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Bonnie Wright’s Education Background

bonnie wrightBonnie Wright is an English actress who was born on February 17, 1991. Wright has not starred in many movies, but she is well-known for her reoccurring role as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this young actress.

Wright was born in London, England. Her parents are Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, co-owners of the Wright & Teague jewelry company. Wright has one older brother, Lewis. Lewis was very instrumental in Wright landing the role of Ginny Weasley; she auditioned for the role because he told her she reminded him of the character.

Wright went to Prior Western Primary school. She attended the King Alfred School in North London for her secondary education. She started attending London’s University of the Arts to study film and television production while she was filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She hopes to continue acting and to also work behind of the scenes of movies and television shows after she finishes filming Harry Potter. Read the rest of this entry »

Tom Felton’s Education Background

tom feltonTom Felton is an English actor who was born in September 1987. He is most famous for portraying Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. However, these movies were not his first acting roles. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education and acting backgrounds of this talented young actor.

Felton is the youngest of four children, all boys. He lives is Surrey, England with his family. He attended West Horlsey’s Cranmore School until he was 13. Then he attended Howard of Effington School, a comprehensive school in Surrey.

Felton first started acting when he was only eight-years old. His first role in a feature film was Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers in 1997. He was also in Second Sight, and Anna the King in 1999. In 2001, he become internationally known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He had the most acting experience of the four main actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Rupert Grint’s Education Background

rupert grintRupert Grint was born on August 24, 1988  in Harlow, Essex. He is the oldest child of Joanne Grint and Nigel Grint and has four younger siblings: one brother and three sisters. Grint is probably best known for his portrayals of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. EDUinReview would like to take a few moments to explore the education and acting backgrounds of this young movie star.

Grint attended a Roman Catholic primary school. He later attended Richard Hale School, a boy’s state comprehensive school. He graduated from Richard Hale in 2004, after taking his General Certificate of Secondary Education exams. He also attended classes at the Top Hat Stage School.

Grint’s first professional acting job was his role as Ron Weasley. Before becoming Harry Potter’s best friend, Grint had only appeared in school plays and local theater productions. Some of his best roles include a fish in the story of Noah’s Ark and Rumpelstiltskin. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Gamdon’s Education Background

michael gambonSir Michael Gamdon is an Irish actor who was born on October 19, 1940. Gamdon is a highly respected theater actor and is also well-known for his work in television and film.  Gamdon will reprise one of his most famous roles this November when he portrays Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented actor.

Gamdon was born in Dublin during World War II. After the war, his father decided to move the family to London in order to find a job. Gamdon became a British citizen when he moved to London, which later allowed Gamdon to receive his knighthood, instead of the honorary knighthood that most Irishmen would receive. Read the rest of this entry »

Ralph Fiennes’ Education Background

ralph fiennesRalph Fiennes is an English actor who was born in Suffolk, England on December 22, 1962. Fiennes has appeared in many films, including Schindler’s List, Maid in Manhattan, and The Hurt Locker. For many students though, he is best known for his role as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies. EDUinReview will now take a look into the education background of this talented actor.

Fiennes comes from an aristocratic family. He is the oldest of six children born to Jennifer Lash and Mark Fiennes. He is an eighth cousin of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales.

Fiennes attended St. Kieran’s College for one year. He then attended Newton School, an independent Quaker school in Waterford, Ireland. After moving to Salisbury, England, Fiennes attended Bishop Wordsworth’s School and the Chelsea School of Art. He also received professional acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Read the rest of this entry »

Emma Watson’s Education Background

Emma Watson was born on April 15, 1990 and rose to fame quite quickly. Her first professional acting job is also the role she is most famous for: Watson portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. Watson had only acted in school plays before being cast as Hermione. In anticipation of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, EDUinReview would like to take a peek into the education background of this beautiful young actress.

Watson moved to Oxford with her mother and her brother, Alexander, who has also appeared in two of the Harry Potter movies. Watson attended The Dragon School, an independent preparatory school in Oxford until June 2003. Then she moved to Headington School, another independent school for girls.

During filming, Watson was tutored for as many as five hours each day. In June 2006, she took 10 General Certificate of Secondary Education exams. She earns eight “A+”s and two “A”s.  She also received “A”s in the English Literature, Geography, and Art Advanced Level exams.

There were many rumors that Watson would attend Trinity College, Cambridge, Columbia University, Brown University, or Yale University. In September 2009, she finally confirmed that she would be attending Brown University.

Watson explains her decision to pursue a higher education in favor of pursuing a full-time acting career:

“People can’t understand why I don’t want to,” she said. “But school life keeps me in touch with my friends. It keeps me in touch with reality.”

Watson has received many awards for her work. Some of these include the Best Young Actress award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association,  Child Performance of the Year from Total Film, and Best Movie Actress from UK Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released in the U.S. on November 19, 2010.

Emma Watson has an estimated net worth of $80 million as of 2018.

See Also:

Rupert Grint’s Education Background

Daniel Radcliffe’s Education Background

Ralph Fiennes’ Education Background

Michael Gamdon’s Education Background

Alan Rickman’s Education Background

Tom Felton’s Education Background

Bonnie Wright’s Education Background

Daniel Radcliffe’s Education Background

daniel radcliffeDaniel Radcliffe was born in Hammersmith, West London on July 23, 1989. He is the only child of Marcia Gresham and Alan Radcliffe. Radcliffe knew he wanted to become an actor when he was only five years old. EDUinReview would like to take a quick look at the education history of the man who would grow up to be Harry Potter.

Radcliffe made his acting debut at only 10-years old when he starred in the BBC’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. In 2001, he made his theatrical debuts in two films: The Tailor of Panama and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. For most of us, the latter film is the one for which he is more well-known.

Radcliffe attended two independent schools for boys in London: Sussex House School and the City of London School. He made “A” grades in the three Advanced Level exams he took in 2006. However, since then, he has decided to take a break from education and pursue his acting career. Read the rest of this entry »

Emma Watson Wants to be an Average College Student

emma watsonCollege is pretty hectic. With all the late-night study sessions, eight-page papers and accumulative finals, it’s amazing how many of us actually make it to graduation day. With that said, celebs just may have a tougher time in college than the rest of us.

Emma Watson admitted to having a breakdown at Brown University. In a recent interview, the 20-year-old sophomore told Vouge that she just wants to be a normal college student.

She said that she burst out in tears when a fellow classmate asked her for an autograph. She said she wanted her classmates to view her as a normal college student and not as a famous movie star.

“In the end I had a breakdown,” she told Vouge. “Not a hissy fit, more like uncontrollable crying. Everyone looked at me horrified, like, ‘Oh my God! What’s wrong with her?’ I just said, ‘I’m really sorry, but I’m here to study and I just want to be a student. Would it be okay if I don’t sign, because you’ll be seeing me around all the time anyway?'” Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Unusual College Courses

A tree climbing course at Cornell University

A tree climbing course at Cornell University

In addition to American literature and psychology 101, some students can add queer musicology or tree climbing to their class schedule. Whether students are trying to find an easy filler class or just wanting to try something completely new, these unusual college courses seem to be popping up all over the country.

According to the Huffington Post College, here’s a list of some of the most unusual and coolest college courses:

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