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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

RUPERT GRINT has starred as Ron Weasley, Harry Potter's classmate and loyal best friend in the Harry Potter films, beginning in 2001. He is currently at work on the feature film adaptation of the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which will be seen in two full-length parts: the first due out in November 2010 and the conclusion opening in summer 2011.

Grint most recently starred in the independent British film "Cherrybomb,” which screened to critical acclaim at film festivals in the U.K. and Europe. He can next be seen in the upcoming comedy "Wild Target,” in which he will appear alongside Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy. Directed by Jonathan Lynn, "Wild Target” is based on the 1993 French film "Cible Emouvante” and tells the story of a hitman who tries to retire but gets distracted by a beautiful thief.

Grint made his professional acting debut when he won the role of Ron Weasley in 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.” His performance in that film brought him a British Film Critics' Circle Award nomination for Best Newcomer and a Young Artist Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In addition, the U.K.'s leading film magazine, Empire, presented Grint and his Harry Potter co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of their performances in all of the Harry Potter films.

In 2002, following his work in the first Harry Potter film, Grint starred as a young madcap professor in Peter Hewitt's "Thunderpants,” alongside Simon Callow, Stephen Fry and Paul Giamatti. He then returned to the role of Ron Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” In 2006, Grint appeared opposite Julie Walters and Laura Linney in Jeremy Brock's acclaimed independent feature "Driving Lessons.” The following year, he starred as Ron in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Prior to winning the role of Ron Weasley, Grint performed in school and local theatre, including productions of "Annie,” "Peter Pan” and "Rumpelstiltskin.”

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