Emma Watson Biography
Birth Name - Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Date of Birth - April 15, 1990
Nickname - Em
Height - 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in France on April 15, 1990. At school in England, she took the lead role in several plays including "Arthur: The Young Years" and "The Happy Prince". Along with plays, Emma participated in many other school productions including the "Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition", in which she won first place for her year at age seven. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) was her debut into the world of professional acting. Competing against many other girls for the role of Hermione Granger, she didn't expect to get the part.
Away from the cinematic world, Emma enjoys playing hockey most of all and she also likes debating. Although her hair is brown in the movie, she's naturally a blonde. She once dressed up as a witch for Halloween, but she had no idea that years later, she would be playing one in the Harry Potter movie. Her lawyers parents, Jacqueline and Chris, are divorced. Emma lives with her mother and younger brother Alex. Her role models are Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese and Sandra Bullock.
More Interesting Information for Emma Watson
Has two cats named Bubbles and Domino.
Favorite Harry Potter book is "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban".
She served on a jury to select the 2004 teenaged film-makers' "First Light Film Awards" ceremony held in London's Leicester Square. Other jurors included Pierce Brosnan, Kenneth Branagh, and Samantha Morton.
At 13, after being a teenager for just ten months, she placed tenth in "The Hottest Female Stars", in February 2004.
She was named after her paternal grandmother, who, after marriage, became "Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson."
Can speak some French.
At the age of fifteen, became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine
She and her 'Harry Potter' co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were named #9 on Entertainment Weekly's Best Entertainers of the Year in 2005.
She achieved eight A* and two A passes in her GSCEs (exams English school pupils take in their last compulsory year of high school).
Attended The Dragon School, a renowned preparatory school in Oxford, between September 1995 and July 2001. She then went on to attend Headington School, a private all-girls school, between September 2001 and July 2006.
Her parents are both English but her paternal grandmother was French. Emma lived in France until the age of 5 and moved to England with her parents.
Personal quotes from Emma Watson
[in response to a reporter asking her whether she always wore pigtails]: I never wear pigtails, I wear plaits.
[Hardest scene]: Neville comes up to me with his toad, Trevor, and says, "Do you want to kiss Trevor goodnight?" Every time he did this I burst into laughter. I was supposed to give him an "I hate you" look, but I couldn't help myself. It took me about eight takes to get it.
It was unbelievable seeing me as an action figure! In a few months, toddlers all around the country will be biting my head off!
[On kissing her co-stars]: Oh my God, no, no chance, no chance. That's not in my contract!
My friends are all really nice about my fame, they're just curious really, they ask lots of questions.
[On how her character, Hermione Granger, has matured]: She's rock and roll. She's feisty. Girl power!
[On reporters asking the same questions over and over]: That's the good thing about them! They all ask exactly the same questions and you can say exactly the same answers! You don't have to think, you can just stand there like a broken record going LALALA.
[on working with boys]: I like being around mixed company. Dan (Daniel Radcliffe) and Rupert (Rupert Grint) definitely make their fair share of cheeky comments about me being girlie, but it's all in good fun.
It took me three films to get Hermione in jeans. To get out of the robes with the tights and the itchy jumpers. Whoo-hoo!
I hope my head doesn't get very big. I'm just going to keep my feet on the ground, stick to friends and family and try and lead a normal life.
I love fashion. I think it's so important, because it's how you show yourself to the world.
[On being a known actress]: Most people are really nice but some stare, like you're some kind of zoo exhibit and not a real person with real feelings. Even when you take away all the glamour and attention and premieres and everything, it still comes down to the fact that I'm acting.
Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words, I don't know what she's going on about half the time!
I could be 100 years old and in my rocker, but i'll still be very proud that I was part of the Harry Potter films.
[On her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who play Harry and Ron]: More than just friends, they've become like brothers. Or sisters, I don't know. In fact, I don't see them like normal boys. I mean that I cannot imagine me going out with one of them. For me, they are like my best friends. I can laugh and talk about everything with them without any taboo. I really like them a lot.
[On other roles]: Now that I've played the snotty, bossy, posh Hermione Granger, I'd like to play some American high school girl. I want to play something totally different. I want to play every kind of character and every point of view, but I'm probably going to be playing Hermione for a while.
Emma Watson Filmography
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010) .... Hermione Granger
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2008) .... Hermione Granger
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) .... Hermione Granger
... aka Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) .... Hermione Granger
... aka Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) .... Hermione Granger
... aka Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) .... Hermione Granger
... aka Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens (Germany)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) .... Hermione Granger
... aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Canada: English title) (International: English title) (UK)
... aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (USA)