Emma Watson Biography 2020

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Emma Watson Biography 2020

Emma Watson  is best known for playing the character of Hermione Granger, one of Harry Potter’s best friends in the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise.
Who Is Emma Watson?

Emma Watson

was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France, but raised in England. The actress got her big break as a child with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, growing up on screen as she reprised her role of Hermione Granger through the franchise’s eight films. Watson went on to enjoy success in the fashion and modeling industries, and continued to prove her abilities as an actress with roles in films like My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Beauty and the Beast and Little Women.

Early life and education
Watson was born in Paris, France, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris until she was five. Her parents divorced when she was young, and Watson moved to England to live with her mother in Oxford shire while spending weekends at her father’s house in London. Watson has said she speaks some French, though “not as well” as she used to.After moving to Oxford with her mother and brother, she attended the Dragon School, remaining there until 2003. From age six, she wanted to become an actress, and trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theater Arts, a part-time theater school where she studied singing, dancing, and acting.

Emma Watson Biography 2020

Emma Watson Biography 2020

By age 10, Watson had performed in Stagecoach productions and school plays including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince,[10] but she had never acted professionally before the Harry Potter series. After the Dragon School, Watson moved on to Headington School, Oxford.[3] While on film sets, she and her peers were tutored for up to five hours a day.[11] In June 2006, she took GCSE school examinations in 10 subjects, achieving eight A* and two A grades. In May 2007, she took AS levels in English, Geography, Art, and History of Art. The next year, she dropped History of Art to pursue the three A levels, receiving an A grade in each subject.

Watson took a gap year after leaving high school,to film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows beginning in February 2009, but said she intended to continue her studies and later confirmed that she had chosen Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In March 2011, after 18 months at the university, Watson announced that she was deferring her course for “a semester or two”,] though she attended Worcester College, Oxford during the 2011–12 academic year as part of the Visiting Student Programme.

Watson told Ellen DeGeneres just before graduation that it took five years to finish instead of four because, owing to her acting work, she “ended up taking two full semesters off”.[21] On 25 May 2014, she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.[22] In 2013, she became certified to teach yoga and meditation. As part of this certification, she attended a week-long meditation course at a Canadian facility, in which residents are not allowed to speak, in order “to figure out how to be at home with myself”.[23][24] She told Elle Australia that an uncertain future meant finding “a way to always feel safe and at home within myself. Because I can never rely on a physical place.”
Playing Hermione Granger in ‘Harry Potter’
Watson had never acted professionally when her theater teachers suggested her to agents looking to cast an upcoming movie based on the first novel of the best-selling Harry Potter series. A 9-year-old Watson auditioned eight times for the role that would make her an international star. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who was deeply involved in the film process to make sure it stayed true to the book, wanted

Emma Watson

involved in the project.

Watson sufficiently impressed casting agents and the film’s producers, and won the role of Hermione Granger, Harry Potter’s smart, bossy best friend and voice of reason. Harry Potter was portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint was cast as Ron Weasley, Harry’s other best friend. The trio of British child actors would become known around the globe for their roles as young wizards fighting a battle between good and evil, beginning with the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in November 2001.

Watson’s film debut was an enormous success: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone earned a record-breaking $33.3 million on its opening day in the United States, en route to grossing $975 million worldwide. It was nominated for three Academy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards, with Watson receiving critical praise to cement her status as an up-and-coming star.

For the next decade Watson stayed busy filming the Potter series. She reprised the role of Hermione for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002 and for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004, and continued to star in the eight-part series through the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, in 2011.

Although they spent their adolescence on film sets, Watson and costars Radcliffe and Grint kept up with their lessons, with five hours of tutoring each day. Watson took high school equivalency exams, and made high scores in every subject. She took a year off from school to film the final two Harry Potter movies, but maintained that she was committed to furthering her education.

Watson tried hard to shed her child star image, one so closely tied to the Potter franchise. “I have lived in a complete bubble. They found me and picked me for the part. And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it,” she said in an interview with Vogue in 2011.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 05: Emma Watson at the “Beauty and the Beast” Press Conference at the Montage Hotel on March 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)

Fashion and Education
As a teenager coming of age as an established movie star, Watson also emerged as a fashionista, her style catching the eye of many major figures in the fashion industry. “I love fashion. I think it’s so important, because it’s how you show yourself to the world,” she once told Teen Vogue.

In September 2009 Watson announced that she was working with People Tree, a fashion label that promotes fair trade. Watson catapulted into the world of high fashion and modeling when she was chosen as the face of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, and again for the 2010 Spring/Summer collection.

