Rupert Grint Biography: Cast Members’ Quotes

Matthew Broderick |James Buckley |Jessie Cave | Cheetah Chrome | Robbie Coltrane | Bruce Cook | Brendan Coyle | Tom Felton | Richard Harris | Stig Henrik Hoff |Celia Imrie | Kat Kirk | David Kross | Nathan Lane |Matthew Lewis | Florian Lukas | Evanna Lynch | Megan Mullally |Bill Nighy | Kimberley Nixon | James Phelps | Daniel Radcliffe | Robert Sheehan | Ed Sheeran| Freddie Stroma | David Thewlis | Julie Walters | Emma Watson | Ben Whishaw | Mark Williams | Evan Rachel Wood |


Matthew Broderick

rupertnathanmatthewioap“I have children, so I certainly know Rupert Grint. I always liked him in those movies. And then I remember meeting him at a premiere in New York—he does not remember, but I do—introducing him to my son, and he was really sweet,” the Tony Award–winner added. “And he’s lovely to watch. He’s such a good actor, and he’s so hardworking and diligent, and to see a young fellow get his first Broadway shot is just kind of a pleasure to watch.”
(vanityfair.com, August 2014)

“He is really sweet… so hardworking and diligent, and to see a young fellow get his first Broadway shot is just a pleasure to watch.”
(mirror.co.uk, October 2014)

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James Buckley

NDCC8_2839529“He was great to work with. I didn’t think about Ron Weasley at all. Which is the way it should be […] But they actually just glued us together. It was really painful. And I’m a bit hairier than Rupert and it was hurting me so much. I hated it so much. And it was raining. So we were glued together in the rain.” The glue took days to come off, sticking Buckley to his sheets at night. Buckley called Grint to ask him how he was coping. Grint responded with his own Harry Potter-like cure. “Rupert told me he was using the little vodka miniatures in the hotel bar. He said it was really helping to get the glue off.”
(m.usatoday.com, January 2013)

“I keep forgetting that he’s a mega, mega star […] It’s so easy to just forget that. Cause you just talk to him and he’s just so nice and so fun to be around, like you go for a beer with him afterwards and stuff and he’s just again, he’s just a bloke. And then you forget that his films have just smashed every record that exists and that everyone on the planet knows who he is. It was really lucky, it was so great that everyone was on the same page and wanted the same thing.”
collider.com, January 2013

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Jessie Cave

“He was very easygoing and very laid-back. He didn’t at all have any kind of ego, he was just a nice guy and very normal. It was easy to become friends with him, which I didn’t expect to be honest. I’ve watched [the ‘Harry Potter’ stars] since I was young and, you know, I didn’t think they’d be as normal as they are. It’s quite weird.”
(Latimesblogs June 2009)

“I did really fancy him! In a girly, innocent kind of way – not a weird way at all. I didn’t want to scare him and I’d never tell him. I think that really helped the energy. That’s what David Yates [the director] said to me. We kept making each other laugh, we just clicked.”
(Westside Magazine July 2009)

“He’s such a lovely guy, he’s so normal and grounded, and is just going to work forever as an actor, and I think that’s really admirable, because in a world where he’s so different, he’s his true self. He’s funny, and really lovely, and genuinely down-to-earth.”
(snitchseeker.com, November 2011)

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Cheetah Chrome

“The first day I saw him on-set, he hit it dead-on. He had me down. I’m really glad he’s doing me.”
(Rolling Stone Magazine, 18 September 2012)

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Robbie Coltrane


”Rupert, I would say, is the most natural performer. He has the most beautiful comedy timing I think I’ve seen in a child.”
(Calgary Sun, 13 November 2001)

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Bruce Cook

“It was really fun working with Rupert because if him and me had nothing to do, we would tell each other jokes and amuse each other. It was really fun. We were sort of like brothers.”

