Grint, Rupert Biography

biography of Grint, Rupert

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint
24 August 1988, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK
5' 8"
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born the elder son of Nigel and Jo Grint. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993 and 1996 respectively, and last, but not least, Charlotte, who was born in 1999. Born in Harlow, Essex, England, Rupert grew up in Hertfordshire, the English county directly to the north of London, conveniently placed for commuting to Leavesden Film Studios. Before successfully auditioning for the Harry Potter films, Rupert attended Richard Hale Secondary School in Hertford: here he took an active interest in school plays, being cast as Rumplestilskin in the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. He was also a regular attendee at weekend drama classes at Top Hat Stage School, also in Hertford. Time at school was limited, as Rupert was needed on set for the Harry Potter films, where all of the child actors were tutored for four hours a day on set, to keep up with legal requirements. During the summer of 2004, he took his GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams and completed his formal education.

-   Red hair

-   Catchphase: "Bloody hell!"

-   Has one brother and three sisters.

-   On his audition tape for Harry Potter, he performed hip-hop lyrics that he wrote to promote himself for the role of Ron Weasley.

-   Loving the Harry Potter series, Rupert Grint found out that there were auditions for the feature film, so he got the part although he had previously only acted in one school play.

-   Siblings are: James (b. 1990); Georgina (b. 1993); Samantha (b. 1996); and Charlotte (b. 1998).

-   Says he would like to be invisible so he could sneak out of detention at school

-   Has arachnophobia and, as of 2010, has still not watched the whole, completed Aragog scene from _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv).

-   Plays the guitar a little bit and also plays the didgeridoo.

-   He attended an all boys-school in his hometown.

-   He likes all kinds of music, but his favorite is classic rock and roll.

-   His favorite actor is 'Jim Carrey' (qv). He likes movies like _Shrek (2001)_ (qv), _Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)_ (qv), _How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)_ (qv), and _Dumb & Dumber (1994)_ (qv).

-   Neglected to write the essay describing Ron Weasley for director 'Alfonso Cuarón' (qv), reasoning "that's what Ron would have done.".

-   Took GCSEs at Richard Hale School, Hertford.

-   After taking his GCSE exams in May/June 2004, he chose to finish school at the age of sixteen to focus on his role in the Harry Potter films.

-   Can ride a unicycle.

-   He had a role in _A Cinderella Story (2004)_ (qv) but was forced to drop so he can be committed to _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv).

-   Bought a quad bike with his _Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)_ (qv) earnings.

-   He and his "Harry Potter" co-stars 'Daniel Radcliffe' (qv) and 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv) were named #9 on Entertainment Weekly's Best Entertainers of the Year, 2005.

-   In an interview in 2001 on Nickelodeon with 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv) and 'Daniel Radcliffe' (qv), he stated his favorite show was _"SpongeBob SquarePants" (1999)_ (qv).

-   Passed his driving test in the fall of 2006 after two attempts.

-   Attended Top Hat Stage & Screen School in Hertford.

-   Has 2 dogs, Ruby (a black lab) and Fudge (a chocolate lab).

-   His father Chris once ran a Motor Car Racing Memorabilia Company.

-   Was ranked #16 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).

-   One of his favorite bands is the 'Arctic Monkeys' (qv).

-   On an on-line poll for Popstar Magazine in 2007, he was ranked the number one international celebrity.

-   'Emma Roberts (II)' (qv) and 'Alexa Vega' (qv) list him as their favorite actor.

-   Radio One's movie critic James King named "Ron Weasley" and "Hermione Granger", played by Rupert Grint and 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv), as number 4 in his Top 5 Movie Couples list on 'Edith Bowman' (qv) show.

-   Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.

-   After the immense success of the Harry Potter movies, the actor was able to fulfill a childhood fantasy of, not just driving an ice cream van, but actually owning one. According to friend 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv), Grint bought a fully equipped van with all the traditional accoutrements (interview: _"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) {(2007-07-12)}_ (qv)).

