Born 24 August 1988, RUPERT GRINT (Karl) is an English actor, who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley,
one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age
of 11, having previously acted only in school plays and at his local theatre group. From 2001
through 2011, he starred in the eight Harry Potter movies alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma
Beginning in 2002, Grint began to work outside of the Harry Potter franchise, taking on a co-leading role in Thunderpants. He has had starring roles in Driving Lessons, a dramedy release in
2006, and Cherrybomb, a small budgeted drama released in 2010. Grint co-starred with Bill
Nighy and Emily Blunt in Wild Target, a comedy.
In March 2011, Grint was cast as the lead character in a small budgeted anti-war Norwegian
film, Into the White, which was directed by Petter NÃ¦ss. Principal Photography started in April,
and the project, which was shot on location, was released in 2012. Into the White is based on a
true story that took place on 27 April 1940, when German Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis's
bomber was shot down at Grotli by an RAF fighter, which then crash-landed. The several
German and English crew members found shelter by change during a strong winter there.
In September it was announced that Grint will voice a character in the film adaptation of
Postman Pat called Postman Pat: The Movie- You Know You're The One next to David Tennant,
Stephen Mangan and Jim Broadbent with a planned 3D theatrical release for spring 2013. In his
next movie, Rupert will play the part of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards in a biopic of his heroic
failure at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He has also appeared in the music video for a
song by Ed Sheeran called Lego House. The video was released on the 20th
Rupert won the 2011 Radio 1 Teen Award for Best Actor.
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