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RupertGrint.net was founded by Henk in 2002. It was taken over by its current owner, Claire, in October 2005. On average, the site receives 7.5 million hits per month, with it's affiliated sites RupertGrintGallery.com and RupertGrintForums.com also bringing in another (on average) 7.5 million hits. As of August 2010, we received 250,000 unique users per month. That's a lot of fans.
For Half-Blood Prince's July 2009 release, we received a total of 40 million hits - almost exactly - between the main and affiliated sites.
We pride ourselves on being a gossip and paparazzi free resource for our fans.
Bio: I grew up in South Carolina and Florida and always had an interest in film and music. My love for film continued to grow after taking a high school course in filmmaking and writing my first feature length film. From there, I attended film school in North Carolina, art school at the Art Institute Online, and I am now looking into more options abroad, including art college in Edinburgh.
I spend my days working at a web design company and nights working on new creative projects. I own a small company, Papercookie, that consists of a collection of friends all aspiring to be independent filmmakers.
Here on RupertGrint.net I head up the Music section!
Interests: Harry Potter, Scotland, comic artists and indie music
Currently reading: Let the Right One In, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (again), Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth 73rd Edition
Currently watching: Moulin Rouge, The Thick of It, Bottle Rocket
Currently listening to: Frightened Rabbit, Phoenix, Violens
Why I love Rupert Grint: My love began when he grew into a perfect representation of my favourite fictional character ever, Ron Weasley... and when I saw him in Cherrybomb and completely forgot that he was the same guy who played Ron, I knew that he was even more talented than I realized. He has proven to be a very versatile actor and I can't wait to see what he does next!
Bio: After growing up in both England and Scotland, I left the UK in 2007 for moves to Switzerland and then New York. I try to juggle everything on RupertGrint.net :) I am the site owner and general manager.
Interests: Pilates, Reading, Web Development
Currently reading: 'Eat, Pray, Love', One Day, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Currently watching: Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Mad Men, Breaking Bad
Currently listening to: The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys
Why I love Rupert: It began as simply thinking "he's the best actor out of the trio" but over time, has morphed into a great respect for who he is as a person. Truly, the nicest guy you will ever meet.
Biography: I was born (and bred) in the pretty town of Angers in France, but due to some yet-to-be diagnosed mental disease I moved to the West Midlands (UK) in 2004! Truth is, this turned out to be one of the best things I have done for many reasons (including meeting my wonderful boyfriend) but I do miss my family and French friends terribly. I am a true anglophile and enjoy living in the UK very much, so it doesn't look like I am going anywhere for the moment!
I am a contributor to RG.net's Style section.
Interests: Harry Potter, McFly, being a geek and food
Currently reading: The Harry Potter series, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the Dexter series
Currently watching: Dexter, CSI, CSI:NY
Currently listening to: McFly, Keane, Queen
Why I love Rupert: I fell for his interpretation of Ron. I love how down-to-earth and lovely he is in real life. He is a great actor, and wish to see him in more and more projects.
Interests: Art, music, animation
Currently reading: Prisoner of Azkaban (for the 4th time) and Outlander (for the 3rd time)
Currently watching: Futurama, squidbillies, Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job
Currently listening to: Nirvana, They Might Be Giants, Weezer
Why I love Rupert: He's the complete package...talented, humble, funny, and very easy on the eyes! I know he is going places and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does in the future!
Currently Reading: Harry Potter, lots of fan-fiction, boring textbooks.
I am now a cricket obsessed, ex-mathematician, mother of two brought-up-on-Harry-Potter children and rather baffled to be working for two fansites in my twilight years.
Not Twilight, with all the chagrin and dazzling, twilight with a nice cup of tea and a cat.
But without the cat.
Currently reading : Terry Pratchett, Paul Murray Kendall, Maurice Druon, Ursula Le Guin
Currently watching : Cricket, Misfits, QI
Currently listening to : Spring Awakening, Sondheim OCRs, Take That
Why I love Rupert : My daughter was six when she first saw Rupert in Philosopher's Stone and she put her hand on her heart and said, 'I feel it here, when I see him..'
Currently reading: Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Currently watching: Glee, House, Modern Family
Currently listening to: David Guetta, The Killers, La Roux
Why I love Rupert: He cracked me up so much with his performance in Chamber of Secrets, that I've been a fan ever since! His unwavering appreciation of his fans is so refreshing to see, and his quirkiness helps keep RG.net that much more fun to work on (a didgeridoo, I ask you!?).