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There's not many who can lay claim to conquering both Broadway and West End stages in the space of a single year, but that's exactly what this was for Rupert; a year of remarkable firsts.
We had a hard time whittling down the list to just ten; after all, 2014 was the year Rupert came to the defense of Ron and Hermione's romance!
However, these pipped them at the post:
1. When Tupert reunited, stateside, with the sweetest of pranks.
2. The time Mel Giedroyc couldn't quite contain herself when presenting Rupert with the WhatsOnStage award for Best London Newcomer.
3. When Rupert did a dramatic reading of One Direction's "You and I".
4. When Megan met Rupert and asked "‘Are you Rupert?’ And he said he was, and he just instantly announced that he was terrified."
5. Oo oo oo boom boom boom.
6. When Rupert dropped his pants for the second time in a role.
7. The time Danpert was reunited for dual accolades, and our hearts were happy.
8. When Rupert continued his charitable ways, supporting the children from Cabaret for a Cause.
10. When photos emerged from the set of Moonwalkers, and caused a bit of a stir.
Thanks for being the best Rupert! We're so excited for what 2015 holds.
''It's going to be sad when it's over,'' Grint says. ''I'll be 22. It's been such a big part of my life - half my life, actually, by the time we finish. Hopefully, I'll do other stuff when this is over.''
In a sold-out theatre, I couldn't help but feel incredibly lucky to be sitting alongside so many cast members and crew, anxiously waiting to see the premiere of a movie that is local to me: Cherrybomb. Most movies about Northern Ireland seem to have a running theme of 'the troubles', politics and religion, but here many stereotypes were successfully cast off, and a new identity created. 'A New Belfast' is how Cherrybomb was described by both Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn in the post-Cherrybomb Q&A session, and rightly so.
It takes "about 10 takes" for the perfect kiss.Or at least that's how many takes Rupert Grint estimates were shot for the first of a few smooches between Ron and Lavender (Jessie Cave). "Quite embarrassing" is how the reserved Grint describes the scene's filming. "We were both quite nervous and [director David Yates] was really good and only let it go on for about 10 takes."Only? To make matters worse, Grint and Lavender were performing for a live audience. "I had a room full of people cheering," Grint says. Well, he must be doing something right.
"He's always been the funny one, but he has so much more as an actor than that. In Prince, he has lovely stuff that's funny and true, but in Deathly Hallows, he must be defensive and haunted, and Rupert took to that like a duck to water."
In the future when you look back on the making of this film, what are some funny or strange moments that you'll remember about the making of it?GRINT: Getting my bum cast. They were making a chair for the broomstick to make it more comfortable and have my shape. I was wearing these skinny trousers and I had to sit on this chair and they managed the exact shape of my bum. They turned it into a really comfortable chair.
"My favorite scene in the film, actually, is one that I’m that not in... It’s with Rupert in Quidditch practice, and it is genuine laugh-out-loud funny. And I don’t laugh out loud that easily.”
You know him from: Driving Lessons. And there was that little role in Harry Potter.Why's he good? He's supported Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter through thick and thin, and has a likeable everyman quality which should allow him to avoid typecasting.Will he have an adult career? Well, so far out of the HP triumvirate Grint has the most solo-projects under his belt. That said, he is ginger, and anti-redhead sentiment remains the last socially acceptable prejudice, so he'll have to keep working at it.
"Rupert was there [today] dressed in a beard and wig for his transformation" as Dragomir Despard before the break-in at Gringotts."
Q: As an actor, does being strongly associated with your Harry Potter character ever present professional challenges?A: Haven't found so yet; outside of shooting I'm always happy to be associated with Ron, but he's never followed me to another role.Q: If you could play a different Harry Potter character, which one would it be? Why?A: I think Lupin would be most interesting as there are so many sides to his character - plus he gets to turn into a werewolf...
When Grint was just a kid with no real acting experience, he was so crazy about the Harry Potter books that he showed up at the auditions, made up a rap about himself and “like magic” became a wealthy world-famous movie star. "It has been really weird. I feel like I've completely changed really quickly. I was going to a regular school, and then suddenly I did this audition on a whim and then - well, it just sort of happened."
I’m doing it tomorrow! There has been such a build-up and interest in this hyped kiss that it has to be the best on-screen kiss ever, so I’m determined to make it memorable!There’ll be fireworks, music, everything!