-   Close friend of his Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton.

-   Used to live in Cheryl Cole's old house in the Hertfordshire countryside.

-   "Molesworth" for the "Baggy Trousers" series, BBC Radio 4, 2003

-   Stars in Ed Sheeran's music video "Lego House" (2011)

-   [Answering to "Is 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv) actually bossy like Hermione?"] I'd tell you, but she'd hurt me.

-   Too bad brooms can't really fly. Now if you miss the bus you can't just go in your room and fly to school with a nimbus two thousand!

-   Being famous is wicked, but it's better to be normal.

-   Oh, they're scary. To think that people are going to be playing with you! [About Harry Potter action figures]

-   All my brothers and sisters and friends have really helped me. They make my life normal. I still have arguments with my brother. And the little ones don't really understand. They just treat me like Rupert. Which is brilliant, really.

-   Fans asking for my autograph is really weird. It's hard to get used to.

-   I've tried several disguises and stuff but that doesn't work. I do get recognised sometimes but it's cool,.

-   Things at home didn't change much. I still have to clean my own room!

-   When I read the books, I imagined that the family of Ron Weasley was my family. After reading the books, I knew the Weasleys inside out.

-   [Rupert would also like to play Malfoy]: "He's pretty nasty all times, and that would be quite fun. It would be cool to have the audience against me."

-   It's really weird to get recognized and people call you 'Ron.'

-   I am the biggest "Harry Potter" fan; I even was before I knew there was going to be a film. I read all the books. The fourth one is amazing. It's scary, but I like all the books. You've got to read them all to get the complete Harry Potter experience. In the third book, I like all the bits about Scabbers being an Animagus. And I like that Ron gets an owl.

-   [about "don't be an assiduous student in school"]: "There is some truth in that statement. I don't like school, which makes it easier for me not to do my homework. Evidently, my professors aren't very happy, and being in the "Harry Potter" movies doesn't give me any special treatment. For example, when I returned to school after _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv) finished shooting, I had several hours of detention because I hadn't done my schoolwork."

-   [Refering to 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv) and her Table Tennis playing skills] We rarely play her now because it gets quite embarrassing.

-   I do get one chance to dance, I had to dance with 'Maggie Smith (I)' (qv). That was the only dancing experience I had, which was actually quite enough really. [About his dancing experience with 'Maggie Smith (I)' (qv) in _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)_ (qv)].

-   [on attempts to artificially age him as the stories progressed] In the first attempt, my character was particularly terrifying. The image still haunts me. I looked like a monster, really, a sort of Donald Trump mixture.

-   [on red hair] I get a lot of people from the ginger community shaking my hand. In England. Not so much in America. It's not the coolest thing, really, and they get hassled. It's nice I can get some respect for the gingers. And 'Prince Harry Windsor' (qv) is really cool, too.

-   [When he began to act on the Philosopher's Stone film, he was overcome by the grandness of the sets, describing how he felt as-] Walking into the Great Hall for the first time was absolutely incredible - all these effects with all the candles floating in the air, all lit and everything, food on the table, all the flambeaus were lit - it was just incredible, it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life.

-   [When _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv) started filming in late 2001, just three days after the release of _Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)_ (qv) (Philosopher's Stone), Rupert was more accustomed to the filming methods and techniques on set and said filming the second film was] ...a lot more fun because we were a lot more comfortable with working, I guess - because of working with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), who's really funny, and more confident with the camera.

-   [When asked what it was like to work with spiders, Rupert admitted] I hate them - even rubber ones I get scared of. Luckily some of them were CGI [computer graphics]. But that big car-sized one, that was actually there unfortunately. So that wasn't my favorite scene to film.

-   [Loaded with sex, drugs and violence, the arty and stylish Cherrybomb was exactly the darker type of role which many fans had waited for, and when asked about the adult scenes, Rupert admitted] It's really hard. It's very hard to lose yourself in the moment and just kind of get absorbed by it because there's always going to be a big fat guy nearby holding a boom.

