Happy 24th Birthday, Rupert Grint!

24.

It is August 24th, and I can't be the only one having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that Rupert Grint is 24.

Although I suspect I am the only one with a teenage daughter banning me from using that expression.

How can we put this into perspective?

In 2001, when Rupert first burst onto cinema screens, Orlando Bloom was just twenty-four. And he was born in 1977, the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. And she met her great-great-uncle, the Duke of Connaught, and his godfather was the Duke of Wellington. And he defeated Napoleon.

Napoleon Napoleon, not Napoleon Dynamite.

And Rupert loves Napoleon Dynamite.

See, Claire, I told you I couldn't write this post.

No, wait, I think I've got it.

Twenty-four years.

When did you first see this picture?

 


On 21st August 2000.

A squidge before his twelfth birthday.

One half of his life ago.

One half a Rupert.

Blimey.

So, to celebrate the fact, we want to wish all of Rupert a very happy birthday and we want him Trending like a mad thing, all over Twitter - here is a handy link for you to Tweet : Very Happy Birthday, Rupert Grint! #HappyBirthdayRupertGrint #RupertGrintNet.

A "Happy Birthday" from here, twenty minutes from Leavesden, where he did rather a lot of filming, a "Gratulerer med dagen" from Norway, and Cross of Honour, a "La mulți ani" from Romania and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman and a "Happy Birthday, y'all!" from Georgia and CBGB.

And keep an eye on RGN, for the rest of the day - we have competition results and a rather exclusive interview yet to come.

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Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 17:18
Sign Rupert Grint's Online Birthday Card

Yes, the long-awaited online birthday card for Rupert is now available to sign! Click here to start leaving your birthday messages. A few reminders:

  • Do not leave personal information, such as your phone number, home address, etc. These will be promptly removed.
  • One message per person. We can tell if you're posting more than once.
  • No spamming, crude language, marriage proposals, anything that could be considered inappropriate.

The final card design will be unveiled on Rupert's birthday, August 24th! What you're currently seeing is a temporary template. Happy signing!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 17:06
Rupert Grint Birthday Week: The 24 Contest

In addition to our Name That Tune contest, we've got another big contest this week in honor of Rupert's birthday.

The Prize: Ron Weasley wand, with the box signed by Rupert Grint

How to Win: As you know, Rupert is turning the big 2-4 this week. Your challenge is to be creative, and submit entries that have to do with the number 24. For example, a poem in 24 words. Send us pictures of 24 things that remind you of Rupert. Anything goes! Use your imagination.

Send your entries to staff@rupertgrint.net.

Deadline is August 24th at 5 p.m. EST/10 p.m. GMT.

And that birthday card you're all asking about? Don't worry, it's coming VERY soon!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 10:04
Name That Tune Contest!

We've got a new contest for you this month: Name That Tune!

We've created an mp3 with clips from six songs that have some connection to Rupert. Guess them all correctly for a chance to win an iPod case, signed by Rupert! We will use random.org to pick a winner at random from those who guess all six songs correctly. The contest winner will be announced on August 24th, Rupert's birthday!

So head on over to our contest page to submit your guess!

Name That Tune Contest

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Submitted by Aubrey on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 23:41
Videos: Rupert Grint Interview from BeatTV

Rupert appeared on Tuesday's episode of ITV2's Beat TV (see behind-the-scenes video here). He talked about his acting career, including his upcoming movie Into The White (now named Cross of Honour in the UK), and also took part in a dance challenge. His sister, the Ghost of Samantha, also performed. You can watch the whole interview in two parts below.

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Submitted by Celine on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:50
Behind-the-Scenes Video from BeatTV with Rupert Grint

While we wait for video from the BeatTV episode that aired earlier today, the Coca-Cola YouTube channel (which sponsors the show) has uploaded a short behind-the-scenes clip.

Rupert is interviewed alongside U.S. Olympic swimmers Alison Schmist and Elisabeth Beisel (who have nicknamed him "Rupdog"). He talks about his upcoming films, favorite places in London and what sport he'd like to play. Check it out here or below! We have also put together a gallery of images from behind-the-scenes and the taping of the show.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 19:59
Rupert Grint appears on Beat TV; news about Into The White DVD release

Rupert appeared on today's episode of ITV2's Beat TV (broadcast on MTV2 in the USA), and talked about his sister Samantha and her music, and what it was like to run with the Olympic torch. He also played the didgeridoo, and competed in a dance off with Team USA medallist Allison Schmitt. Video isn't available as of yet, but should be very soon.

More importantly, he talked about his film Into the White, which is  now retitled Cross of Honour and appears to be set for a UK home DVD release on the 1st October. Cross of Honour is available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk, and you can see the artwork below. We're currently double-checking the release date and if it is indeed going straight-to-DVD, so watch this space.

1940 ... high above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made them enemies, antagonism is hard to maintain as days go by. Through mutual need, unlikely friendships bloom and somehow they become comrades. War, after all, is absurd.

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Submitted by Emma on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 12:25
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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
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