March 22nd, 2012, 8:25pm–Last year you may remember that Rupert Grint and his Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton had participated in a photoshoot for the company Band of Outsiders. Today Band of Outsiders has released behind-the-scenes photos of the epic photoshoot! And you can see six brand new images in our galleries here. For those who would also like to see the Tom ones you can go to their website and enjoy his solo outtakes here. Let’s hope there are more out there and we will one day see them as this is just a fun photoshoot to keep seeing pictures from! Who agrees?
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!
December 26th, 2011, 4:37AM– As we mentioned earlier, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton attended The Friends Christmas Party at the children’s hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK. They spent the morning with the children and their families – and they also made time to do a very special Christmas plea for ITV‘s big finale for their new Charity appeal show, Text Santa, which was aired on December 24 on ITV1.
You can see a video from The Friends Christmas Party below – Rupert and Tom will appear around the 2 minute mark:
The funds raised by Text Santa will be divided equally between six charities, being Carers UK, Crisis UK, Samaritans, Help the Hospices, WRVS, with the sixth charity being comprised of four charities raising money for children’s hospital’s. These are Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Helping Hand Charity, The Noah’s Ark Appeal and the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation
In other news, Ed Sheeran talked about his video for Lego House where Rupert Grint played his crazed look-a-like fan. He mentions that Rupert had a slight competition from a certain royal, and he would love to return the favour one day. You can read the entire article here.
December 23rd, 2011, 2:24PM– As we previously mentioned, Rupert Grint made a surprise appearance on the show “Noel’s Christmas Presents” which aired on Sky1, Sunday December 18 at 6:30PM. The surprise took place in November, when Rupert was at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando to promote the DVD release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
On Sky1′s website, the show “Noel’s Christmas Presents” is described as following: “Noel Edmunds and his team resume gift giving duties, recognising and rewarding the country’s most deserving individuals.” And this time around the special treat was given to the Carter family, who had lost their mother during childbirth in 2009. Rupert shared butterbeers with the family in the Hog’s Head pub, took them to Ollivander’s for wands and talked with them about their favourite parts of the park.
Thanks to SnitchSeeker, you can see the very heart-warming video here:
Also, Rupert’s good friend, and fellow Harry Potter star, Tom Felton shared some pictures on his Twitter profile from The Friends Christmas Party, where he wrote that it would look perfect as this year’s Christmas Card. Besides Tom and Rupert, the pictures include Stavros Flatley – an act most known for their appearances on Britain’s Got Talent.
You can see this one – as well as one more picture that Tom shared with us in the gallery – here!
UPDATE: Bliss Magazine has made a list over “Lads we loved in 2011″ – and to noone’s surprise, Rupert made the list! Here’s what they said about everyone’s favourite ginger:
We’ve always had a bit of a secret crush on the Grint, but watching him get teary at the final Harry Potter premiere made us fall in full blown love with him. He’s basically the reason we’ve been Potter obsessed for the past ten years, so we feel that 2011 is the year to finally confess our love for our fave ginger…WE LOVE YOU RUPERT GRINT!
December 15th, 2011, 10:30AM– Rupert Grint makes sure to spread some Christmas joy in the name of charity. Earlier today, Rupert Grint and his friend, Harry Potter co-star, Tom Felton attended The Friends Christmas Party at the children’s hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK. They spent the morning with young fans and had pictures taken with them.
Earlier today, Tom Felton wrote the following on his Twitter profile: “Beautiful day in London! May even get to see my special ginger friend x”
The Friends Christmas Party does sound like a lovely and touching event. On the Great Ormon Street Hospital‘s website, it is described like a heart-warming event:
Every child will have the chance to meet Santa, give him their Christmas wish list, and take home special early Christmas treats and a gift.
As always, there will be a very special Christmas party for 1,500 patients and their families. Father Christmas will be joined by helpers and special friends, and there will be games, music, party food, dancing and much more.
Children too sick to attend the party won’t miss out, though, as Santa will visit the children in the hospital so that they know they haven’t been forgotten.
Thanks to the girls from One Step Beyond, you can view some pictures from The Friends Christmas Party in our Gallery here!