-   The truth is that Ron is my hero. He's always there for his friends - sometimes belligerently, but there nevertheless. He's also the comic relief in stressful situations; the funny guy with a great one-liner. And no matter how scared he may be, he will put aside his fears to support and protect the people he loves. To me, that represents true courage.

-   (April 2004) Filming _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)_ (qv).

-   (June 2005) Currently filming the movie _Driving Lessons (2006)_ (qv) co-starring fellow "Harry Potter" star 'Julie Walters (I)'.

-   (February 2006) Filming _Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)_ (qv).

-   (October 2007) Currently filming _Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)_ (qv).

-   (August 2008) Filming _Cherrybomb (2009)_ (qv).

-   (September 2008) Filming _Wild Target (2009)_ (qv) with 'Emily Blunt' (qv) and 'Bill Nighy' (qv).

-   (2009) Filming _Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)_ (qv).

-   (March 2011) Skjåk, Oppland, Norway: Filming Norwegian movie _Into the White (2012)_ (qv).

-   _Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)_ (qv) -> $ 4,000,000

-   _Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)_ (qv) -> $15,000,000

-   _Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)_ (qv) -> $15,000,000

-   "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 16 April 2010, Iss. 7335, pg. 14 - 15, by: James Mottram, "Rupert's magic world of hex, drugs and rock'n'roll"

-   "The Daily Telegraph" (UK), 17 January 2009, by: Richard Eden, "Emma Watson kiss worries Rupert Grint"

-   "Nickelodeon Magazine" (USA), August 2007, pg. 38, 39, "Casting Spells"

-   "Disney Adventures" (USA), August 2007, pg. 47, "Hogwarts Heroes and Villains!"

-   "Movie Magic Magazine" (USA), April 2007, pg. 34, "Rupert Grint Bringing Life to Ron Weasley"

-   "BeanoMAX - Comic Relief" (UK), 2007, pg. 30, "We Get Nosey With Weasley!"

-   "Radio Times" (UK), 16 December 2006, Vol. 331, Iss. 4315, pg. 28-30, by: Benji Wilson, "Driving Ahead"

-   "Widescreen" (Germany), 5 April 2006, Iss. 04/2006, pg. 57, by: Thomas Raab, "Den fünften Film mache ich noch"

-   "Disney Adventures" (USA), October 2005, pg. 39, "Hogwarts Report!"

-   "Yam Magazine" (Germany), July 2005, by: Diese Woche, "Talk Show"

-   "One Magazine" (France), February 2005, pg. 30, 31, "Rupert Grint"

-   "K-Zone Magazine" (Australia), December 2004, pg. 19, "Wizard Chat!"

-   "Idoles Magazine" (France), December 2004, pg. 10, by: Ellen Thompson, "Rupert Grint"

-   "Yam Magazine" (Germany), July 2004, pg. 17, "Ein Kleid machte mich zu Ron!"

-   "Nickelodeon" (USA), June 2004, pg. 54,55, "Hogwarts and All"

-   "The Sun" (UK), May 2004, "I had to hold hands and hug Hermione ... I'm awkward with romance"

-   "Nickelodeon" (USA), May 2004, "Harry Potter and the Chat With Nickelodeon"

-   "The Times Magazine" (UK), 6 November 2010, pg. 20-21, 23, 25, 27-28, by: Kate Muir (words) Jude Edginton (portraits), "Rupert Grint"

-   "Parade" (USA), 8 October 2006, pg. 26, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Rupert Grint"

-   "France Soir" (France), December 2004, "Harry Potter, ça Tourne!"

