Rupert Grint
English actor
Rupert Grint
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint is an English actor, who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age of 11, having previously acted only in school plays and at his local theatre group. From 2001 to 2011, he starred in eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
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'Snatch' Trailer Basically Shows What Would Happen If Ron Weasley Was A Slytherin
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Ron needs to sort out his priorities. In Crackle’s new trailer for “Snatch,” former “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint dives into a different kind of role. The series, based on the Guy Ritchie movie of the same name and inspired by a real-life London heist, centers on a group of 20-something hustlers who are suddenly thrust into the world of organized crime. Bloody hell, Ron! Grint is executive producing and starring in the first season, comprising 10 one-hour episodes. Joining him are Luke Pasqualino (“Skins”), Lucien Laviscount (“Scream Queens”), Dougray Scott (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Phoebe Dynevor (“The Village”), Juliet Aubrey (”The Infiltrator”) and Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”).  “Snatch” is basically what would happen if Ron got sorted into Slytherin, which does sound like magic. You can stream “Snatch” March 16 on Crackle. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. I ...
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The Hilarious Reason Daniel Radcliffe Was Cast As Harry Potter
Huffington Post - about 2 months
By the time the first “Harry Potter” film was entering production, the character was already known by millions as The Boy Who Lived; but casting director Janet Hirshenson was just hoping he was The Boy Who Lived Somewhere ... Anywhere ... It’s been 15 years since we saw Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint bring Harry, Hermione and Ron to life in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” but apparently the road there wasn’t as smooth as the Hogwarts Express ― unless you’re thinking about that time Dementors attacked it. Hirshenson told The Huffington Post that another casting director had been working on the project for a year by the time she joined it. Because of that, some of the parts ― such as Ron and Hermione ― were already narrowed down to a few options. Harry, however, remained elusive. One of the hurdles was that Harry, like all the main actors, had to be British. The casting director said the only American tested for Potter was Liam Aiken, ...
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'Harry Potter's' Rupert Grint loses tax appeal in court
Fox News - 6 months
On Tuesday, a tax tribunal judge rejected the 27-year-old actor’s appeal against HM Revenue and Customs’ block on Grint changing his accounting dates to avoid being taxed at a higher percentage.
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The Cast Of 'Harry Potter' Had A Mini-Reunion And It Was Magical
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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21 Hotels You Didn't Know Were Owned by Celebrities (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
More and more celebrities have been investing their Hollywood money in the hospitality sector as of late--restaurants, nightclubs, and transportation services, to name a few. But it's celebrity owned hotels that have most recently been thrust into the limelight, though not always for the most delightful of reasons. The Nobu Hotel in Manila, which is co-owned by Robert DeNiro, was recently named the world's worst. Rigsby's Guest House, of which Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is the sole shareholder, was closed due to poor sales. However, not all celebrities have seen such failures when dabbling within the hospitality industry: Andy Murray's Cromlix Hotel has received consistently excellent reviews since its opening in 2014, and Robert Redford's Sundance Resort remains one of Utah's finest. Leonardo Dicpario made headlines with the purchase of a $1.75 million dollar island in Belize, where he plans to build a sprawling, eco-conscious resort, set to open in 2018. Related: The World's ...
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For An Entire Generation, Alan Rickman Will Always Be Severus Snape
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The death of Alan Rickman at age 69, following a battle with cancer, has hit movie fans, both serious and casual, for innumerable reasons. He starred in "Die Hard," "Love Actually," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," and "Sense and Sensibility"; he voiced iconic characters like Marvin the Paranoid Android in the film adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the caterpillar in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." All over my Facebook and Twitter feeds, however, I see how hard it is for fans to separate him from one particular role: Severus Snape, a character he played in all eight of the "Harry Potter" films.  Those movies bulged with acclaimed British actors, from Michael Gambon to Emma Thompson, yet it was Alan Rickman who immediately seemed like he'd lived within the dark corridors and looming turrets of Hogwarts long before the cameras started rolling. He embodied Snape so fully he seemed like part of the scenery -- a particularly unforgettable p ...
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Five British Poets to Watch in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For Americans, there is a certain mystique to British poetry, and vice versa. Thanks to this, and to social media connecting us to each other in the instantaneous "third space" of the internet, interest and awareness of poets on each side of the Atlantic has been steadily growing. Mainstream efforts, like the far-reaching eye of Poetry magazine's editor, Don Share, helps greatly with this. Yet there is much to be gained by highlighting not only those poets who leap the pond in a moment of breakout success, but also the sheer breadth and power of emerging talent here in the Old World. Important efforts from groups like The Complete Works have helped broaden the poetic spotlight beyond its historical pinpoint focus on Oxbridge-educated white men, and initiatives like the Barbican Young Poets give necessary encouragement to a younger generation. For four years running, I have picked five poets whose commitment, intensity, and raw talent captivated me, and compelled me to share th ...
