Biography of Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint is a British actor best known for his starring role as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. Having become a millionaire at 16, he did not quit acting and, although he did not achieve the same heights as his former colleagues Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, he continues to delight fans with new images.
Pictured: Rupert Grint
Childhood and family
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born on August 24, 1988 in the small town of Harlow (Essex). The boy’s father, Nigel Grint, owned a gift shop. Mother, Joanna Parsons, led the household, raised Rupert, his younger sisters Georgina, Samantha and Charlotte and brother James. In 2000, his parents divorced.
Rupert Grint as a child
Before school, Rupert dreamed of becoming an ice cream seller, but already in elementary school. Saint Joseph became interested in amateur performances and began to dream about the theater. At eleven, he learned about the recruitment of young actors for the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel about the adventures of Harry Potter. It was the boy’s favorite book, and, of course, he did not miss the unique opportunity to participate in the casting. Rupert recorded a rap song that tried to convey how much he wanted to be in this movie and sent it to the studio.
Rupert Grint with sisters and brother
The boy received an invitation and went to audition. Only British schoolchildren aged 9 to 11 were considered as candidates, who were asked to read aloud a page of Harry Potter of their own choice. The next stage of the selection was the scene-improvisation “Arrival at the school of magic”, and in conclusion, the applicants played out several pages from the script.
Rupert knew the book by heart and was a fan of Ron Weasley. Like his favorite hero, he adored sweets and was terrified of spiders, and tousled red hair completed the complete resemblance. And a miracle happened – out of hundreds of applicants for this role, it was he who was chosen, and Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson played Harry Potter and Hermione.
Initially, the film was supposed to be directed by the famous Steven Spielberg, but after several months of negotiations, he refused to work. The place in the director’s chair was taken by Chris Columbus, known for such wonderful comedies as Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Mrs. Doubtfire and Nine Months.
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in 2001, earned more than $ 1 billion at the worldwide box office and became the second highest-grossing film on the planet after “Titanic”. The picture was nominated for an Oscar three times and collected a whole collection of prestigious awards, inspiring its creators to shoot the sequel.
The role of Ron Weasley overnight turned him into a world-class movie star and brought him 125 thousand dollars. And for the entire “Potterian” young non-professional actor earned 35 million.
Rupert Greene in the first and last part of “Harry Potter”
At first, Rupert did not know at all how to behave in the frame, but by the end of the filming of the first part, he was already fully accustomed to the set. In 2002, the screens released the second part – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, which was waiting for the same stunning success. It was in this film that the famous spider scene was filmed, which Grint could not bring himself to watch.
The last part of “Harry Potter” was released in 2011, after which the film crew went their separate ways, but the trinity of the main actors maintained a close friendship.
On the set
Other film roles
In parallel, the young man received offers from other directors. In 2002, Peter Hewitt’s funny comedy “Thunder in the Pants” was released, in which Rupert played a little crazy red-haired prodigy Alan, a friend of the protagonist.
Rupert Grint in Thunder in the Pants
A couple of years later, Grint, along with Laura Grinney, who played his mother in “Potterian”, appeared in Jeremy Brock’s family drama “Driving Lessons”. The young man was not yet sixteen years old, so all the driving scenes had to be filmed on private country roads. A touching story about friendship between a shy teenager and an elderly eccentric actress was shown at the Moscow International Film Festival and won a number of prestigious awards and prizes.
Shot from the film “Driving Lessons”
At the age of sixteen, Rupert left school to devote himself entirely to his acting career. By that time, the third and fourth parts of Harry Potter had already been released, and much more eminent colleagues could envy the young actor’s earnings. For the fifth part of the “Potteriana” he was paid four million dollars, and after filming ended, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were honored to leave their handprints on the famous Avenue of Stars in Hollywood. In the same year, Rupert was ranked sixteenth in the world’s top 20 actors under 25.
Potter Stars on the Walk of Fame
In 2009, Grint appeared in Cherry Bomb, where he played a teenager in love with the same girl as his best friend. To prove to the beauty the strength of their feelings, the guys had a noisy party in a sports club closed for the night, which ended not quite the way they imagined it. The film received a mixed reaction from the audience due to the abundance of scenes with marijuana smoking, car thefts and other illegal activities, which were subjected to strong public condemnation.
Frame from the film “Cherry Bomb”
In 2010, the filmography of the young actor was replenished with the comedy The Wild Thing, where Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt became his on-screen partners. At the same time, the final parts of the “Potterians” – the first and second “Deathly Hallows” – were released, for which Rupert was paid $ 30 million.
Frame from the film “Wild Thing”
Earning fabulous money, Grint did not deny himself anything and even realized his childhood dream by buying an ice cream delivery truck. On it, he traveled around the city and treated everyone, and also organized his own mini-zoo, in which pygmy donkeys, llamas and peacocks walked around. The actor did not forget about charity, donating impressive amounts to various funds and participating in special auctions.
