Rupert Grint Biography: About his projects

Harry Potter | Driving Lesson | Cherrybomb | Wild Target | Into The White | The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman| CBGB | Postman Pat | The Drummer | Enemy of Man | Mojo | It’s Only A Play | Moonwalkers | Snatch

Harry Potter

“Before I knew there was going to be a film. I was the biggest Harry Potter fan. I read all the books.”
(Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret Ultimate Edition)

“I like all the books. You’ve got to read them all to get the complete Harry Potter experience.”

“Walking into the great hall for the first time was absolutely incredible – all these effects with all the candles floating in the air, all lit and everything, food on the table, all the flambeaus were lit – it was just incredible, it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

“You can lose yourself in it. It’s for both kids and adults.”

“We the Grints are all huge Harry Potter fans! And of course we love the Weasleys!”

“Are you kidding? This is Harry Potter! I love every last moment of it.”

“I was thinking about what it’s going to be like when we’re done, after the last movie. It is going to be really weird, actually. At the moment it seems quite far away. I don’t know what I’m going to do, really. I’m going to miss it, I think, because it’s been my whole life for a long time. I really enjoy it as well, every year we’ve come back and done it. All of this, this is what I know…”
(LA Times Hero Complex Blog July 1, 2009)

“After being in Harry Potter, I believe a bit more in magic than I did before.”

“I’d like to have the flying car, I think that’d be really cool.”

“Well one of the times I did a stunt was in the devil’s snare room and they lifted me up on a harness and a safety rope really, really high, and they just dropped me down into the devil’s snare.”

“I had this giant slug in my mouth loaded with slime and I spat them out. I think it was plastic. I hope it was plastic.”

“The most challenging scene for me was the spider scene, because I don’t like spiders in real life. Even rubber ones I get really scared of.”

“You sit on a broomstick for hours and it starts to hurt. It gives you a numb bum.”

Al Murray: ”So, tell us what happens in the sixth movie?”
Rupert: ”Dumbledore dies… Oops, I shouldn’t have said that! But it’s already there in the books!…”
(An Evening with Al Murray 2009)

“I’ll go and watch past films easily enough. For example, I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone a bit ago and found it quite entertaining! To see my younger self didn’t really disturb me. The only thing I thought was a bit strange was hearing my voice before it changed. I found that rather unbearable!”

“I am going to stick with the acting for the moment as I love being involved in the Harry Potter series, but you never know what the future holds!”
(World Rally Championship, October 28, 2009)

“It felt like the last day at school, packing up all the stuff in my dressing room, all the old toys still there from when I was 11: I’d underestimated how emotional it would be. We all cried.”
(On the final day on the Harry Potter set)

“Being in Harry Potter is like living in a bubble, and it slightly hinders your independence. […] You have got a lot of people doing stuff for you. So I guess that doesn’t help.”
(Times Online July 2009)

“It’s really took me by surprise that how much this film me to me. How not doing it every day will affect my life.”
(The Examiner February 2011)

“It’s a long-game thing. Potter’s definitely always going to be with me because naturally it’s quite a big deal. It’s probably the biggest thing I’m going to be in. But I’m just going to take it as it goes, really.”
(Empire Magazine July 2011)

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Driving Lesson

“I was doing the fourth Harry Potter film, Goblet of Fire, at the time. There was just something really refreshing, really different about it. I met Jeremy Brock, the director, and really got along with him, and then I found that Julie (who had played his mom in Harry Potter) was going to be in it.”
(Bay Area Reporter October 26, 2006)

“I wasn’t really looking out for anything, it just sort of came. I was doing the fourth Harry Potter film and it came up after that. I just really liked the script and it was just something really different. I’d been filming the fourth one for about eleven months and I just wanted to do something different. I love sort of being Ron, it’s just sort of good to do something different so that’s why.”
( October 18th, 2006)

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“It was the first kind of real, adult role for me really so I was quite nervous about it. It did felt like a massive step, as it’s kind of away from home. We filmed it in Belfast, out of the whole comfort bubble of Harry Potter really, as I’ve known everyone there for all my life. Had to speak with a different accent, so yeah everything felt different and it took me a while to adjust to that.”
(The Independent April 22, 2010)

On his quiff : “It has taken me a little while to get used to it and especially to seeing so much of my eyes. I am not sure if it’s a look I will go for when I go back home, but it may take off though. You never know!”
(Belfast Telegraph 2008)

