Happy 21st Birthday, Rupert Grint!

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August 24, 2009, 7:24pm–As any die hard Rupert Grint fan knows, Rupert was born on this day, August 24th. Since it is after midnight in the UK he has now turned the ripe age of 21! Why is this so special? Because now in the states, Rupert can legally drink and gamble! If you remember when Rupert was promoting Driving Lessons we learned that his father, Nigel, had to keep grabbing drinks out of his hands because of the age limit here!Β  So now, when Rupert promotes Wild Target and Cherrybomb (hopefully that will be soon!), he won’t have to worry about anyone grabbing a drink out of his hand. And then he can head on over to Las Vegas and have some fun on the slots.

On a serious note, it has been fun watching Rupert grow up. I didn’t get to be a fan right when the Harry Potter movies came out. He was 15 by that time. But it has been fun watching him go from this young teenager to this gorgeous, on the inside and out, young man. And I think we all plan to watch him go from a young adult to a seasoned actor middle age and beyond adult. πŸ˜‰

You can leave your birthday greetings to Rupert in the comments and we will send them to him! Our special treat includes four amazing drawings by Lilly (which you can see here, here, here and here); and the gorgeous graphic used in this post is by our very own Val!

UPDATE: Rupert says thanks for the birthday wishes. He has lots of work tomorrow, and they’re heading back from V Festival. Best wishes from Rupert! Rupert also mentions stopping by sometime soon so everybody on your best behaviour. πŸ˜‰

UPDATE 2:Rupert made more comments from the V-festival. Among them are his feelings about Oasis having to pull out of the festival. The Sun.

“I’m gutted. I was looking forward to Oasis. It was going to be the highlight of my weekend.”

Well Rupes we hope you still had a good time and hope you get to see Oasis sometime soon.

UPDATE 3: More reports have surfaced from the V Festival, and according to BBC Rupert said that Amy Winehouse’s performance was a highlight:

“They were doing their usual set and she came on in Ghost Town and everyone went crazy. She was on good form.”

The article is a accompanied by a hilarious photo of Rupert with his horse head mask, which can be seen in our gallery here! And, according to this source, the attempt to hide behind the mask was unsuccessful because the fans recognised his T-shirt and his legendary US flag chucks! πŸ˜€

Thanks Marite!

164 Comments to "Happy 21st Birthday, Rupert Grint!"

WJo
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Lilly the art is just amazing, stunning really. Very cool style that you had in these πŸ˜€

fleur
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Jo, how do u know rupert wish us best wishes and say thanks??? have u spoke to him recently??? thxxxx for ur amazin work πŸ˜€

Jaime
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Have a Happy Birthday Rupert!!!! I hope you have a great day.

Jo
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:34 PM

We did hear from him Fleur.. He was on his way back from the festival so apparently he was able to really enjoy his birthday before work the next day.. πŸ™‚ enjoy.

Carolyn
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Happy Birthday baby! I wish you many, many, many more happy and healthy birthdays. You are amazing Rupert, and I love you as a person, as well as an actor. God bless you, Sweetie. Love-Carolyn *hugs and kisses*

Carolyn
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Beautiful pictures as usual Lilly.

Sara
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Happy birthday Rupert you are amazing i love you πŸ˜€

CATALINAMENDOZA
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:48 PM

HARRY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR RUPEEERT!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

HAPPY 21’S BIRTHDAY RUPERT i wish you the beeest! in your lifen and in your carriere! you are a great actor so keep doing it just like you can do it! you are so great and handsome and beautifil! we love you here in the end of the wooorld! you are the best remember that! and go on in your carrier! beacause you are the best.. but only if you want.. so Keep calm and carry on! πŸ™‚ you are the best man!
I love you

your CHILEAN FAN NUMBER 1!
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Jo
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Chile is in the house!

Julia
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Happy 21st Birthday Rupert!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and i wish you the best in the future! you are amazing!

MrsRupertGrint(:
August 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Rupert , HAPPYYYYY FREAKiNNNNN BiRTHDAYYYYYYY iLOVEEEE YOU SOOOOOO MUCHHHHHHH:-*
You’re my idol & ihope you have the BEST birthday EVERRRR !!!!!!!!
iLoveeee you so muchhhh You’re the best actor in the world & im proud of everything you’ve accomplished happpyyy birthday & iLoveYOU πŸ™‚

paxiel
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Happy birthday Rupert!

It’s windy and overcast outside as I type, but I hope the sun is shining in the UK for you today on your birthday and it’s nice and warm. Have a great day and eat lots of yummy cake and other goodies.

Rupert, thank you for staying down-to-earth and normal, and thank you also for your great talent, which has touched so many people. You rocked the screen in the Half-Blood Prince and I look forward to seeing you in Cherrybomb, Wild Target, Deathly Hallows and in whatever projects you decide to do post-Potter.

Happy 21st, Rupert, and may you celebrate many more birthdays, cheers!

Aquarian
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Happy Birthday Rupert! Enjoy 21, cause 30 is right around the corner πŸ˜€ Don’t work too hard on your special day!

Ki
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Happy Birthday RUPERT!!! We all love you so much. Party hard it’s your 21st!!!

Noelia
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Happy bday Rup! Im from Argentina, a little bit too far from everything haha but thanks to J.K Rowling I get to know you as an actor in 2001. I saw you in Thurderpants and Driving Lessons too and… dude, I have to say you are amazing! You are an awesome actor, really spontaneous, fresh, funny and chamaleonic. I know that you can do whatever you want because you’ll be more than fine, you’ll be great. I wish you dont quit acting because you’re brilliant. & I cant wait to see Cherry Bomb & Wild Target.
Happy Bday redhead haha you deserve all our love & support because we believe in you πŸ™‚
Best wishes from Argentina <3

And thanks to every single person in this website, its awesome, really.

p.s.: I speak spanish, so… im sorry for the mistakes. I did my best haha.

Gloria
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Happy birthday Rupert!!!
I hope that it is awesome and that you get everything that you wanted.
Now that you’re 21, come and party in Vegas! =)

yweasley
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:25 PM

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY RUPERT!!!!!!

Have a big slice of cake for me and enjoy. You are 21 only once and have fun big boy.

Luciana
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:32 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUPERT!!!!!!
You deserve all the best. I love you so much. Kisses from Argentina!!

linagrint
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:49 PM

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY RUPERT!

I hope you have a GREAT time today. I wish you all the best. You deserve it. I LOVE YOU! I am so PROUD to be your fan. You have no idea how much I admire you. I really love everything about you. You are an amazing actor and I hope to see you in a lot more movies. Thank you for being in my life. I LOVE YOU RUPERT!!

HASSAN
August 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 PM

What can I say?

“Happy Birthday” … isn’t enough…

What can I tell my idol in this special day?

I hope you have fun (at work maybe the set of HP is very funny) and then you enjoy good music at the V Festival … please don’t use more the horse mask… it’s very kitsch.

You are truly great, humble, cool, carefree … you’re a normal guy who does what he likes doing. It’s admirable your history life.
You always remember the laughter and memorable moments of your “20”; the sad things let it go, (learn from them) and prepare for the successes of your “21”, Cherrybomb and Wild Target will give that talk.

A big hug and best wishes from Mexico city, you have our full support, we will never leave you alone… soon you’ll see that everything will be fine

Hassan (yeah.. the mexican boy..)

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