Rupert Grint Biography: Media Quotes

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“Rupert was really sweet and easy to work with. Hope that doesn’t sound too boring! But he was very very down to earth, happy to have his photo taken in a grungey pub and very laid back about outfits and getting changed etc etc… He didn’t act like a massive star who earns millions in any way just a sweet, normal young guy, in fact less big headed than most boys his age famous or not!
Rebecca x”
(Photographer Rebecca Thomas, ICM Interview, March 18 , 2010)

“…he almost reminded me of a Young Michael Caine in Alfie mixed with the rebellion of a ”Clockwork Orange“. It was hot.”
“I feel Rupert has definitely got a huge career in front of him as a great Actor, as he can really portray emotion and I feel he will grow to be one of the greatest actors of our time.”
(Photographer Ram Shergill, ICM Interview, October 15, 2009)

“Dear Rupert Grint fans,
I am the photographer who took the pictures of Rupert for the Mail on Sunday.
So pleased you all seemed to have liked them and you will be happy to know that he was an absolute gentleman. Very kind and very charming despite having to do the photoshoot at 7pm and having been on set since 4am the same day.
He deserves your support so keep it up !!!!!!
(Photographer Ian Derry, ICM Interview, June 28, 2009)

“He looks like a young Christopher Walken.’”
“It was a real honour to shoot Rupert in his first styled shoot at this stage in his career. It’s the icing on the cake for us.” said Sarah J. Edwards.”
“Vol.3 Nø 1 is very much inspired by iconic Hollywood with a British swagger and touch of rebellion. Rupert, in this new light is the perfect headliner.”
(Sally Edwards, Blag Magazine, March 2009)

“He was a nice guy, we didn’t exactly chat much as he was working very hard. He’s a calm and quiet guy, very professional, totally unaffected by his fame and dedicated to his craft.”
(Tim Booth, Set of Enemy of Man, May 2013)

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“I have to say, after experiencing so many spoiled young Hollywood stars, it was a pleasure meeting someone so humble, polite, and down-to-Earth.”
(Will Keck, USA Today, July 2007)

“He’s an engaging young man with sleepy eyes, a slow smile, and an ability to stay quiet in conversation, before delivering a funny line almost sotto voce.”
(David Gritten, Los Angeles Times, 08 May 2004)

“It’s nice to see you spread your wings… you’re starring, I mean, this is your film. What really is impressive to me – the nonverbal acting that you do and there’s quite a bit of it especially in the beginning. You’re kind of this inward, dorky kind of guy… you’re facial expressions, your eyes, the way you would cock your head a certain way says so much really… it’s brilliant acting. It’s really great acting… I’m just delighted.”
“I couldn’t shake the suspicion that precociousness must have infected the trio by now… Happily, I couldn’t have been more wrong… I should also point out that the deadpan hilarity of Rupert Grint really doesn’t shine through in text. Some of his responses may seem a little grouchy. They’re not. He’s just reached that teenage drawl phase of life. The press conference started at five, and I suspect he got out of bed at 4:55pm… Anyway, here are 3 cool and down to earth kids talking about the rather excellent movie they just made…”
(Dan Whitehead,, 26 October 2005)

“…The chant rose fast and furious “Rupert, Rupert, Rupert!” Rupert turned to the crowd, then turned to us with a shrug, with bewildered dismay, with a touch of chagrin. Why would anyone chant for him? He was just another kid who would rather be in his basement with his buddies and a root beer having fun. What was the fuss? Not that he doesn’t want attention, but he wants to earn it. Rupert is happy to meet you, but it would have to be as equals. As a person.”
(Fred Soffa, Press corps, GoF-NY Premiere, 2005,, 21 January 2006)