-   "The Guardian" (UK), 27 November 2004, "Here's Looking at You, Kids"

-   "TVFilm" (Netherlands), 19 December 2009, Vol. 26, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

-   "Teen Vogue" (France), June 2004, pg. 133,134,135,136

-   "YM Magazine" (USA), 2004, pg. 106,107,108,109, by: Aly Gazan, "Making Magic"

-   "The Times Magazine" (UK), 6 November 2010

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 17 July 2009

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 6 April 2007

-   "Total Star" (France), January 2005

-   "The Movies-Show Magazine" (China), November 2004

-   "English Square Magazine" (China), November 2004

-   "K-Zone Magazine" (Philippines), October 2004

-   "Tiki Mag" (France), 18 June 2004

-   "The Magazine" (Canada), June 2004

-   "Preview" (Germany), June 2004

-   "One" (Germany), June 2004

-   "Set Especial" (Brazil), June 2004

-   "Movie Magic" (USA), May 2004

-   "Nickelodeon" (USA), May 2004

-   "Smack!" (Brazil), May 2004, Iss. 2

-   "Tele Magazine" (France), 13 December 2003

-   "The Magazine" (Canada), November 2002

-   "TV Guide" (USA), November 2001

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  1. "Biography" (1987) {Harry Potter Kids}
  2. CBGB (2013)
  3. Cross Country (2013)
  4. Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're the One (2013)
  5. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (2013)
  6. Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up (2012) (V)
  7. Hot Spots 2012 (2012) (TV)
  8. Into the White (2012)
  9. We Are Aliens (2012)
  10. "American Dad!" (2005) {Killer Vacation (#8.2)}
  11. "Janela Indiscreta" (2010) {(#1.113)}
  12. 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments (2011) (TV)
  13. Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution (2011) (V)
  14. Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 6: Magical Effects (2011) (V)
  15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011) (VG)
  17. "1st Look" (2011) {Harry Potter (#1.5)}
  18. "Acesso MTV" (2009) {(2011-07-12)}
  19. "Come Fly with Me" (2010) {(#1.3)}
  20. "Daybreak" (2010) {(2011-07-06)}
  21. "Días de cine" (1991) {(2011-07-14)}
  22. "El hormiguero" (2006) {(2011-06-29)}
  23. "Janela Indiscreta" (2010) {(#1.73)}
  24. "Made in Hollywood" (2005) {(#6.32)}
  25. "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition" (2006) {Creative Team Behind 'Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2' (#6.8)}
  26. "The Big Picture" (2011) {(#1.5)}
  27. "Today" (1952) {(2011-11-11)}
  28. "Visionado obligado" (2011) {A Serbian Film (#1.1)}
  29. "Visionado obligado" (2011) {Capturing the Friedmans (#1.10)}
  30. Big Movie Premiere: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 (2010) (TV)
  31. Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 3: Creatures (2010) (V)
  32. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  33. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010) (VG)
  34. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (2010)
  35. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (2010) (VG)
  36. "Cinema 3" (1984) {(2010-11-20)}
  37. "Días de cine" (1991) {(2010-11-11)}
  38. "Días de cine" (1991) {(2010-11-18)}
  39. "ITV at the Movies" (2005) {(#7.7)}
  40. "Justin Lee Collins: Good Times" (2010) {(#1.5)}
  41. "Live from Studio Five" (2009) {(#1.133)}
  42. "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1988) {(2010-11-15)}
  43. "Made in Hollywood" (2005) {(#6.7)}
  44. "The 5 O'Clock Show" (2010) {(#1.19)}
  45. "The 7PM Project" (2009) {(#1.333)}
  46. "The X Factor" (2004) {(#7.21)}
  47. "The Xtra Factor" (2004) {(#7.25)}
  48. "Today" (1952) {(2010-06-18)}
  49. "Top Gear" (2002) {(#15.3)}
  50. 2009 MTV Movie Awards (2009) (TV)
  51. Cherrybomb (2009)
  52. Comic Relief 2009 (2009) (TV)
  53. Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins (2009) (V)
  54. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  55. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) (VG)
  56. Wild Target (2009)
  57. "Días de cine" (1991) {(2009-07-09)}
  58. "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) {(2009-05-21)}
  59. "GMTV" (1993) {(2009-07-07)}
  60. "Go' aften Danmark" (2002) {(2009-11-16)}
