Date: 19th July 2011

Watson 'will return to US college'

Emma Watson has said she plans to return to America's Brown University to complete her degree.

The British actress, who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, told The Virginian-Pilot newspaper that she remains enrolled at Brown, even though she will study at Oxford University in the autumn.

She said she intends to return to Providence, Rhode Island, next year to complete her studies at the Ivy League school.

Emma, 21, left Brown earlier this year, saying she wanted to devote her time to the final Harry Potter film and other acting opportunities.

The final chapter in the series premiered in the US last week, setting box office records.

It took in an estimated 168.6 million dollars (105 million) in the US from Friday to Sunday, beating the previous best opening weekend of 158.4 million dollars (98 million) for 2008's Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight.

Source: Press Release