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Rupert Grint
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Grint in 2018
Born
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint

24 August 1988 (1988-08-24) (age 31)
Harlow, Essex, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
Years active 2000–present
Known for
  • Ron Weasley in Harry Potter
  • Charlie Cavendish-Scott in Snatch
Partner(s) Georgia Groome (2011–present)
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Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor and producer. He rose to prominence for his portrayal of Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age of 11, having previously acted only in school plays and at his local theatre group. From 2001 to 2011, he starred in all eight Harry Potter films.

Beginning in 2002, Grint began to work outside of the Harry Potter franchise, playing a co-leading role in Thunderpants. He has had starring roles in Driving Lessons, a dramedy released in 2006, and Cherrybomb, a drama film of limited release in 2010. Grint co-starred with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt in Wild Target, a comedy. His first film project following the end of the Harry Potter series was the 2012 anti-war film, Into the White, in which he has a supporting role. In 2013, Grint's new film CBGB was released and he was cast in CBS's new show Super Clyde. Grint made his stage debut in Jez Butterworth's Mojo in October 2013 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. In 2014 he voiced the character of Josh in Postman Pat: The Movie, and in 2017, he starred in and was executive producer of the television series Snatch, based on the film of the same name.

Personal life

Grint is involved with various charities, having donated items such as clothes to charity auctions, as well as participating in the Wacky Rally in 2010 (with James and Oliver Phelps), which raised money for Britain's Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He was one of more than 40 participants to produce designs for Chrysalis Collection for Keech Hospice Care in Luton. His piece, a painted butterfly, was auctioned on eBay in March 2010.

In May 2011, along with other celebrities, Grint took part in the ad campaign for "Make Mine Milk" to promote drinking milk daily. His ads could be seen on the sides of thousands of buses and posters across the United Kingdom. Grint supports Little Star Award since 2011 in support of Cancer Research UK. "I think that it's wonderful that Cancer Research UK is helping to bring a little bit of magic to the children's lives in this way," said Grint.

In 2012, as part of the London Olympics, Rupert participated in the Olympic torch relay and carried the torch through Hendon in North West London to outside Middlesex University.

Grint is in a relationship with actress Georgia Groome since 2011. In April 2020, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child together. In May 2020, Groome gave birth to their daughter.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Director(s)
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Ron Weasley Chris Columbus
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Thunderpants Alan A. Allen Peter Hewitt
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ron Weasley Alfonso Cuarón
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Mike Newell
2006 Driving Lessons Ben Marshall Jeremy Brock
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ron Weasley David Yates
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2010 Cherrybomb Malachy McKinney Glenn Leyburn & Lisa Barros D'Sa
Wild Target Tony Jonathan Lynn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Ron Weasley David Yates
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2012 Cross of Honour Gunner Robert Smith Petter Næss
2013 The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Karl Fredrik Bond
CBGB Cheetah Chrome Randall Miller
The Unbeatables Amadeo (voice) Juan José Campanella
2014 Postman Pat: The Movie Josh (voice) Mike Disa
2015 Moonwalkers Jonny Antoine Bardou-Jacquet

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Happy Birthday Peter Pan Peter Pan (voice) TV documentary special
2010 Come Fly with Me Himself BBC One mockumentary television comedy series, one episode
2012 American Dad! Liam (voice) Episode: "Killer Vacation"
2016 Tracey Ullman's Show Himself 1 episode
2017–present Sick Note Daniel Glass Series (Sky One)
2017–2018 Snatch Charlie Cavendish Series (Sony Pictures Television)
2017 Urban Myths August "Gustl" Kubizek Episode: "Adolf the Artist"
2018 The ABC Murders Inspector Crome TV mini-series
2019–present Servant Julian Pearce Series (Apple TV+)

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ron Weasley (voice)
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mojo Sweets Stage production at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
2014 It's Only a Play Frank Finger Stage production at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway

Music

Year Title Format Notes
2011 "Lego House" Music Video Song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran
2012 "Over the Rainbow" Song Into the White Soundtrack
2014 "Struck by Lightning" Postman Pat: The Movie Soundtrack

Other roles

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Baggy Trousers Molesworth Series, BBC Radio 4
2012 We Are Aliens Narrator The National Space Centre's Show

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
2002 Satellite Award Outstanding New Talent Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Won
Young Artist Award Most Promising Young Newcomer Won
Best Ensemble in a Feature Film (Shared with Emma Watson and Tom Felton) Nominated
2006 2006 MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team (shared with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nominated
2007 National Movie Award Best Performance by a Male Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Nominated
2009 Portrait Choice Award Best Male Movie Performance Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated
2009 Scream Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Ensemble Won
2010 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards Best British Actor Nominated
Otto Award Movie Star Won
36th People's Choice Awards Favorite On-Screen Team Nominated
2011 National Movie Awards Performance of the Year Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Nominated
2011 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight (Shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Arben Bajraktaraj and Rod Hunt) Nominated
2011 Scream Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards Best British Actor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Won
IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble Performance Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Nominated
2012 38th People's Choice Awards Favorite Movie Ensemble Won
Favourite Film Star (under 25) Nominated
2012 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss (Shared With Emma Watson) Nominated
Best Cast (Shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Tom Felton) Won
2014 WhatsOnStage Awards Best London Newcomer of the Year Mojo Won
2018 National Film Awards UK Best Actor Snatch Nominated
IARA Awards Best Young Actor Nominated

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