7 October 2007: Rupert sent a letter in response to his 19th birthday card from RupertGrint.net’s staff and fans posted. He wrote:
Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you, I really loved my birthday card; the illustrations are wicked and spot on, as for the messages wow!! I'm still reading them – I'm up to 2253 (hence my reply being ages!!)
I can’t believe I'm 19, I had a brilliant time this year visiting Paris, Canada, NY and LA - the hand, wand, and foot ceremony was an incredible experience, of which I will never forget.
I had a cool summer- Lanzarote was brilliant (and I didn’t even burn, ha ha!!!)
Now I'm really looking forward to start filming the Half-Blood Prince. I'm sure it's going to be a great film, once again. As always, I'd like to thank you all for your support – it’s a great feeling to know that you are all behind me and if I could, I’d send you all a big hug and an ice cream from my van.
9 October 2007: NECA announced a new talking Ron Weasley action figure in conjunction with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The action figure will say the following phrases:
· Who are you, and what have you done with Hermione Granger?
· I let her do that... It's good manners, isn't it? It was completely intentional.
· Combat? What's he think we're forming some sort of wizard army?
· We're not going to use magic?
· Don't worry... I'll go easy on him.
12 October 2007: Rupert is interviewed by Heat Magazine while at the National Movie Awards last month. Heat’s website describes their video by saying:
"Hottie Ron Weasley (muggle name Rupert Grint) was grilled by us and look how adorable he is under pressure. His Cheshire-Cat grin and indie-boy hair proves that he’s grown into a fine young man."
18 October 2007: Driving Lessons released on DVD in Australia. The DVDs sold extremely fast and were out of stock almost as soon as they hit the shelves.
6 November 2007: Spanish website Noticieros Televisa! posts an article about the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in which they quote Rupert Grint and include information about Ron Weasley’s character development in the new film. A rough translation is available from Google Translate.
Original article (in Spanish): http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/noticieros/675087.html[English TRANSLATION]
8 November 2007: New videos and images appear from the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" DVD Launch and Press Junket.
15 November 2007: An exclusive behind the scenes look at the Department of Mysteries entitled “A Walk Through the Hall of Prophecy” as well as several deleted scenes from Order of the Phoenix appear on MTV’s website.
12 December 2007: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is officially released on DVD in North America.
16 December 2007: Rupert Grint fan HermioneRubin spots Rupert at the Tate Modern and sends RupertGrint.net a photo of herself with Rupert.
She also gives an account of her experience meeting him:
While my mom and I were at the Tate Modern Museum in London (we were there with my dad, brother and grandparents) I saw Rupert Grint. So my mom took pictures of me and him, plus I got an autograph. Forget the Tower of London, Covent Gardens, West End Theater, Yo Sushi! and Oxford Street, not to mention the other two cities in England: Stratford and Oxford (All of which were still amazing btw). I met Rupert Grint!
19 December 2007: The Biography Channel airs a new one hour long documentary titled “The Harry Potter Kids,” which profiles Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
"He's someone who's got skills as a comedic actor, and the role is quite comedic, and I think that was kind of evident from the very beginning, and that's what they were looking for. "
-Charles Gant, Heat Magazine
"I interviewed him in October of 2006, he had on a pair of USA Chuck Taylor converse sneakers; I saw him a year later, and he's wearing the same exact shoes. And I'm thinking to myself, like, 'I'm in the Harry Potter franchise, I could probably afford a new pair of shoes.' But not this kid, he doesn't care, he's just...Rupert Grint! Just, like, this regular dude."
-Ben Lyons, E!