“It was so funny because his eyes just got bigger and bigger – I thought they were going to pop out!” (about Rupert forgetting his lines once)
(Thunderpants UK DVD)

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Brendan Coyle

“I’ve seen a lot of debuts but none as accomplished as that.” But the whole company was “quite extraordinary”.
(London Evening Standard, 14 November 2013)

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Tom Felton

“Rupert is rather shy.”
(HBP Press Q&A Nagoya, Japan, August, 2009)

“You know, no-one could have done the jobs as good as Daniel, or especially Rupert, you know, comedic genius, but yeah!” he said. “No doubt things would have been very different. I’m not sure I would have rocked the ginger hair as well as I did the blond.
(digitalspy.co.uk June 2011)


“Very much so! He’s a dashing gentleman, have you not seen him? He’s very buff! He’s solid, man!” (about how he fancies Rupert)
“Rupert is a unique soul. He’s a very funny guy. But without realising it, actually! I swear most of his comedy comes by accident. But he’s very good at it! And he’s incredibly infectious. People laugh around me all day and I don’t get suckered into it. But when he laughs … that’s it! It’s game over for me. I feel something inside of me turn and I’m like, ‘Oh, no!'”
(todayonline July 2011)

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Richard Harris

“Chris Columbus had asked me to come out to the studio to meet the young cast, and I came out to read with them. When I finished the reading, the little boy playing Ron Weasley turned to me and said, ‘Mr. Harris, that was quite a good reading, I think you’ll be quite good in this part!’ It’s that kind of magic that is everywhere in this film.” (Harry Potter Page to Screen)

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Stig Henrik Hoff


“He’s and all-around gentleman. Charming, funny and a f****** good actor!
Always bloody well prepared, the script just spurts right out of him. Had he been a sour movie star with diva-like qualities it would have been absolutely awful, but he certainly wasn’t anything like that.”

“Rupert always keeps calm and takes his time with the fans.”
(www.vg.no, November 2011)

“All the actors in Into The White have strong personalities, and are very good actors!
We had a great time shooting, a lot of fun and laughs, and Rupert impressed me!
Young guy, dead on, always dead on, well prepared and funny, generous, without any moviestar-shit, such a likeable person.”

“For me it was crazy to see how much Rupert means for the young ones around the world…
Never experienced fans like that!! 300 persons or more outside the hotel…Wow!!
Very happy that I could walk around in Sweden without anyone noticing…
Again Rupert is very friendly and takes time to talk to a lot of them, taking pictures … etc.
Impressive!!”

“To work with Rupert have been a pleasure! … It’s all about energy! … Rupert got energy! … Luckily!!”
(Exclusive Interview ICM, January 2012)

“He’s an amazing guy! First of all, he’s a great actor, so bloody prepared. And he knows how to film. Moreover, he’s talented, funny and has a great energy. He was fucking great, just a pleasure to act opposite.”

“When the camera turned off, we sat together. It wasn’t as if he sat in a trailer on his own like a big film star. There was no difference between us, we ate the same food.”
(dagbladet.no, March 2012)

“It was fantastic to work with him. He’s an actor, and he’s bloody good and very experienced. He’s a very good man to work with. Of course we’ve become friends, we worked closely together for months. It’s incredibly cool that all the actors are here today…He’s a miserable skier, but a bloody good actor and an amazing person. It’s a right pleasure to work with a world famous star.”
(kjendis.no, March 2012)

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Celia Imrie



“They were both absolutely enchanting. I think it’s nonsense when people say not to work with children. You learn some of your best bits from them.”
(Thunderpants UK DVD)

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Kat Kirk

“He is just absolutely fantastic to work with, and such an inspiration.”
(London Student, 15 September 2008)

“Rupert is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met in my life.”

“From Rupert, I’ve learned just to be cool, to be yourself. That boy is so level-headed, and I think it would be so difficult for anyone else in his situation to stay true to who you really are.”
(ICM Exclusive Interview 2009)

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David Kross:

“It was difficult to understand. Lots of times there were these moments when he spoke his line and then there was silence: “What did he say?” (laughing) But I guess it was difficult to understand, because he did such a great job. So extreme.”
(about Rupert’s accent, ICM exclusive interview, February 2012)

“Rupert is a very professional and good actor. It was amazing to see, how he is just there the moment the camera switches on. He is in his role immediately, but also has a lot of fun between the scenes, laughs much. He doesn’t take things too seriously, but in front of the camera, bang, he is there. That was impressive. He has a great sense of humour, a likeable guy. A real professional, well he does the job now for a long time, but I think it is cool that he took part in this movie. I guess he is doing a good mix, not just doing the blockbusters, but also little productions.”
(ICM exclusive interview, February 2012)

