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About Voldemort being on screen for the first time in GOF (2005): "After all these films of talking about him and uttering his name under their breath, you do get to see him for the first time, played brilliantly by Ralph Fiennes."

Emma Watson - Facts


Name: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Date of Birth: 15th April 1990 in Paris, France
Height: 5"5 - 5"6 approx)
Eyes: Dark Brown


Studying
  • When she was not tutored on set, Emma attended Headington, a school for girls in Oxford.
  • Emma took a gap year between her A-levels (spring 2008) and university (autumn 2009).
  • Emma is currently enrolled at Brown, an Ivy League US university where she is studying Literature.

Working
  • Emma would love to do theatre one day and has said so many times.
  • Emma filmed the BBC movie Ballet Shoes during her summer holidays in 2007. Ballet Shoes aired on Boxing Day 2007.
  • Emma lent her voice to Princess Pea for the animated movie The Tale of Desperaux.
  • During her gap year, she promoted The Tale of Desperaux and continued filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Emma was the first winner of the Best Actress National Movie Award in 2007, and presented the Award in 2008.
  • Emma was invited to light the Oxford Street Xmas lights in 2004 and the Somerset House Xmas ice rink in 2008.

Fashion & Style
  • Emma has said that modelling was a way for her to avoid being typecast as Hermione Granger.
  • Emma is signed with model agency Storm.
  • Though she has been wearing Chanel to many public events, she is NOT the face of the brand.
  • One of her beauty must-haves is Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Enthusiast.
  • One of her favourite designers is Balenciaga.
  • Emma was 15 when she was on the cover of Teen Vogue in 2005, which made her, at the time, the youngest artist to grace the cover of the magazine.
  • In 2008, Emma was featured in a Harper's Bazaar photoshoot with UK's top designers.
  • Emma was chosen by Burberry to be the face of the brand for the fall/winter 2009-2010 collection.
  • The Burberry campaign was shot by fashion photographer Mario Testino on the banks of the Thames.
  • Emma continued as the face of Burberry for their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Her brother Alex is one of the male models in the campaign.
  • Emma also worked with famous fashion photographers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Elle von Unwerth.

Interesting and fun facts
  • Emma wore braces for four months in 2005, saying it's important because a smile is for your life.
  • Emma has always followed dancing classes off-set, but she also learnt how to waltz for the Yule Ball scenes in "Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire" and took ballet classes for her part as Pauline in "Ballet Shoes".
  • Emma was one of the five leaders of her school team for the UK Rock Challenge 2007, and brought her team to the semi-finals.
  • Emma is very competitive when it comes to table tennis, she says she inherited it from her parents!
  • Emma paints and is interested in photography.
  • Her favourite author is Carlos Ruis Zafon and she loved "The Shadow of the Wind" and its prequel "The Game of the Angel".
  • Her favourite book is "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro. (When she was younger, she loved "Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman and the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Philip Pullman)
  • When she was younger, she loved Shrek.
  • If she could spend a day with a historical figure, it would be Lord Byron.
  • One movie heroine she admires is Sophie (played by Meryl Streep) in "Sophie's Choice" because "Sophie retains her dignity and grace throughout horrific experiences".
  • She looks up to actresses such as Meryl Streep, Renee Zellwegger, Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman.
  • She admires contemporary Mexican directors such as Guillermo Del Toro and is good friends with Alfonso Cuaron (who directed "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban).
  • She had a crush on Kevin Costner in the movie "The Bodyguard".
  • She used to have a quite obvious crush on Tom Felton when she was younger.
  • She gets on really well with her driver, Nigel, who's been driving her ever since her first audition.
  • She drives a Toyota Prius.
  • She watches US TV show "Gossip Girl".
  • She attended her first football game in 2008, saying it made her a true Briton.
  • She is not ticklish, she became "immune to it fighting with her brother so much".
  • She has two cats (Bubble and Domino) and is a big animal lover: she would often be seen alone in between takes visiting all of the animals that are used on the Harry Potter films.
  • Emma loves Nutella. On anything, but especially strawberries. (You can see her eating strawberries with Nutella in the video that was posted on EmmaWatson.com for her 18th birthday)
  • She also has a bit of an obsession with toast...
  • And she loves Heinz tomato soup, Carluccio's antipasti and cheese.
  • Emma says she is not very good at cooking and that her first dinner party was a disaster.

