Rupert Grint is an English actor born 24 August 1988, best known for his portrayal of Ron Weasley in the successful Harry Potter film series. Rupert is the eldest of 5 siblings and has grown up in Hertfortshire. He left school at the age of 16 after completing his GCSEs to focus on his acting career.
Having only acted in plays at school and at a local theatre group, Rupert was first cast for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2000, for which he won a Satellite Award as Outstanding New Talent and a Young Artist Award as Most Promising Young Newcomer. Only a year later, Rupert branched out from the series in the independent film Thunderpants and used later breaks from the Harry Potter productions, to star in Driving Lessons, Cherrybomb and Wild Target.
In 2007, he left imprints of his hands and feet at Grauman’s Chinese Theater alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. In 2012, he carried the Olympic Torch on its way to the Summer Olympic Games in London.
After the end of Harry Potter, Rupert appeared in the BBC’s comedy series Come fly with me and in Ed Sheeran’s music video for the song Lego House. He narrated the 3D Planetarium film We are Aliens and lent his voice to characters in Postman Pat – The Movie and Underdogs. He starred in the feature films Into the White, Charlie Countryman and CBGB. He filmed a pilot for Super Clyde, but this was not picked up by CBS for a full series. Instead, Rupert gave his stage debut in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo, for which he won a WhatsOnStage Award as Best Newcomer.
Throughout the years, Rupert has supported various charities and was announced as an Ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation in early 2014.