggage: Trunks
Favourite Destination: Kenya, Africa
Favourite Personal Discovery: The blueberry-ricotta pancakes at Little Dom’s (in L.A., California, USA)
Awards and HonoursEdit
|Year||Award||Shared With . . .||Film||Status|
|2002||Saturn Awards - Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||
|2002||Young Artist Awards - Best Ensemble in a Feature Film||Rupert Grint, Tom Felton||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Nominated|
|2002||Young Artist Awards - Best Peformance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Won|
|2002||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Best Youth Performance||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Nominated|
|2002||Kids Awards - Favorite Movie||Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Won|
|2002||American Moviegoer Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Nominated|
|2003||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Best Acting Ensemble -||Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Won|
|2003||Otto Awards - Best Female Star (Silver)||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Won|
|2004||Critics Choice Awards - Best Young Actress||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Nominated|
|2004||Broadcast Film Critics Association - Best Young Actress||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Nominated|
|2005||Otto Awards - Best Female Star (Gold)||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Won|
|2005||Broadcast Film Critics Association - Best Young Actress||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Nominated|
|2005||Blimp Awards - Favorite Movie Star||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Nominated|
|2006||MTV Movie Awards - Best - on - Screen Ensemble||Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Nominated|
|2007||ITV National Film Awards - Best Female Performance||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Won|
|2007||Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards - Best Movie Actress||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Won|
|2008||Otto Awards - Best Female Film Star (Gold)||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Won|
|2008||Empire Awards - Best Actress||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Nominated|
|2008||National Movie Awards - Female Performance||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Won|
|Portrait Magazine "Top 30 Under 30 2008"||Won 4th Place|
|2009||Scream Awards - Best Fantasy Actress||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Nominated|
|2009||Scream Awards - Best Ensemble||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Won|
|2009||Portrait Magazine "Top 30 Under 30 2009"||Won 8th Place|
|2010||People's Choice Awards- Favorite On Screen Team||Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Nominated|
|2010||MTV Movie Awards - Best Female Performance||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Nominated|
|2010||Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie Actress||Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince||Nominated|
|2011||People's Choice Awards - Favorite Movie Star (Under 25)||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite Movie Actress||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||Empire Awards - Best Actress||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||National Movie Awards - Performance of the Year||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||MTV Movie Awards - Best Kiss||Daniel Radcliffe||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||MTV Movie Awards - Best Fight||Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Arben Bajraktaraj, Rod Hunt||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie: Actress Sci/Fi Movie||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Won|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards: Choice Movie: Liplock||Daniel Radcliffe||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Won|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards - Choice Summer Movie: Female||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Won|
|2011||Scream Awards - Best Fantasy Actress||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||IGN Summer Movie Awards - Best Ensemble Cast||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||San Diego Film Critics Society Award - Best Ensemble Performance||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1||Nominated|
|2011||Capri Ensemble Cast Award||Dominic Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Zoe Wannamaker, Dougray Scott, Kennetth Branagh, Michelle Williams||My Week with Marilyn||Won|
|2011||Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards - Best Ensemble||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Nominated|
|2012||People's Choice Awards - Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Won|
|2012||People's Choice Awards - Favorite Movie Star (Under 25)||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Nominated|
|2012||Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards - Favorite Movie Actress||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Nominated|
|2012||Saturn Awards - Best Supporting Actress||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2||Nominated|
|2012||MTV Movie Awards - Best Female Performance||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Nominated|
|2012||MTV Movie Awards - Best Kiss||Rupert Grint||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Nominated|
|2012||MTV Movie Awards- Best Cast||Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Won|
|2012||Boston Society of FIlm Critics Awards - Best Supporting Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Nominated|
|2012||San Diego Fim Critics Society Awards - Best Ensemble Performance||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Won|
|2012||San Diego Film Critics Society Awards - Best Supporting Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Won|
|2012||St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association - Best Supporting Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallfower||Nominated|
|2012||Phoenix Film Critics Society - Best Supporting Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Nominated|
|2012||Indiana Film Critics Association - Best Supporting Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Nominated|
|2013||People's Choice Awards - Favorite Drama Movie Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallfower||Won|
|2013||Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite UK Actress||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Won|
|2013||MTV Movie Awards - Best Female Performance||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Nominated|
|2013||MTV Movie Awards - Best Kiss||Logan Lerman||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Nominated|
|2013||MTV Movie Awards - Best Musical Moment||Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Nominated|
|2013||MTV Movie Awards - MTV Trailblazer Award||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Won|
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Hermione Granger||Released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US and Indonesia|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Hermione Granger|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Hermione Granger|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Hermione Granger|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Hermione Granger|
|2007||Ballet Shoes||Pauline Fossil||Television film shown on BBC One|
|2008||The Tale of Desperaux||Princess Pea||Voice part|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Hermione Granger|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Hermione Granger|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2||Hermione Granger|
|2011||My Week with Marilyn||Lucy|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Sam|
|2013||This is the End||Herself|
|2013||The Bling Ring||Nicki Moore||Based on true events; Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2013|