Emma Charlotte Duerr Watson (born April 15, 1990) is an English actress and model who rose to fame playing Hermione Granger, one of three starring roles in the Harry Potter film series. Watson was cast as Hermione at the age of nine, having previously acted only in school plays.  From 2001 to 2011, she starred in all eight Harry Potter movies with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.  Watson's work on the Harry Potter series has earned her several awards and more than £ 10 million.  She made her debut modeling for Burberry's autumn / winter campaign in 2009.
In 2007, Watson announced her involvement in two productions: the television adaptation of the novel Ballet Shoes and an animated film, The Tale of Despereaux. Ballet Shoes was broadcast on December 26, 2007 to an audience of 5.2 million and The Tale of Despereaux, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo, was released in 2008 and grossed more than $ 86 million worldwide sales.