Emma Watson (Sam)
In the past year, EMMA WATSON (Sam) has broadened her impressive body of work, showingher versatility as a performer with her first screen roles following the recent completion of the Harry Potter series. Emma recently wrapped production on Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. The film is inspired by real events and follows a group of teenagers who, obsessed with fashion and fame, burgled the homes of celebrities in Los Angeles. The film will be released in 2013.
Emma is currently in production on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah opposite Russell Crowe, DouglasBooth, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. The film tells the epic, biblical tale of Noah (Crowe) and the ark. Emma will play the role of Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem (Booth). Paramount Pictures will release the film in 2014. Emma was most recently seen in Simon Curtis’ My Week With Marilyn opposite Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dame Judi Dench, 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 on November 23, 2011 and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Emma 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.Emma 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 Emma 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.
Emma’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, Emma voiced over as the character Princess Pea in The Tale of Despereaux which grossed $86.2 million worldwide.Further to her acting career, Emma is an ambassador for Lancôme, following in the footsteps ofPenélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts as the face of this celebrated brand. Emma has also worked with Fair Trade and organic clothing producer People Tree and collaborated with Alberta Ferretti on the organic Pure Threads collection.