Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint

Infobox actor

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caption = Grint at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" in Toronto, Canada, 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1988|08|24
birthplace = Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, England
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birthname = Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint
othername =
homepage =
yearsactive = 2001-present
academyawards =
awards = Young Artist Award for Most Promising NewcomerSpecial Achievement Golden Satellite Award as Outstanding New Talent

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint cite web | | work=Warner Bros." (Flash: click appropriate actor's image, click "Actor Bio") "(Official site) | url= | accessdaymonth=28 March | accessyear=2006] (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor best known for playing Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films.In December 2007, Grint was ranked #16 in the list of Forbes Top twenty earners under 25 with an annual earning of $4 million (US).


Early life

Grint was born in Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire. His mother, Joanne Grint (née Parsons), is a housewife, and his father, Nigel Grint, is a memorabilia dealer and former racing car driver. [ [ Rupert Grint Biography (1988-) ] ] He has one brother, James (born in 1990), and three sisters: Georgina (born in 1993), Samantha (born in 1996) and Charlotte (born in 1998). Before being cast in "Harry Potter", he had only appeared in plays for school and his local theatre group, Top Hat Stage School. As a young child, he was once cast as a fish in a play based on the story of Noah's Ark. He also played Rumpelstiltskin in another school play. [ [ The Press Archives @ RupertGrint.Net ] ]


A self-proclaimed fan of the "Harry Potter" book series, young Grint was interested in getting a role in the film. For his audition, he sent a video he made of himself, in which he dressed as his drama teacher, while rapping about how much he wanted the part and won the casting selection with it. After completing the first "Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", he appeared as Alan A. Allen in the British comedy film "Thunderpants" (2002). In 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007, he again starred as Ron Weasley in the "Potter" sequels "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" , "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".

Grint also starred in the coming-of-age story "Driving Lessons" with Laura Linney and Julie Walters (who acted as his character's mother, Mrs. Weasley, in the "Harry Potter" movies), which was released in the summer of 2006.

Also known for his radio and television voice-over work, he appeared as Nigel Molesworth in the "Baggy Trousers" series for BBC Radio 4cite web | | work=Radiolistings": "Baggy Trousers "episode guide | url= | accessdaymonth=28 February | accessyear=2006] and voiced Peter Pan in a BBC documentary.

On 9 July 2007, Grint and fellow cast-mates Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson left imprints of their hands, feet and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Hollywood Blvd Celebrates Potter's 'Wands Of Fame'|pages=||date=2007-07-09|url=|accessdate=2007-07-10]

On 2 July 2008, it was announced that Rupert is starring in Cherrybomb, "a gritty thriller about two teenagers who get into trouble when they both fall for a beautiful new girl in town."cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Rupert's New Film" Cherrybomb|pages=|publisher=RupertGrint.Net|date=2007-07-09|url=|accessdate=2008-07-02] It was announced that Grint would shoot a nude scene in this movie. Filming was wrapped up in late August 2008 and is currently in post-production.

On 4 September 2008, it was announced that Grint is to star in comedy remake of "Cible Emouvante", entitled Wild Target. Grint will star alongside legendary actor Bill Nighy, and Harry Potter beauty, Helena Bonham Carter. He will star as Nighy's apprentice, Antoine.

While directing "Prisoner of Azkaban", Alfonso Cuarón is reported to have gained the strong impression that Grint is "the likely future star out of the Hogwarts trio". [ Director Cuaron(Prisoner of Azkaban) had asked Grint and co-stars: Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson to write a short essay about themselves, but Grint had never completed it. [ "The dystopian future awaits"] , Bay Area Reporter Online, December 28 2006]

Personal life

In July 2004, Grint finished Richard Hale School, taking his GCSE examinations. When not working, he enjoys learning to ride the unicycle, drawing/sketching, watching Tottenham Hotspur and playing golf.Fact|date=September 2007 Like the character he portrays, Ron Weasley, he has stated that he has arachnophobia. [ [ Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Celebrity Interview Unscripted - Moviefone ] ]

With his earnings from the "Harry Potter" series, Grint purchased an ice-cream van and then stated jokingly that if his career falls out after the end of the seven part series, then he'll still have the van. According to his co-star Emma Watson from her interview with Conan O'Brien, the van has all the toppings and such in it.cite web | | work=The Age article | url=] cite episode |title = Emma Watson, Patton Oswalt, Mark Ronson |series = Late Night with Conan O'Brien |airdate = 2007-07-12 |network = NBC]

In September 2007 Rupert and his co-stars along with David Heyman and David Yates attended the National Movie Awards. He lost to his co-star Daniel Radcliffe for Best Actor.

Hair care giant Brylcreem released a list of the best and worst male hairstyles of the celebrity world in 2007 putting Rupert Grint's haircut with the top five best male film stars haircuts and his co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, in the Top 5 Worst Male Film Star haircuts. [ [,22049,22941816-5001026,00.html?from=public_rss "Best Music hair"] from "The Daily Telegraph"]

Awards and nominations

*Won - Young Artist Award for Most Promising Newcomer
*Won - Special Achievement Golden Satellite Award as Outstanding New Talent
*Nominated - Empire Award for Best Debut
*Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble
*Nominated - National Movie Award for Best Performance by a Male



External links

*imdb name|id=0342488|name=Rupert Grint
* [ Rupert Grint] entry at Yahoo! Movies site
* [ Rupert Grint: Overview] at MSN Movies site
* [ Rupert Grint: Photos, Bio, and News] entry at TV Guide web site
* [;more;1 Rupert Grint] at web site

NAME= Grint, Rupert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Grint, Rupert Alexander
DATE OF BIRTH= August 24, 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH= Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, England

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