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A look back…
2010 began with the launch of yet another new subsite. Rupert Grint History was created as a place with information on Rupert himself and his life, which had – in a more compact form – previously been on a page on the Main Site.
To continue promoting Cherrybomb, Ice Cream Man conducted an interview with directors Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa on the phone and and a Q&A in Belfast. Ice Cream Man were also the first to publish a review of Rupert’s film Wild Target and conducted interviews with director Jonathan Lynn and music composer Michael Price.
Ice Cream Man was also present on the Cherrybomb Promotion Day, participating in an exclusive Meet and Greet and attending the Apple Store Event in London on 23 August.
At the Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL, Ice Cream Man once again had the chance to sit down with Rupert for an exclusive interview in addition to the official press events. Rupert gave yet another exclusive interview on behalf of his 22nd Birthday.
In November, Ice Cream Man attended the Premieres of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in London and New York as well as the London Press Conference.
While a short biography about Rupert had been on Rupert-Grint.us since 2004, this section was moved to a new home on 24 February 2010, titled “Rupert Grint History”, containing a self-written biography, a fact file and quotes from and about Rupert.
After an attack on this subsite in late 2010 with the loss of all its contents, we reconsidered the setup of the History in its entirety, and on 2 June 2011, we launched Rupert Grint Biography, with a longer, more extensive biography, a huge amount of quotes, several longer fact files and information about Rupert’s non-film-related work, that we continue to update in regular intervals.
I’m Tania, one of the freelance staffers originally from Sydney in Australia, and now live in London. Hopefully this means that I will have more Rupert sightings!
Whilst watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I started to notice Rupert over the other two leads, really paid attention to Rupert and was impressed how far his acting skills had come from the first movie. From them onwards, I continued to pay more and more attention to Rupert and became a fan and supporter of his. To this day, I have enjoyed all of Rupert’s roles and love how he marches to the beat of his own drum. He is not fazed by the expectations of the entertainment industry and chose his own path post-Harry Potter. What I respect most able Rupert is that he doesn’t feel the need to do things the normal way nor does he take on project because he is chasing fame. I can tell that Rupert chooses passion projects, works with people whom he feels he can learn from and does things according to him. Not many actors are willing to do this but Rupert and others like him are brave enough to do so.
As part of my exploring the fandom, I found RG.us and often participated on the forums. It was the perfect place to meet other Rupert fans and to discuss all things Rupert. After a few years of being an active member of the forum, I saw that the site was looking for a new staff member; I decided to give it a try. I was initially a fulltime staffer but work often meant that my was time poor, and I soon became a freelance staffer and helped out when needed. I used to posted news items and updated the gallery. This site is a means that I am able to continue indulging in support for Rupert, be at the forefront when it comes to the latest and greatest Rupert news and I am pleased to see Rupert’s career go from strength to strength.
Being in Australia meant that I was not able to attend the premieres or conduct interviews or even meet Rupert in person but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the stories from the premieres and the interviews. The highlight for me is that I was able to go see the Harry Potter Exhibition before it officially opened in Sydney and where I met James and Oliver Phelps.
Congratulations to RG.us for reaching this amazing milestone- not many fansites are able to. I know it takes a lot of effort and time and the fulltime staff do an amazing job and ought to be commended for their hard work. Thank you for the continued and unwavering support of Rupert. Here’s to 10 more years!
Which is your favourite Exclusive non-Rupert Interview?
- Robert Sheehan (Co-Star Cherrybomb) (25%, 4 Votes)
- Petter Naess (Director Into The White) (19%, 3 Votes)
- Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa (Directors Cherrybomb) (13%, 2 Votes)
- Steffi Bruhn (Costume Designer Into The White) (13%, 2 Votes)
- Stig Henrik Hoff (Co-Star Into The White) (13%, 2 Votes)
- David Kross (Co-Star Into The White) (13%, 2 Votes)
- Florian Lukas (Co-Star Into The White) (6%, 1 Votes)
- Jonathan Lynn (Director Wild Target) (0%, 0 Votes)
- David Holmes (Soundtrack Composer Cherrybomb) (0%, 0 Votes)
- Kitty Kratschke (Make-up Artist Into The White) (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 16
What were your highlights in 2010? Let us know in the comments below!