Everyone’s favorite ginger is clearly Rupert Grint!
Shooting to fame from the Harry Potter series, even if you haven’t seen them you’ve seen or heard of this famous redhead.
So if you’re a fan or just a curious spectator, here are the top 30 facts we dug up about Rupert Grint!
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint is 34 years old. He was born on August 24, 1988.
Rupert is the oldest of five siblings – James, Georgina, Samantha, and Charlotte.
Rupert’s dad used to deal in car racing memorabilia, and his mother was a homemaker. Their family grew up in Hertfordshire which is a picturesque county north of London.
While he was growing up, Rupert was a fan of the Harry Potter books and Ron was his favorite character.
When Rupert was cast at Ron at age 11, his only previous acting experience was in school plays and at his local theater group.
For his Harry Potter audition, he filmed a video wearing a girl’s dress while rapping about how much he wanted the role.
Rupert’s earliest ambition in life was to become an ice cream man. After he made money from doing Harry Potter, he bought an ice cream van and sometimes drives around giving out free ice cream.
Rupert Grint left school at the age of 16 to focus on his acting career.
Sometimes, people will mistake Rupert Grint for Ed Sheeran. He says when this happens, he usually plays along with it.
Grint is so afraid of spiders, he can’t watch his own scenes in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” where he’s facing giant spiders. He is even scared of rubber spiders!
Although he’s tried to play instruments, he’s never stuck with any. However, he says he can play the didgeridoo fairly well.
He may not be an Olympic athlete, but Rupert Grint still carried the torch from Middlesex University through North-West London at the 2012 London Olympics.
Both Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were apprehensive about filming a kissing scene together because they had known each other for so long.
After Harry Potter, Rupert invested some of his money in real estate and even set up his own company for it called “Eevil Plan Properties.”
In 2014, Rupert made his Broadway debut playing Frank Finger in “It’s Only a Play”.
As an animal lover, it’s no surprise Rupert has two dogs. They’re both Labrador retrievers, named Ruby and Fudge.
In order to raise money for Keech Hospice Care in London, Rupert auctioned a butterfly he designed for Chrysalis Collection.
Rupert was offered the lead role of Austin Ames in “A Cinderella Story” with starred Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. Unfortunately, he had to turn it down so he could film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Rupert has a few unusual vehicles. A unicycle, a quad bike, a swan-shaped pedalo, and a hovercraft.
From all eight Harry Potter films, Rupert Grint made $50 million. For the first film, he made $125,000, and for the last two films, he earned $15 million. That’s one crazy raise!
One of Rupert Grint’s favorite actors that he looks up to the most is Jim Carrey.
After hearing of a fan who had cancer, Rupert’s mother drove him to the boy’s house so he could spend the day with him.
Rupert says that selfies with fans have an everyday occurrence that just feels as normal as people asking for directions.
One of Rupert’s hobbies is beekeeping. He does it because it’s good for the environment and he may even sell honey!
Once while in Tokyo with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, the trio had to run away from fans. He said it was a terrifying experience!
Rupert admitted that he thought about quitting the part of Ron because it was a huge sacrifice at such a young age. I’m sure fans everywhere are relieved he didn’t!
If he could give it a shot playing any other character in Harry Potter, Rupert says he’d like to try Draco Malfoy because it’s such a different role.
Some of Rupert’s favorite bands are Arctic Monkeys, Black Lips, and The Clash.
Rupert Grint says that he only owns one pair of shoes at a time. He won’t get new ones until the ones he has are worn out.
If you’re looking for Rupert Grint on social media, don’t waste your time! Rupert does not have a Twitter or Instagram account.