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Nathan Lane:



Nathan Lane, Rupert Grint, F. Murray Abraham“And it’s wonderful, his part is a particularly showy role; he has a lot of funny stuff. What’s great for Rupert is it’s so the opposite of what he has played, what we know him best for in the Harry Potter films. He’s such a disagreeable character. He’s very unhappy, he’s angry about everything,” the Tony Award–winner said, laughing. “It’s pretty spectacular.”
(vanityfair.com, August 2014)

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Matthew Lewis:

“Megan: while we are on the subject of the set, haha What is Rupert’s game room like, everyone says it’s really awesome!? Have you actually seen Emma beat Dan and Rupert at ping-pong? Have you ever played against her?
Matt: Rupert’s got a pretty good room. Table tennis, darts, pool.
Megan: that would be so fun!
Matt: It’s definitely the place to be if you’re bored or you wanna wind down
Megan: haha yea i’d imagine”
Matt: But saying that though, Dan and Rupert are always a good laugh and we like the same music and comedy”
(www.lewislovers.com-May 14, 2009)

“I remember laughing so much that day (at one of the drama workshops set up by Mike Newell)… Rupert’s (improv skit) was really funny, I remember it. I think he was playing some old man and was also a geek at the same time… He’s so funny, the impressions that he does are great… I really laughed my head off at Rupert.”
(The Leaky Cauldron’s Pottercast-September 27, 2005)

“Rupert Grint is exactly like his character Ron, in that they are both incredibly funny, friendly, and loyal.”
(Dragon*Con Interview – August 30-31, 2008)

“He was quite an enigma, as he didn’t talk much about himself – he still doesn’t – but he liked to have fun. In our spare time we hung out a lot in his room, where he had a pool table and a dartboard with a picture of Saddam Hussein stuck on. Then we’d spend hours exchanging endless obscure Alan Partridge quotes.”

“Rupert was great at making everyone laugh on set. There was one scene in which he had to come on and say, “Back off, unless you want a fistful of Weasley,” which was a direct quote from the book. But Rupert couldn’t say it, and he broke out in an infectious laugh; every time he tried to do the scene we all got the giggles, too – until the director was like, “This just isn’t working, let’s scrap the line and move on.” We’d wasted an entire day filming because of Rupert’s laugh.”

“In the early films he was all about making an audience laugh, too – he has such great facial expressions. But he can be serious [in his acting], too, and he’ll probably end up being one of the more bankable actors [from the franchise].”

“Rupert has been paid handsomely for his job and works hard, so when he’s not working he buys all this stuff people say they’d buy if they ever won the Lottery. He’s got an ice-cream van, a hovercraft… all this incredible stuff. I was round his house recently and I was like, “Rupert you got an ice-rink in your house!” Once I went to pick him up, he had a lake with a swan pedalo; I wanna have a go on that.”
(Independent.com, September 2012)

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Florian Lukas:



“On the first day when we drove around in the snow, Rupert wore a funny winterhat. I mean… he had this really funny woolly hat, with this funny woolen moustache. And Rupert is nice. Really nice.”
(ICM-exclusive interview, May 2011)

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Evanna Lynch

“He’s just so like, so chilled out. And easy to talk to and, and, and, funny as well, you know? And you just, you like talking to him. But then he doesn’t have that thing that Rupert (Evanna may have meant Ron here) has where sometimes he feels like a bit, second to Harry. Rupert’s cool with whatever, you know, he’s just there.”
(The Slate Movie Blog voice interview, July 9, 2009)

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Megan Mullally

i.1.rupert-grint-party-report“He’s adorable and lovely, and he was an absolute basket case for the first week or so. The first night when I met him, there was a little dinner, and he was standing outside, smoking a cigarette, and I was, like, ‘Are you Rupert?’ And he said he was, and he just instantly announced that he was terrified. I said, ‘Oh, you’re going to be great.’ He said, ‘I’m so intimidated.’ I said, ‘No, no. We should be intimidated with you. I think he’s fantastic. I think he’s going to be great in this; he’s really good. Those goddamn Brits!”
(vanityfair.com, August 2014)

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Bill Nighy

“There are many young women all over the world — and perhaps young men, too — who really would yearn to be in my situation and see Rupert naked in a bath full of milk. That it should fall to me is kind of cruel, isn’t it? But yeah, he was very cool to work with, Rupert.”

