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Harry Potter star strips to show his Cherrybomb

First it was Daniel Radcliffe and now Rupert Grint.

Yes, Harry Potter stars can’t seem to keep their clothes on.

As you can see, Grint, 20, strips off in new movie Cherrybomb with Kimberley Nixon.


Original article found here: Metro I January 14, 2009

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Naked spell cast on boy wizard

Written by Nadia Mendoza

THERE must be something in the water on the Harry Potter set.

First DANIEL RADCLIFFE goes starkers on stage in Equus.

And now RUPERT GRINT has dropped his kecks for new film Cherrybomb.

Long gone is the floppy hair and gormless grin that saw him shoot to fame as sidekick Ron Weasley.

Now the 21-year-old bares his bod with confidence in the leading role.

The movie tells the tale of three teenagers who embark on a debauched weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars.

But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious.

KIMBERLEY NIXON, seen here getting up close and personal with the Brit hunk, starred opposite JESSICA BIEL in Easy Virtue.


Original article found here at The Sun I January 14, 2009

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Rupert Grint: Ron Weasley Grows Up

Rupert Grint, who is best known for playing Harry Potter’s bumbling sidekick Ron Weasley in the megamillion-earning film series, has opted for a more adult tone to his next film.

In Cherrybomb, the 21-year-old Grint reportedly strips naked and has sex scenes with 23-year-old co-star Kimberly Nixon (Wild Child).

The Sun reports that Grint, seen here shirtless with Nixon on top, plays one of three friends who embark on a week of drinkin’, druggin’, sexin’ and stealin’ (cars).

Grint told MTV that there is also a love triangle at the center of the story.

“My character Malacy works at a leisure center in Belfast. It’s not really a proper job, but this girl Michelle is his boss’s daughter. She’s really exotic and fashionable and she gets his attention, along with his friend Luke, and she starts this crazy competition thing between them.”

A “leisure center” is a British way of saying “escort service,” which is an American way of saying, “hooker store.”


Original article found here at Celebuzz I January 14, 2009

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tMF WEEKLY TOP 3: Who’s making the biggest buzz amoung your favorite young actors

By Jed Medina

Every Monday, tMF gives you a rundown on who’s making the biggest buzz among the current crop of young talents, based on the hottest news about upcoming movies, awards and nominations, magazine covers and interviews, and special appearances on festivals, talk shows and upcoming TV series or just from anything that make fans more excited about movies!

[ Note: I skipped last week’s weekly top 3 for the simple reason that tMF launched the Top 50 Hottest Young Actors. Now that the articles have been posted and commented on by lots of viewers, it’s time to get back to the weekly top 3! ]

Some rants: Tom Sturridge is apparently in the running for the top 3 with a new movie to boot! Same goes with the charming and talented Jamie Bell. These two amazing young Brits will certainly hug the limelight more as we move into the last quarter of the year. Stay tuned for our updates on both young actors’ profiles here at tMF!

Now to the top 3!

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First time ever to capture the third spot, please welcome to the list the young and talented Rupert Grint!

The Buzz: With two new movies on his sleeves, Rupert is going big-time! Fans are definitely on the look out for the new Harry Potter movies next year, but Grint is not relaxing a bit, his two new features Cherrybomb and Wild Target will surely keep him busy this year and the next! Here’s one of the latest interview conducted by MTV for Rupert:

Because Grint’s character is trying to be a bad boy to impress the girl, he loses himself in that — “she likes that, so she likes him.” Stealing a car wasn’t that big of a leap, especially because all he has to do is swipe the keys. “Why do my movies always involve illegal things with cars?” he laughed, referring to his last independent film “Driving Lessons” and the infamous flying car from Harry Potter. “I’m not that into driving that I’d ever actually steal a car,” he laughed. “Never.” Grint got a “little love scene” that’s a little more adult than the one he had in “Driving Lessons,” he said, “which was quite awkward to film, with the whole crew watching. They’re in bed!” But the real adult subject matter, Grint said, is what happens afterwards — which he didn’t want to spoil. “It gets quite serious,” he said. “It gets a bit crazy. Really violent and out of hand and lethal at the end.”


Original article can be found here at the MOVIE FANATIC I October 6, 2008

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Rupert Grint in some photos from his movie Cherrybomb

By John

So in the time in between the wizard world Rupert Grint seems to be at work with some interesting projects. The three of the actors are trying to avoid being typecasted by taking up roles that are so far away from their Wizard personas. For instances Dan Radcliffe, for instance, is starring in the controversial play “Equus” on Broadway. But Rupert Grint seems to take his image to newer heights with his two violent dramas in the pipeline. Both of them are independent films “Wild Target” which he has just started and the other is Cherrybomb which is just finished and getting ready for release.

