She may be bossy and slighted school-obsessed, but over the course of the Harry Potter series, Hermione Granger transformed into a brave, headstrong, and invaluable friend with a passion for political activism.
Now, in a poll by LOVEFiLM, with children's charity Filmclub, Hermione Granger has been voted the best big screen role model. According to itv.com, Hermione picked up 19% of the votes when 1000 schoolchildren were polled.
Following the illustrious trio’s female appendage were Charlie Bucket, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, (16%) and Matilda Wormwood, from Matilda (15%), among the top 10.
Filmclub's Sam Wainstein comments :
"We wanted to work with our philanthropic partner LOVEFiLM to compile a list which recognises and celebrates the positive influence these on-screen role models can have.”
He also adds:
"Characters that young people identify with tend to stay with them the longest and positive behaviours can be learnt by watching the way that fictional characters handle certain situations on-screen.”
Hermione has acted as a wonderful role model for countless Potter fans and it is great to know that she is still seen as such by schoolchildren today. Have you had a special Hermione moment? Would you consider Hermione a role model?