Rupert Grint Chronology: April - June 2009
 
1st April
 
RupertGrint.net releases April Fools press release announcing Rupert’s plans to launch his own clothing line!
 
3rd April
 
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.”
 
7th April
 
The trailer for Cherrybomb is released:
 
 
9th April
 
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:
 
 
14th April
 
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:
 
16th April
 
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:
 
 
17th April 
 
A theatrical trailer is released for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
 
In addition, Entertainment Weekly features Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in their Summer Movie Preview issue
 
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.''
19th April
 
New hi-res images from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are released:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
21st April
 
Belfast Film Festival releases a review of Cherrybomb.
 
Excerpt: 
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.
 
22nd April
 
Additional images from Central London filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
 
More video footage also goes online, from filming:
 
 
23rd April 
 
- 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:
 
 
 
27th April 
 
A friend of RupertGrint.net reports on the Harry Potter Exhibition in Chicago.
 
28th April 
 
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.
30th April 
 
- 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:
 
 
1st May 
 
- Cherrybomb’s official Facebook page goes live.
 
- 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.
 
4th May 
 
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.”
 
5th May 
 
A petition makes its rounds to bring Cherrybomb to a list of countries in which there is currently no plan for release.
 
8th May 
 
Empire Magazine releases a list of “20 Stars Who Weren’t Even Born When Empire Started.” Rupert is included in their list at the #10 spot:
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.
9th May 
 
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:
 
 
11th May
 
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."
 
 
12th May 
 
More images from day two of Deathly Hallows filming in Wales are released here and here.
 
15th May 
 
- 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.
 
20th May 
 
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.
 
21st May 
 
Empire Magazine displays a portrait of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson, from their 20th anniversary magazine, at their exhibition at the Century Club:
 

 

 

 
22nd May 
 
- 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:
 
 
27th May 
 
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."
 
28th May 
 
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:
 
 
 
 
 
29th May 
 
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."
1st June 
 
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.
 
3rd June 
 
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!
4th June 
 
 
- In addition, Empire Magazine releases a gallery of previously unseen outtakes from their special 20th anniversary issue.
 
See the rest of the images here and here.
 
6th June 
 
- More images from the HBP sticker book, including a fun one of Ron playing Quidditch!
 
- Some additional images are found and added to our galleries:
 
 
 
 
9th June 
 
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:
 
 
12th June 
 
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.
 
13th June 
 
A brand new TV spot for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released:
 
 
14th June
 
Two new HBP commercials are released:
 
 
 
15th June
 
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:
 
 
 
 
 
17th June 
 
- Warner Brothers updates their UK HBP website, adding some new posters from the film.
 
- Additional sticker book scans are also uploaded.
 
18th June
 
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.
 
19th June 
 
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
20th June 
 
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.
 
21st June 
 
- Rupert is spotted at the British Grand Prix.
 
 
- In addition, new scans come in from The Observer’s behind-the-scenes report of HBP.
 
23rd June
 
- 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.
 
See screencaps here.
 
- 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.
 
24th June 
 
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.
25th June 
 
A Quidditch Ron poster scan appears online.
 
26th June 
 
- 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.
 
27th June 
 
Rupert comments on his on-screen kiss with co-star Emma Watson, recently filmed for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
 
30th June 
 
- iTunes releases an exclusive HBP clip.
 
- In addition, hp4u released a very detailed report of HBP filming.
 
- Also, a new interview with Rupert, featured in the Calcutta Times, is posted online.
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Rupert Grint Chronology: January - March 2009

13 January

Three new photos appear online from the set of “Cherrybomb":



21 January

The first hi-res "Cherrybomb" poster is released:

26 January

It is announced that Rupert will take part in a Q & A at the "Cherrybomb" premiere at Berlinale  

27 January

Rupert’s “Cherrybomb” co-star, Kat Kirk, gives a brief interview speaking about his role in the film, saying:

What’s your opinion on Rupert’s acting in this film?
Kat: Rupert played the part of Malachy well. He’s a very talented guy and really brought Malachy to life. I don’t want to give too much away though!

Did he nail the accent according to you?
Kat: The Northern Irish accent is a tricky one because it can be really difficult to replicate and I imagine this could have caused some alarm. I remember when I first met Rupert and Kimberley, I told them as long as you pretend you’re a pirate when pronouncing the letter “r” then there shouldn’t be a problem! I like to think they took my advice, I thought it was pretty good!

28 January

It is announced that "Cherrybomb" will be screening at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival in Ireland on February 20.