Watson took fans by surprise when she chopped off her long locks, and debuted a pixie haircut in August 2010. The new ‘do helped her shed the child star image of her Potter days, and in July 2011, Watson graced the cover of Vogue. The next month, she starred in a commercial for Lancôme perfume.

Maintaining her commitment to her education, Watson enrolled as a freshman at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in the fall of 2009. Watson claimed she chose an American university over a British education because the American system allows students to study many subjects at once. Brown was also a place, Watson said, where she could more easily blend in. “I want to be normal,” she said. “I really want anonymity.”

In March 2011 Watson revealed that she was deferring her schooling to work on the Potter finale. In July she announced plans to return to Brown for a year to complete her degree after studying at Oxford University in the fall. She graduated from Brown in 2014 with an English degree. That same year, she was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

 

 

Emma Watson Biography 2020

Emma Watson Biography 2020

 

1999–2003: Beginnings and breakthrough
An image of hand and feet impressions in a tile of concrete.
Handprints, shoe-prints and wand prints of (from left to right) Watson, Radcliffe, Grint, at TCL Chinese Theatre in 2007
In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States), 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, producer David Heyman 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.

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.

Emma Watson Awards

Emma Watson Awards

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Hermione Granger Also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Princess Pea Voice
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 The Bling Ring Nicki Moore
2013 This Is the End Herself
2014 Noah Ila
2015 Colonia Lena
2015 Regression Angela Gray
2017 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2017 The Circle Mae Holland
2019 Little Women Margaret “Meg” March

Emma Watson Awards

Emma Watson Awards

 

Awards and nominations
Year Organisation Award Work Result Ref
2002 Saturn Award Best Young Actor Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Nominated
Empire Awards Best Debut (shared with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint) Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Won
Best Ensemble in a Feature Film (shared with Rupert Grint and Tom Felton) Nominated
2005 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actress Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Nominated [
2006 Best Young Actress Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nominated
Australian Kids’ Choice Awards Favourite Female Movie Star Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Nominated
2007 National Movie Awards Best Performance by a Female Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Won
2008 Empire Awards Best Actress Nominated
2010 People’s Choice Awards Favorite On-Screen Team Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy Nominated
2011 Capri Art Film Festival Awards Best Ensemble Cast Award My Week with Marilyn Won
Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Star (Under 25) Nominated
Empire Awards Best Actress Nominated
National Movie Awards Performance of the Year Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Nominated
Best Kiss (shared with Daniel Radcliffe) Nominated
Best Fight (shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Arben Bajraktaraj and Rod Hunt) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Actress Sci-Fi/Fantasy Won
Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Daniel Radcliffe) Won
Choice Summer Movie: Female Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Won
2012 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast Won
Favorite Movie Star (Under 25) Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Nominated
Best Kiss (shared with Rupert Grint) Nominated
Best Cast (shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton) Won
Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival Capri Ensemble Cast Award My Week with Marilyn Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Perks of Being a Wallflower Won
Best Ensemble Performance Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Runner-up
St. Louis Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2013 People’s Choice Awards Favourite Drama Movie Actress Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Nominated [
Best Kiss (shared with Logan Lerman) Nominated
Best Musical Moment (shared with Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller) Nominated
MTV Trailblazer Award Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Won
Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Logan Lerman) Nominated
Choice Style Icon N/A Nominated
2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Comedic Movie Actress This Is the End Nominated
American Comedy Awards Comedy Supporting Actress – Film Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Noah Nominated
Britannia Awards British Artist of the Year N/A Won
British Fashion Awards Best British Style N/A Won
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Performance in a Movie Beauty and the Beast Won
Best Kiss (shared with Dan Stevens) Nominat
Teen Choice Awards Choice Fantasy Movie Actress Won
Choice Movie Ship (shared with Dan Stevens) Won
Choice Liplock (shared with Dan Stevens) Won
Choice Drama Movie Actress The Circle Won
2018 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Actress Nominated
Empire Awards Best Actress Beauty and the Beast Nominated
Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Style Star of 2018 N/A Nominated
2019 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Little Women Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Best Ensemble Cast Won

Florida Film Critics Circle Best Ensemble Won.
Seattle Film Critics Society. Best Ensemble Nominated
Chicago Indie Critic Awards. Best Ensemble Nominated
2020 Austin Film Critics Association. Best Ensemble Nominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Won

Emma Watson Biography 2020

Emma Watson Biography 2020

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