Emma Watson

British actress Emma Watson

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress and model. Watson rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. She was cast as Hermione at the age of nine, having previously acted only in school plays. From 2001 to 2011, she starred in all eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. Watson's work on the Harry Potter series has earned her several awards and more than £10 million.
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Emma Watson Opens Up About Sexual Harassment She's Faced In Hollywood
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"I have experienced the full spectrum," the actress said on the Golden Globes red carpet.
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Bring Emma Watson home
Fox News - 7 months
'The Circle' now yours to own
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The Miss Sofia Coppola Seminary For Eternal Admirers
Huffington Post - 8 months
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE “I didn’t know what I wanted to do next, but I knew I wanted to do something that was really beautiful.”  Sofia Coppola’s movies reveal her contradictions. She is a director whose Hollywood inauguration was a birthright, thanks to an illustrious family tree and a luckless child-acting stint she never wanted. Fleeting youthfulness lies at the center of her stories: the troubled teens in “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring,” the aging actors adrift in “Lost in Translation” and “Somewhere,” the callow duchess thrust into notoriety in “Marie Antoinette,” and now the repressed boarding-school denizens in “The Beguiled.” Her characters seek better horizons, but Coppola is nothing if not resolute, sophisticated, singular. In the words of “Bling Ring” star Israel Broussard, Coppola has a “motherly essence and gracefulness.” According to “Virgin Suicides” matriarch Kathleen Turner, who also co-starred with Coppola in the 1986 comedy “Peggy Sue Got Marrie...
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Emma Watson is leaving copies of 'The Handmaid's Tale' around Paris
CNN - 8 months
Emma Watson teamed up with the UK-based company The Book Fairies to distribute 100 free copies of the book
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Emma Watson Is Hiding Copies Of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Around Paris
Huffington Post - 8 months
If you’re in Paris on Wednesday, keep your eyes peeled for a copy of The Handmaid’s Tale and/or Emma Watson ― the actress is bopping around the City of Lights with books in hand.  I'm hiding copies of The Handmaid's Tale in Paris! Je cache des copies de La Servante Ecarlate dans tout Paris! #OSSParis @the_bookfairies pic.twitter.com/SvwjYqm1G3 — Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 21, 2017 It's true! Emma Watson is hiding books around Paris with us! Emma est en train de cacher des livres dans Paris #OSSParis #HandmaidsTale pic.twitter.com/10adabD8yE — The Book Fairies (@the_bookfairies) June 21, 2017 The “Beauty and the Beast” star played bookish Belle in the live-action adaptation of the film, and her portrayal is clearly inspired by a real-life love of books. In partnership with the charity Book Fairies, Watson is wandering around the streets of Paris with 100 copies of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian fiction.  A copy of The Handmaid's Tal...
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How Hermione Granger Went From Literary Witch To Powerful Feminist Symbol
Huffington Post - 8 months
The Women’s March on Washington was littered with references to Hermione Granger. “When Voldemort is president, we need a nation of Hermiones!” read one sign, which was posted on Twitter on Jan. 22, 2017, the day after more than 3.5 million people around the nation marched in solidarity with women’s rights. “Without Hermione, Harry would’ve died in book 1,” read another. In 1997, readers were first introduced to the brilliant and bookish character in Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone ― a young witch born to Muggle (non-magical) parents, with lots of “bushy brown hair and rather large front teeth.” In 2017, Hermione’s face is on protest signs around the world. She’s been reimagined as the center of the Harry Potter series, tasked with battling the patriarchy. You can even purchase posters, T-shirts and embroidered crafts on Etsy that ask “What Would Hermione Do?”  Over two decades, the young British witch from J.K. Rowling’s eponymous Harry Potter series has grown fro...
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No, This Is Not Emma Watson. Just Her Mind-Boggling Doppelgänger.
Huffington Post - 8 months
This is totally worthy of a double take. Kari Lewis, a 27-year-old who works at a video rental store in Indianapolis, Indiana, looks a lot like actress Emma Watson. A post shared by Karielle (@kariellex) on May 22, 2017 at 4:54am PDT “I get told I look like her quite a bit, especially at my job,” Lewis told HuffPost. “My coworkers find it amusing.” Lewis said that she had no idea she resembled anyone famous until shortly after the first “Harry Potter” movie was released. A post shared by Karielle (@kariellex) on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT “A couple of young girls called me Hermione Granger. I had never heard of that name before,” she said. “So I told my mom about it and we looked it up.” A post shared by Karielle (@kariellex) on Jun 9, 2017 at 9:34am PDT Though Lewis has dressed up as Hermione at Indy Comic Con and hopes to give Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” a whirl at this year’s Indy ...
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'Dick Tracy' Actress Glenne Headly Dead At 62
Huffington Post - 8 months
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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The American Epic Sessions’
NYTimes - 9 months
Prepare to be enchanted by a revival of the Disney classic, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. Or listen to contemporary musicians as they might have sounded nearly a century ago.
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Something Called 'Boobs Oil' Is Making Some Awfully Big Claims
Huffington Post - 9 months
Forget oiling your pubes ― oiling your boobs could be the next healthy beauty trend, though its health benefits are dubious at best.  According to a Racked interview with Imelda Burke, the founder of Content Beauty & Wellbeing (and Emma Watson’s newest beauty guru), a product called Boobs’ Essential claims to serve an important purpose.  “A cross between body oil and a health tracker, the Boobs’ Essential Oil encourages you to massage your breasts daily, which makes you familiar with them so that you can mentally track any changes,” Burke said. Indeed, the directions for using the oil somewhat mimic the self-exam instructions from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which tell women to massage their breasts in a circular motion while standing or lying down, covering the entire breast to feel for changes. But experts say a self-exam once a month is the best practice for screening yourself.   Daily screening, on the other hand, might lead people to feeling things th...