8 February

"Cherrybomb" makes it's premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival. Check out our coverage here.

10 February

The Hollywood Reporter asks Rupert on his thoughts regarding filming for Deathly Hallows, to which he comments:

Fourteen months for Part 1 and Part 2, more or less back-to-back. It's going to be long, but it's going to be good I think, I really liked the book and the script," he said. "It's going to be quite a thing when it's over because it'll be half my life exactly. I think I will miss it, because I've had some good times on it.

18 February

MTV publishes a teaser for their set visit to Half-Blood Prince, featuring a new photo of Rupert as Ron, and quote from Jessie Cave:

"Newcomer Jessie Cave — known better as Lavender Brown — regaled us us about her unrehearsed kiss with budding stud Rupert Grint .And of course, there’s the important scene at the end on top of the Hogwarts castle ramparts."

26 February

It is annouced that Rupert will grace the April 2009 cover of BLAG Magazine:

In an accompanying press release, Rupert says:

“I really enjoy it because it is a totally different world. I think we do get a bit spoilt on Harry Potter. I really prefer the pace of these sorts of films – on this one you do maybe seven scenes a day – so it moves really quickly. It’s exciting.”

8 March

Total Film releases a one page interview with Rupert, briefly discussing his role in Deathly Hallows.  On the conclusion of the series, Rupert says:

"I really liked it, it was a good ending. It was not what I expected, actually. For some reason, I thought at least one of me, Dan, Emma was going to not make it. But I think it's going to be cool, the whole 20 years later thing. It should be fun. They'll age us up."

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Submitted by Claire on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 15:45
Rupert Grint Chronology: October - December 2008

1 October

New hi-res images of the UK Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sticker book have been released. These include a picture of Ron in a keeper uniform, Ron and Lavender, the Weasleys and Ron in bed.

26 October

- A new international trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released featuring Ron kissing Lavender.

- Rupert talks food in British Airways High Life Magazine. This particular section featured quotes from various celebrities detailing their most memorable meals. Rupert's include various haggis platters he encountered in Scotland and a traditional Japanese meal!  

29 October

An assortment of official movie stills from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are released: 


 


 


 


29 October  

A new interview is uploaded of Rupert attending the Tiger Woods PGA Golf Event earlier this year:

The interview features lots of random questions! Find out what Rupert’s favourite animal is to eat, how he thinks the world is going to end and his favourite smell.

3 November

A new signed photo of Rupert is auctioned off at the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Crystal Ball in Dublin, Ireland: 


11 November

A new picture of Ron in his quidditch gear is released in the Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Brazilian sticker book:


14 November

A new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer is released! The trailer features Ron under the influence of the love potion, and passing out:

2 December

Rupert is ranked as number 31 in Teen Magazine's "Hottest Stars of 2008”.

18 December

3 new pictures of Rupert in Cherrybomb are released:




A synopsys of the movie is also posted on the Little Film Company's website:

Best friends Luke, and Malachy are finally ready to enjoy their summer. Yet, when the stunning Michelle moves to town unexpectedly, these two best friends soon become worst enemies. With a resistance to boredom, Michelle seductively encourages a dirty competition for her heart. What was supposed to have been a relaxing vacation transforms into a wild ride of drinking, drugs, sex and a deadly end to the competition.

17 December

A press release was released announcing the world premiere of Rupert’s new film, Cherrybomb.

It was announced that the premiere would be held at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2009, with Berlinale is taking place 5-12 February 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

A new still from the movie was also released:  


17 December 

Rupert and Tom Felton attend the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Party.


30 December

Warner Bros have released new high res photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, first seen in CineLive magazine.




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Rupert Grint Chronology: July - September 2008

2 July

It is confirmed that Rupert is to star in the film ‘Cherry Bomb’, release set for September 2009.

The film is described as “a gritty thriller about two teenagers who get into trouble when they both fall for the new girl in town.”

Watch the trailer: 

New pictures are released of the Harry Potter cast and crew in USA Today! Here’s Rupert; read more about the cast and crew in this article:

7 July

More pictures are released from the Half Blood Prince by Warner Bros. Here is Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert (Ron) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny) with director David Yates.

Another picture with Daniel, Rupert and Emma in the Great Hall is also released.

Pictures from the Second Annual F1 Party that  Rupert Grint attended to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital are available here.


A new video surfaces of Rupert Grint on the set of Cherry Bomb.

