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Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film. 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 Harlow, Essex and grew up in Hertfordshire. His mother, Joanne Grint (née Parsons), is a housewife, and his father, Nigel Grint, is a memorabilia dealer. 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.

Career

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 Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, he appeared as science-whiz Alan A. Allen in the British film Thunderpants (2002) which received mainly negative reviews and was considered a flop. In 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009 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 and 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. Grint got excellent reviews for his first leading role: the critics praised the realism he brought into the role of shy teenager Ben Marshall, as well as his "riotous comedic timing" and "fantastic screen chemistry" with Walters.

Also known for his radio and television voice-over work, he appeared as Nigel Molesworth in the Baggy Trousers series for BBC Radio 4 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 Theatermarker in Hollywoodmarker.

On 2 July 2008, it was announced that Grint would star in Cherrybomb, "a gritty thriller about two teenagers who get into trouble when they both fall for a beautiful new girl in town". Filming was wrapped up in late August 2008; on 5 December 2008, it was announced that the post-production was completed.

In August 2008, it was announced that Grint is to star in comedy remake of 1993 French film Cible Emouvante, titled Wild Target, alongside Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. Grint's character is called Tony. The filming for Wild Target wrapped up on 27 September 2008 and as of mid-2009 the movie is in post-production.

While directing Prisoner of Azkaban, director Alfonso Cuarón said Grint is "the likely future star out of the Hogwarts trio".

He voiced Ron Weasley in the video game of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as well as in the video game of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Rupert Grint was also praised by critics for his performance in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.Michael McGuire, a writer for the Examiner, had this to say about him:

I appreciated Rupert Grint for the first time. To me, he’s always been “that other guy” in the Potter movies, but he truly steps forward in this edition and, if he keeps it up, he could be the one of the three getting the best parts a decade from now.

Personal life

In July 2004, Grint finished Richard Hale Schoolmarker, taking his GCSE examinations. When not working, he enjoys learning to ride the unicycle, drawing/sketching, watching Tottenham Hotspur and playing golf. Like the character he portrays, Ron Weasley, he has stated that he has arachnophobia.

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.

In September 2007, Grint 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 company 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 5 Best Male Film Star haircuts and his co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, in the Top 5 Worst Male Film Star haircuts.

Daniel Radcliffe stated in Empire magazine (August 2008) that although he and Emma Watson have had disagreements, it was impossible to fall out with Grint as he is "the most laid back guy in the world."

In July 2009, it was reported that Grint was recovering from a "mild bout" of swine flu.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Ronald Weasley U.S. title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Thunderpants Alan A. Allen
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ronald Weasley
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2006 Driving Lessons Ben Marshall
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ronald Weasley
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 15 July 2009 (AUS, UK, US)
Cherrybomb Malachy Completed; no U.S. release
Wild Target Tony Completed; no release date in U.S.
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Ronald Weasley Filming
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Ronald Weasley Filming
Eddie the Eagle Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards Pre-production


Awards

Year Award Category Work Outcome
2002 Empire Award Best Debut (with Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Special Achievement Award Outstanding New Talent
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Best Ensemble in Feature Film (with cast)
2003 PFCS Award Best Acting Ensemble (with cast) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2006 MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team (with Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2007 ITV National Film Awards Best Male Performance Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2009 Scream Award Best Supporting Actor Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


References

  1. Rupert Grint Biography (1988-)
  2. The Press Archives @ RupertGrint.Net
  3. Lamble, David. "The Dystopian Future Awaits", Bay Area Reporter Online, 28 December 2006
  4. Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Celebrity Interview Unscripted - Moviefone
  5. "Best Music hair" from The Daily Telegraph
  6. http://www.celebla.com/2009/07/06/swine-flu-pandemic-on-harry-potter-set/
  7. "Harry Potter star 'had swine flu'" BBC News, July 4, 2009

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