Harry Potter may be the most famous boy wizard in the world, but Hermione Granger - or rather, the girl playing Hermione - has won over the hearts of fans, according to an online poll.

The poll showed that Hermione seemed to be the most popular character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and the 19-year-old Emma Watson who plays the muggle-born wizard, has fans believing she will have the best career in the future - possibly as a sex symbol.

With the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince about to open in box offices around the world, 39 percent of the poll ranked Hermione as their favourite character, while Harry Potter himself, came in second at 29 percent.

About 51 percent thought Watson would have the best post-Potter career, with a large majority - 67 percent - approving the idea of seeing her naked in future movies.

Watson did say she would be prepared to strip down for a movie before, but only if it was made by italian director Bernardo Bertolucci.

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, has already bared all in the stage production of "Equus", and said he felt for his co-star and the media attention she was attracting.

He told Moviefone.com: "She's always been a very, very pretty girl, and now suddenly that she turned 18, everyone's like 'OK, now she's fair game! Paparazzi!"

"It is kind of creepy, I did feel bad for her. Men will never know the kind of humiliation of having an upskirt done, which poor old Emma had," he said, referring to the pictures of her recent wardrobe malfunction at the London premier of their latest movie.

Radcliffe himself, said he was aware of his becoming an icon in the gay community. "Some people think I'm gay when I meet them, which I think is awesome. It's always good to keep them guessing," he laughed.

"I don't go on any blogs or chats or anything, but my friends are demons for them, and apparently someone said 'Daniel Radcliffe is gay. He's got a gay face!' I really don't know what a gay face is," Radcliffe said.

Do we sense a little Radcliffe jealousy on Watson's new-found hype?

[via Yahoo]