Rupert Grint

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 24 August 1988, Harlow, Essex, England. 

Growing up in Hertfordshire with his parents Nigel and Joanne Grint along with his four siblings, Rupert Grint’spassion for performing arts blossomed at an early age. He attended Richard Hale School where he discovered his love for acting through school productions.

In 2000, at the  age of 11, Rupert auditioned for a role that would change his life forever – that of Ronald Weasley in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” His natural talent and undeniable chemistry with fellow actors Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) won him the part.

The Harry Potter film franchise became a global sensation over the next decade, propelling Rupert to international stardom. With each subsequent installment – from “Chamber of Secrets” to “Deathly Hallows Part 2” – he mesmerised audiences worldwide with his impeccable comedic timing and heartfelt performance as Ron Weasley.

After bidding farewell to Hogwarts in 2011 when filming concluded for the final film installment, Grint embarked on a journey to explore diverse roles outside of the wizarding world.

One notable role was Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in Sky One’s television series “Sick Note,” where he showcased his talent for dark comedy alongside co-stars Nick Frost and Don Johnson. Additionally, he portrayed Albert Narracott in West End theatre production “War Horse,” displaying great stage presence.

Beyond his acting career, Rupert Grint maintains a low-key personal life. Despite the fame and fortune that came with being part of one of the most successful film franchises in history, he has managed to keep a down-to-earth demeanor.

Outside of acting, Rupert is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. He supports various charitable causes such as Teenage Cancer Trust and Starlight Children’s Foundation, making a positive impact on the lives of young people facing health challenges.


Suggested viewing


Sick Note (2017)

Sick Note poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.8

Sick Note is a dark comedy TV series that revolves around Daniel, an unlucky man who fakes having cancer to avoid consequences. However, when his lie takes an unexpected turn and he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, chaos ensues as he tries to maintain the charade while dealing with eccentric colleagues and a dubious medical professional.

Top cast: Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, Marama Corlett, Karl Theobald, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Pippa Bennett-Warner.

Snatch (2017)

Snatch (2017) poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.9

Snatch is a TV series inspired by the 2000 film of the same name. Set in London’s criminal underworld, it follows a group of diverse characters who become entangled in a web of heists and double-crosses. With witty dialogue and unpredictable twists, the series explores themes of loyalty, greed, and survival.

Top cast: Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor, Juliet Aubrey, Tamer Hassan, Dougray Scott, Ed Westwick.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Daniel Radcliffe poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.6

Harry Potter, an orphan living with his cruel relatives, discovers he is a wizard on his eleventh birthday. Attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry befriends Ron and Hermione while uncovering the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths. Together, they face challenges to prevent the evil Lord Voldemort’s return.

Top cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton.

Driving Lessons (2006)

Driving Lessons poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.6

Driving Lessons is a coming-of-age film about Ben, a shy and introverted teenager. He takes on a summer job as the personal assistant to Evie, an eccentric retired actress. Through their unique friendship, he discovers his own independence and learns valuable life lessons that shape his journey towards self-discovery.

Top cast: Rupert Grint, Julie Walters, Laura Linney, Nicholas Farrell, Oliver Milburn, Michelle Duncan, Tamsin Egerton, Jim Norton.

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