Updated: Apr 15
Birthday: 15th April
Emma Watson is an English actress. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire. As a child, she rose to prominence with her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, having acted only in school plays previously.
Watson also appeared in the 2007 television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes and lent her voice to The Tale of Despereaux (2008). After the last Harry Potter film, she took on a starring role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and and portrayed the titular character's adopted daughter in Noah (2014). She went on to star in The Circle (2017) on Netflix and as Belle in the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Meg March in the coming-of-age film Little Women (2019), the latter of which was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (Oscars).
Watson's modelling work has included campaigns for Burberry and Lancôme.
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Harry Potter film series (2001 - 2011)
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In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the film adaptation of British author J. K. Rowling's best-selling novel. Casting agents found Watson through her Oxford theatre teacher, and producers were impressed by her confidence. After eight auditions, the producer told Watson and fellow applicants Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint that they had been cast for the roles of the school friends Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, respectively. Rowling supported Watson from her first screen test.
Here's Watson, Radcliffe and Grint's first screen test - I think they made the right choice casting these three actors - don't you?
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) (Age 12)
One for the older students, this is a mature coming-of-age story and Emma Watson received a lot of praise for her first starring role after Harry Potter.
- The Atlantic
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