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Emma Watson voted most likely to succeed beyond “Harry Potter” franchise

By Kim Palacios Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in more than eight “Harry Potter” films has been voted by an overwhelming majority (via the Parade 2011 Pop Culture Poll) as the actor most likely to succeed beyond the franchise.

Not only was Watson the landslide winner, with a confidence vote of 79%, only 2% of those polled believed her co-star Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, was most likely to succeed. Making up the balance was Daniel Radcliffe, who acted the role of the franchise’s namesake. Only 18% of respondents thought Radcliffe was most likely to succeed outside of “Harry Potter” fame.

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Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • September 24, 2011 | Permalink |

    An easy ‘poll” to manipulate. Would take these results with a grain of salt.

  • September 25, 2011 | Permalink |

    I agree with Taz. Emma has only done one non Potter acting role so far that has been seen by the public (Dancing Shoes). Rupert has done several films and Daniel has done a film, TV films and one serious stage play and a musical. Plus he’s done a bit of comedy as well as drama. Only time will really tell which of the three is most successful, and it may not be proved for many decades.

  • September 26, 2011 | Permalink |

    I for one would very much like to know the _actual_ wording of this so-called poll’s question. For instance, just the term ‘succeed’ is quite a broad one and highly subjective to interpretation…

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