Emma Watson is an English actress, model, and social activist. She was one of the few celebrities who achieved much success and fame at a very young age. Let’s see movies of Emma Watson in her acting career up to now.
Becoming famous thanks to the Harry Potter series (2001-2011):
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the first film that Emma Watson participated in. This could be the role to her life because it had marked the first step in her acting career.
She had never acted professionally before. It was the theater teachers that introduced her to the producer when they were looking for an actress for the movie adaptation of the hit novel Harry Potter.
This role took this 9-year-old girl eight consecutive auditions. Fortunately, this first role helped her name spread. She then became a famous international star.
After eight weeks of casting, producer David Heyman announced that he had chosen Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint for the three most important roles of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The author of the Harry Potter series, one of the main roles in the filmmaking process, J. K. Rowling gave a great deal of support to Emma Watson. She also affirmed that the participation of this 9-year-old girl in this film project would accurately ensure the character’s image from the book to the big screen.
Emma Watson’s debut film made a huge hit. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit a record gross of more than thirty million dollars on the first day of releasing in the US. It also nearly a billion dollars around the world.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
A year later, she resumed her role as Hermione in the sequel to the Harry Potter series, titled Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Although the film was not as successful as the first part, her appearance and acting ability continuously received a lot of praise.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In 2004, she continued accompanying two co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in the third part of the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In this part, Emma transformed into a mature, intelligent, and assertive Hermione.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The press and critics gave her a lot of compliments thanks to her charismatic, attractive, and wonderful acting style. While the third part gained the lowest in the entire franchise, it earned Emma Watson some awards and critics’ attention.
Emma Watson’s maturity in the next two episodes, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made the press praise. The New York Times rated her role as a role that “deeply touched the hearts of viewers”.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Although Harry Potter episodes had consistently huge success, all three main actors were hesitant to continue their roles in the last two episodes.
Finally, the British actress continued participating in the sixth episode of the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the end of 2007. Emma also joined in the final two films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which were filmed from 2009 to 2011.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The efforts to overcome the shadow of Hermione in Harry Potter
Emma Watson’s first non-Harry Potter role was in Ballet Shoes (2007). It was a TV series adaptation of the BBC novel of the same name by writer Noel Streatfeild.
The mature, profound, and delicate beauty of a 17-year-old Emma got a positive comment from director Sandra Goldbacher that this role was born for her. She got a nomination for the Best British Television Actress category at the Glamor Awards.
My Week with Marilyn
She also participated in the movie My Week with Marilyn (2010). It told about the life of Marilyn Monroe, which was filmed alternating between the last two films of Harry Potter. A year later, Emma Watson successfully completed the role of Sam, a beautiful and sensitive girl who cherished many ambitious dreams in the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) directed by Stephen Chbosky.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
In June 2012, Emma Watson was confirmed to play the role of Ila in the movie Noah (Great Flood). It premiered in March 2014. It gave Emma a nomination of the Youth’s Choice for Most Popular Actress at the Teen Choice Award in 2014.
Noah (Great Flood)
In 2013, Emma Watson transformed into a rebellious teenager in The Bling Ring. It was highly-rated at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. That same year, she also played a supporting role in the action-comedy This Is the End.
The Bling Ring
This Is the End
Two years later, she returned to the big screen with a leading role in the horror movie Regression by Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar, with co-stars Ethan Hawke and David Thewlis.
In 2017, Emma Watson co-starred with Dan Stevens in the Disney live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. The movie grossed over a billion US dollars at the box office. It was the second-highest-grossing blockbuster of that year after “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Beauty and the Beast was also the fourteenth highest-grossing film of all time.
Beauty and the Beast
Later that year, she co-starred with Tom Hanks in the movie of the same name. It adapted from the novel The Circle by Dave Eggers. She played the role of Mae Holland, a young tech employee working at a powerful Internet corporation. She then found herself in a dangerous situation related to privacy, supervision, and freedom.
In 2019, Emma played the role of Meg March in the movie Little Women. It based on the novel of the same name by Greta Gerwig. Her co-stars were famous actresses such as Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep.
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