Emma Charlotte Dewerre Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British film actress and model.
She is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, in which she co-starred with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. Emma got the role in 1999 when she was 9 years old. Before that, she took part only in school stage productions. Participation in this project brought the actress many awards, as well as more than 10 million pounds.
Place of Birth. Education. Born April 15, 1990 in Paris in the family of Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, English lawyers. At the age of 5, she moved with her family from Paris to England, to Oxfordshire. Her parents separated and she began to live with her mother and younger brother Alex. She attended the Dragon School in Oxford. At school, she played leading roles in the performances of Arthur's Youth, The Happy Prince and the role of the evil cook in Alice in Wonderland. At the age of 7, she won first place in a school reading competition.
Already at the age of 6, she firmly decided that she would become an actress. When Emma was nine years old, the head of the drama club from her school invited her to take part in the casting for the role of Hermione in the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". To her surprise, Emma won. Since then, her whole life has been inextricably linked with Harry Potter.
Emma graduated from Headington School for Girls. In 2008, she graduated from the summer acting classes at the RADA Academy in London. In May 2014, she graduated from Brown University (USA) and received her bachelor's degree.
Film career. In 1999, the selection for the main roles in the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", a film adaptation of the bestseller of the same name by the British writer JK Rowling, started. The main thing for the creators of the epic was the choice of actors for the role of Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Emma went to this selection on the advice of her school theater teacher. The film's producers were surprised by the girl's confidence. After eight auditions, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were told they had been cast as Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, respectively. Rowling herself supported this choice.
Emma's debut as Hermione took place in 2001, when the first part of the Harry Potter saga was released. The film broke all records at the box office and in the same year was recognized as the most successful in terms of commercial distribution. Critics were very flattering about the work of the trio of young actors. The Daily Telegraph called Emma's acting "remarkable" and IGN said she "stole the show". Emma Watson was nominated for five nominations and won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress.
In 2002, the film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" was released. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics (complaints were mainly expressed in relation to directing), in general it could be called a success. The Los Angeles Times noted that the actors grew up between films, while The Times criticized the director for "abusing" the popularity of Emma Watson's image. The actress received an Otto Award for this role from the German newspaper Die Welt.
The release of the film "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" took place in 2004. According to many, in this film, the actress has already played more maturely and professionally. Emma on Hermione Granger: "I love playing Hermione, she's very charismatic. It's just a fantastic role, especially in the third film." This film was the most unsuccessful of all in terms of commercial distribution. Emma received two Otto Awards for her participation in this film and an award in the category "Best Child Performance of the Year" from Total Film.
In 2005, the fourth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was released with success. It broke opening weekend box office records in England and the United States. Critics noted the professional growth of the actress. Emma Watson's performance as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire received three nominations for various film awards, and the actress was also awarded the bronze Otto Award. In the same year, the actress becomes the youngest girl to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine.
The fifth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, released in 2007, was a resounding financial success. It grossed $938 million worldwide at the box office. Emma won the National Movie Award for Best Actress. The trio became so famous that they were each honored to leave their hand and footprints on the famous Walk of Stars at the entrance to Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on July 9, 2007.
Filming for the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, began in 2007. The premiere took place in July 2009, having been rescheduled from November 2008. The Washington Post called Emma's performance in this part "the most beautiful to date." Watson was nominated for four different film awards in the categories of "Best Fantasy Actress" and "Best Performance by an Actress", but did not win any of them.
Filming for the final part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows began in February 2009 and ended in June 2010. For the final part of the film, Emma received three Teen Choice Awards.
Emma's first role outside of Harry Potter was in 2007's Ballet Slippers. In this film adaptation of Noel Streatfield's novel of the same name, Emma Watson played aspiring actress Paulina Fossil, the eldest of the three sisters around whom the story is built.
In June 2012, Watson confirmed that she had been cast as Noah's adopted daughter Ila in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. In September 2012, the film "It's good to be quiet" was released, in which she played the role of the main character Sam.
In 2013, the actress starred as the ambitious thief Nikki in Sofia Coppola's The Elite Society, and also as herself in the disaster comedy The End of the World.
In 2017, the film-musical "Beauty and the Beast" was released - a film adaptation of the fairy tale of the same name, in which Emma played the main role.
In April 2017, the premiere of the film "Sphere" took place, in which Emma Watson starred with Tom Hanks.
Records. In 2009, Emma Watson was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest paid actress of the decade.
Fight for women's rights. Watson traveled to Bangladesh and Zambia to promote education for girls in those countries. In 2014, Watson was named Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. She launched the "HeForShe" campaign, which encourages men to stand up for gender equality.
Personal life. It is known that from 2011 to autumn 2013, Emma Watson met with Oxford University graduate student Will Adamovich. In 2014, the actress dated rugby player Matthew Jenny, but later, due to the busy schedule of the actress, the couple decided to leave.
In the fall of 2017, after a two-year romance, she broke up with William Knight, a specialist in computer technology.
In 2018, she began dating Chord Overstreet.