Born Rupert Alexandra Lloyd Grint in Harlow, Essex, Rupert Grint shot to stardom thanks to the JK Rowling blockbuster Harry Potter. The actor caught the attention of the casting director for the movie having submitted a video of himself rapping about how he wanted to land the part of Ron Weasley.
Playing the role of Harry’s side-kick allowed the 26 year old to make so much money that he was able to go out and fulfill a childhood desire – buying his own ice-cream van. Below you will find some more ‘Fun-Facts’ about the Harry Potter star.
Cartoon Character: SpongeBob Square pants.
Bands: Artic Monkeys, The Clash, Black Lips.
Movies: The Grinch, Dumb and dumber, Napoleon Dynamite.
Actor: Jim Carrey.
Food: Burgers, ham sandwiches.
Sports team: Tottenham Hotspur
Book Genre: Comedy and horror.
Author: JK Rowling.
School Subject: Art.
He has received numerous awards throughout his career for acting.
2002: Satellite Award – Outstanding Talent.
Young Artist Award – Most promising young newcomers.
2009: 2009 scream awards – Best ensemble.
2010: Otto award – Movie Star.
2011: BBC Radio 1 teen awards – Best British Actor.
San Diego film critics society award – Best ensemble.
2012: 38th people’s choice award – Favourite movie ensemble.
MTV Movie awards – Best cast.
2014: WhatsOnStage Awards – Best London newcomer of the year.