“My character Malacy [in ‘Cherrybomb’] works at a leisure center in Belfast,” Grint explained. “It’s not really a proper job, but this girl Michelle is my boss’ daughter. She’s really exotic and fashionable and she gets his attention, along with his friend Luke, and she starts this crazy competition thing between them.”

In order to impress Michelle (who is played by Kimberley Nixon), the two guys start trying to one-up each other, first by going to a club and trying to dance with her, then by pulling stunts like stealing a car, and then things escalate from there.

“Usually, Malachy doesn’t get the girl,” Grint said. “Luke is more of the ladies’ man, but he’s a bit more dodgy. Malachy isn’t a geek, he’s a bit of a thug, but he starts off as basically a good kid. He goes to work, he has a good relationship with his parents, but he’s got some bad influences, so he gets into a bit of trouble.”

Because Grint’s character is trying to be a bad boy to impress the girl, he loses himself in that — “she likes that, so she likes him.” Stealing a car wasn’t that big of a leap, especially because all he has to do is swipe the keys. “Why do my movies always involve illegal things with cars?” he laughed, referring to hislast independent film “Driving Lessons” and the infamous flying car from Harry Potter. “I’m not that into driving that I’d ever actually steal a car,” he laughed. “Never.”

Grint got a “little love scene” that’s a little more adult than the one he had in “Driving Lessons,” he said, “which was quite awkward to film, with the whole crew watching. They’re in bed!” But the real adult subject matter, Grint said, is what happens afterwards — which he didn’t want to spoil. “It gets quite serious,” he said. “It gets a bit crazy. Really violent and out of hand and lethal at the end.”

But delving into the more mature material wasn’t the hardest part for Grint — it was the Belfast accent. “It’s a mishmash of all sorts of different accents,” he said. “I got the vocal coach to make me a CD of all the lines and I put that on my iPod, and that really helps, to learn the vowel sounds. Otherwise, I’d pick it up from the crew, since they were all local.”

Only having one week of rehearsals also put the pressure on. “On Harry Potter, we do a scene every few days, and this was like 12 scenes a day,” Grint said. “It’s a much tougher shoot, really, and quite tiring, but it’s good, to be at this much faster pacce. I prefer it to the waiting around. You’re always moving about. And at least I’m playing such a cool, different character that I’ve never done before. It’s nice to get to act like you’re more confident, even for a little bit.”

So this is surely going to be the better of all the movies that are coming out from the friends from Hogwarts. So it will be really interesting to see where this movie goes with his career. News courtesy of MTV Blog.


Original article can be found here at Reel Suave I September 30, 2008

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Rupert Grint Gets Bloody For ‘Cherrybomb’ – Check Out Exclusive Photos!

In the space between Harry Potter films, the young actors who play the trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione have been trying to cram as much non-wizarding world work on their resumes as possible — to prevent typecasting when they grow up. Dan Radcliffe, for instance, is starring in the controversial play “Equus” on Broadway. But Rupert Grint, who plays Harry’s best bud Ron Weasley, is trying to go Radcliffe one step further — by taking on violent roles in the independent films “Wild Target” (which he just started) and “Cherrybomb” (which he just finished).

Rupert Grint in 'Cherrybomb'

“My character Malacy [in ‘Cherrybomb’] works at a leisure center in Belfast,” Grint explained. “It’s not really a proper job, but this girl Michelle is my boss’ daughter. She’s really exotic and fashionable and she gets his attention, along with his friend Luke, and she starts this crazy competition thing between them.”

In order to impress Michelle (who is played by Kimberley Nixon), the two guys start trying to one-up each other, first by going to a club and trying to dance with her, then by pulling stunts like stealing a car, and then things escalate from there.

“Usually, Malachy doesn’t get the girl,” Grint said. “Luke is more of the ladies’ man, but he’s a bit more dodgy. Malachy isn’t a geek, he’s a bit of a thug, but he starts off as basically a good kid. He goes to work, he has a good relationship with his parents, but he’s got some bad influences, so he gets into a bit of trouble.”

