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Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is a British actress and activist. She was born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She is promienently known for playing the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter film franchise from 2001 to 2011. She also worked in films like The Bling Ring, Noah, My Week With Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She lended her voice to The Tale of Despereaux and appearing in the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes. She completed her studies at Brown University and Worcester College with a bachelor's degree in English literature in May 2014. She was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2014, winning for British Artist of the Year. It was in the same year she was appointed as s a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality. 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.In September that year, an admittedly nervous Watson delivered an address at UN Headquarters in New York City to launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality. In that speech she said she began questioning gender-based assumptions at age eight when she was called "bossy" (a trait she has attributed to her being a "perfectionist") whilst boys were not, and at 14 when she was "sexualised by certain elements of the media". Watson's speech also called feminism "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities" and declared that the perception of "man-hating" is something that "has to stop".


On Emma Watson's birthday, a look back at the actor's fierce feminist advocacy

April 15, 2022 4:17 pm

The actor, who turns 32 today, is not only known for her stellar performances in films like Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, among others, but also for her gender equality advocacy across different platforms

Daniel Radcliffe not keen on returning to Harry Potter with the Cursed Child: 'Not something I’m interested in doing'

March 19, 2022 5:11 pm

Daniel Radcliffe was asked whether he would be interested in a film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part play penned by the franchise creator JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany set in the same world. Here's what he said.

BAFTA 2022: Emma Watson, Rebel Wilson take a dig at JK Rowling for recent 'transphobic' comments

March 14, 2022 12:43 pm

Watson made her displeasure known by commenting that she represents "all witches"

Emma Watson and Emma Roberts joke about Harry Potter reunion childhood photo mix-up: 'I was NOT this cute'

January 07, 2022 8:51 am

Emma Watson said she was not this cute as a child while tagging Emma Roberts, whose photo was actually used in the Harry Potter reunion special by mistake.

Emma Watson's pro-Palestinian post triggers controversy

January 05, 2022 3:41 pm

🔴 Even as several activists lauded Watson's stance, Israel envoys took to Twitter to express their displeasure.

Harry Potter reunion goofs up Weasley twins' names, Oliver Phelps says, 'Someone took revenge'

January 04, 2022 9:01 am

The mistake might have been excusable since they are identical twins, but to distinguish themselves perhaps, Oliver has shorter hair -- something the makers clearly missed.

Harry Potter Return to Hogwarts: A hug of pandemic-era optimism we need; a cure for millennial depression that we deserve

January 07, 2022 6:10 pm

Post Credits Scene: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Return to Hogwarts is a reminder for an entire generation that grew up with these stories that the magic they once experienced can be experienced again. All one has to do is remember to turn on the light.

Fan spots major blunder in Harry Potter reunion: That was Emma Roberts in the childhood photo and not Emma Watson

January 03, 2022 8:34 am

An eagle-eyed fan noticed that Return to Hogwarts, the Harry Potter reunion special, mistakenly showed a picture of actor Emma Roberts, instead of Emma Watson.

Return To Hogwarts top 5 highlights: From Emma Watson-Rupert Grint's nightmare-inducing kiss to hunt for Daniel Radcliffe

January 03, 2022 8:32 am

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts already seems to be a success judging by the reviews and audience reactions on social media. Here are five takeaways from the reunion special.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts set to be the best New Year gift for a ‘90s Potterhead

January 01, 2022 10:56 am

As the Harry Potter film cast gets together for a reunion, millions of fans across the world will also get transported to Hogwarts to relive the journey.


BAFTA 2022: From Lady Gaga to Emma Watson, check out the best-dressed celebrities

March 14, 2022 11:57 am

Check out who wore what at the BAFTA Awards 2022

Wimbledon 2018: Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, Tiger Woods watch Anglique Kerber win title

July 14, 2018 10:48 pm

A flurry of stars and royals, including former tennis players, attended the women's singles final at Wimbledon where Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams.

Happy birthday, Emma Watson! 10 memorable quotes by Hermione Granger

April 15, 2018 7:05 pm

On Emma Watson's birthday, we bring to you some of the most famous lines of Hermione Granger.

Harry Potter cast then and now: Whatsapp chat vs Floo Network!

March 11, 2017 4:43 pm

Emma Watson, who rose to fame with her character Hermoine Granger recently said in an interview that she is in a Whatsapp group chat with her friends from Harry Potter cast.

Priyanka, Kendall, Will Smith, Nina Dobrev at White House Correspondents dinner

May 01, 2016 2:02 pm

The 2016 White House Correspondents’ dinner, which was US President Barack Obama’s last in office, was attended by Priyanka Chopra, Nina Dobrev, Will Smith, Kendall Jenner and many more from film fraternity from all across the globe.

Amal Clooney, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson: Hollywood's Best Dressed of 2015

August 10, 2015 12:59 pm

While we're always admiring our own desi beauties when it comes to style and fashion choices, here's a list of best international style icons from 2015 that feature in Vanity Fair.

Red Carpet stunners Kim Kardashian, Julianne Moore, Emma Watson at Time 100 Gala

April 23, 2015 12:30 pm

Hollywood celebrities Julianne Moore, Emma Watson, music Mogul Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian among others attended the 2015 Time 100 Gala in New York, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center on Tuesday (April 21).

Julianne Moore, JLo, Cate Blanchett: Top 10 Best Dressed beauties of Oscars 2015

February 23, 2015 12:48 pm

On this Oscars red carpet, the statement necklaces went home with multiple trophies. Cate Blanchett wore chunky turquoise, but Oscars 2015 red carpet looks were generally considered classic Academy Awards.

Prince William invites Kate Moss, Emma Watson to Windsor Castle

May 14, 2014 2:01 pm

Prince William hosted a dinner at Windsor Castle to celebrate work of The Royal Marsden Hospital.