“I definitely can’t relate to their kind of lifestyle. It’s quite a scary world.”
(Total Film 2009)

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Wild Target

“It was just really the script. It was really funny, it’s a quite dark comedy, which is quiet cool. The cast is great. It’s just seemed like a cool thing to do.”
(Lovefilm 2010)

“The guns appealed to me quite a bit – it was refreshing, and very unlike Ron. All the action stuff – the car chase too – was really fun,” he says.
(Telegraph June 8, 2010)

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Into The White

“I chose this project because I love the script. It is a fresh story where I get to show new sides of myself. Hopefully I will get to know some new people as well, says the young man better known as Ron Weasley.”
(VG Nett March 2011)

“It was fun to do something else. No matter how much I enjoy playing the same character for ten years, it’s fun to loosen the tie a bit and play a hothead with an outdated teletubby suit.” Grint resorted to a Liverpool accent in order to get into character. “It was fitting for the part, the dialect sounds bit argumentative and angry. The only downside was the fact that no one could understand me, I had trouble understanding myself at times.”
(, March 2012)

“I liked the story and I’ve always been interested in the war.”
(, March 2012)

“It’s quite a different war film. I can point out the absurdity of war. By the end of it you’re not even thinking about war. It’s just about five men who are trying to survive and afterwards it’s all quite refreshing.”
(, March 2012)

“I’ve always been interested in the war and I think this was a very different kind of war film. In addition, I wanted to do something completely new, like filming in Norway under such extreme conditions. I expected it to be cold, but it was impossible to prepare yourself for weather which meant you couldn’t see or hear your costars.”
(, March 2012)

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The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

“That’s quite a strange one.”
(, July 2012)

“Romania was quite fun, it was quite a crazy place. I didn’t really know what to expect when I went there, but it was like one of the most dangerous places I’d ever experienced. There was an earthquake, I was chased by a wild dog.”

“It was fun and it was very different, I think it’s gonna be quite a weird, surreal, quite twisted film. Should be cool.”
( Exclusive Interview, September 2012)

“Probably quite memorable. Very surreal, trippy. I mean, there’s a lot of drugs in it, weird kind of hallucinations. I’ve always loved seeing hallucinations in films. It’s gonna be a weird one. But hopefully cool”
(Trying to describe NDCC in one word, Exclusive Interview, September 2012)

“This is the craziest film I’ve ever seen or been a part of. It was just ridiculous. You’ll have to be patient with me ’cos it was two years ago and I’m still trying to erase it from my mind – no, I mean piece it all together.”
( October 2014)

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“The whole punk thing has always inspired me. I love the music, the clothes and just the whole style of it was just something I’ve always loved. I don’t really know a lot about CBGB, the club. I don’t really know much about it, but preparing for this, did research on it and read about it and it’s extraordinary. It was great.”
(, July 2012)

“It’s about the New York club CBGB and the punk scene of the time. I play a guitarist called Cheetah Chrome who was in a band called The Dead Boys. I had to be a rock star. It was refreshing.”
(, July 2012)

“I have always wanted to play a punk, it was really good fun.”

“It was a real buzz. We actually felt like we were in a band, which is something I have always wanted to do, secretly. It was nice to have a little taste of that.”

“This is a completely new thing, a whole new level. It does scare me. That’s kind of a reason why I want to do it.”
( , August 2013)

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Postman Pat

“I actually haven’t done the singing bit yet. I think it’s going to be a cover, but it might be something written for it, but I don’t know yet. Just hoping they’ve got good auto-tuning *laughs*.”

“Postman Pat was basically a huge part of my childhood. It was one of my favourite shows, and I was definitely going to do it ‘cause I love Postman Pat.”

“It’s fun, I think it’s good and very loyal to the Postman Pat I knew as well, so hopefully it’s going to be good fun.”
( Exclsuive Interview, September 2012)

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The Drummer

“I am really excited about it. I am a big fan of the Beach Boys. It’s a cool part. It will be something different, it’s American so that will be interesting.”
(ICM exclusive interview, March 2012)

“It’s about Dennis Wilson and his life after the Beach Boys went solo. I play a guy who works for an agency and I befriend him. It’s a really great script.”
(, April 2012)

“I really liked the script. It was a really interesting story, Dennis Wilson. I’m a Beach Boy fan, as well. Again, it’s a very different kind of character. It was always something that attracted me.”