Rupert Grint and his ice cream truck
In 2012, the military drama “In White Captivity” was released, based on real events. This is a story about the crews of English and German combat aircraft, trapped together in snow captivity in an abandoned hunting lodge. To survive, the opponents become allies, and when they were discovered by the Norwegian ski patrol, the British pilots stood up for their comrades in misfortune and thus saved them from execution. Rupert played the role of gunner Robert Smith.
On the set of the film “In White Captivity”
In 2013, Grint’s filmography was replenished with the thriller A Dangerous Illusion, where Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen and Til Schweiger starred with him. And in 2015, the actor appeared in the comedy action movie Moon Scam, where Ron Perlman and Robert Sheehan became his partners.
Rupert Grint’s £6 million mansion
In March 2017, the audience saw Grint in the TV series Snatch, where he got one of the key roles. The serial tape is based on the Guy Ritchie film of the same name with a reference to other works of the director. Rupert played a rich “major” who dreams of doing a serious criminal business, but does not have enough grip to compete with seasoned authorities. In this picture, the actor first tried himself as a producer.
Rupert Grint on the set of Snatch
Grint played another major role in the series Due to Sickness, which aired in November 2017. He played the loser Daniel Glass, who is chronically unlucky in life. But having learned about his terrible diagnosis, those around him begin to treat him differently, and when it turns out that there was a mistake and he is healthy, the young man continues to pretend to be terminally ill. In parallel, Rupert starred in the comedy mini-series Urban Legends, built on stories that happen or could happen to some famous personalities.
Shot from the TV series “Due to illness”
In 2018, photos of the actor appeared on the network, in which drastic changes took place in his appearance. His rebellious red hair began to comb back smoothly, and most importantly, Rupert grew a mustache and began to dress in classic three-piece suits instead of jeans and sweatshirts. It turned out that this is a new image for the series “The Alphabet Murders”, based on the works of Agatha Christie. In it, Rupert played Inspector Krom and received a fee of $ 28 million for this role.
Shot from the TV series “Alafvit Murders”
In 2023, Grint worked on the multi-episode mystical thriller House with Servants, in which he played the brother of the main character. According to the plot, a young woman loses a three-month-old baby and, in order to alleviate her suffering, her husband puts a doll in the cradle, which suddenly comes to life. The first season was released in November 2019, the second was delayed a little due to the pandemic and was shown in January 2023. The third part of this chilling story was also promised – the audience was looking forward to continuing, as evidenced by the high ratings of the series.
Rupert Grint in the series Servant
Personal life of Rupert Grint
For a long time, Rupert was credited with an affair with actress Emma Watson, his co-star in Harry Potter. But he insists with enviable persistence that only strong friendships that have developed over ten years of joint work connect him with the girl.
Nothing happened between Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
But with actress Kathy Lewis, whom he met in 2004, they really had a fairly long romance. They became close because of their passion for music, besides, shortly before their meeting, Katie got rid of drug addiction, and Rupert considered it his duty to support her friend during this difficult period for her.
Their relationship lasted four years, after which Grint began dating British singer Lily Allen. They met at the premiere of the fifth part of “Harry Potter” and for some time looked closely at each other, trying not to advertise the novel. Lily at that time also had a difficult period in her life – the girl broke up with her previous boyfriend and lost her child. Rupert did his best to support his friend and provide a strong strong shoulder, which she then so badly needed.
Pictured: Lily Allen
The actor’s next passion was actress Kimberly Nixon, his partner in the film Cherry Bomb. Their passionate romance, which originated on the set, gradually spilled over into real life, but did not last long and soon faded away.
Rupert Green and Kimberly Nixon
In 2011, Grint began dating actress Georgia Groom, traditionally not making the relationship public. Seven years later, Rupert’s observant followers on Twitter found identical rings on the hands of a couple, from which they concluded that the lovers entered into an official marriage.
Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome
In May 2023, Grint became a father for the first time – Georgia gave him a daughter, who was named the unusual name Wensdy (Wednesday). For the sake of this happy event, Rupert finally started an Instagram page to be able to share the brightest moments of his life with fans.
Rupert Grint now
In early 2023, Rupert Grint told the Daily Mail that he plans to end his acting career. This step was motivated by the birth of his daughter. Rupert admitted that popularity has always bothered him, and instead of acting, he wants to do something applied: he is fond of carpentry and ceramics.
Rupert Grint has decided to end his acting career
However, for the special issue, timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film, Rupert made an exception. It is noteworthy that JK Rowling was not invited to the shooting due to recent statements about transgender people (the writer criticized an article in which women were called “menstruating people”). Rupert, like Emma and Daniel, did not support Rowling:
I think she’s incredibly talented and I really think her books are brilliant. But I think that you can have great respect for someone and at the same time not share that person’s views. Actually, I am not an authority on this issue, but I think that out of respect for people, we should protect and support trans people.
In addition, Rupert will appear in Guillermo del Toro’s TV series The Cabinet of Rarities.