Because Grint’s character is trying to be a bad boy to impress the girl, he loses himself in that — “she likes that, so she likes him.” Stealing a car wasn’t that big of a leap, especially because all he has to do is swipe the keys. “Why do my movies always involve illegal things with cars?” he laughed, referring to his last independent film “Driving Lessons” and the infamous flying car from Harry Potter. “I’m not that into driving that I’d ever actually steal a car,” he laughed. “Never.”

Robert Sheehan, Rupert Grint and Kimberly Nixon in 'Cherrybomb'

Grint got a “little love scene” that’s a little more adult than the one he had in “Driving Lessons,” he said, “which was quite awkward to film, with the whole crew watching. They’re in bed!” But the real adult subject matter, Grint said, is what happens afterwards — which he didn’t want to spoil. “It gets quite serious,” he said. “It gets a bit crazy. Really violent and out of hand and lethal at the end.”

But delving into the more mature material wasn’t the hardest part for Grint — it was the Belfast accent. “It’s a mishmash of all sorts of different accents,” he said. “I got the vocal coach to make me a CD of all the lines and I put that on my iPod, and that really helps, to learn the vowel sounds. Otherwise, I’d pick it up from the crew, since they were all local.”

Only having one week of rehearsals also put the pressure on. “On Harry Potter, we do a scene every few days, and this was like 12 scenes a day,” Grint said. “It’s a much tougher shoot, really, and quite tiring, but it’s good, to be at this much faster pacce. I prefer it to the waiting around. You’re always moving about. And at least I’m playing such a cool, different character that I’ve never done before. It’s nice to get to act like you’re more confident, even for a little bit.”

Do you want to see Rupert Grint in non-Harry Potter roles? What kind of role would you like to see him play?


View original article here: MTV Movies Blog | September 29th, 2008

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World’s The Stage For This Rising Welsh Star

Rupert Grint Press: World’s The Stage For This Rising Welsh Star

By Karen Price

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We picked her as ‘one to watch’ in 2008 and with several Hollywood films under her belt, Kimberley Nixon’s star is certainly in the ascendant. She takes time out of rehearsals to tell Karen Price about her new West End role.

KIMBERLEY NIXON is adamant that she won’t be watching Scarlett Johansson in the movie that helped bring her worldwide fame, Girl With A Pearl Earring.

While Nixon is about to take on the role of servant girl Griet in the new stage version, she says she doesn’t want to be influenced by the Hollywood star who played the same role in the film.

“I decided I didn’t want to watch it because I don’t want things to creep in – I want the part to be my own,” says the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama graduate who is from Pontypridd.

“I thought I would just read the book and scripts and work on it in my own way.”

Girl With A Pearl Earring is about Johannes Vermeer, the greatest painter of his time, who hires a young girl Griet to help in his house.

It is not long before she becomes more than a servant – she starts to help him in his studio, learning the art of painting by watching the master.

And then, secretly, Vermeer begins to paint her and Griet becomes model and muse for his greatest masterpiece, Girl With A Pearl Earring.

It opens for previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London on September 24 – Nixon’s 23rd birthday.

“I know people will be sending me joint ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Happy Birthday’ presents which just isn’t good enough,” laughs Kimberley, who appeared in the major BBC costume drama Cranford earlier this year.

Adrian Dunbar takes on the role of Vermeer, which was played in the film by heart-throb Colin Firth – who Nixon has already worked with. Earlier this year they filmed Easy Virtue, which is based on the Noel Coward play and also features Jessica Biel and Kristin Scott Thomas.

“I had a few hate texts from my friends – they were very jealous I got to work with Mr Firth,” she laughs. “But I was disappointed to play his daughter so there was no love scene there.”

However, she found herself filming such a scene with Harry Potter star Rupert Grint in the forthcoming drama Cherrybomb.

“It’s a little indie film and really gritty,” Nixon says of the movie which also stars James Nesbitt.

“It’s sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. I play a very manipulative vixen and it was lots of fun. It’s good to be a bad girl. I think I can often fall into the girl-next-door box.

“Rupert is lovely. We had a difficult love scene together one day and we were both really nervous. But he was really sweet and we giggled most of the day.”

The last few months have certainly been a whirlwind for Nixon, who has six brothers.

She’s appeared in two of the summer’s biggest teen movies – Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and Wild Child, in which she plays bitchy schoolgirl Kate who picks on American newcomer Poopy, played by Emma Roberts.

