EMMA WATSON (Mae Holland) is best known for playing the iconic
character of Hermione Granger in the eight enormously successful Harry Potter
films. Her performance in the first film of the series, Harry Potter and the
Philosopher's Stone, won her a Young Artist Award for "Best Leading Young
Actress." Emma also acquired two Critics' Choice Award nominations from the
Broadcast Film Critics Association for her work in Harry Potter and the Prisoner
of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The completion of the
seventh and eighth movies saw Emma receive nominations in 2011 for a Nickelodeon
Kids' Choice Award, and for "Best Actress" at the Jameson Empire Awards. The
Harry Potter franchise won the BAFTA for "Outstanding British Contribution to
Cinema" in February 2011.
2011 also saw Emma star in Simon Curtis's My Week with Marilyn, alongside a
stellar cast of Oscar nominees including Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and
Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier, in addition to Eddie Redmayne, Dame
Judi Dench, Dougray Scott, Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones and Dominic Cooper.
Chronicling a week in Marilyn Monroe's life, the film featured Emma in the
supporting role of Lucy, a costume assistant to Colin Clark (Redmayne). The film
was released by The Weinstein Company and was nominated for a Golden Globe for
"Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical."
In 2012 Emma was seen in Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his coming--of--age
novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring opposite Logan Lerman and Ezra
Miller. This independent drama centered around Charlie (Lerman), an introverted
freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors (Watson and Miller) who
welcome him to the real world. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto
International Film Festival and received rave reviews. The film won the People's
Choice Award for "Favorite Dramatic Movie" and Emma also picked up the People's
Choice Award for "Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress." Emma was awarded a second
time for this role with the "Best Supporting Actress" Award at the San Diego
Film Critics Society Awards where the film also won the "Best Ensemble"
In 2013, Emma starred in Sofia Coppola's American satirical black comedy crime
film, The Bling Ring. The film took inspiration from real events and followed a
group of teenagers who, obsessed with fashion and fame, burgled the homes of
celebrities in Los Angeles. The film opened the Un Certain Regard section of the
2013 Cannes Film Festival. Emma also appeared in a cameo role as herself in Seth
Rogen's apocalypse comedy This Is the End. The film tells the story about what
happens to some of Hollywood's best loved celebrities when the apocalypse
strikes during a party at James Franco's house.
In 2014, Emma was seen in Darren Aronofsky's Noah opposite Russell Crowe,
Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman and Anthony
Hopkins. The film told the epic, biblical tale of Noah and the ark. Emma plays
the role of Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah's
son, Shem (Booth).
Emma's additional credits include the lead role of Pauline Fossil in the BBC
adaptation of Noel Streatfield's classic, "Ballet Shoes," which aired on BBC One
on Boxing Day to 5.2 million viewers. In her first animated feature, Emma voiced
over as the character Princess Pea in The Tale of Despereaux which grossed $86.2
Emma was most recently seen in Regression, written and directed by Alejandro
Amenabar. Emma stars in the thriller opposite Oscar nominated Ethan Hawke. Set
in Minnesota 1990, Regression tells the story of Detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke)
who investigates the case of young Angela, played by Emma, who accuses her
father of sexual abuse. The film opened the 63rd edition of Spain's San
Sebastian film festival on September 18th, 2015.
Emma was also recently seen in thriller Colonia with Daniel Bruhl, directed by
the Oscar winning Florian Gallenberger. Inspired by true events, Emma and Daniel
play a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973.
The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was also
shown at Zurich Film Festival.
In 2015 Emma finished filming the live--action version of Disney's Beauty and
the Beast where she plays the iconic role of Belle. She will star opposite Dan
Stevens, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson. The film will be released on March 17th,
In 2012 Emma was honored with the "Calvin Klein Emerging Star" Award at the ELLE
Women in Hollywood Awards. In 2013, Emma was awarded the "Trailblazer" Award at
the MTV Movie Awards in April and was honored with the "GQ Woman of the Year"
Award. In 2014 Emma was honored as "British Artist of the Year" at the BAFTA/LA
Further to her acting career, Emma is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN WOMEN,
and works to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. Her notable
work on the HeForShe campaign earned her a place on Time Magazine's TIME 100
list of the world's most influential people in 2015. In January 2016, Emma
started a feminist book club. Entitled 'Our Shared Shelf, the club selects a
different feminist book every other month. In October 2016 Emma was honored for
her humanitarian work by Harper's Bazaar, who awarded her their "Inspiration
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