Rupert Grint is an English actor and producer. He rose to prominence for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. He has appeared in a number of other films and television series, including Cherrybomb, Into the White, and Snatch. Grint has also starred in the stage productions of Mojo and Equus. He has been nominated for several awards, including a BAFTA Award and an MTV Movie Award.
Grint was born on August 24, 1988, in Harlow, Essex, England. His parents, Nigel and Joanne Grint, are both dentists. He has one older brother, Jamie, and two younger sisters, Georgina and Samantha. Grint was educated at Richard Hale School, a coeducational secondary school in Hertford. He began acting at a young age, appearing in school plays. He later attended the National Youth Theatre in London.
Grint’s first professional acting role was as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. He appeared in all eight films from 2001 to 2011. Grint’s performance in the series earned him critical acclaim and several awards. He has since appeared in a number of other films and television series, including Cherrybomb (2010), Into the White (2012), and Snatch (2017). Grint has also starred in the stage productions of Mojo (2013) and Equus (2014).
Grint has been nominated for several awards, including a BAFTA Award for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) and an MTV Movie Award for his work on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). His net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Grint has been in a relationship with actress Georgia Groome since 2011. The couple has one daughter, Wednesday G. Grint, born in 2020.
Date Of Birth
August 24, 1988
Richard Hale School
Nigel Grint, Joanne Grint
James Grint, Samantha Grint, Georgina Grint, Charlotte Grint
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding New Talent, Bravo Otto - Film Star - Male, WhatsOnStage Award for London Newcomer of the Year
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Star Under 25, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Moonwalkers, Harry Potter and the Order of...
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.
[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.
[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.
[When Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) started filming in late 2001, just three days after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (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, who's really funny, and more confident with the camera.
[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.
[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 is really cool, too.
[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.
[Refering to Emma Watson and her Table Tennis playing skills] We rarely play her now because it gets quite embarrassing.
[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."
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.
It's really weird to get recognized and people call you 'Ron.'
[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."
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.
Things at home didn't change much. I still have to clean my own room!
I've tried several disguises and stuff but that doesn't work. I do get recognised sometimes but it's cool,.
Fans asking for my autograph is really weird. It's hard to get used to.
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.
Oh, they're scary. To think that people are going to be playing with you! [About Harry Potter action figures]
Being famous is wicked, but it's better to be normal.
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!
[Answering to "Is Emma Watson actually bossy like Hermione?"] I'd tell you, but she'd hurt me.
Rupert's arachnophobia is so severe, he still hasn't been able to bring himself to watch the scenes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets which he shared with Aragog, an acromantula (giant spider) in the film, even though the spider is completely rendered in CGI. In fact, Grint's look of extreme fright and discomfort in those scenes wasn't from acting, that was his arachnophobia manifesting from the mere thought of there being a spider nearby, especially a giant one like Aragog.
He is of English and 1/8th Irish ancestry.
Is a supporter of English football team Tottenham Hotspur.
Skjåk, Oppland, Norway: Filming Norwegian movie Into the White (2012). [March 2011]
Currently filming the movie Driving Lessons (2006) co-starring fellow "Harry Potter" star 'Julie Walters (I)'. [June 2005]
Used to live in Cheryl Cole's old house in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Close friend of his Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton.
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, Grint bought a fully equipped van with all the traditional accoutrements (interview: Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #14.178 (2007)).
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
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.