“Communication, for example, is not a forte. Most of his sentences begin with a “Yeah, I dunno…” then descend into a monotone mumble, before climaxing with another “Yeah” not dissimilar to the first. He doesn’t like to catch your eye, and he’s a little fidgety. But it should be said that all of this is endearing rather than exasperating, and that, for a boy who’s grown up in front of the cameras, tongue-tied is infinitely preferable to cocksure.”
(Benji Wilson, Radio Times, December 2006)

“Perched on the back of an expensive sofa in a suite at the Ritz, Grint is a slight lad by today’s steroid standards – 5 foot, 10 inches. The red hair and blue eyes (with just a hint of green) frame, a round face that is constantly going from engaging grin to full out smile, as his favorite word “cool” and least favorite “embarrassing” duke it out…”
(David Lamble, Bay Area Reporter, 26 October 2006)

“Given the hugeness of the name and his range status, we should all take a moment to appreciate just how damn adorable this bloke is.”
(Journalist, Chik Magazine, December 2005)

“Compared to Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, Rupert seems to be more quiet and quirky when interviewed. “Just like Ron” says Emma about this red-head guy who has a big family in real-life.”
(Journalist, Cinemags, 18 November 2005)

“If there’s one thing you should know about Rupert Grint, it’s that he’s got more personality than 20 Adam Sandlers stuffed together in one room.”
(Rebecca Cangiano, 16 Magazine, November 2001)

“Rupert Grint is very normal. As normal as any 22-year-old man arriving in a blacked-out chauffeur-driven car might be.”

“Unlike Daniel Radcliffe who is a ball of nervous energy, Rupert Grint is completely understated, quiet and shy. He’s utterly charming and sweet, gently blokey, completely unlike Ron – more subdued if you can believe it. But he brings with him a vulnerability that makes you want to cuddle him up and take him off to Center Parcs for a nice weekend away from it all. But maybe that’s just me.”
(Matthew Todd, Attitude Magazine July 2011)

“I begin with Rupert Grint who plays Harry’s close friend, Ron. He is friendly, approachable and tries hard without delivering answers that will shock or provoke anyone. A lot of people have written him out of a future in acting – including yours truly – but now I’m not so sure anymore. The boy has grown up and has developed a character, but he’s still a happy boy without any pretentious qualities.”
(Ole Kloster, Danish TV2, July 11, 2011)

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Radio Presenters

“As you can imagine, well, I’ve interviewed a lot of child actors who are not as nice and pleasant, and have grown up as well as you have. I’m really happy to see how well-adjusted you are and how well you are doing also… thanks my friend, and hope to see you soon… cheers to you too.”
(Dean Richards, Dean Richards Show, WGN Radio (Chicago), 20 October 2006)

“Sara Cox, a DJ on Radio 1 (BBC), today revealed on her show that she’d filmed a special ‘Dik & Dom in da Bungalow’ sketch (to be shown during Red Nose Day celebrations in March 2005) for the charity show which raises money for the poor people of Africa, and those in poverty/suffering in the UK. It was filmed at Madame Tussaud’s in London. Sarah stood in for Dom, and Rupert for Dik.
Sarah said Rupert was gorgeous and very down to earth. She also said he kept getting recognized while they were playing the ‘bogey’ game – which, I assume, means members of the public were at the waxworks museum at the same time as they were filming their sketch.”
(From a fan who heard at Sara Cox’s Radio program (BBC), 25 February 2005)

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Live Presentations

“…in the early flushes of huge talent… their skill and versatility as actors suggest that they are bound for careers every bit as remarkable as they’ve already achieved.”
(Stephen Fry, in his speech at BAFTA 2006 about Rupert Grint and William Moseley, 2006)

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Random Close Encounters:

“He is a sweet and lovely boy, very quiet and always has a smile on his face. So I think all the Rupert fans do have enough reasons to support him!”
(Salsa Dancer (wished name to be withheld), Driving Lessons Set Report, Cobden Club, 22 July 2005)

“It was good fun. Rupert Grint is a really good actor and a pretty grounded guy.”
(Toby Shippey)

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