Rupert Grint

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Date of Birth 24 August 1988, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK Birth Name Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Rupert Alexander Grint was born on August 24, 1988, in Hertfordshire, England, UK. Although only acting in one school play before being cast in the popular wizard series "Harry Potter," Rupert has already proved himself one of the most recognized actors on the big screen. When he heard that there were going to be auditions for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), he decided to try out for it. Unlike the other children who were auditioning, Rupert came in with hip-hop lyrics that promoted Ronald Weasley, the character for which he was auditioning, and was chosen soon afterward. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) was a big hit, as was the follow-up, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), and he has already filmed episode three, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), which was released on Friday, June 4, 2004. More recently, he finished filming the fourth movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). IMDb Mini Biography By: BarbieWelsh Trade Mark Red hair Trivia 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 Is arachnophobic Plays the guitar. He attends an all boys-school in his hometown. He likes all kinds of music, but his favorite is classic rock and roll. Favorite school subject is Chemistry. His favorite actor is Jim Carrey. He likes movies like Shrek (2001), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and Dumb & Dumber (1994). His favourite sport is football (soccer) Forgot to write the essay describing Ron Weasley to director Alfonso Cuarón because "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 can speak German, though only a little, such as numbers and little sentences. He had a role in A Cinderella Story (2004) but was forced to drop so he can be committed to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Bought a quad bike with his Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) earnings. He and his "Harry Potter" co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were named #9 on Entertainment Weekly's Best Entertainers of the Year, 2005. In an interview in 2001 on Nickelodeon with Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, he stated his favorite show was Spongebob Squarepants. 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. On an on-line poll for Popstar Magazine in 2007, he was ranked the number one international celebrity. Emma Roberts and Alexa Vega 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, as number 4 in his Top 5 Movie Couples list on Edith Bowman show. Personal Quotes [Answering to "Is Emma Watson 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) finished shooting, I had several hours of detention because I hadn't done my schoolwork." [Refering to Emma Watson 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. That was the only dancing experience I had, which was actually quite enough really. [about his dancing experience with Maggie Smith in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]

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Birth Name

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint

Birth Place

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Birth Date

8/24/1988
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Moonwalkers

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Driving Lessons

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Cherrybomb

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Postman Pat: The Movie

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Into The White

Gunner Robert Smith

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Charlie Countryman

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CBGB

Cheetah Chrome

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Thunderpants

Alan A. Allen

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Tea with the Dames

Ron Weasley (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

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Starring In
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Knock at the Cabin

Redmond

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

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Tea with the Dames

Ron Weasley (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Moonwalkers

Jonny

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Postman Pat: The Movie

Josh (voice)

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The Unbeatables

Amadeo (voice)

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Charlie Countryman

Karl

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CBGB

Cheetah Chrome

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Into The White

Gunner Robert Smith

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Ron Weasley

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Ron Weasley

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Wild Target

Tony

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Cherrybomb

Malachy

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Ron Weasley

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Ron Weasley

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Driving Lessons

Ben Marshall

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Ron Weasley

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Ron Weasley

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Thunderpants

Alan A. Allen

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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