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Five British Poets to Watch in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For Americans, there is a certain mystique to British poetry, and vice versa. Thanks to this, and to social media connecting us to each other in the instantaneous "third space" of the internet, interest and awareness of poets on each side of the Atlantic has been steadily growing. Mainstream efforts, like the far-reaching eye of Poetry magazine's editor, Don Share, helps greatly with this. Yet there is much to be gained by highlighting not only those poets who leap the pond in a moment of breakout success, but also the sheer breadth and power of emerging talent here in the Old World. Important efforts from groups like The Complete Works have helped broaden the poetic spotlight beyond its historical pinpoint focus on Oxbridge-educated white men, and initiatives like the Barbican Young Poets give necessary encouragement to a younger generation. For four years running, I have picked five poets whose commitment, intensity, and raw talent captivated me, and compelled me to share th ...
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'Black Hermione' Backlash Proves Outrage Is About Race, Not Canon
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A photo posted by @hpplayldn on Dec 20, 2015 at 10:05pm PST The producers of the hotly anticipated play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” following Harry and his two best friends in adulthood, announced Monday that the lead female role of Hermione Granger would be played by a black actress, Noma Dumezweni. The announcement drew angry outcry from certain fans, who viewed Hermione as a white character in the books. “Ghostbusters with all women? Hermione turned black? Why? Can't we just leave good casting alone?” tweeted one, apparently baffled, observer. In the blockbuster series of “Harry Potter” movies, Hermione was portrayed by actress Emma Watson, the very picture of the classic, pale-skinned English rose. But that in itself doesn’t mean the canonical character was necessarily a white girl. In the Harry Potter books, Hermione Granger is described as having brown eyes, bushy brown hair, and an air of obnoxious self-confidence. (And, initially, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rupert Grint
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 25
    Grint is private about his personal life, but was confirmed to be in a relationship in October 2014.
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    Grint's first performance was on 28 August 2014 and his last performance was on 4 January 2015.
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    In June 2014, it was announced that Grint would make his Broadway debut as Frank Finger in the play It's Only a Play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, appearing alongside Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, and Megan Mullally.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    Grint made his stage debut in Jez Butterworth's Mojo in October 2013 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.
    More Details Hide Details Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, to Nigel Grint (b. 1963), a dealer in racing memorabilia, and Joanne Grint (née Parsons; b. 1967). Grint is the eldest of five siblings. He has stated that his earliest goal in life was to become an ice cream man. He attended Richard Hale School, in Hertford. While in school, Grint took an avid interest in theatre. He started performing in school productions and joined the Top Hat Stage and Screen School, a local theatre group that cast him as a fish in Noah's Ark and a donkey in another nativity play. He continued performing in school plays as he moved into secondary school. However, Grint had never acted professionally before the Harry Potter series. At the age of 16, he left school to focus on his acting career. "I didn't really like school that much," the actor later commented.
    In September 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that in an adaptation of Macbeth called Enemy of Man, Grint will be starring with Sean Bean, Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng, James D’Arcy, Neil Maskell and Joe Gilgun, directed by Vincent Regan.
    More Details Hide Details The filming production was set to begin in January 2014 in the United Kingdom.
    In July 2013, it was confirmed that Grint will be making his stage debut in Jez Butterworth's second run of his black comedy, Mojo, playing the role as a minor hood called Sweets who pops amphetamines like Smarties and does a sort of double act, full of comic menace.
    More Details Hide Details Grint will be starring alongside actors Brendan Coyle, Ben Whishaw and Daniel Mays. The play is based on real-life events and ran from 26 October 2013 until 8 February 2014 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. He won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best London Newcomer for his role in this play.
    On 13 February 2013,The Hollywood Reporters Live Feed announced that Grint would star in a television show on CBS called Super Clyde. "Grint will play the title role of Clyde, the well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in.
    More Details Hide Details The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a super hero himself. When Clyde inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted."
  • 2012
    Age 23
    In October 2012 Grint narrated We Are Aliens, a 25min 3D Planetarium Fulldome film about the possibility of other intelligent life in our Universe.
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    On 25 July 2012, Grint carried the 2012 London Olympic torch during the Olympic Torch Relay, which is part of 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
    More Details Hide Details In interviews, Rupert told the BBC News that it was an "overwhelming" experience that he hoped to remember forever, and told The Daily Telegraph "It was amazing, it was really overwhelming. It's just such an honour to be a part of this. I'm really proud".
    On 14 March 2012, Variety reported that Grint had been cast alongside Chloë Grace Moretz in The Drummer, a biopic film about drummer Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys.
    More Details Hide Details On the same day, Hollywood Reporter confirmed this and announced filming was scheduled to begin on 15 June 2012 in California and Savannah, Georgia
    In March 2012 the "Visit Britain" TV ad was released, which features Grint alongside Julie Walters, Michelle Dockery and Stephen Fry.
    More Details Hide Details The TV ad promotes holidaying at home in the UK.
  • 2011
    Age 22
    Grint also appears in the music video for Ed Sheeran's song "Lego House"; the video was released on 20 October 2011.
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    In September 2011, it was announced that Grint would voice a character in the film adaptation of Postman Pat along with David Tennant, Stephen Mangan and Jim Broadbent; the film was released in May 2014.
