Rupert Grint, better known as Ron Weasley from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter film series, is a British film and television actor who learned his craft through theatre productions.
The former ice-cream salesman, who once wanted to become an ice-cream salesman, could also be seen on Broadway alongside Matthew Broderick. He spends most of his time doing charity work for organizations such as Cancer Research UK and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Rupert Grint was born on August 24, 1988, in Harlow, Essex, England, the son of Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint, the son of his parents, Joanne (née Parsons), a housewife, and Nigel Grint, a dealer in racing memorabilia. He is the first of five siblings. The others are James, Georgina, Samantha, and Charlotte.
Grint attended the Richard Hale School in Hertfordshire. He was very popular at school because of his bright red hair, which earned him the nickname Ginge, short for ginger. His great-grandfather also gave him the nickname “Copper Knob” because of the color of his hair.
During his school days, Grint was interested in theatre and was staged in a number of plays. It was said that his ambition to become an actor was fueled by the presence of the Leavesden Film Studios, which were located near where he lived. He appeared in the school production of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales as Rumpelstiltskin in his school production. He also joined a local theater group called Top Hat Stage and Screen School, where he was cast as a fish in Noah’s Ark and as a donkey in another nativity play.
Rupert Grint continued to perform well into his secondary school years until one day while watching a BBC children’s news program, he saw that his favorite book Harry Potter was being made into a film and that there was an open cast for the roles. He quickly made a video of himself talking about how the role of Ron suited him best and why he deserved to get a chance. His attempt was successful and Grint was invited for another audition before he got the role, although he had never played professionally before.
Grint had to take a break from school together with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson to shoot the Harry Potter movies. However, they were taught on set for four hours a day, which is the minimum legal requirement for child actors. In the summer of 2004, shortly after the release of the third part of the Harry Potter film series Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Grint passed the examinations of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and completed his formal education.
Since beginning his acting career as an aspiring magician, Grint has starred in a number of other films, including Donnerhose in 2002, Driving Lessons in 2006, Cherry Bomb in 2008, and Wild Target in 2010, among many others. After the end of the Harry Potter series, he returned to his roots by playing a number of roles as a stage actor, narrator, narrator, and television presenter. He has also won a number of awards for his Harry Potter roles as well as for other works.
Rupert Grint’s Net Worth
Rupert Grint has spent a significant portion of his life on Forbes magazine’s list of top junior earners since the beginning of his career and is said to have earned around $4 million annually during this time. It is estimated that he is currently worth about $50 million. This is due to the investments he has made in the real estate business as he owns a multi-million-pound residential property empire in Hertfordshire.
Family – Girlfriend, Is He Related To Ed Sheeran?
Rupert Grint speaks very privately about his private life. Apart from the names of his family members, not much is known about them. The popular British musician Ed Sheeran, with whom he shares similar characteristics, especially the red/red hair, is said to be a cousin of Grint. However, this story is false. Once Grint announced that Sheeran was his alias/alter ego, with whom he pursued a singing career after the end of the Potter series. That was also a hoax.
Like his family members, Grint managed to keep his relationships out of the spotlight. However, in the past, he has reportedly dated Katie Lewis, Lilly Allen, Kimberley Nixon, and Georgia Groome. In recent years, rumors have surfaced that he is in another relationship, but the identity of the girl is unknown.
Other Facts (Height)
Birth Name: Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint
Place of Birth: Harlow, Essex, England
Date of Birth: August 24, 1988
Occupation: Actor, Stage Performer
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.73m)
Weight: 72 kg (158lbs)
Net Worth: $50 Million