July 6 - Japanese Premiere, TokyoJuly 7 - UK Premiere, LondonJuly 9 - US Premiere, New York CityJuly 11 - Swiss Premiere, ZurichJuly 12 - Australian Premiere, BrisbaneJuly 12 - French Premiere, Paris
"Film critics should stick to critiquing an actor's performance: some of them are far too obsessed with the superficial - with people's appearance - and there's nothing worse than a critic being bitchy. Some can be really unkind, and it's just not fun to read, especially if it's you they're writing about. Even if you have 10 really good reviews, it's the one bad one that sticks in your mind."
UK Premiere: Tuesday, July 7. Leicester Square, London. 6pm GMT arrivals.North American Premiere: Thursday, July 9. Ziegfeld Theatre, NYC. 6pm EST arrivals.
Three new photos appear online from the set of “Cherrybomb":
The first hi-res "Cherrybomb" poster is released:
It is announced that Rupert will take part in a Q & A at the "Cherrybomb" premiere at Berlinale
Rupert’s “Cherrybomb” co-star, Kat Kirk, gives a brief interview speaking about his role in the film, saying:
What’s your opinion on Rupert’s acting in this film?
Kat: Rupert played the part of Malachy well. He’s a very talented guy and really brought Malachy to life. I don’t want to give too much away though!
Did he nail the accent according to you?
Kat: The Northern Irish accent is a tricky one because it can be really difficult to replicate and I imagine this could have caused some alarm. I remember when I first met Rupert and Kimberley, I told them as long as you pretend you’re a pirate when pronouncing the letter “r” then there shouldn’t be a problem! I like to think they took my advice, I thought it was pretty good!
It is announced that "Cherrybomb" will be screening at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival in Ireland on February 20.
"Cherrybomb" makes it's premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival. Check out our coverage here.
The Hollywood Reporter asks Rupert on his thoughts regarding filming for Deathly Hallows, to which he comments:
Fourteen months for Part 1 and Part 2, more or less back-to-back. It's going to be long, but it's going to be good I think, I really liked the book and the script," he said. "It's going to be quite a thing when it's over because it'll be half my life exactly. I think I will miss it, because I've had some good times on it.
"Newcomer Jessie Cave — known better as Lavender Brown — regaled us us about her unrehearsed kiss with budding stud Rupert Grint .And of course, there’s the important scene at the end on top of the Hogwarts castle ramparts."
It is annouced that Rupert will grace the April 2009 cover of BLAG Magazine:
In an accompanying press release, Rupert says:
“I really enjoy it because it is a totally different world. I think we do get a bit spoilt on Harry Potter. I really prefer the pace of these sorts of films – on this one you do maybe seven scenes a day – so it moves really quickly. It’s exciting.”
Total Film releases a one page interview with Rupert, briefly discussing his role in Deathly Hallows. On the conclusion of the series, Rupert says:
"I really liked it, it was a good ending. It was not what I expected, actually. For some reason, I thought at least one of me, Dan, Emma was going to not make it. But I think it's going to be cool, the whole 20 years later thing. It should be fun. They'll age us up."
- A new international trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released featuring Ron kissing Lavender.
- Rupert talks food in British Airways High Life Magazine. This particular section featured quotes from various celebrities detailing their most memorable meals. Rupert's include various haggis platters he encountered in Scotland and a traditional Japanese meal!
An assortment of official movie stills from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are released:
A new interview is uploaded of Rupert attending the Tiger Woods PGA Golf Event earlier this year:
The interview features lots of random questions! Find out what Rupert’s favourite animal is to eat, how he thinks the world is going to end and his favourite smell.
A new signed photo of Rupert is auctioned off at the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Crystal Ball in Dublin, Ireland:
A new picture of Ron in his quidditch gear is released in the Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Brazilian sticker book:
A new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer is released! The trailer features Ron under the influence of the love potion, and passing out:
Rupert is ranked as number 31 in Teen Magazine's "Hottest Stars of 2008”.
3 new pictures of Rupert in Cherrybomb are released:
A synopsys of the movie is also posted on the Little Film Company's website:
Best friends Luke, and Malachy are finally ready to enjoy their summer. Yet, when the stunning Michelle moves to town unexpectedly, these two best friends soon become worst enemies. With a resistance to boredom, Michelle seductively encourages a dirty competition for her heart. What was supposed to have been a relaxing vacation transforms into a wild ride of drinking, drugs, sex and a deadly end to the competition.
A press release was released announcing the world premiere of Rupert’s new film, Cherrybomb.
It was announced that the premiere would be held at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2009, with Berlinale is taking place 5-12 February 2009 in Berlin, Germany.
A new still from the movie was also released:
Rupert and Tom Felton attend the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Party.
Warner Bros have released new high res photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, first seen in CineLive magazine.
