Birthday Countdown: 2006


Did you know…

Over the past ten years, 28 different Staff Members have been working on
Eleven of them have met Rupert in person.

A look back…

REVIEWS2For more than a year and a half, webmiss Tao maintained Ice Cream Man on her own. But the site continued to grow, and Jesi joined as the site’s first staff member in February.
2006 was the year of the site’s first ever birthday project, which was a bobble head of Rupert dressed as a golfer.
In September, Jesi’s brain child, the new section Rupert Rave Reviews was launched, a collection of reviews for each of Rupert’s films.

ICM6aAnother milestone for Ice Cream Man happened on 28 September 2006, when the site held its first interview with Driving Lessons director Jeremy Brock and co-star Julie Walters.
Only a month later, the site was given the opportunity of its first interview and Photo Call with Rupert Grint himself during his promotion for Driving Lessons in Los Angeles! The first of many interviews with Rupert to come!

The second subsite was the Media Site, a place where fans would find trailers and clips from films, interviews and all other kinds of videos and audios featuring Rupert. It was originally launched in early 2006, but, just like the Gallery, had to be started from scratch in 2008 and was re-launched a year later. As the work on the Media Site took longer than expected, we opened a channel on Youtube in the meantime.
Since the 2009-version of the Media Site was not quite as comfortable to navigate as we wanted, we are currently working on yet another version; a project that will hopefully be completed soon so that you fans get to enjoy the Media Site again!

Lyn’s story:

DL_8My name is Lyn and I’m a Rupert Grint fan! I’m probably older than most Rupert fans, but I what appealed to me first was his portrayal of Ron. Honest, loyal, ethical, and perhaps a little moody. The perfect friend for Harry. It was during Prisoner of Azkaban that I thought to myself, hey that actor kid is great! Then there were the other movies and the character of Ron grew up and so did Rupert.

I came by way of by another website that is no longer around. I became active on ours and luckily Rupert came to Los Angeles to do press! I live close to LA so I made a few calls and with some help from other staff, I was able to attend his press junket in 2006 for Driving Lessons! It was a lot of fun hob-knobbing with the journalists. They made me feel at home. I was also able meet Rupert’s dad and I met the lovely Julie Walters to boot!

I was able to get some pictures, exclusive sound bites and quotes for our website. I was thrilled to be able to do this for us and to meet Rupert! I’m not an active staffer right now, but I will always be available to help the website when Rupert is nearby or to check out information.

BannersAnother great memory was when I went with our little group to the premiere of Order of the Phoenix in Los Angeles. It was hot and grimy but fun. Definitely, a unique experience! The next day a bunch of us went to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson who was gracious and quite lovely to Rupert who was a guest! He was very kind to us as well. He came up to talk to us after the show since we seemed like we liked Rupert quite a bit!

The website is a wonderful place to not only to get information but find a comradery with others who regard Rupert as a terrific actor and a lovely person. I have met people I would have never had the opportunity to meet and I’m really grateful. Happy Anniversary,!

A poll:

Driving Lessons LA 2006 2013-2014
Driving Lessons LA 2006

Hand-Wand-Foot-Ceremony 2007 2012-2013
Hand-Wand-Foot-Ceremony 2007

Wizarding World Grand Opening 2010
Wizarding World Grand Opening 2010

Cherrybomb Meet&Greet 2010
Cherrybomb Meet&Greet 2010

Deathly Hallows 2 Premiere London 2011
Deathly Hallows 2 Premiere London 2011

Meet&Greet Las Vegas 2011
Meet&Greet Las Vegas 2011

Into the White Premiere Oslo 2012
Into the White Premiere Oslo 2012

Photocall Oslo 2013
Into the White Photocall Oslo 2013

Olympic Torch Relay 2012
Olympic Torch Relay 2012

Berlinale Interview 2013
Berlinale Interview 2013

Which is your favourite Exclusive Photo?

  • Berlinale Interview 2013 (28%, 10 Votes)
  • Olympic Torch Relay 2012 (25%, 9 Votes)
  • Meet&Greet Las Vegas 2011 (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Cherrybomb Meet&Greet 2010 (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Deathly Hallows 2 Premiere London 2011 (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Hand-Wand-Foot-Ceremony 2007 (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Photocall Oslo 2013 (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Driving Lessons LA 2006 (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Wizarding World Grand Opening 2010 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Into the White Premiere Oslo 2012 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

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What were your highlights in 2006? Let us know in the comments below!