Rupert fan, Paula, sends in a photo of herself with Rupert, from the Berlin premiere of Cherrybomb:
Paula also commented briefly on the film, describing it as “fantastic” and saying Rupert “did a great job.”
The trailer for Cherrybomb is released:
A new photo of Rupert appears online from photographer Murray Close
An international trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince airs on Japanese television:
The release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is updated to Wednesday, July 15th 2009.
New merchandise also revealed for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, including a wall hanging, a keychain, and a banner featuring Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley:
Two new photos appear online for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
- The news that Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson will be playing themselves in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is also confirmed by David Heyman.
- Yahoo also releases character banners, including one of Ron and Ginny during a Quidditch match:
Many cast members are quoted in the article, including Rupert Grint:
''It's going to be sad when it's over,'' Grint says. ''I'll be 22. It's been such a big part of my life - half my life, actually, by the time we finish. Hopefully, I'll do other stuff when this is over.''
New hi-res images from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are released:
Belfast Film Festival releases a review of Cherrybomb.
In a sold-out theatre, I couldn't help but feel incredibly lucky to be sitting alongside so many cast members and crew, anxiously waiting to see the premiere of a movie that is local to me: Cherrybomb. Most movies about Northern Ireland seem to have a running theme of 'the troubles', politics and religion, but here many stereotypes were successfully cast off, and a new identity created. 'A New Belfast' is how Cherrybomb was described by both Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn in the post-Cherrybomb Q&A session, and rightly so.
In addition, Deathly Hallows filming took place in Piccadilly Circus in Central London. RG.net captures some footage of the filming:
Images from filming are posted here
More video footage also goes online, from filming:
- Cherrybomb set to screen at Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 14th at Riviera 2 theatre.
- Also, scans from Empire Magazine’s June interview with Dan Radcliffe appear online. Rupert is featured in two of the scans:
Moviefone publishes 5 Fun Facts
from the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
These facts divulge information about the cast's reaction to Dumbledore's "outing," how many takes the Ron/Lavender kiss took, and why Rupert won't be selling ice cream anytime soon!
It takes "about 10 takes" for the perfect kiss.
Or at least that's how many takes Rupert Grint estimates were shot for the first of a few smooches between Ron and Lavender (Jessie Cave). "Quite embarrassing" is how the reserved Grint describes the scene's filming. "We were both quite nervous and [director David Yates] was really good and only let it go on for about 10 takes."
Only? To make matters worse, Grint and Lavender were performing for a live audience. "I had a room full of people cheering," Grint says. Well, he must be doing something right.
- David Yates is interviewed by the Baltimore Sun, in which he says some wonderful things about Rupert:
"He's always been the funny one, but he has so much more as an actor than that. In Prince, he has lovely stuff that's funny and true, but in Deathly Hallows, he must be defensive and haunted, and Rupert took to that like a duck to water."
- A new character poster for Ron, for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is released:
- In addition, Rupert is interviewed by Wizard Universe where he discusses his role as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
In the future when you look back on the making of this film, what are some funny or strange moments that you'll remember about the making of it?
GRINT: Getting my bum cast. They were making a chair for the broomstick to make it more comfortable and have my shape. I was wearing these skinny trousers and I had to sit on this chair and they managed the exact shape of my bum. They turned it into a really comfortable chair.
Rupert also mentions the added scene with the Burrow burning down as another "exciting part" to film. The interview goes into detail about his time on the Potter series, how the films have changed, and what he'd like to do in the future.
Dan Radcliffe is quoted as saying this about Rupert in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
"My favorite scene in the film, actually, is one that I’m that not in... It’s with Rupert in Quidditch practice, and it is genuine laugh-out-loud funny. And I don’t laugh out loud that easily.”
Radcliffe's sentiments were reiterated in a published piece from the LA Times. However, Rupert admits that filming these Quidditch scenes weren't "as much fun to film as I hoped. "It's going to be more fun to watch than it was to film.”
A petition makes its rounds to bring Cherrybomb to a list of countries in which there is currently no plan for release.
You know him from: Driving Lessons. And there was that little role in Harry Potter.
Why's he good? He's supported Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter through thick and thin, and has a likeable everyman quality which should allow him to avoid typecasting.
Will he have an adult career? Well, so far out of the HP triumvirate Grint has the most solo-projects under his belt. That said, he is ginger, and anti-redhead sentiment remains the last socially acceptable prejudice, so he'll have to keep working at it.
A new television advert for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince begins airing on The CW in the United States. The Leaky Cauldron gives a detailed list of the new scenes featured in the commercial, here
New screenshots from the commercial here
and view the full feature below:
Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows begins filming in Wales. TLC reports on filming:
"Rupert was there [today] dressed in a beard and wig for his transformation" as Dragomir Despard before the break-in at Gringotts."
