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Here’s looking at you, kids

All across Britain, in everything from sport to science, movies to music to modelling and even maths, 16-year-olds are achieving incredible things. Here are 16 of the brightest and best

Rupert Grint, actor

He’d done only the odd bit of drama at school when Rupert saw on Newsround that young actors were wanted for a Harry Potter movie. So he put together a video of himself acting and rapping about playing Ron Weasley – and at 11 landed his first film role. He is currently shooting the fourth in the series, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. In between Potters, he appeared in Thunderpants with Simon Callow and Stephen Fry, and recently recorded the voice of Peter Pan for a BBC documentary to mark the book’s centenary.

The experts say

Rupert is remarkably free of ego, according to Harry Potter producer David Heyman: ‘Success has not gone to his head. He is a natural comedian, and his future is what he makes of it. There will always be a need for actors of his great instinct and talent.’

Rupert says

‘I hope to carry on playing Ron and to get the opportunity to do more comedy. I’d also love to play a villain at some point.’

Being 16: best thing …
‘I’m a year closer to being able to drive. I’ve finished school, so don’t have any more homework.’

… and worst thing

‘Shaving. Having to think of smart things to say in interviews like this!’

My 16th birthday

‘I was filming the latest Harry Potter in Oxford and had a huge cake and BBQ with cast and crew.’

Original article found here: The Guardian | November 27th, 2004

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