Rupert Grint

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Rupert Grint (born 24.08.1988)
Rupert Grint is an English actor most famous for playing the role of Ron Weasley in the 'Harry Potter' film series based on the books by JK Rowling.

Rupert Grint: Childhood
Rupert Grint was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. His parents are Joanna, a housewife, and Nigel Grint, a dealer of memorabilia.
He attended St Joseph's Primary School in Hertford and began performing in school plays. He then started attending a theatre group called Top Hat Stage and Screen School and later went to Richard Hale School but left at 16.

Rupert Grint: Acting career
Rupert Grint appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', the first instalment in the book to film series, in 2001 aged 11. He was cast alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson after sending in a video of himself performing a rap about wanting to receive the part. The film was the highest grossing of the year and totalled $974 million in theatres.
He subsequently appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' in 2002, '. the Prisoner of Azkaban' directed by Alfonso Cuarón in 2004 and '. the Goblet of Fire' directed by Mike Newell in 2005 before David Yates took over direction in 2007's '. the Order of the Phoenix', '. the Half-Blood Prince' in 2009 and '. the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2' in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
He has won several awards for 'Harry Potter' including an Otto Award and a Young Artist Award.
In 2002, he starred in the family comedy 'Thunderpants' opposite Bruce Cook.
2006, saw him opposite Julie Walters (who plays his onscreen mother in 'Harry Potter') and Tamsin Egerton in the comedy drama 'Driving Lessons'.
In 2010, he appeared in the thriller 'Cherrybomb' opposite Kimberley Nixon and also 'Wild Target' alongside Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy. Neither film was very well-received.
In 2011, he made a cameo in 'Little Britain' stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams' new BBC comedy 'Come Fly with Me'. That year also saw him cast in Norwegian World War II film 'Into the White'.
As well as that, he was announced to voice Postman Pat in 'Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're The One' with David Tennant, Stephen Mangan and Jim Broadbent. He also stars in a music video for Ed Sheeran as an obsessed fan in 'Lego House'.

Rupert Grint: Personal life
Rupert Grint was allegedly dating 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging' star Georgia Groome in 2011 though it remains unconfirmed.
He is afraid of spiders just like his 'Harry Potter' character.
He owns an ice-cream van.
He supports the British football team is a Tottenham Hotspurs.
He carried the Olympic torch during the London Olympic Torch Relay in 2012.
He has got involved with various charities including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution which involved taking part in 2010's Wacky Rally with his onscreen twin brothers James and Oliver Phelps, and Keech Hospice Care for which he auctioned a butterfly design on eBay.
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16 Years After Voldemort's Defeat, J.K. Rowling Reveals What Harry Potter Is Like Aged 34

8th July 2014 -

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J.K. Rowling has released a short 1500 word story on Pottermore detailing the lives of Harry Potter and the rest of the Hogwarts gang 16 years after they defeated Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters....

Rupert Grint Is Broadway-Bound With 'It's Only A Play' Role

18th June 2014 -

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Rupert Grint is to make his debut on Broadway in a play called It's Only A Play. The former Harry Potter star is the latest actor to sign on to director Jack O'Brien's star-studded take...

'Harry Potter' Star Rupert Grint Set For Broadway Debut In 'It's Only A Play'

18th June 2014 -

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Another star from the 'Harry Potter' film franchise is heading for a New York City stage.Rupert Grint, known for playing Ron Weasley, is set to make his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally's comedy 'It's Only...

Where Are The 'Harry Potter' Stars Now?

3rd April 2014 -

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News that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to be made into a film trilogy may be the best thing we’ve ever heard. The Harry Potter spin-off will be written by J.K. Rowling...

Postman Pat: The Movie

1st April 2014 -

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Pat Clifton has long nursed a passion for delivering mail as the much-loved postman of Greendale; his generosity and determination making him one of the most efficient mailmen in the country. What most people don't...

JK Rowling Writes Harry Potter Quidditch History Post On Pottermore Site

14th March 2014 -

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JK Rowling has added to her already extensive Harry Potter universe by writing a new post for her fansite, Pottermore.com. Rowling may have already written all the Potter books she intends to but that doesn't...

A Frankenstein-Haired Daniel Radcliffe Collects Theatre Award

25th February 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe said he was “deeply honoured” to pick up the best actor award at the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards in London last night – an evening which saw the Harry Potter actor reunite with his...

'Postman Pat: The Movie' Delivers A Cracking British Cast In A Starry New Adventure [Trailer]

4th February 2014 -

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The well-loved British children's programme, Postman Pat, is being turned into a new movie that will bring the stop motion techniques employed in the series into the 21st century with 3D animation. The show, which...

