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Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born April 15, 1990) is a British actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and its sequels Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). She is to continue the role in the fourth movie of the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is in production (as of 2004) and slated for release in late 2005.
Watson, who was named after her paternal grandmother of the same name, was born in Oxfordshire, England. Her parents, who are both lawyers, are now divorced. She began showing interest in acting as soon as she entered school and began to participate in several plays (including Arthur the Young Years, where she played Morgan Le Faye), The Daisy Pratt Poetry contest (in which she won first place), and even on a video production they made. However, she had no professional acting experience prior to her being cast as Hermione.
As a result of her critically acclaimed performance in The Chamber of Secrets, on 14 January 2003, she won the award for "Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female" in the Phoenix Film Critics Awards . Her performance in The Prisoner of Azkaban was also well-received, but had an additional effect – it propelled her to #8 on the Lycos Top 50 , and she is the only "Potter Star" to have appeared on that list.
A myth that she is known to her family as "Emma Watson (II)" came about through her being included in the Internet Movie Database under that name. The Roman numeral simply indicates that she was the second actress named Emma Watson in their database.
- Emma Watson Online
- Emma Watson's World
- Emma Watson Community
- Emma Watson Forums
- Emma Watson FR (French)
- Emma Watson Net (temporarily down)
Emma Watson is also a fictional character in Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons . Joan Aiken's 1996 novel Emma Watson: The Watsons Completed features characters from that work, and although it is often described as a "completion" of Austen's work, Aiken also rewrote the opening part. Coincidentally, Jane Austen happens to be one of the favourite authors of J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, who named Mrs. Norris after one of Austen's characters.
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