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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.

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.

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.

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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Emma Watson Hits Mexico With Her Wealthy New Flame


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It seems the ever private Emma Watson has found herself a new flame in data tech businessman Brendan Wallace. The pair were seen canoodling over dinner at a restaurant in Mexico over the weekend, though we're unlikely to get much more information about their relationship. 

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The 28-year-old actress and activist kissed the Fifth Wall Ventures CEO as he held her face in his hands on Saturday (October 13th) just before they got up to leave the small resaurant they were eating in. They were dressed down for their date, Emma in denim shorts, Converse sneakers, a loose striped shirt over a bikini top and a backwards baseball cap, while Brendan donned a navy T-shirt and khaki shorts.

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Emma Watson, Keira Knightley And More Donate To Sexual Harassment Victims' Fund


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A fund established by a number of British film stars including Emma Watson and Keira Knightley has donated more than a million pounds to various women’s groups across the UK, in response to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

The Justice and Equality Fund was given financial backing by stars such as Knightley, former Harry Potter star Watson and new ‘Doctor Who’ star Jodie Whittaker, and has given money to seven different organisations that help women who have survived sexual abuse.

In the 12 months since the Harvey Weinstein allegations broke and the first #MeToo tweet was published, the Justice and Equality Fund has awarded £1,027,699 to women's organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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Emma Watson Splits From 'Glee' Star Chord Overstreet


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It's been another short-lived romance for Emma Watson, as reports reveal that she has split from her latest boyfriend Chord Overstreet after just six months. The actress has cut all social media contact from him, and is apparently set to move swiftly on from her latest romantic adventure.

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Fans noted that the 28-year-old 'Harry Potter' star had unfollowed the 'Glee' actor on Instagram, despite the fact that it was only a couple of months ago when the pair were snapped holding hands and looking pretty loved up. They began dating very shortly after Emma split from her boyfriend of two years William Knight.

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Emma Watson Showcased A Temporary Time's Up Tattoo At The Oscars


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Hollywood’s biggest night in the award calendar happened last night (4 March) and the continuing conversation around sexual harassment in the workplace remained high on the agenda at the Oscars. Many actors mentioned the #Timesup and #Metoo movements during their walk on the red carpet and when presenting and accepting awards on the night.

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British actor 27-year-old Emma Watson even went so far as to get a temporary tattoo with the words ‘Times Up’ in honour of the movement which was founded on January 1, 2018 by a number of Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein effect.

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The 5 Biggest Box Office Movies Of 2017


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This year's been a super interesting one when it comes to box office takings. Some major movies have failed to light a fire with audiences and taken in a lot less than expected, whereas others have soared and really proven how they're a force to be reckoned with. Here, we take a look at the top five films in regards to their worldwide box office takings, as well as one we believe will rocket straight to the top when all is said and done...

5) 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' - $863,613,101

Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista returned for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2'Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista returned for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2'

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Emma Watson Quietly Splits From Boyfriend William 'Mack' Knight


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Emma Watson is single again after splitting from boyfriend of two years, tech entrepreneur William ‘Mack’ Knight.

The private couple had last been seen together on May 25 on a dinner date in New York City.

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Emma Watson in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th May 2017

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Emma Watson in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th May 2017

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Emma Watson Did "Princess Boot Camp" For 'Beauty And The Beast'


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When Disney revealed they were working on a live action adaptation of their classic 'Beauty and the Beast', fans were split as to whether or not it was a good idea. There's always a risk when bringing the exact story that's already gained so much critical acclaim to the big screen for a second outing, but worries would prove to be fruitless when the new film cashed in big at the box office and picked up some great reviews.

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Emma Watson leads the film as Belle, opposite Dan Stevens as the Beast, bringing one of the most recognisable Disney Princesses to fans once more for a familiar, yet unique magical adventure. 

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Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Karen Gillian on the red carpet for the premiere of 'The Circle' - Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 27th April 2017

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Miley Cyrus Reportedly Falls Victim To Nude Photo Hackers


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Miley Cyrus appears to be the latest victim of hackers after nude photos of celebrities, after pics of her were posted online earlier this week.