“It wasn’t disconcerting in any way, but I never discussed it with him. I’m always happy when actors get rich, because the odds on it are so long! But he’s a terribly nice man, and I wish him well with all the money. I think it’s quite a burden, but I wouldn’t know because I never had the experience, and certainly not while I was young.”
(NYmag.com 2010)

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Kimberley Nixon

“Rupert is great, he is very sweet and we all had fun making the film. The three of us were together a lot and we are all very different so it was exciting and never boring.”
“Ron Weasley was quickly forgotten when we started to rehearse and shoot the film. He instantly became Malachy and I was really impressed because it must be hard to shake a character you’ve been playing for almost half your life.”
(Wales Online, 10th May 2008)

“Rupert is lovely. We had a difficult love scene together one day and we were both really nervous. But he was really sweet and we giggled most of the day.”
(Wales Online, 20th September 2008)

“Rupert and Robert are great. They are exactly as they appear to be. Rupert is sweet and quiet, while Rob is chatty and excitable. They seem to strike the perfect balance.”
(Relate Magazine March 2010)

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James Phelps

“I’ll say Rup, I mean Rupert who plays Ron, he’s probably the most down-to-earth guy you will ever meet, ever.”
(Live At Studio Five, December, 2009)

“We have the same sense of humour and he’s just the coolest person — I’ve yet to meet anyone who says a bad word against him.”

“He had the best dressing room, so that was our unofficial Green Room and last year he called up asking if I wanted to go to Wimbledon. He got us into the Royal Box and I was saying: “Mate, this has ruined me for anything else””
(dailymail.co.uk, July 2012)

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Daniel Radcliffe

“Rupert is incredibly funny.”
(Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD, 2003)

“Me and Rupert, we have ‘surreal’ conversations.”

“The thing about Rupert is, we’ve known each other for a long time, but we don’t know each other particularly well. He’s a cool guy and very funny, but I’ve never really become that close to him. I think it’s because he’s actually a bit older than me, and when I’m off at school he’s doing his own things, so I don’t know what we have as much in common anymore.”
(Movie Magic 2006)

“I usually do not make any comment on postings on websites. However, I have been made aware that a simple answer I gave in an interview to ‘Weekly Reader’ regarding my relationship with Rupert has sent people into a maelstrom of speculation. It has shocked me that the words “I don’t spend much time with Rupert” has been interpreted in so many grossly inaccurate ways.
FACT: I like Rupert, I get on with Rupert, we are friends and when we are on set together we have a good laugh. We don’t spend much time together off set – because there isn’t any! Those of you who are familiar with GoF will know that there are many scenes in which Ron doesn’t appear. Also, I am still at school and when I am not on set filming, I am in tutoring, and when Rupert is not needed for filming, he is not in the studio. But, we are good friends and any suggestion otherwise is wrong.”
We do sometimes have those moments of life imitating art…I mean, Rupert’s quite quiet sometimes so I don’t know that he’s like Ron in that way.”
(Empire Magazine June 2009)

“We must have done it 20 times, because we couldn’t stop laughing. Me and Rupert are still pretty terrible at corpsing. I’ve got a lot better, but Rupert’s awful…”
(ITV Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Special July, 2009)

“And Rupert, particularly, is going to have a field day in this one because he’s got fantastic comic timing and he’ll be able to use all of that to great effect on this one, through his relationship with Lavender Brown.”
(Famous Magazine July, 2009)

“Rupert always managed to stay remarkably out of it, I would say. Remarkably so. And well done to him for that, because it’s not easy.”
Dan on on-set hormones and falling in love on the Harry Potter set (Harry Potter Page to Screen)

“I`m not going to try to compete with Rupert on the arms front. His dad is a big guy, so if anyone was going to get the proper muscleman build, it was Rupert.”