The short interview with co-star James Nesbitt talk about the new movie and what made them want to star in the film:

30 July

Rupert speaks with MTV on the set about the teaser trailer for the Half-Blood Prince. He reveals that he hadn’t seen the trailer but “It’s only a teaser, to get people excited.” He also mentions that he was excited that one of his favourite scenes as Ron is given a quick glimpse!

The second interview by MTV features Rupert talking about the scene in Half-Blood Prince where he is poisoned; and not just because he ate Harry’s chocolate’s from Romilda Vane.

15 August

Another four pictures were released from Half-Blood Prince, one of which is Ron and Lavender in the Gryffindor Common Room:


24 August

Rupert turns the big 2-0!

26 August

Half-Blood Prince Calendar previews are realeased online. Ron and Lavender feature in the month of June, having a cheeky private moment!


6 September 

Teen Vogue interviews Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson where the trio dishes about romance on screen, kisses, cuddles and relationships on camera.

In the interview Daniel Radcliffe comments on Ron’s kiss with Lavender:

Did you give Rupert any advice on his kissing scenes?
Dan: I wasn't there because they filmed the actual kiss after I had gone home one day. I couldn't watch it and laugh at him, which was deeply annoying. I love watching the scenes where Lavender swoons over Ron. I think there's a little bit of Rupert looking embarrassed, which makes me really laugh.

More on the interview can be found here

5 September 

Rupert Grint is officially cast in ‘Wild Target’ alongside Harry Potter co-star, Helena Bonham-Carter. The drama/comedy is based on a French film; “Cible Emouvante,”(1993). Filming is said to begin on 16th September.

7 September 

Rupert is interviewed in Teen Magazine, talking about kissing scenes with Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave):

"Yeah, I went to some of the final stages of the auditions. It was really cool to be involved in that side of it, not that I really had any say. There were some good girls, but we didn’t do the kiss. We didn’t even talk about the kiss until the day we actually did it. But Jessie (Cave), who got the part of Lavender, is really cool.”

14 September

Rupert Grint attends EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA 2009 event at The Grove Golf Club, England. Grint was said to talk part in the Golf event earlier in September in Hertfordshire, England. Here is a picture of our man on the green looking rather pro!


17 September

Production of ‘Wild Target’ begins in London today before moving onto the Isle of Man on 7th October! A brief synopsis and description of the film was also revealed:

Wild Target is a comedy about uptight Victor Maynard (Nighy), a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).”

22 September

High resolution pictures are released from ‘Wild Target’.


29 September

More pictures from Half-Blood Prince are released online. This time they’re of Ron at Quiddich try-outs and Ron under the influence of a love potion:




Rupert also features in an article by MTV talking about ‘Cherrybomb’.

For the trailer, see below:

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Submitted by Claire on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:19
Rupert Grint Chronology: April - June 2008

4 April, 2008 

PopstarOnline Awards nominates Rupert in their “Best Male Actor” category and opens voting to registered users of their site. 

7 April, 2008

Rupert attends a special Jack the Ripper Experience opening at The London Dungeon. 

10 April, 2008

A line of Harry Potter themed wool is released from Opal as promotion for Half-Blood Prince:

21 April, 2008

New Harry Potter toys from Gentle Giant previewed at New York Comic Con include a Ron Weasley figure in Quidditch uniform, riding on his broom.


8 May, 2008

In an article for ASOS Magazine, Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) comments on her on-screen kiss with Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

“It was a bit embarrassing. Our first screen kiss was on my third day of shooting.” says Jessie. 

“It’s been an amazing experience though. I’ve been completely immersed in the Harry Potter world since filming started last year.”

30 May, 2008

Driving Lessons receives a release in Singapore theatres, set for June 2008.

31 May, 2008

Rupert gives an interview for the book “How to be a Teenage Millionaire.” The book is available for purchase from Amazon, here.

1 June, 2008

A new Half-Blood Prince image is found, depicting Harry, Ron and Hermione chatting in Ron’s room at The Burrow:


New fan photos appear online from Rupert’s 2007 trip to Lanzarote. The photos appear to have been taken at a Western themed amusement park.

25 June, 2008

After the tragic death of actor Robert Knox (Marcus Belby), a memorial service is held. Several members of the Harry Potter cast and crew attend the service, including Rupert.

An announcement is made that Rupert will be attending the second annual F1 Party, hosted by the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, on Wednesday, 2 July, 2008 at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.

