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Very shy, with his arms stretched and his hands digging in his pockets. Between smiles and handshakes, this was how Rupert Grint, Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter movies, nicely said hello to TV 7 dias, as he was “caught” spending his vacations at Quinta do lago, Algarve. As if the reporters are the “important” ones and he’s just an english guy enjoying his deserved rest, the young actor who carries already on his shoulders the weight of being an idol to thousands of people on the whole world, allowed the photographers to take some pictures of him, talked and even gave an autograph for the TV 7 dias’ readers.

An example for many national “famous” people. Rupert, 17 years old, spent two weeks in a house at Quinta do lago with his parents, Nigel and Jo Grint, and his four siblings. He saw the George Benson’s conc ert, at Vale do lobo, Almancil, but spent the rest of the time palying golf at that deluxe complex. “It’s my first time in Portugal, but I’m loving it. I want to come back some day. Portugal is a paradise”, he said. However, the young actor hopes to get to know the country better next time, as these days were dedicated to one of his favorite sports. “I confess that I didn’t get to know a lot of places yet, as we’ve stayed here (Quinta do lago) because I love golf and this place is fantastic”, he told, confessing going to the beach one day. “It was very hot and I’m not used to that. But the sea was great, with warm water, very good”. Nigel Grint, his dad, also wants to get back:”We loved being here, it’s great for the kids”, he mentioned.

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Directly from portugal to Harry Potter 5

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth of J.K. Rowling’s books, will only arrive the theatres around the world on July 13 2007, but shooting begun in February. “The vacations are over, because he has to get back for the fifht movie”, says Nigel Grint, father of the young actor. He left Portugal and joined his co stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, or Harry and Hermione…back to Hogwarts school.

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Soon…in a sex scene

Driving Lessons it’s the young actor’s new movie and his character is very different from Ron. In this one, Rupert is a teenager who,escaping his repressive mother, ends up working for a successful actress and losing his virginity with an older woman.

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“It’d make sense if Harry Potter died”

J.K.Rowling is already writing the seventh and last Harry Potter book. Confronted with recent news about the possibility of Harry potter and other main characters dying, Rupert confessed: “I have no idea what’s going to happen. She hasn’t given us any clue! I know I wouldn’t want to die…”. But it’s a different story when it comes to his best friend. “A lot of people say Harry will die. If that happens, it will be sad and I wouldn’t want to see it…”, he says, adding that is the “most likely” ending. And explains: “She wants to end it all, she doesn’t want the story to continue and to write more books. So, I think it makes sense if he dies. We’re counting with that already”.

He makes millions!

Rupert Grint was born on August 24th 1988, in Hertfordshire, near London, and he is the oldest o f five children (one brother and three sisters). Although he had only done a school play when, at thirteen years old, he was chosen to play Ron, Rupert is already one of the most well known british actors. He earns a millionaire paycheck and even more with publicity. He has even bought a house on a private island! After all, he deserves all that luxury. Just remember he is one of the main actors of the Harry Potter movies, which are some of the most successful in the history of cinema; the adaptations of the first four books have made 3.5 billion dollars world wide!

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The privacy of Quinta do lago and the golf greens delghted the actor, who only went to the beach once because he’s not used to so much heat.

Scans available in our gallery here RGus Gallery I 2006

Translation by Joana

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