“You`d have to search pretty hard to find a more handsome ginger. He`s also a dude. I wish I could be that calm. I`m lucky to have found an industry where this level of hyperactivity is encouraged. Otherwise I`d just be a f****** nuisance,”
(zeenews.com, February 2012)

“I haven’t given him advice, but I can’t wait for him to come to Broadway, I’ll definitely be going to see it. It’s a real thrill to see him on stage. It’s like someone you went to school with doing something else in a totally different context and being brilliant at it. It makes you proud.”
(time.com, August 2014)

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Robert Sheehan

“For someone coming across the water, the Belfast accent is one of the hardest to get, let alone Irish accent,…he did wonderfully with it.”
(Cherrybomb DVD)

“Myself and Rupert get on very well. He’s a lovely guy. He’s quite a gently spoken guy. What’s really good about this film for him is that it shows him as an adult. He looks very grown-up compared to the Harry Potter films. He’s doing a fantastic job.”
(The Irish Times, 23 August 2008)

“I think there was a reasonably immediate spark off as soon as we met, I mean the banter started up pretty quickly. People strike a dynamic, and it was similar because it was me being mouthy, Rupert being lovely and sweet and himself, and Kim in the middle telling me how much of a tosser I am.”
(Little White Lies, May 2010)

“[Rupert] is a dynamite package to have in a film though, because not only did he give a fantastic performance in the film, but he’s also a profoundly sweet, affable character to have around, and his international profile will undoubtedly help to draw more interest to the film.”
(ICM Exclusive Interview 2009)

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Ed Sheeran

“When I was coming up with ideas for the Lego House video, I knew that I wanted Rupert to be in it. I’ve grown up with the Potter films and have massive respect for him as an actor. This video is going to be brilliant.”
(The Sun, October 2011)

“Rupert Grint is the nicest guy you could possibly meet – he’s lovely and did it for free, which shows how nice he is. It was really fun to make and at my gig everyone went nuts when he came on-stage, which was funny.”
(mtv.co.uk, October 2011)

“Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter, tweeted about my music, so I got in touch and said thank you. We just got in touch and it got to a point where we’d done a music video for “A Team,” we’d done a music video for “You Need Me,” and it came to “Lego House” and they were like, “We need a cool concept, we need something no one has ever done before.” I was like, “I’ve always wanted to get Rupert Grint to play me in a video, so shall we just get him?” They were like, “No it’ll be too expensive and he won’t have the time.” So I reached out to Tom Felton and asked if Rupert wanted to do it. He was, and he did it for free, and found the date. It was wicked.”
(huffingtonpost.com, April 2012)

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Freddie Stroma



“Rupert Grint is really cool, incredibly witty, but surprisingly quiet.”
(London-Student.net September 2008)

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David Thewlis



…Thewlis thinks it will be difficult for them (the trio) to have acting careers outside the series.

“The most likely is Rupert. I think he’s the most natural actor. He’s the oldest of the three. I can imagine him moving on.”
(Sydney Morning Herald, 08 June 2004)

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Julie Walters

“Rupert’s great. That’s obvious. He’s fantastic and he’s really good in it. I think it’s great he’s done it.”
(FilmFocus September 2006)

When he first started he was really cute and really shy. My abiding memory of him is at the first premiere and Grant, my husband, and I looked at Rupert and there was a beautiful little moon face, and he looked like a rabbit caught in the flashbulbs. He was such a sweetheart you wanted to cuddle him.”
(The Sunday Times November 2010)

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Emma Watson

“I love Rupert because he has the best comic timing of anyone! I think he’s absolutely hilarious. He can make me laugh like no one else.”
(Girl’s Life Magazine)

“Rupert is Magic.”
(Daily Record- September 2006)

“Kissing Rupert’s going to be sooo awkward,” Watson says, screwing up her cute rosy-cheeked face. “I’m trying not to think about it … it’s all part of the job I guess. Don’t tell him I said that. Rupert’s lovely. Girls would probably give their left arm to be in my position, so I’m certainly not complaining.”
(The Sydney Morning Herald, July 7th 2007)

