Rupert Grint carries the Olympic torch


This afternoon, Rupert had the honour of running with the 2012 Olympic torch as the flame makes its way closer to the Olympic Stadium and Friday's Opening Ceremony. 

Rupert spoke to BBC News about the "overwhelming" experience, and said that he hopes to remember it for ever. You can watch the video here.

RG.net's Lauren battled the sticky heat of an English summer to watch Rupert - in his ever-faithful Chucks - run with the torch from its afternoon start-point of Middlesex University. Judging by the amount of people calling his name, Rupert, rather than the torch, was the biggest draw for the crowds.

Harry Potter fansite SnitchSeeker have some fantastic photos, which can be seen below. Just click the thumbnails for larger versions. Thanks, SS!


 

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Submitted by Emma on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 11:13
Happy Birthday (our) Emma!

No, we didn't miss Happy Birthdaying you, my cuppiest of cakes - because it is still last night in American Samoa and the Midway Islands - thank you Samoa Standard Time - so we can wish you a huge happy birthday from everyone at RGN, with the bestest of wishes for the coming year.

You work ever so hard for the site, and your photographs are amazing and we love you to pieces.

And you'll probably get four(-ish) new Rupert fims, in the next year, so that cannot be bad!

*squish*

I once chased my birthday for four hours, taking off from Moscow at just before midnight and then missing it over every European time zone until I landed at Gatwick!

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Submitted by Lauren on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 03:55
RG.net Exclusive Savannah Interview Drawing

During the interview in Savannah, Ga., Rupert was asked what movies would he watch for a day non-stop. He answered with explaining his interest in Wes Anderson movies. The Life Aquatic was one of them. We all know how he loves Bill Murray and in the movie he plays quite a funny character. So for part of the interview, while answering fan questions, he sketched Murray's character, Steve Zissou, without a picture or reference. Hope you all enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also see it in our gallery.

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Submitted by Traci on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 06:27
Rupert Grint to Carry the Olympic Flame

As we discovered in our recent "Grinterview," Rupert will be carrying the Olympic flame as it nears its final destination in London for the 2012 Summer Games.  

On July 25th, the torch will pass through the London Boroughs of Harrow, Brent, Barnet and Enfield. It will arrive in Headstone Manor, Harrow, then visit Wembley Place, and will end in Alexandra Place, Wood Green, totaling a distance of 13.1 miles.  Joining Rupert will be decathlete Daley Thompson, 1966 World Cup hero George Banks and charity fundraiser Lloyd Scott, just to name a few.  

Rupert has been slated to take the torch early in the afternoon, as it stops for lunch at Middlesex University in Hendon. 

Are you as excited as we are to see Rupert with the famous Olympic torch? Stay tuned for more information!

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Submitted by Maria on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 09:11
RG.net Exclusive Savannah Interview Part 3

Hoping that you've enjoyed our interview with Rupert in Savannah, here is part 3!

Part 3: LISTEN HERE

In this last segment we discuss:

-Interest in The Casual Vacancy.
-Some of his favorite movies.
-Challenges of playing Cheetah Chrome.
-Favorite Olympic events.
-A quick lightning round including his choice between Justin Bieber and One Direction.

During the interview, Rupert sketched a character from The Life Aquatic, so keep your eyes here to see it later on!

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Submitted by Traci on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 11:14
Rupert Grint to Guest Star in American Dad

Great news! After a year of waiting it was announced at yesterday's San Diego Comic Con, the yearly convention for comic books and popular arts, that Rupert will guest star in an episode of this season's American Dad.

The panel gave no details on Rupert's character and storyline, or in which episode he would appear. We will update with more information as it becomes available!

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Submitted by Claire on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 07:46
RG.net Exclusive Savannah Interview Part 2

As promised, we have more of our exclusive interview to share with you today!

Part 2: LISTEN HERE

In this section of the interview Rupert talks about:

-Bands he likes from the 70s.
-What he isn't the best at.
-Discusses the trouser-dropping scene in CBGB.
-Gives us a line from the movie and tries out a Southern accent.
-Songs from The Dead Boys he suggests.
-And last but not least, a duet from the movie Grease!

Again, stay tuned for Part 3 where you'll hear Rupert's thought's on 'The Casual Vacancy', what he found most challenging about playing Cheetah and who wins out between the Biebs and One Direction (you might be surprised)!

Also, keep your eyes on our Twitter for more updates.

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Submitted by Traci on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 10:22
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