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About playing Hermione when she punches Malfoy in POA (2004): "I loved it, I loved every single second of it. Girl power! It was great. I would have done it for a whole week, but we got it in a couple of takes and I was like "Let me do it again, let me do it again!". It was fantastic, it was a great moment."

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.