Most people remember her as Daniel Radcliffe’s charismatic sidekick in the “Harry Potter” series, playing the character of Hermione. Her actual name is Emma Watson, beginning her acting career at the age of 10 and majoring in English literature at Brown University. Due to filming and modeling, her education track has gaps but in 2014 (five years after starting in 2009) she finally obtains her degree.
Watson’s entertainment career extended well beyond J.K. Rowling’s fictional franchise. Her first non-Potter movie appearance was in a BBC cinema called Ballet Shoes. Later, she voiced the character of Princess Pea in the animated film The Tale of Despereaux. In 2011, she played the character of Lucy in My Week With Marilyn. Between 2012 and 2013, she starred in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Bling Ring, This is the End, and Noah. The actress recently announced on her Twitter feed that she was playing the role of Belle in a new live-action installment of Beauty and the Beast. This version will be directed by Bill Condon, and Stephen Chbosky (director from “The Perks of Being a Wallflower“) will be involved in the screenplay. Disney’s 1991 version featured Robby Benson playing the voice of the Beast, and Paige O’Hara voicing Belle; the animated film was the first cartoon cinema to earn an Oscar nomination for best picture.
Emma Watson also enjoys modeling and fashion. In 2009 she becomes the youngest model to pose for Teen Vogue. Burberry features her as the face of their Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign, receiving an estimated six-figure fee. She appears again in Burberry’s 2010 Spring/Summer campaign, alongside her brother Alex Watson, model Max Hurd, and musicians George Craig and Matt Gilmour. She’s a recipient of the Style Icon 2010 award from Elle, and the 2010 Best British Style. Award. Watson is also a partner with People Tree, a fair trade fashion brand, and continues her involvement with them.