Happy New Year, Rupert Grint Fans!

December 31st, 2011, 4:06pm–Every year, we at ICM do a news post to ring in the new year talking about Rupert Grint‘s and ICM’s accomplishments for the year and what we have to look forward to next year.

The year 2011 has to be characterized as an emotional year and yet also a year of change. This year brought the end of an era to a close: The Harry Potter saga ended. And while this was an emotional time for everyone involved, especially for Rupert and the Harry Potter cast and crew, it’s also a transitional year. This is the year that Rupert is moving beyond Harry Potter into other roles. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 coming out in July, Rupert started filming his first non-Potter role after wrapping Harry Potter for the final time. Into The White marked a journey into new territory and a really different character as Rupert will be playing the rebel. He also got to do something very different and is lending his voice to a part in the Postman Pat movie. A character he revealed to have grown up with and was excited to be apart of. The filming is still going on.

In 2011 Rupert also did a lot for charity auctioning off different pieces of his one-of-a-kind art and raising tons of money for several charities. Including a very amazing and hilarious skit for Red Nose Day which fellow Potter co-star Tom Felton participated in. Rupert also decided to be the face of a drink milk ad campaign in the UK appearing on buses and such to promote the health benefits of drinking milk. Rupert also did a lot of photoshoots this year including a great spread in Attitude Magazine and again appeared with Tom in a photoshoot for Band of Outsiders.

In late 2010 Rupert filmed a skit for BBC sketch show “Come Fly With Me” which aired in early 2011. He also appeared in a very popular video for Ed Sheeran‘s single “Lego House” where he plays Ed’s obsessed stalker.

And while 2011 did seem quiet in some aspects, it was still a great year professionally and personally for our Rupert and 2012 will no doubt bring on more of the same. Into The White is due out in the early part of the year in Norway and Postman Pat is due out in late 2012. So incidentally we’ll be starting the new year with Rupert and ending it with Rupert. I’m sure he’ll have plenty of other projects during this time and we at ICM can’t wait until this happens.

Speaking of ICM, we had a glorious year as well. While the year may have started out slow, we had exclusives for the DH part 1 Launch party and slid right into the red carpet premieres of DH 2 in London and NYC along with Amsterdam. We also had a chance to get tons of photos of Rupert in Las Vegas as he celebrated his birthday. And of course we’ve had so tons of exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of Into The White including director Petter Naess and co-star Florian Lukas.

Of course 2012 we will definitely bring you even more Into The White exclusives which we believe you all will love. And as Rupert ventures out to new and exciting projects, we know we’ll be there to bring you the very latest. We believe 2012 will be on heck of a year for everyone in the Rupert fandom and we can’t wait for it!

So Happy New Year! We hope 2011 was a grand year for you and that 2012 is even better. And a Happy New Year to Rupert and his family!

Rupert Grint: School’s in Session!

December 13th, 2011, 5:22PM– Tuesday morning turned out to be quite a day for all the pupils at a school in Sutton Coldfield, UK. They got a surprise visit from none other than two of the Harry Potter series’ Weasley boys, Rupert Grint and Oliver Phelps.

The reason behind this visit was the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 online competition from Warner Bros and Sainsbury where a lucky winner could get a surprise appearance by Rupert Grint in school. The lucky winner was the 17 year old Sarah Cotter – and not only did all the pupils at Bishop Walsh School get this extraordinary day at school with Rupert Grint and the surprise guest Oliver Phelps – the entire school also received a copy of the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The two participated in a panel chat and signed copies of the last Harry Potter film.

What a day, huh? :-)

You can see a short interview with Rupert and Oliver from BBC here. Also, you can see a lot of cool pictures from the event in our Gallery here. Enjoy! :-)

Rupert Grint Talks Moving On From Harry Potter and More!

November 28th, 2011, 8:16pm–In a new interview Rupert Grint talks with The Mirror to promote the UK release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray. An array of topics are discussed in depth including what has gone on in his life after Harry Potter.

“But the end of Potter saw him finally take a long break. “I have not been in too much of a rush to do anything really,” he says. “It has been nice to catch up on a few things and have a bit of freedom. I did a film earlier this year called Comrade, a Second World War movie set in Norway – that was pretty cool. Apart from that I have just been relaxing.”

He also discussed that he’s ready to get back to ‘work':

After his break, and this final interview ahead of the release of the last Potter DVD, Rupert is ready to look for work.

So what about the biggest role of all, James Bond?

“A ginger Bond? Why not? That would be cool. But I can’t really see it myself.”

Rupert also discusses buying his own home, different items he’s purchased, and of course his own private love life. You can read the entire interview in our press archive here.

Note: It’s possible the interview took place before Comrade was changed to Into The White and that’s why he referred to the old title.

Rupert Grint supports Make-a-Wish Foundation and Cancer Research UK!

November 21st, 2011, 1:24 PM– Earlier today, Rupert Grint‘s Harry-Potter co-star Warwick Davis tweeted a picture of Rupert holding a t-shirt designed by Warwick himself on behalf on Make-a-Wish Foundation.
The shirt is available for order through ShirtPunch ONLY today.

Additionally, Rupert supports this year’s Little Star Award, in support of Cancer Research UK, joining Leona Lewis among others.
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“Supporting Cancer Research UK’s Little Star Awards is a privilege,” said Rupert Grint. “The awards are a fantastic way of recognizing the bravery and courage of all children and their families who have been affected by cancer. Each and every child is a hero. I’m proud to be able to play a part in raising awareness of the awards and I think that it’s wonderful that Cancer Research UK is helping to bring a little bit of magic to the children’s lives in this way.”

In addition to the interview we posted about this weekend, MSN have published another clip in which Rupert Grint talks about being back at Leavesden Studios and how he stole the housenumber of Privet Drive. He also discussed his role in Postman Pat and music.

You can view the clip here:

Rupert Grint: New videos, interviews and more

November 19th, 2011, 5:02AM– While almost half of our staffcrew is on their way back from Stockholm, where they got the chance to not only see a few scenes of Rupert Grint’s new movie Into The White, but also the opportunity for an exclusive interview with the director Petter Næss, we have some new things to share with you.

First, thanks to WB we have a clip who sums up the event in Orlando last weekend which shows you the highlights of the red carpet event and the press conference. To see the clip just click here.

insidereel.com posted a little interview with Rupert talking about Harry Potter and how it has been a massive part of his life. You’ll find the clip below:

You’ll find several other interviews with Rupert done in Orlando by just clicking below:

contactmusic.com | homemediamagazine.com | collider.com

As we told you some time ago here, msn UK spoke to Rupert at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. Their interview is now up and you’ll find it below:

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Last, but not least we have a short article written by film-news.co.uk in our press page here. Rupert speaks about being recognized all of the time and blames it on being ginger:

“Yeah, I’m ginger, so I stand out,” he laughed. “It’s cool. I love meeting all those guys, seeing them all excited. It’s all great. It’s always been gradually becoming more and more part of my life as it’s gone on. It kind of becomes normal- getting recognised is kind of a routine, you kind of get used to it.”