YEAR 1: Emma Watson joined the cast of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" as bookworm Hermione Granger. The library-lover born to Muggle parents was teased by her peers for her smarts and enthusiasm about magic. (Peter Mountain/Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 1: Much to Harry and Ron's chagrin, Hermione puts her classmates to shame when she shows the class how to cast a levitation spell properly. "It's Leviosa, not Levio-saa," she says. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 1: Hermione falls into favor with Harry and Ron when she takes the blame for their run-in with a troll set loose in Hogwarts by a possessed Professor Quirrell. The know-it-all also helps Harry find the Sorcerer's Stone by properly identifying Devil's Snare. (Peter Mountain / Warner Bros. Pictures) For the record: The trio is shown here in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."Link
YEAR 2: Hermione successfully brews a batch of Polyjuice Potion to help her, Harry and Ron impersonate Slytherins and find the Chamber of Secrets. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 3: For an egghead like Hermione, the best way to learn about the seemingly infinite magical world is to enroll in extra classes. Ancient Runes and Potions? Check. A time-turner helped Hermione turn back the clocks and get to her classes even though they're scheduled at the same time. If only she had something to make Professor Trelawney's Divination more interesting. (Warner Bros. Pictures) For the record: A previous version of this caption said Dumbledore gave Hermione the time-turner. She received it from Professor McGonagall.Link
YEAR 3: Hermione held her own when Draco Malfoy and his minions gave her grief. (Murray Close / Warner Bros. Pictures) For the record: A previous version of this caption said the image was from Year 4. Hermione stood up to Draco in her third year.Link
YEAR 3: Thanks to Hermione and her time-turner, she helps save Sirius Black, the prisoner of Azkaban, and his pet Buckbeak the Hippogriff. (Warner Bros. Pictures) For the record: A previous version of this caption said the image was from Hermione's fourth year. She helped rescue Sirius in Year 3.Link
YEAR 4: Hermione helps Harry work out puzzles for the Triwizard tournament, and the two get closer when Harry's life is threatened by someone manipulating the Goblet of Fire. The two become like siblings through the years. (Murray Close / Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 4: The frizzy-haired witch catches the eye of Durmstrang's contestant and quidditch pro Viktor Krum, who asks her to the Yule Ball and reminds Harry and Ron that their best friend is very much a girl. (Murray Close / Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 5: In "The Order of the Phoenix," Hermione helps Harry assemble Dumbledore's Army, a group of students who want to learn Defense Against the Dark Arts away from Professor Umbridge's tyrannical tenure. They meet in the Room of Requirement. (Warner Bros. Pictures) For the record: Members of Dumbledore's Army are pictured here in the Ministry of Magic.Link
YEAR 5: When Hagrid hides his half-brother Grawp in the Forbidden Forest, the small giant takes a liking to a certain strong-willed witch. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 5: Ginny Weasley: Harry, what happens if Umbridge does find out? Hermione Granger: Who cares? I mean, it's sort of exciting, isn't it, breaking the rules. Ron Weasley: Who are you and what have you done with Hermione Granger? (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 5: Hermione and members of Dumbledore's Army take on Death Eaters in the Hall of Prophecy, a chamber within the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 6: Harry Potter: I'm not coming back Hermione. I've got to finish whatever Dumbledore started, and I don't know where that'll lead me, but I'll let you and Ron know where I am when I can. Hermione: I've always admired your courage Harry, but sometimes you can be really thick. You don't really think you're going to be able to find all those horcruxes by yourself, do you? You need us, Harry.Link
YEAR 6: Though magic and its pastimes didn't exist for her until she came to Hogwarts, Hermione develops a taste for quidditch, specifically when it concerns the well-being of her friends. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 6: Hermione and Ginny Weasley grow closer as friends throughout the series when the boys are off doing boy things and Hermione needs a place to bunk. (Warner Bros. Pictures) For the record: A previous version of this caption said the image was from Year 7. It is from Hermione's sixth year.Link
YEAR 7 : The Weasley family becomes Hermione's pseudo-family through the series, and her feelings for Ron develop each year. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 7: Harry, Hermione and Ron move quickly down a London street, away from their encounter with the Death Eaters. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
YEAR 7: On their journey to find horcruxes, Hermione bewitches a small purse to include daily necessities for their journey, including a tent and books.Link
YEAR 7: Harry and Hermione grow closer when Ron leaves them in the woods. But instead of developing a romance, the two attempt to break the tension with a slow dance. Hermione helps protect their tent with numerous spells that keep the bad guys out. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Link
THE LAST SPELL: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” closes out a decade of Hogwarts in Hollywood. Hero Complex is counting down to the release of the final film in the magical franchise with exclusive interviews and photos. Today: We travel through Hogwarts history and take a look at Emma Watson‘s Hermione Granger through the years.
Hermione Granger might have been a know-it-all with an untamed mane of frizzy hair before she received an owl inviting her to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but the shrewd witch always had the makings of a leading lady. No one would want to be on the receiving end of one of her hexes.
Whether it’s properly pronouncing “Wingardium Leviosa,” guiding first years through the Hogwarts halls as a prefect or spellbinding an impressive survival kit into her beaded purse, the daughter of muggle dentists became a friend and leader who exemplified Godric Gryffindor’s name.
Over the past 10 years, Emma Watson proudly played the bookworm whose affinity for the school library helped her scheme and save best friends Harry Potter and Ron Weasley time and time again. And, to think, their friendship started because of a run-in with a troll in the ladies room.
Here’s a look at Watson as Hermione Granger during her seven years at Hogwarts. For a real-life simulation of the Marauder’s Map, turn on the captions to get oriented.
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