Music

Emma loves her iPod! She has said in the past that she likes artists such as Alanis Morissette ("Ironic"), Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell's « Blue » album, Damien Rice, David Gray, James Blunt, Rihanna...

Teen Vogue magazine recently provided fans with Emma's playlist. Here what she listens to:

On Set
  1. Semisonic - Secret Smile
  2. Sarah McLachlan - Building A Mystery
  3. Jone Mitchell - A Case Of You
  4. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours (From the Casa Nova Sessions)
  5. Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in C# Minor
  6. Daniel Hammersley - Dance with Me
  7. Isam Bachiri, Lenny Martinez & Outlandish - Aicha
  8. Joseph Arthur - Honey and the Moon
  9. Justin Nozuka - After Tonight
  10. Vanessa Paradis - Jackadi
  11. Regina Spektor - Samson

On the Road
  1. Gabriel Rios - Broad Daylight
  2. Wax Poetic featuring Norah Jones - Angels (Original)
  3. Bryan Adams - Cuts Like a Knife
  4. Poe - Haunted
  5. Madonna - Beautiful Stranger
  6. JET - Rollover D.J.
  7. Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
  8. Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  9. Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
  10. Savage Garden - To the Moon & Back
  11. The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
  12. Mary J. Blige featuring U2 - One

In Her Room
  1. Hot Chip - Sexual Healing
  2. Crazy Town - Butterfly
  3. Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
  4. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
  5. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
  6. Mandy Vs Booka Shade - Body Language
  7. Cat Power - New York
  8. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Fortune Teller
  9. Wyclef Jean - Perfect Gentleman
  10. Nat "King" Cole - L-O-V-E
  11. Blackstreet - No Diggity
  12. Universal Hall Pass - Dragonfly

On the Town
  1. Samantha Mumba - Body 2 Body
  2. Robyn - Handle Me
  3. TLC - No Scrubs
  4. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  5. Prince & The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
  6. Blondie - Maria
  7. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
  8. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
  9. Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis - Just Dance
  10. Basement Jaxx - Good Luck
  11. Britney Spears - Break the Ice
  12. T2 - Heartbroken (feat. Jodie Aysha)

And on EmmaWatsonOfficial.com, Emma recently said that she'd be listening to the following songs during the Christmas holidays (2009):
  • Dog Days are Over - Florence and The Machine
  • Never Forget You - Noisettes
  • Wild World - Cat Stevens
  • The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
  • Everything - Michael Buble

Harry Potter-related
  • Emma looks up to JK Rowling and has often said that she's the biggest fan of the books.
  • Emma gets on well with her co-stars on set. She has a lot of admiration for Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham-Carter.
  • Favourite Book : Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Favourite scene (PS): Troll scene (because she did all her own stunts)
  • Favourite scene (COS): Gilderoy Lockheart classroom scene (because of Kenneth Brannagh)
  • Favourite scene (POA): Punching Malfoy! ( « Girl Power! » )
  • Favourite scene (GOF): The Yule Ball dancing scenes.
  • Favourite character: Hagrid

Travels
  • Emma was born in Paris.
  • She has been to many places, including: the US, Italy, Egypt, Japan, Russia, Cuba, Mexico, Mauritius, Jamaica...

Causes
  • Emma supports UNICEF and asks her fans not to send her any birthday or Christmas present, but to donate to this charity instead.
  • Emma was featured with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in a TV advertisement for the UK charity Children in Need (Christmas 2009).
  • Emma has donated personal belongings or handmade items for auction for charities in the past, including Wild Trout Trust, Sense, DIFFA/Dallas, and Blue Peter's Mission Nutrition.
  • During her gap year, Emma was a creative adviser for PeopleTree, an eco-fashion brand.