  61. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince}
  62. "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1988) {(2009-07-09)}
  63. "Rove Live" (2000) {(#10.21)}
  64. "Xposé" (2007) {(#3.205)}
  65. "Ace of Cakes" (2006) {The Harry Potter Cake (#4.1)}
  66. "Happy Hour" (2007) {(#2.12)}
  67. Achter de schermen bij 'Harry Potter en de orde van de feniks' (2007) (TV)
  68. Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous (2007) (TV)
  69. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  70. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) (VG)
  71. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Challenge (2007) (VG)
  72. The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter (2007) (TV)
  73. The National Movie Awards (2007) (TV)
  74. "British Film Forever" (2007) {Magic, Murder and Monsters: The Story of British Horror and Fantasy (#1.5)}
  75. "Cartelera" (1994) {(2007-07-07)}
  76. "HBO First Look" (1992) {'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix': Fulfilling a Prophecy (#14.15)}
  77. "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1988) {(2007-07-20)}
  78. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005) {(#4.107)}
  79. Conversations with the Cast (2006) (V)
  80. Driving Lessons (2006)
  81. Harry vs. the Horntail: The First Task (2006) (V)
  82. Preparing for the Yule Ball (2006) (V)
  83. Reflections on the Fourth Film (2006) (V)
  84. Sport Relief 2006 (2006) (TV)
  85. The Children's Party at the Palace (2006) (TV)
  86. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2006) (TV)
  87. "Getaway" (1992) {(#15.7)}
  88. "Secret's Out" (2006) {Driving Lessons (#1.4)}
  89. 'Harry Potter': Behind the Magic (2005) (TV)
  90. An Audience with Al Murray (2005) (TV)
  91. Best Ever Family Films (2005) (TV)
  92. Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005) (TV)
  93. Generation Fame (2005) (TV)
  94. Happy Birthday, Peter Pan (2005) (TV)
  95. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  96. Inside 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (2005) (TV)
  97. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV)
  98. "Comic Relief in da Bungalow" (2005) {(#1.1)}
  99. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2005-11-07)}
  100. "GMTV" (1993) {(2005-11-11)}
  101. "HBO First Look" (1992) {'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire': Dark Matters, New Masters (#12.26)}
  102. "Ministry of Mayhem" (2004) {(2005-10-29)}
  103. "Phénomania" (2005) {Harry Potter: Explication d'un succès}
  104. "Planet Voice" (2004) {Planet Potter}
  105. Care of Magical Creatures (2004) (V)
  106. Conjuring a Scene (2004) (V)
  107. Creating the Vision (2004) (V)
  108. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  109. Head to Shrunken Head (2004) (V)
  110. Nick Takes Over the Superbowl (2004) (TV)
  111. "Cartoon Cartoon Fridays" (2000) {Fridays Goes to the Premiere of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#1.36)}
  112. "GMTV" (1993) {(2004-11-19)}
  113. "HBO First Look" (1992) {'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban': Something Wicked this Way Comes (#11.12)}
  114. "Ministry of Mayhem" (2004) {(2004-05-29)}
  115. "Ministry of Mayhem" (2004) {(2004-11-20)}
  116. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2004-05-27)}
  117. "Total Request Live" (2003) {(2004-05-28)}
  118. Build a Scene (2003) (V)
  119. Interviews with Professors & More (2003) (V)
  120. Interviews with Students (2003) (V)
  121. "E! News Daily" (1996) {(2003-11-13)}
  122. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  123. Thunderpants (2002)
  124. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (#9.18)}
  125. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) {(2002-10-29)}
  126. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#10.186)}
  127. 'Harry Potter': Behind the Magic (2001) (TV)
  128. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  129. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (#8.18)}
  130. "Omnibus" (1967) {J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and Me (#35.17)}
  131. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(2001-11-14)}