“I think he’s quite a vulnerable character. There’s a really cool scene in it with him and Dennis. Everyone around my character is in this drug-fueled haze and he’s just quite clean cut, innocent person. It’ll be fun to do.”
(, July 2012)

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Enemy of Man

“it’s something that’s gonna be quite cool. It’s still in its early stages, I think. I’m not sure there’s a date for when we start filming. It’s basically MacBeth, which is one of my favourite of the Shakespeare stories and I think it’s going to really cool. It’s going to be a kind of gory, a quite true take on the story. A lot of horse riding and a Scottish accent *laughs* Just trying Shakespeare, I think it’s going to be quite a challenge, and I’m quite looking forward to that.”
( Exclusive Interview, September 2012)

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“There are going to be expectations at my first stab at it. I’m trying not to think about it too much. It is something that really scares me. But part of it is I want to do something that scares me a little bit. It’s quite good to challenge yourself now and again.”
(, September 2013)

“This is my first theater experience, and it’s very different. I wanted to just try it; it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Just the thought of it scares me. I’ve kind of put it off for a long time, and I just thought it was a good time to do it. And it’s a great play and a really great cast with a great director, and it was just, yeah, I’m enjoying it.”
(, October 2013)

“It’s real acting, and there’s something quite thrilling about only having one shot, not loads of takes. That excites me.”
(FHM, 2013)

“It’s been quite hard mastering those rhythms. There’s lots of bouncing off one another, and it’s so fast-paced and charged. But it’s a lot of fun.”
(, November 2013)

“I love the fact that it’s not a play for the theatre elite. Young people are camping out for the £10 day tickets”

“All the characters are trapped. They’re the lost boys. And there’s an abuse storyline that is quite relevant today, with all these allegations about 70s TV stars coming out.”
(, January 2014)

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It’s Only A Play

“It’s pretty amazing working with all these geniuses. After Mojo ended, I didn’t want to do another play for a long time. It was fun but so exhausting. Then this came up and it was such an incredible cast, I had to do it.”
( October 2014)

“The play is amazing, it’s so funny and such an interesting insight into the theater world from behind the scenes.”
( August 2014)

“The script has had a lot of updates to include social media and the way people view reviews now. It’s interesting to see people read reviews about themselves. I don’t think audiences think about that when they read reviews: about the person that it’s about. Watching a group of actors and directors reading reviews is quite an interesting thing.”
(, September 2014)

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“It’s fun, cause it’s a really kind of crazy, kind of ridiculous story. It’s kind of based on a slightly shredded truth. So yeah, it’s been really fun, it’s really good to be with Robbie again, and Ron Pearlman is hilarious.”
( Exclusive Interview, July 2014)

“I just thought it was so ridiculous, it really at no moment takes itself seriously… I get to wear a space suit on the moon; my friend Robert Sheehan is in it. It just seemed like an easy yes.”
(, January 2016)

“It was such a fun film to work on. It was very spontaneous, and nobody really knew where it was going. I loved working with Ron Perlman and Robbie [Robert Sheehan]. Also, being on the moon and wearing an astronaut suit is kind of every kid’s dream. Overall, it was a very unique, special experience.”
(, January 2016)

“It was an outrageous script and I get to pretend to be a spaceman! And working with Robert Sheehan again.”

” I love that it doesn’t take itself too seriously – it is in a period of time that is really cool. Great costumes and music.”

( Twitter chat 2016)

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“I’m a huge fan of Snatch the film. It’s iconic. A cult classic.”

“I am really excited to create this character and his journey.”

“The nature of [Snatch] is a much more adult project, but I think that’s just a natural progression. As I’ve gotten older things get more dark, more grown up and a bit more edgy. But I would still say it’s got some family elements to it as well. There’s something for everyone in it. There’s a lot of comedy in it.”

“It’s something I really relish and it’s something that I haven’t really had the opportunity to do, have a character and really develop it further and really carve out a journey,” Grint said. “I think that’s great of the long format of Snatch and not something the film could really touch on. I find it very exciting.”
(TCA 2017)

“Snatch is such a beloved movie, especially in England. You want to live up to that.”

“It’s great to have a strong female character in this show that we were sort of missing in the film.”
(Snatch TV 2017)

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