EMMA WATSON (Meg March) 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. Watson 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
2011 also saw Watson 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 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 is centred 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 Favourite Dramatic Movie and Emma also picked up the
People's Choice Award for Favourite 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 2012 Emma was honoured 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 honoured with the GQ Woman of the Year
Award. In 2014 Emma was honoured as British Artist of the Year at the BAFTA/LA
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 played
the role of Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah's
son, Shem (Booth).
Emma finished filming the live-action version of Disney's Beauty and the
Beast in 2015, where she plays the iconic role of Belle. The film was released
on 17th March 2017 and quickly became the 8th highest grossest film of all time
in the US, and 10th worldwide. Emma won the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Actor
in a Movie, which was the first genderless acting award. Beauty and the Beast
has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and two BAFTA awards.
2017 also saw the release of a film adaptation of David Eggers' The Circle.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, Emma starred alongside Tom Hanks and John Boyega.
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