Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (b. 24 August, 1988) is a British actor who is best known for playing the character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films. He also provides the voice for Ron since the video-game adaption of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.



Rupert Grint

Born in Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, England, Rupert Grint is the eldest of five siblings. Before being cast in Harry Potter he had only appeared in school plays and with his local theatre group Top Hat Stage School in such productions as Peter Pan and Rumplestiltskin. A self-proclaimed fan of the Harry Potter book series, young Rupert was adamant about getting a role in the first film. He entered a video he made of himself rapping about the role of Harry Potter, and at the age of 11, won the role of Harry's best friend Ron Weasley. After completing the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, he appeared as Alan A. Allen in the British comedy film Thunderpants (2002). In 2002 and 2004, he again starred as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter sequels, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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Rupert Grint at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Toronto, Canada, 2007

Also known for his radio and television voice overs, he appeared as Nigel Molesworth of the Baggy Trousers series for the BBC. In 2005, he again played Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Marking his first foray from the comic-goofball-sidekick roles, Rupert starred in the coming of age story Driving Lessons with Laura Linney and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) which was released in 2006. He also appears with fellow Harry Potter co-star Bill Nighy in the 2010 film Wild Target.

His favourite actors include Jim Carrey and Mike Myers. In 2005, Rupert left Richard Hale School, taking his GCSE examinations in Art and German.

When not working, Rupert enjoys learning to ride the unicycle, riding quad bikes, drawin

Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint

g/sketching, golfing, playing pool, and playing the guitar.

In 2009, Rupert was nominated and voted fifth place in Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List.[2] Grint's fellow Harry Potter co-stars were also nominated. Bonnie Wright who plays Ginny Weasley was second place, Evanna Lynch who play Luna Lovegood was third place, Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger was eighth place, Tom Felton who plays Draco Malfoy was fourteenth place, and Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter was eighteenth place in Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List.

Rupert will lend his voice to Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re the One, along with his Harry Potter co-stars Jim Broadbent and David Tennant.[3]

Awards and Honours

  • Empire Awards - Best Début (Philosopher's Stone) - Shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson - Nominated
  • Special Achievement Awards - Outstanding New Talent (Philosopher's Stone) - Won
  • Young Artist Awards - Most Promising Young Newcomer (Philosopher's Stone) - Won
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Best Acting Ensemble (Chamber of Secrets) - Shared with Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Emma Watson - Nominated
  • MTV Movie Awards - Best On-Screen Team (Goblet of Fire) - Shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson - Nominated
  • National Movie Awards - Best Performance by a Male (Order of the Phoenix) - Nominated
  • Portrait Magazine, Top 30 Under 30 2009 List – Nominated and Voted in Fifth Place.
  • People's Choice Awards - Favorite On-Screen Team (Half-Blood Prince) - Shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson - Nominated
  • MTV Movie Awards - Best Fight (Deathly Hallows Part 1) - Shared with Daniel Radcliffe, Rod Hunt, Emma Watson, Arben Bajraktaraj - Nominated


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Rupert Grint in Cherrybomb.

Behind the scenes


  • "The most challenging scene for me was the spider scene, because I don't like spiders in real life. Even rubber ones I get really scared of."
  • "Ron was always my favourite character, because I feel like I relate to him, like we've both got red hair, we both like sweets, we've both got lots of brothers and sisters."
  • "The characters in the book grow up with us. My voice has broken as well."

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See also

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