Prisoner of Azkaban
The third film in the series Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban saw a change of director as Alfonso Cuaron took the helm.
The film saw a major change in many aspects, not least the look and the feel of the world as Cuaron introduced costume designer Jany Temime and together they gave the costumes and characters a more contemporary look and feel with jeans, zips and trainers.
The actors and the characters they were portraying had become teenagers and the director wanted to convey this transformation. Indeed Cuaron struck a very close relationship with the young actress and gave her a confidence in her ability she still remembers fondly to this day.
“Prisoner of Azkaban remains my favourite film by far, I think largely because of Alfonso. He believed in me and pushed me and I think this was the first time I was really able to feel the emotion of the character. I was able to look at Hermione and see her strengths and her passion and not just her love of books and rules. I think this was when I really fell in love with the character and that was all because of Alfonso” Emma recalls.
The film also welcomed Michael Gambon who was to play the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore for the rest of the series and Gary Oldman who was to play the misunderstood Sirius Black.