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No One LOLs Like Gaston Watching 'Beauty And The Beast' Without CGI
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Emma Watson: Acting does not 'need to be separated into 2 different categories'
ABC News - 10 months
Last night on the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Emma Watson was the first recipient of an award for best actor that was free of any gender distinctions.
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MTV Movie & TV Award Winners Include Emma Watson And Millie Bobby Brown
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'The Circle' Is A Messy Adaptation And A Feeble Addition To The Cyber-Panic Genre
Huffington Post - 10 months
“The Circle” commits a terrible movie crime: It botches its own premise, coming up hollow and spineless.  There’s no use trying to be more measured. The big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers’ best-selling 2013 novel about a surveillance-happy internet corporation betrays stories that tackle techno-panic in our increasingly digital world. Eggers’ book is a pulpy page-turner that updates elements of 1984 and Brave New World, even if its execution isn’t as immersive or clever. In movie form, almost everything gets lost in translation. The tone isn’t alarming enough to be a thriller, nor is it witty enough to be a satire, offering no effective commentary about the breadth of our electronic footprints. No movie should be required to preach a message, but what’s the point in depicting the ills of technology without offering a point of view? We’re talking about a genre that has always been rife with sociopolitical subtext. Think of “Minority Report,” the Philip K. Dick a...
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 25
    In February 2016, Watson announced she was taking a year-long break from acting.
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    In January 2016, Emma Watson started a feminist Goodreads book club: Our Shared Shelf.
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  • 2015
    Age 24
    Watson took the top spot on the AskMen "Top 99 Outstanding Women 2015" list on the strength of having "thrown her back" into women's rights issues.
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    Watson also gave a speech about gender equality in January 2015, at the World Economic Forum's annual winter meeting.
  • 2014
    Age 23
    Watson joined Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mark Ruffalo as recipients of the 2014 Britannia Awards, presented on 30 October in Los Angeles.
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    Also in September, Watson made her first country visit as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador to Uruguay where she gave a speech highlighting the need for women's political participation. In December, the Ms. Foundation for Women named Watson its Feminist Celebrity of 2014 following an online poll.
    Watson has promoted education for girls, visiting Bangladesh and Zambia to do so. In July 2014, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
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    Watson told Ellen DeGeneres just before graduation that it took five years to finish instead of four because, due to her acting work, she "ended up taking two full semesters off". On 25 May 2014, she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in English literature.
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    Watson was awarded Best British Style at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.
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  • 2013
    Age 22
    That same month she was one of two British actors to land atop a readers' poll of the sexiest movie stars of 2013, beating Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence for the actresses' title in an online poll of more than 50,000 film fans.
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    In October 2013, Watson was chosen as the Woman of the Year by British GQ.
    It was reported in September 2013 that Watson would star in While We're Young, the film adaptation of Adena Halpern's 2010 novel 29, which focuses on a young-at-heart grandmother who would rather spend time with her granddaughter (Watson) than her daughter.
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    As of June 2013, Watson is set to work with Harry Potter producer David Heyman for her next film Queen of the Tearling, based on a yet-to-be-released book trilogy.
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    However, by September 2013, it was confirmed that Watson was once again involved in the production in the role of Forrest and that filming would begin in November that year with a new director, Francesca Gregorini.
    In a May 2013 interview, it appeared that Watson was no longer attached as the film's star.
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  • 2012
    Age 21
    Watson was attached in 2012 to the role of Emma Forrest in a film adaptation of her memoir Your Voice in My Head.
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    In June 2012, Watson was confirmed for the role of Ila in Darren Aronofsky's Noah, which began filming the following month, and was released in March 2014.
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  • 2011
    Age 20
    From 2011 to 2014, Watson split her time between working on film projects and continuing her education, studying at Brown University and Worcester College, Oxford and graduating from Brown with a bachelor's degree in English literature in May 2014.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    In May 2010, Watson was reported to be in talks to star in a film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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    She also appeared in a music video for One Night Only, after meeting lead singer George Craig at the 2010 Winter/Summer Burberry advertising campaign.
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    Watson's filming for the final instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, began on 18 February 2009 and ended on 12 June 2010.
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  • 2008
    Age 17
    In December 2008, Watson stated she wanted to go to university after she completed the Potter series.
  • 2007
    Age 16
    Principal photography for the sixth Harry Potter film began in late 2007, with Watson's part being filmed from 18 December to 17 May 2008.
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    Watson's first non-Potter role was the 2007 BBC film Ballet Shoes, an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Noel Streatfeild.
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    She explained that the decision was significant, as the films represented a further four-year commitment to the role, but eventually conceded that she "could never let role of Hermione go", signing for the role on 23 March 2007.
    Radcliffe eventually signed for the final films on 2 March 2007, but Watson was considerably more hesitant.
    By July 2007, Watson's work in the Harry Potter series was said to have earned her more than £10 million, and she acknowledged she would never have to work for money again.
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    As the fame of the actress and the series continued, Watson and fellow Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint left imprints of their hands, feet and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on 9 July 2007.
  • 2006
    Age 15
    In 2006, Watson played Hermione in The Queen's Handbag, a special mini-episode of Harry Potter in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday.
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    In June 2006, she took GCSE school examinations in ten subjects, achieving eight A* and two A grades.
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  • 2003
    Age 12
    After moving to Oxford with her mother and brother, she attended the Dragon School in Oxford, remaining there until 2003.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 10
    The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001 was Watson's debut screen performance.
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    She rose to prominence after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, previously having acted only in school plays.
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  • 1990
    Born
    Born on April 15, 1990.
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