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.
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'.
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.
Shia LaBeouf is well-cast in this freewheeling combination of comedy, romance and action. He plays a scruffy guy with no plans and nothing to lose, lost in a strange culture while falling in love with the wrong woman. It's not a particularly original premise, and much of what happens feels wildly improbable, but the characters and situations are so entertaining that we can't help but hold on for the ride.
It opens in Chicago, where Charlie (LaBeouf) watches helplessly as his mother (Melissa Leo) dies in hospital, asking her what he should do next. Then there she is appearing to him, telling him to visit Bucharest. "That's weirdly specific," he replies, but he follows her advice, and on the flight over has another encounter with a dead person. This one asks him to look up his daughter Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood) and give her a message. Of course, Charlie is instantly smitten, but tries to ignore the fact that Gabi's psychopathic husband Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen) looks easily capable of murder. As does the mobster club owner Darko (Til Schweiger) Charlie has a run in with while out on the town with his youth hostel roommates, two chucklehead Brits (Rupert Grint and James Buckley).
As the title suggests, Charlie feels like death is inevitable for him, especially now that he seems to have caught whatever that kid from The Sixth Sense had. LaBeouf gives Charlie just the right mix of hapless loser and quick-thinking resourcefulness, and his chemistry with Wood is tetchy and fun to watch. Meanwhile, the scene-stealing supporting stars Mikkelsen, Schweiger, Grint and Buckley add a terrific mixture of comedy silliness and dark peril. This seems to be director Fredrik Bond's main goal here: to blend genres from grim drama to sweet romance to goofy slapstick to Taken-style action violence.
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J.K. Rowling's latest addition to Harry Potter website 'Pottermore' has once again sparked interest in the possibility of another film. Unfortunately, another Harry Potter movie is unlikely and here are five reasons why!
J.K. Rowling's short story prompted wide spread speculation about the possibility of a new film.
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Harry Potter is an Auror; Ron Weasley helps George run Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes; and Hermione Granger is big in the Ministry of Magic. J.K. Rowling has released a short story in the form of a Daily Prophet article in which she imagines how Dumbledore's army are aged 34.
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.
Jk Rowling has written a short story about the famous trio aged 34.
The story is written from the viewpoint of Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter who continues to meddle and gossip monger. Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley are all attending the Quidditch World Cup Final in the Patagonian Desert where Skeeter is celebrity spotting. The four friends and now couples are still hugely popular and Skeeter reports how large crowds have turned out to see them.
The 'Harry Potter' star will be continuing his stage career with a new Broadway role.
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 on Terrance McNally's famed production, according to Variety.
It was only last year that the Thunderpants film star made his stage debut, in the West End revival of Mojo, but it looks like he has been fast-tracked to the most prestigious theatre circuit in the world with his latest role.
The 25 year-old English star will be joining an A-list cast that includes Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, Megan Mullally, F. Murrary Abraham and newcomer Micah Stock. Playing for a limited 17 weeks, the show will reportedly see Grint star as Frank Finger, the director of a new play.
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