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".
Emma Watson attended the Oscars after-party and showed her support by sporting a ‘Times Up’ tattoo, albeit a fake one. Well, it is not a grammatical error on our part. This is precisely what Watson’s tattoo reads. And people on social media have not taken this error too kindly.
Led by Emma Watson, Time’s Up campaign has been launched in the UK and the show of black at the BAFTA was a powerful representation of it. A separate fund has been created for it and Watson herself has donated £1 million.
Emma Watson inspires and influences teenagers. She was last seen in Beauty and the Beast. The girls and boys selected her out of 43 actors musicians, fitness personalities. Watson gained power and fame from the Harry Potter series and uses them to speak about important issues like feminism.
On Sunday, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter completed 20 years. It’s been over two decades and the yearn for more magic has still not left us. Take a look at some of the pictures when all these famous wizards had their behind the scene muggle moments that we missed.
It’s been over 20 years, and even now when JK Rowling makes a statement about anything related to the world of magic, she creates a storm. Much the hungry street dog searching for crumbs on the roads, we lingered on to websites like Pottermore, to add more magic to our otherwise mundane life.