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    In August 2011, Grint did a photo shoot with his friend and Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton in Los Angeles for the autumn/winter collection of the fashion label Band of Outsiders.
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    In March 2011, Grint was cast as the lead character in the small-budget anti-war Norwegian film Into the White, which was directed by Petter Næss.
    More Details Hide Details Principal photography started in April, and the project, which was shot on location, was released in 2012. Into the White is based on a real incident that took place on 27 April 1940, when German Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis’s bomber was shot down at Grotli by a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Blackburn Skua, which then crash-landed. The several German and British crew members found shelter by chance during a harsh winter there.
    In January 2011, Grint made a cameo appearance in BBC popular comedy show Come Fly with Me starring comedy duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams (Little Britain).
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    Grint is involved with charity, having donated items such as clothes to charity auctions, as well as participating in the Wacky Rally in 2010 with James and Oliver Phelps, which raised money for Britain’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
    More Details Hide Details He was one of more than forty participants to produce designs for Chrysalis Collection for Keech Hospice Care in London. His piece, a painted butterfly, was auctioned on eBay.com in March 2010. In May 2011, along with other celebrities, Grint took part in the ad campaign for "Make Mine Milk" to promote daily milk drinking. His ads can be seen on thousands of bus sides and posters across the United Kingdom. Grint supports Little Star Award since 2011 in support of Cancer Research UK, joining Leona Lewis among others. "I think that it’s wonderful that Cancer Research UK is helping to bring a little bit of magic to the children’s lives in this way,” said Grint.
    Jonathan Lynn directed Grint in Wild Target, a 2010 comedy thriller film, which he starred in alongside Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy.
    More Details Hide Details A remake of the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante, Wild Target was made on a relatively small production budget of US$8 million. However, it was a commercial failure, only earning back US$3.4 million. It also garnered mostly negative reviews in the media, which criticised it for dishonouring the original film and wasting the comedic potential of its cast, but Grint also attracted some positive notice: "It’s nice to see Rupert Grint perform well in a role other than that of Ron Weasley, and it’s clear that he’s got a career ahead of him."
    An online campaign by Grint's fans was credited with helping to secure a deal for distribution in the UK in 2010.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    In July 2008, it was announced that Grint would star in the drama film Cherrybomb with Robert Sheehan and Kimberley Nixon.
    More Details Hide Details Grint found shooting this film very different from the Harry Potter films since he had to adjust to doing a dozen scenes per day. Grint's character Malachy, a worker at Belfast goes to great lengths to impress his boss's daughter, with whom he is infatuated. This film, like his next project, would involve him playing violent roles. Despite premiering at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, the film was initially unable to find a distributor.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    Another film he appeared in was Driving Lessons, a comedy-drama released in 2006, where he starred opposite Julie Walters.
    More Details Hide Details The film was met with a mixed reception by critics, but his portrayal of an oppressed teenaged boy was generally praised. "Grint, on the other hand, is a revelation", who "displays an innate naturalness mixed with personal charisma that turn a potentially pathetic Christian freak into a humorous, thoroughly likable – if more than a little awkward – young man", wrote Alt Film Guides Andre Soares.
  • 2002
    Age 13
    In 2002, Grint starred in his first non-Harry Potter film, Thunderpants, which revolves around Patrick (played by Bruce Cook) whose remarkable capacity for flatulence scores him a job as an astronaut.
    More Details Hide Details In this film, Grint portrayed the co-lead role of Alan, an anosmic boy who is Patrick's only friend. It was generally ignored by critics and audiences alike. Most of the critics that did take notice of Thunderpants did not respond well to it, with one writing: "This film should be shown in prisons so that inmates have a good reason to never return."
  • 2001
    Age 12
    The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001 was Grint's debut screen performance.
    More Details Hide Details Breaking records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings, it was the highest-grossing film of that year. With a total of US$974 million in its theatrical run, Philosopher's Stone stands as the second most commercially successful entry in the series. It was also critically well-received, scoring mainly positive reviews from critics. However, a number of critics found the adaption staying faithful to the book to be both its best and worst quality. Grint won a Satellite Award in the category of "Outstanding New Talent", and a Young Artist Award for "Most Promising Young Newcomer". A year later, Grint again starred as Ron in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), the second installment of the series. The film opened to positive reviews and critics generally enjoyed the lead actors' performances. Both Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine observed that Grint and his peers had matured between films, with the latter pointing out that Grint had become "more proficient" and said they missed "the amateurish ardour" the actor and Watson carried in Philosopher's Stone. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) was released on 31 May in the UK. The film sees all three of its lead characters hover on the brink of adolescence, "and while they look braver and more capable than before, the dangers they face seem far more grave and their own vulnerability more intense." Academy Award-nominee Alfonso Cuarón took over direction for Prisoner of Azkaban which remains the lowest-grossing Harry Potter film with US$795 million in revenue.
  • 2000
    Age 11
    On 8 August 2000, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and an 11-year-old Grint were selected to play the roles of Harry, Hermione Granger, and Ron, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details Grint is the oldest member of the trio.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on August 24, 1988.
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