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Less Hogwarts, more Hermes

All those Hermione fans who loved the idea of Emma Watson shunning the limelight for years of library study and mortar board wearing will be crying into their copies of Harry Potter after today's news. The formerly geeky star has quit her degree at Brown's University in the US, in order to concentrate on her fashion and film work. Sob.

According to The Daily Mail, Watson told her fans,'I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree... it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought. As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible.'

Emma has recently been working with designer Alberta Ferretti on an ethical range of clothes.

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