Apart from a small role as punk rocker Cheetah Chrome in CBGB and war hero Ron Weasley in an obscure British indie series of films, one genre that is crying out for the Rupert Grint touch is the biography, or biopic.
And I think we can all agree, one underrepresented group in biopics are red headed people. So what would happen if we put these two facts together?
1. Winston Churchill
Starting with a major historical biopic, how about a young Winston Churchill? Churchill did, in fact, have red hair; at Harrow, his nickname was 'Copperknob'. Before going into politics he had enough adventures for several films: straight out of school he trained at the Royal Military College and was commissioned in the cavalry.
He served in India and the Sudan and wrote as a war correspondent in Cuba and South Africa. We'd see Rupert in an officer's uniform, leading cavalry charges, and hear him perfect Churchill's lisping speech impediment.
With Norse gods inexplicably popping up in American comic books, how about a biopic of a Greek demigod? It's not that long since Troy, but their sun rose in the west and the siege of Troy lasted two weeks; we're more than ready for something slightly more accurate. We'd see Rupert in chariots and Greek armour and mourning his beloved Patroclus.
3. Erik the Red
There hasn't been a good historical film about axes and mead halls and Viking longships since Kirk Douglas was young. Erik the Red left 10th century Iceland to colonise Greenland, his son reached and explored parts of modern North America – and we need to see some accurate Viking helmets, without horns. We'd see Rupert bearded and windswept in the prow of a Viking longship.
4. Greg Rutherford
Films about sportsmen are rare, but with one Dan Radcliffe allegedly in athletics training to play Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe, next year, there is time for Rupert to beat him to the finishing line with a sporting biopic. How about continuing the British Olympic Gold theme with Greg Rutherford's performance in London 2012? We'd see Rupert leaping in lycra.
Something that counts as a biopic is a Biblical epic – once very popular and recently revived by his old friend Emma Watson. If she can feature in Noah, he could star in a film about Esau and his brother Jacob. Jacob is famous for having problems with his sons, but his first family feud was with his twin brother, his elder twin brother, Esau . We'd see Rupert in Biblical robes, with, um, goats?
6. John Paul Getty III
Maybe something a little more modern? Maybe the tragic story of John Paul Getty III? Not his kidnapping, but how about his struggle to overcoming his disabilities after a stroke left him nearly blind and quadriplegic? We'd test Rupert's physical acting, but also his voice work, as he'd need a slurred American accent, undergoing speech therapy.
7. Neil Kinnock
Talking of accents, how about something a little closer to home; how about the political rise of Neil Kinnock? Rupert is the right age to play him as he first enters parliament, a young Labour MP under a Tory government. We'd finally hear Rupert's Welsh accent and I'd be tempted to cast Kimberley Nixon as his Glenys.
8. Stan Laurel
Even better than Rupert's voice work is his natural comic timing, and if we're making a biopic of a famous comedian, we could do no better than Stan Laurel. Although Rupert isn't quite old enough, yet, to portray him at the peak of his partnership with Oliver Hardy, so we can make this one last. We'd see Rupert's amazing physical comedy in the world's greatest comic double act, and could try for Jonah Hill as his Ollie.