Early lifeEmma Watson is the elder of two children born to Chris and Jacqueline Watson, lawyers who are now divorced; she has a younger brother named Alex. She spent her formative years living in Paris, France, and Oxford, England. During her primary school years, Watson attended The Dragon School, a private preparatory school, until June 2003.
Prior to her role in the Harry Potter films, Watson's acting experience was limited, consisting only of minor roles in school plays, including Arthur: The Young Years and The Happy Prince. Other school activities included the Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition, in which, at the age of seven, she won first place for her year.
Personal lifeAn avid sports player, Watson enjoys field hockey, tennis, rounders and netball. While on set, she passes the time by playing video games and table tennis. Her musical interests (as of Spring 2005) include singing, hip hop, blues, and classic rock, including Eminem, Eric Clapton, U2 and Nelly Furtado.
Watson attends Headington School, a private all-girls school in Oxford.
- Saturn Award: for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Empire Award: for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Outstanding Supporting Actress: American Moviegoer Awards, 2002
- Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress: Young Artists Awards, 2002
- Best Ensemble in Feature Film: Young Artist Awards, for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Best Young Actress: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2004
- Best Young Actress: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2005
- Best Female Film Star (Silver): Otto Awards, 2003
- Best Female Child Artist: Phoenix Film Critics Society, for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Total Film Magazine "Child Performance of the Year", 2004
- Best Female Film Star (Gold): Otto Awards, 2006