Happy Birthday Rupert Grint!
August 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am
We wish Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint a very Happy Birthday.
Rupert Grint was an avid fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series, so when he heard about an open casting call for the film adaptation, he decided to audition for Harry Potter's redheaded best friend, Ron Weasley. At the age of 10, he landed the part and portrayed Ron in all of the sequels. Grint also starred in the 2002 comedy Thunderpants and continues to act.
Actor. Born August 24, 1988, in Hertfordshire, England. Rupert Grint's father, Nigel Grint, is a racing memorabilia dealer, and his mother, Jo Grint, is a homemaker. Rupert Grint says that his first ambition in life was to become an ice cream man.Unlike his onscreen persona, Ron Weasley, Grint was a well-behaved child who never showed much inclination toward mischief.
Grint attended the Richard Hale Secondary School in Hertfordshire. As a schoolboy, he gained a lot of attention for his unruly bright red hair. His great-grandfather nicknamed him "Copper Knob," and his friends at school called him "Ginge" (short for "ginger," British slang for redhead). Grint was an avid fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potterbook series, so when he heard about an open casting call for the film adaptation, he decided to audition for the part of Harry Potter's redheaded best friend, Ronald Weasley. At the time, Grint's only acting experience had been in a handful of school plays, including one performance as a fish in a play about Noah's ark. Despite his lack of acting experience, Grint pulled out all the stops to land the part of Ron Weasley.His comic self-marketing paid off and Grint became the envy of redheads worldwide when, at the age of 10, he landed the part of Ron Weasley, a leading role in one of the most anticipated film adaptations in history.
In addition to his work in the Harry Potter films, Grint has also appeared in several other film roles. He starred in the 2002 kid comedy Thunderpants, and appeared in the well-reviewed 2006 coming-of-age tale Driving Lessons, which Grint called the first grown-up thing that he had ever done. Grint then struck out into decidedly new territory with the 2009 film Cherrybomb, a less-than-wholesome story in which Grint plays a teenager experimenting with drugs, sex and violence. The film also includes Grint's first intimate bedroom scene.
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