2017 has already seen a number of female celebs being targeted by co-ordinated hackers, following the likes of Emma Watson, Holly Willoughby and Amanda Seyfried falling victim in recent weeks. On this occasion, the images are said to be of Cyrus posing in the nude in front of a bathroom mirror talking selfies.

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus has reportedly become that latest victim of hackers stealing nude photos

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Books And Bravery: Comparing Emma Watson's Belle To Hermione Granger


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It seems Emma Watson has come full circle with her role in 'Beauty and the Beast'. She started out her career playing a feisty, bookish witch in 'Harry Potter' and is now a feisty, bookish princess in Disney's live action fairytale. Appropriate for a woman with such strong ideas about femininity.

Hermione Granger and BelleHow does Belle compare with Hermione Granger?

Emma Watson as Belle seems like an obvious fit when you consider how the 'Beauty and the Beast' heroine, like Emma, attempts to break down female stereotypes within the story. And after playing a character like Hermione Granger for so many years, it's only natural for comparisons to be drawn between the actress' key roles.

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Emma Watson Embraced The Girl Power Of Beauty And The Beast


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Since bursting on the scene in the Harry Potter movies and becoming one of the highest earning actors in the world, Watson has mainly starred in smaller or offbeat projects. But this is a role she felt she had to take. "It's really remarkable to play someone that I'm almost sure had an influence on the woman that I have become," Watson says. "The first time I saw Paige O'Hara sing Belle, it's the 'I Want' song of all 'I Want' songs, and I just immediately resonated with her. I was so young that I didn't even know what I was tapping into, but there was something about that spirit and energy that I just knew she was my champion."

Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty And The Beast

Outspoken on women's issues, Watson says it was important for her to maintain that spirit. "Every time we would address a new scene," she says, "I just always had the original DNA of that woman in mind, and I had my fists up! I love that in our version Belle is not only awed and doesn't fit in, you see her reading and she's actually an activist within her own community."

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Emma Watson at a screening of the 'Beauty and the Beast' held in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - New York, United States - Tuesday 14th March 2017

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Emma Watson at a screening of the 'Beauty and the Beast' held in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - New York, United States - Tuesday 14th March 2017

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Emma Watson

Date of birth

15th April, 1990

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Emma Watson Movies

Beauty And The Beast Movie Review

Beauty And The Beast Movie Review

This remake of Disney's 1991 classic is remarkably faithful, using present-day digital animation effects to...

Beauty And The Beast - Featurettes Trailer

Beauty And The Beast - Featurettes Trailer

Stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Josh Gad together with director Bill Condon...

Beauty And The Beast Trailer

Beauty And The Beast Trailer

Take a closer look at the cast of 'Beauty and the Beast' in the final...

The Circle Trailer

The Circle Trailer

Mae Holland (Emma Watson) is an ambitious young woman who lands a job at one...

Beauty and the Beast Trailer

Beauty and the Beast Trailer

To outsiders, the castle which sits on the outskirts of a small town is just...

The Colony [Colonia] Movie Review

The Colony [Colonia] Movie Review

Based on a true story, this Chilean drama has a chilling edge to it that's...

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Beauty And The Beast - Teaser Trailer

Beauty And The Beast - Teaser Trailer

Disney have released the new teaser trailer for the remake of the much-loved animated film...

Noah Movie Review

Noah Movie Review

Darren Aronofsky continues to ambitiously experiment with genres in this Old Testament blockbuster, but this...

Noah Trailer

Noah Trailer

The cast and crew of ‘Noah’; director Darren Aronofsky, actors Russell Crowe and Emma Watson,...

Noah Trailer

Noah Trailer

Noah is a normal family man faced with major responsibility when his dark visions lead...

Noah Trailer

Noah Trailer

When Noah is faced with a dark message from God thanks to his gift of...

The Bling Ring Movie Review

The Bling Ring Movie Review

Once again, Sofia Coppola confounds expectations with an astutely relevant approach to a true story....

This Is the End Movie Review

This Is the End Movie Review

Comedies don't get much more self-referential than this film, in which a bunch of old...

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