…yes, he actually does. I can understand why you might think he’s joking but he’s perfectly serious.That’s just Rupert, that’s kind of his sense of..like, he’s just crazy, you know, he’s just mad., like uhm, yeah,and when i say he drives an ice cream van, it’s not just like he drives it, it actually has like the ice cream, it has the chocolate flakes and it has the toppings and the sweets, it’s fully stocked ice cream van so i just think it’s kinda like a fun thing for him to have so i think it’s so cool…..”
(The Scotsman, 22 February 2006)

“Rupert’s very laid back.”… “He’s actually quite shy. I know that’s hard to believe, but he’s less comfortable than Dan. Dan’s the entertainer, the performer. He’s very comfortable with an audience. He’s very good at interviews. He’s very articulate. He likes to get a laugh whereas Rupert’s a bit more shy, and it takes longer to get to know him. That doesn’t mean that Rupert is any less a nice guy. He’s the one to watch because he will lull you into a false sense of security, and then he’ll come out with an absolutely killer one-liner and have everyone roaring with laughter. He’s a very good comedian in that sense….”
(FilmInk, June 2009)

“I’d go to Rupert when I needed cheering up. He’s just fun.”
(Vanity Fair, May 2010)

“I pounced on him, I was so desperate to get it over with.”

“We were both really nervous about laughing and not being able to take it seriously.”

“It was awkward for both of us because we are like siblings – imagine growing up with someone since you were nine.”

“Was the most horrible thing I’ve ever had to do … it just felt like incest. That’s the only way I can describe it.”

“He was a very good kisser. I think Rupert’s very handsome. Oh totally, he’s looking good. Totally, definitely. Definitely”
(Contactmusic quoted her as telling London radio station Heart FM.)

“It’s funny, they’ve both gone completely opposite ways. At the beginning Rupert was very confident, really chatty, very outgoing, and Dan was the quiet shy one.
I remember at the first press conference, he was so overwhelmed by the whole thing. Now, you can’t shut Dan up. He’s telling jokes, he’s got this incredible energy. Rupert’s gone quiet. He’s much more reserved.”
(Digital Spy November 2010)

“Rupert’s the guy I go to when I want to be relaxed and have a good laugh. His dressing room is like a child’s wonderland with every kind of game, every kind of sweet, every kind of whatever you can imagine. I go to him if I want to snuggle up on the sofa and watch television.”

“Mmm, oh all the time. Particularly in part 2, where Rupert’s(not ron’s? lol) brother dies. and the amazing thing about Rupert is that he’s a very self-contained human being. It’s very rare that you see him, you know, get emotional. And the minute the camera rolls, he becomes this other, this other thing. And he has so much. And I’m just like, ‘where does that come from? But anyway, you’ll see when he cries for his brother. I remember telling myself to keep acting because I wanted to sort of like go..”You’re amazing! That was amazing!” I don’t know where he pulls it from, but it’s brilliant.”
(comingsoon.net, November 2010)

“I really enjoyed the experience. Rupert is a great comedic actor, and so we had a really good time bringing the humour out of everything that we could.”
(arts.nationalpost.com, July 10th 2011)

Q:… But in return, you three have the chance to stand on a bridge of Hogwarts after all the battles are over and to be caught by the camera in a way that one cannot help getting goose bumps.
Emma: You know what? Rupert and I were allowed to see the film at several screenings in advance. When we talked some days ago we realized that both of us cried at this very point.
Q: Rupert and crying?
Emma: Yes, he said, of course, that he got “wet eyes”. Utter nonsense, he cried. Just like me. That was the moment when we knew it’s over now.
(Berliner Morgenpost July 10th 2011)

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Ben Whishaw

Mojo - Press Night - Curtain Call
Grint was “amazing”, he said. “He’s incredibly quiet but he’s got great confidence and is very grounded.”
(London Evening Standard, 14 November 2013)

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Mark Williams


“Dan and Rupert sometimes get the giggles in the afternoon which is excellent. It thoroughly amuses me. And I encourage it on al possible opportunities.”
(Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets DVD, 2003)

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Evan Rachel Wood

“Rupert Grint is amazing in this film. It was such a brilliant idea to cast him. It’s hilarious.”
(Entertainment Weekly, January 2013)

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