EMMA WATSON (Ila) is continuing to broaden her impressive
body of acting work, showing her versatility as a performer with her first
screen roles following the completion of the "Harry Potter" series.
2011 saw Emma 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,
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.
Last year 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 centers 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
Last summer, Emma also starred in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring." The film
took inspiration from real events and follows a group of teenagers who, obsessed
with fashion and fame, burgled the homes of celebrities in Los Angeles. 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
Watson 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 Sorcerer'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 eight movies saw Watson
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.
Watson'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, Watson
voiced over as the character Princess Pea in "The Tale of Despereaux," which
grossed $86.2 million worldwide.
In 2012 Watson was honoured with the Calvin Klein Emerging Star Award at the
ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. Last year, Emma was awarded the Trailblazer
Award at the MTV Movie Awards in April and was honoured the GQ Woman of the Year
Award in September.
Further to her acting career, Emma has worked with Fair Trade and organic
clothing producer People Tree and collaborated with Alberta Ferretti on the
organic Pure Threads collection. Emma is an ambassador for Camfed International,
the movement to educate girls in rural Africa.