It is confirmed that Rupert is to star in the film ‘Cherry Bomb’, release set for September 2009.
The film is described as “a gritty thriller about two teenagers who get into trouble when they both fall for the new girl in town.”
Watch the trailer:
More pictures are released from the Half Blood Prince by Warner Bros. Here is Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert (Ron) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny) with director David Yates.
Another picture with Daniel, Rupert and Emma in the Great Hall is also released.
A new video surfaces of Rupert Grint on the set of Cherry Bomb.
The short interview with co-star James Nesbitt talk about the new movie and what made them want to star in the film:
Rupert speaks with MTV on the set about the teaser trailer for the Half-Blood Prince. He reveals that he hadn’t seen the trailer but “It’s only a teaser, to get people excited.” He also mentions that he was excited that one of his favourite scenes as Ron is given a quick glimpse!
The second interview by MTV features Rupert talking about the scene in Half-Blood Prince where he is poisoned; and not just because he ate Harry’s chocolate’s from Romilda Vane.
Another four pictures were released from Half-Blood Prince, one of which is Ron and Lavender in the Gryffindor Common Room:
Rupert turns the big 2-0!
Half-Blood Prince Calendar previews are realeased online. Ron and Lavender feature in the month of June, having a cheeky private moment!
Teen Vogue interviews Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson where the trio dishes about romance on screen, kisses, cuddles and relationships on camera.
In the interview Daniel Radcliffe comments on Ron’s kiss with Lavender:
Did you give Rupert any advice on his kissing scenes?
Dan: I wasn't there because they filmed the actual kiss after I had gone home one day. I couldn't watch it and laugh at him, which was deeply annoying. I love watching the scenes where Lavender swoons over Ron. I think there's a little bit of Rupert looking embarrassed, which makes me really laugh.
More on the interview can be found here.
Rupert Grint is officially cast in ‘Wild Target’ alongside Harry Potter co-star, Helena Bonham-Carter. The drama/comedy is based on a French film; “Cible Emouvante,”(1993). Filming is said to begin on 16th September.
Rupert is interviewed in Teen Magazine, talking about kissing scenes with Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave):
"Yeah, I went to some of the final stages of the auditions. It was really cool to be involved in that side of it, not that I really had any say. There were some good girls, but we didn’t do the kiss. We didn’t even talk about the kiss until the day we actually did it. But Jessie (Cave), who got the part of Lavender, is really cool.”
Rupert Grint attends EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA 2009 event at The Grove Golf Club, England. Grint was said to talk part in the Golf event earlier in September in Hertfordshire, England. Here is a picture of our man on the green looking rather pro!
Production of ‘Wild Target’ begins in London today before moving onto the Isle of Man on 7th October! A brief synopsis and description of the film was also revealed:
“Wild Target is a comedy about uptight Victor Maynard (Nighy), a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).”
High resolution pictures are released from ‘Wild Target’.
More pictures from Half-Blood Prince are released online. This time they’re of Ron at Quiddich try-outs and Ron under the influence of a love potion:
Rupert also features in an article by MTV talking about ‘Cherrybomb’.
For the trailer, see below:
4 April, 2008
PopstarOnline Awards nominates Rupert in their “Best Male Actor” category and opens voting to registered users of their site.
7 April, 2008
Rupert attends a special Jack the Ripper Experience opening at The London Dungeon.
10 April, 2008
A line of Harry Potter themed wool is released from Opal as promotion for Half-Blood Prince:
21 April, 2008
8 May, 2008
In an article for ASOS Magazine, Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) comments on her on-screen kiss with Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
“It was a bit embarrassing. Our first screen kiss was on my third day of shooting.” says Jessie.
“It’s been an amazing experience though. I’ve been completely immersed in the Harry Potter world since filming started last year.”
30 May, 2008
Driving Lessons receives a release in Singapore theatres, set for June 2008.
31 May, 2008
Rupert gives an interview for the book “How to be a Teenage Millionaire.” The book is available for purchase from Amazon, here.
1 June, 2008
A new Half-Blood Prince image is found, depicting Harry, Ron and Hermione chatting in Ron’s room at The Burrow:
New fan photos appear online from Rupert’s 2007 trip to Lanzarote. The photos appear to have been taken at a Western themed amusement park.
25 June, 2008
After the tragic death of actor Robert Knox (Marcus Belby), a memorial service is held. Several members of the Harry Potter cast and crew attend the service, including Rupert.
An announcement is made that Rupert will be attending the second annual F1 Party, hosted by the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, on Wednesday, 2 July, 2008 at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.
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