Don’t Know Much About Emma Watson

Hello all!

Sorry for the delay in getting a new post out.  I only have computer access on weekdays (until term starts again), so it will be a little touch-and-go for a while until then.  Thanks for being patient!

I thought I’d bring you a little Emma Watson history today.   So study hard – there may be a quiz at the end!🙂

  • Emma was born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on April 5, 1990 in Paris, France to Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both British lawyers (barristers).
  • Emma lived with her parents in France until their divorce when she was 5
  • Emma moved to Oxfordshire with her mother and younger brother following the divorce
  • Emma has one French grandmother
  • Emma has one younger brother from her parent’s marriage, Alexander; a half-brother and identical twin half-sisters from her father’s second family; and two “additional boys” – the children of her mother’s new partner who are frequent visitors
  • At 6, Emma knew she wanted to be an actress, and trained at the Oxford branch Stagecoach Theatre Arts in singing, acting, and dancing
  • Emma was 9 years old when she was cast as Hermione Granger for the film “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone)” – she was found by producers through her Oxford theatre teacher
  • After moving to Oxford, Emma attended The Dragon School until June 2003, and then moved to Headington School
  • Emma (and other Harry Potter actors) were tutored five hours a day on set
  • In June 2006, Emma took the GCSE exams in 10 subjects, receiving eight A* and two A grades
  • In June 2008, Emma received A grades in her A level examinations in English Literature, Geography, and Art
  • Emma took a “gap year” to finish filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows before university
  • Emma enrolled in Brown University in the United States in September 2009 and will be (ironically) completing an abroad program through Worchester College in Oxford this coming term
  • Emma likes dancing, singing, field hockey, tennis, and art
  • Emma admires Julia Roberts and Johnny Depp
  • In February 2010, Emma became the highest paid female star, having earned an estimated £19 million ($32 million) in 2009
  • In 2005, Emma became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue Magazine
  • In 2006, Emma played Hermione again in “The Queen’s Handbag”, a special mini-episode of Harry Potter in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday
  • On July 9, 2007, Emma and fellow co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint left imprints of their hands, feet, and wands in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
  • In 2007, there was doubt surrounding the future of Emma playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series – Emma stated the decision was significant, as the films represented a further four-year commitment to the role, but eventually conceded that she “could never let [the role of] Hermione go”

Reviews

For “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone)”

  • “Admirabe [performace]” – The Daily Telegraph
  • “Stole the show” – IGN

For “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

  • Criticizing director Chris Columbus for “under-employing” Emma’s hugely popular character – The Times

For “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

  • “Luckily, Mr. Radcliffe’s blandness is offset by Ms. Watson’s spiky impatience.  Harry may show off his expanding wizardly skills … but Hermione … earns the loudest applause with a decidedly unmagical punch to Draco Malfoy’s deserving nose.” – The New York Times

For “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

  • “Touchingly earnest [performance]” – The New York Times

For “Harry Potter and the Order of thePhoenix”

  • Emma won the inaugural National Movie Award for Best Female Performance

For “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”

  • “[Her] most charming performance to date” – The Washington Post
  • “Newly-liberated and energized, eager to give all [she] has to what’s left of the series” – Daily Telegraph

Filmography

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Hermione Granger Released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in theUS andIndia
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
2007 Ballet Shoes Pauline Fossil Television film shown on BBC One
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Princess Pea Voice part
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 In production

Awards

Year

Organisation

Award

Film

Result

2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Won[19]

2002 American Moviegoer Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Nominated[117]

2003 Otto Awards Best Female Film Star (Silver) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Won[22]

2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Nominated[118]

2005 Otto Awards Best Female Film Star (Gold) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Won[26]

2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Nominated[31]

2006 MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Nominated[32]

2007 ITV National Film Awards Best Female Performance Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Won[37]

2007 UK Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Best Movie Actress Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Won[119]

2008 Otto Awards Best Female Film Star (Gold) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Won[120]

2009 Scream Awards Best Fantasy Actress Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Nominated[121]

2010 Teen Choice Awards Actress Fantasy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Nominated[122]

2011 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Star Under 25 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Nominated[123]

2011 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Nominated[124]

2011 National Movie Awards Performance of the Year Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Nominated[125]

My thanks go to the following for providing the information I used: Wikipedia, IMDB, and Emma Watson’s Official Page.

The addiction continues…

~ by emwatsonaddict on August 8, 2011.

2 Responses to “Don’t Know Much About Emma Watson”

  1. so emma is pretty much like hermione herself.

    • It’s a bit ironic but, yes! See the excerpt from Wikipedia below:

      “…she was a target of friendly ribbing on the Harry Potter set because of her similarity to the character of Hermione Granger, and achieving her straight-A exam results.”

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