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Submitted by Claire on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:54
Rupert Grint Chronology: January - March 2008

January 18, 2008

Rupert Grint Interviews with The Cinema Source for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Interview by Michael Dance 

February 8, 2008

Rupert Grint Talks Driving Lessons with View at the Bay

A new interview with Rupert Grint surfaces with The Daily Snitcher for Prisoner of Azkaban

February 24, 2008

T4 Interviews Rupert Grint & Emma Watson for Order of the Phoenix

March 1, 2008

Emma Thompson, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson donate clothes for Sense's charity auction

March 18, 2008

Rupert discusses filming Quidditch scenes for “Half-Blood Prince” with The Sun

March 29, 2008

Daily Spy reports "Rupert Grint Not Ready to Appear Naked

March 29, 2008

Rupert Grint appears on Al Murray’s Happy Hour Show

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Submitted by Claire on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:35
It's Only a Play - Full Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE

INTERNATIONAL FILM STAR

RUPERT GRINT

JOINS THE STAR-STUDDED

CAST OF BROADWAY'S

" I T ' S  O N L Y  A  P L A Y "

BY TERRENCE MCNALLY

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR OCTOBER 9, 2014

New York, NY– Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Rupert Grint, internationally known for his star-making, decade-long portrayal of Ron Weasley in the blockbuster 8-part Harry Potter film franchise, will make his Broadway debut as acclaimed young director Frank Finger in the star-studded Broadway production of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only A Play.

In a brief statement, Rupert Grint said, "I'm thrilled to be making my Broadway debut alongside this amazing cast and creative team."

As previously announced, Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award® winner Matthew Broderick, Tony Award® winner Stockard Channing, Tony Award® winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award® winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock, will also star in It's Only a Play featuring direction by Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. It's Only a Play will play a limited 17-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) beginning fall 2014, with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9.

Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Tickets will be available at the Schoenfeld Box Office (236 West 45th Street) starting July 31. For more information, visitwww.ItsOnlyAPlay.com.

In It's Only a Play, it’s opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director (Rupert Grint), an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock) on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

Mr. McNally—a four-time Tony® Award winning playwright—recently celebrated the premiere of his 20th Broadway production, Mothers and Sons, which marks his 50th year on Broadway. Mothers and Sons was nominated for Best Play at the 2014 Tony® Awards, and currently plays through June 22, 2014 at the Golden Theatre.

RUPERT GRINT showed an interest in acting from an early age, appearing in productions put on by his school and local theatre group. 2001 saw Rupert make his professional acting debut when he won the role of Ron Weasley in the adaptation of J.K.Rowlings’ popular book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This performance gained Rupert three nominations, two of which he won; one for Special Achievement and the other the Young Actor’s Award. Following his success in the first Harry Potter film, Rupert starred as a young madcap professor in Thunderpants (2002) alongside Simon Callow, Stephen

Fry and Paul Giamatti. Rupert then returned to his acclaimed role of Ron Weasley in the adaptations of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Rupert’s return to the role of Ron landed him more award nominations and leading film magazine Empire presented Rupert and his co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of their performances in all of the Harry Potter films.

In between Harry Potter films, Rupert focused on expanding his acting to other roles, appearing as the voice of Peter Pan in BBC documentary Happy Birthday, Peter Pan (2005) with an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Dustin Hoffman and Cat Deeley. Rupert also starred in films Driving Lessons (2006), which went on to win 3 of 5 award nominations, and the independent British film Cherrybomb (2009) which screened to critical acclaim at film festivals in the UK and Europe. Rupert then went on to star in the UK comedy Wild Target which was also released in the USA in October 2010. Rupert was excitedly nominated for ‘Performance of the year’ at the 2010 National Movie Awards and in the same year it was widely reported that Martin Scorsese, the legendary movie-maker said of Rupert "I thought he (Grint) was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies. In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show.”

In 2010 Rupert finished filming the final two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 1 was released in November 2010 with part 2 out July 2011. 2011 also saw Rupert complete filming Cross of Honour in Norway, where he played the joint lead alongside David Kross and Lars Eidinger. This was released in the UK in October 2012. 2013 will then see Rupert star as Cheetah Chrome in CBGB (October) followed by The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (November) where he stars opposite Shia LeBeouf. In October 2013, Rupert made his West End Debut in the highly antipicated revival of Jez Butterworth’s MOJO. He starred as Sweets, alongside Daniel Mays, Ben Whishaw, Colin Morgan, Brendan Coyle and Tom Rhys Harries. The role earned him a What’s On Stage Award for Best Newcomer.

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Into the White
Limited Release
Character:
Gunner Robert
Smith

CBGB
Filming
Character:
Cheetah
Chrome

The
Necessary
Death
of Charlie
Countryman

Post-Production
Character: Carl

The Drummer
Pre-Production
Character:
Stan Shapiro

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