Postman Pat: The Movie

4th February 2014 -

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Pat Clifton is well-known in the village of Greendale for, not only his prompt and polite deliveries having been in the postal business for many years, but for frequently taking it upon himself to help...

JK Rowling Concedes Ron and Hermione's Relationship Made Little Sense

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JK Rowling has spoken frankly about the relationship of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter books, admitting for the first time that the romance made little sense and was invented "for very...

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One Direction Are Officially The Richest Youngsters In Britain

22nd October 2013 -

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One Direction really do have everything after all. In a recently compiled list by Heat Magazine, the boy were revealed as the highest earning entertainment stars under-30's in the UK, with a combined worth of...

From Potter to Poet - Daniel Radcliffe is Officially 'Grown Up'

18th October 2013 -

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It’s one of the most widely reported coming of age stories in the media today, Daniel Radcliffe’s. It was almost impossible to see him prevail in high-drama roles when he was prancing around Hogwarts in...

Charlie Countryman

16th October 2013 -

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Charlie Countryman is a regular guy who is prompted to travel to Bucharest in Romania after experiencing a vision of his deceased mother. However, along the way, fate intervenes when a middle-aged man dies in...

Exactly How Many Harry Potter Spin Offs Are There Going to Be!?

30th September 2013 -

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We get the idea: when you’ve got one of the highest grossing movies of all time under your control, it would be foolish not to milk it a bit. But with Warner Bros. trademarking yet...

A Week In Movies: Gravity bows in Venice, One Direction takes to cinemas, all-star film explores JFK's death

30th August 2013 -

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George Clooney and Sandra Bullock brought their star power to opening night at the 70th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The event launched with the world premiere of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, and the critical buzz...

“50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom" - Rupert Grint Stars in CBGB [Trailer + Pictures]

28th August 2013 -

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The highly anticipated movie surrounding New York’s infamous CBGB club is getting closer, and we’ve got some fantastic film stills to whet your punk-rock appetite. Rupert Grint stars alongside his Harry Potter nemsis Alan Rickman...

CBGB

27th August 2013 -

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In 1973, New York nightclub CBGB opened as a venue for Country, BlueGrass and Blues acts led by music entrepreneur Hilly Kristal. However, it soon became clear that that wasn't the way the music scene...

Rupert Grint To Make West End Debut Alongside Ben Whishaw

26th July 2013 -

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Rupert Grint, AKA Ron Weasley, will be putting his Potter days behind him as he makes his stage debut on the West End. The prestigious theatre circuit will be a baptism of fire for the...

J.K. Rowling Published 'The Cuckoo's Calling' Under A "Liberating" Pseudonym

15th July 2013 -

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J.K. Rowling, author of the hugely popular Harry Potter series, admitted she had published a detective novel under the pseudonym 'Robert Galbraith'. Her announcement was made on Sunday 14th July after a newspaper followed...

Rory Kinnear, A Time Lord? Apparently He's Been Offered Doctor Who Role...

10th June 2013 -

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Rory Kinnear, 35, has apparently been offered the titular role in BBC's long-running sci-fi drama Doctor Who,causing betting agents Ladbrokes to close down bets after an influx of bets caused his odds to rise to...

WHO Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!

4th June 2013 -

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Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation...

First CGBG Movie Shots Revealed [Pictures]

2nd May 2013 -

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The first pictures of the potentially dodgy looking CBGB movie have been revealed, showing the film's stars filming in the specially built CBGBs nightclub set up. Obviously the most notable star here is Malin Akerman...

Rupert Grint Stars In New World War II Drama 'Into The White' (Trailer)

27th March 2013 -

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As Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe climb to ever higher rungs on the ladder of Hollywood film cred, Rupert Grint’s post-Harry Potter career has faltered, in comparison, thus far. Into The White, then, marks a...

Into The White

27th March 2013 -

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It's World War II and the German and British armies are firmly engaged in combat. However, when a group of Germans find themselves and their shot down aircraft stranded in the freezing temperatures of the...

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Are Expanding Their Careers Since the End of Harry Potter Series

3rd March 2013 -

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Daniel Radcliffe's naturally creepy pallor makes him ideal for horror and thriller movies. Having played the lead in The Woman in Black, he's now set to appear in a new adaptation of the classic 19th...

Congratulations One Direction, You're now worth £26 Million

23rd October 2012 -

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The members of One Direction have displaced the likes of Adele, Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis in the annual list of Britain's richest under-30s. Though we've no idea how Heat magazine managed to get hold...

Rupert Grint: 'I Stole Harry Potter Film Prop'

16th November 2011 -

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Harry Potter star Rupert Grint (Cherrybomb; Driving Lessons; Thunderpants) takes part in an interview from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida on Nov. 12 in celebration of the DVD/Blu-ray...

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