HARRY POTTER star Emma Watson fulfilled her lifelong dream earlier this month (14NOV04) by turning on London's Oxford Street Christmas lights.

The 14-year-old actress, who plays HERMIONE in the wizard movies, watched the Spice Girls perform the festive tradition in 1996 and was determined to follow in her idols' footsteps.

She says, "I've wanted to turn them on ever since I saw (the Spice Girls) do it."

24/11/2004 02:27