More images from day two of Deathly Hallows filming in Wales are released here
- Cherrybomb receives its first award: the Audience Award at 2009’s Jameson Belfast Film Festival.
- In addition, RupertGrint.net launches Cherrybombpetition.com to move the petitions forward on gaining Cherrybomb theatrical releases in a number of countries.
- Also in the news, Wild Target gains distribution in the UK via Vue Entertainment.
The Ellen show airs clips from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
- News also surfaces from MTV News that Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will present a brand new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princevia a telecast at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. The show airs May 31st.
Empire Magazine displays a portrait of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson, from their 20th anniversary magazine, at their exhibition at the Century Club:
- A new clip from Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince, featuring Ron, goes online
- In addition, a new poster for the film is released:
Rupert has been invited to a charity event for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Benefit, which will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. The event will take place June 11thHurlingham Club with a special golfing event to take place beforehand.
The Rainbow Trust Charity is described as "a national charity that provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness."
A poster book for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince features new interviews with cast members. Questions asked deal with the shooting of the sixth film, working on the Potter films as a whole, and life as an actor.
Scans of the poster book:
Q: As an actor, does being strongly associated with your Harry Potter character ever present professional challenges?
A: Haven't found so yet; outside of shooting I'm always happy to be associated with Ron, but he's never followed me to another role.
Q: If you could play a different Harry Potter character, which one would it be? Why?
A: I think Lupin would be most interesting as there are so many sides to his character - plus he gets to turn into a werewolf...
In addition, full scans from Empire Magazine’s July edition can be seen here:
Rolling Stone releases an article featuring a profile of Rupert:
When Grint was just a kid with no real acting experience, he was so crazy about the Harry Potter books that he showed up at the auditions, made up a rap about himself and “like magic” became a wealthy world-famous movie star. "It has been really weird. I feel like I've completely changed really quickly. I was going to a regular school, and then suddenly I did this audition on a whim and then - well, it just sort of happened."
Rupert Grint, Dan Radcliffe & Emma Watson presented a new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the MTV Movie Awards. Screencaps can be found here
A new high res photo of the Trio from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is received and shared by SnitchSeeker:
In addition, Emma Watson told The London Paper that she would be filming the Ron/Hermione kiss, at last, on June 4th:
I’m doing it tomorrow! There has been such a build-up and interest in this hyped kiss that it has to be the best on-screen kiss ever, so I’m determined to make it memorable!
There’ll be fireworks, music, everything!
See the rest of the images here
- Some additional images are found and added to our galleries:
Three behind the scenes photos from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are found:
In addition, UHP uploads an image of a new shot of Ron from one of the posters being used to promote Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
A behind-the-scenes photo from Wild Target is released via the official site of the film’s director:
- MTV Movies Blog also releases an article
about Wild Target, which announces that the film will be released in September.
A brand new TV spot for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released:
Two new HBP commercials are released:
The July issue of Australian magazine FilmInk features a 6 page spread
about the Harry Potter film franchise and its stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson:
- Also, more scans from the HBP sticker book appear online:
Cherrybomb is officially set to screen at the Harry Potter conference, Azkatraz 2009. The film will screen on Monday, July 20th , at 1pm to Azkatraz attendees, to be held at the Zeum theatre.
Premiere dates set for HBP in several countries:
July 6 - Japanese Premiere, Tokyo
July 7 - UK Premiere, London
July 9 - US Premiere, New York City
July 11 - Swiss Premiere, Zurich
July 12 - Australian Premiere, Brisbane
July 12 - French Premiere, Paris
Rupert promotes a Mexican contest for Harry Potter fans:
In addition, Rupert is set to judge the Young Arts Competition. Here's what Rupert had to say about critics:
"Film critics should stick to critiquing an actor's performance: some of them are far too obsessed with the superficial - with people's appearance - and there's nothing worse than a critic being bitchy. Some can be really unkind, and it's just not fun to read, especially if it's you they're writing about. Even if you have 10 really good reviews, it's the one bad one that sticks in your mind."
His full quote can be read here
- In addition, new scans come in
from The Observer’s behind-the-scenes report of HBP.
- A making-of featurette
for the new HBP video game is released via IGN. Tom Felton hosts the featurette, which includes interviews from Rupert, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bonnie Wright, as well as the makers of the game.
- In addition, Jesse Cave is interviewed
about her role in HBP and she has a few things to say about her co-star, Rupert Grint.
Rupert’s attendance at the HBP premiere in North America is confirmed via Warner Brothers’ press release. Premiere dates are set to:
UK Premiere: Tuesday, July 7. Leicester Square, London. 6pm GMT arrivals.
North American Premiere: Thursday, July 9. Ziegfeld Theatre, NYC. 6pm EST arrivals.
- A new Ron and Lavender image is found via SnitchSeeker and The Baltimore Sun:
- In addition, Yahoo! goes behind-the-scenes of HBP. Screencaps can be seen here
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