“I was doing Cranford when I found out I got Wild Child. It was my first big American film. With so much money riding on it, everything has to be just right so there’s a lot of pressure. But as I’d never done anything like it before, I didn’t think about it and just got on with the job. I also got to go to LA which was a lot of fun.”

In Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Nixon had a smaller part.

“It was nice to take a back seat slightly – my character was a queen bitch, which was really fun as it was nothing like Cranford or Wild Child.”

Although Nixon is clearly making a mark on the acting industry, she still lives in her home town of Pontypridd with her long-term boyfriend, writer/director Cai Howells.

“It’s a really quick train journey (to London). When you are filming it’s usually Monday to Friday so you can head home for the weekend.”

Nixon admits that she doesn’t often get recognised.

“I look quite different to the people I play – I blend into the crowd in real life. I’ve signed a few autographs, which is really weird but it’s really sweet as it’s usually for young girls who have seen the teen movies.”

Blonde Nixon is also winning over male fans and this month she was number nine in the Western Mail Magazine’s Top 50 Sexiest Women in Wales list.

“I moved up a place,” she laughs. “It’s just another thing for my brothers to tease me about. My agent says he won’t sleep until I’m number one!”

Girl With A Pearl Earring is at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London from September 29 until November 1. There will be previews from September 24. The box office number is 0845 481 1870


Original article can be found here at WalesOnline I September 20, 2008

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Rupert Grint Doing Sex Scene With Kimberley Nixon

Rupert Grint Doing Sex Scene With Kimberly Nixon in ‘Cherrybomb’

Rupert Grint, who is best known for playing Ron Weasley in the ‘Harry Potter’ films, is going to do sex scene with Kimberly Nixon in an indie movie, entitled ‘Cherrybomb’.

Rupert Grint is going to celebrate his 20th birthday on August 24 and he is growing up quickly. Entering a new phase in his life, it looks like the U.K. actor wants to change people’s opinion about his ‘innocence’ image by doing sex scene in an indie movie, entitled “Cherrybomb”.

According to reports, Rupert will be ordered to bare all during the sex scene with his co-star Kimberly Nixon. In the movie he will play the role of Malachy, who along with his best friend, Luke, a character played by Robert Sheehan, are trying to compete for beautiful but manipulative girl, Michelle, Kimberly’s role.

Sharing about the reason why he takes the part in the film, Rupert said “I really loved the script and having done Harry Potter, I wanted to do something different.” The actor furthermore even explained that the upcoming movie is something new for him to try. He went on admitting, ” It was quite a challenge.”

“Cherrybomb” was shot in Belfast. Rupert and his co-stars looked happy during the shooting as they were spotted partying around the town. The flick is set to be released in January 2009.


Original article found here: Celebrity Mania | August 21st, 2008

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Stars having a blast in Belfast

Sunday Life joins Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging star Kimberley Nixon for an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at Cherrybomb, the latest Hollywood movie being filmed in Northern Ireland

Belfast has been buzzing in the last few weeks as a touch of Hollywood rolled into town with the filming of Cherrybomb.

This coming-of-age drama set in Belfast brings together a plethora of homegrown talent including our own James Nesbitt and a score by acclaimed local DJ David Holmes.

The feature film, which stars Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint and Kimberley Nixon of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging fame is the joint debut of husband-and-wife team Glen Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa.

Behind the scenes is a flurry of activity with talented crew of local designers, stylists and specialists all keeping the young crew on their toes.

Grint — better known for his role as Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron — said he was having a ball during his filming in Belfast.

“We haven’t has a lot of time off, but we have seen quite a bit of Northern Ireland and I have really enjoyed it.

“I particularly loved the Giant’s Causeway and the [Carrick-a-Rede] rope bridge. Everyone has had a real laugh on set and they have been a great crew to work with,” he said.

Rupert’s sentiments were echoed by the local team involved behind the scenes of the production.

Head of costume design on the film, Hazel Webb Crozier, from Belfast, who also worked on Closing the Ring, said: “The cast on this film are very young, but they have been great fun to work with as they are full of enthusiasm. It’s been fun kitting the characters out and looking for outfits for these streetwise kids to wear.”

And it seems it’s not just the cast and crew who have been involved behind the scenes.

Filming moved last week to north Belfast, where a local property developer was only too happy to quite literally open his doors to the production team.

Desie Wilson from Donard Homes says he was surprised and delighted when a location manager contacted him about using one of his developments for some of the shooting on Cherrybomb.

“It was certainly an unusual request, but we were delighted to help out,” he said.

“Basically they were looking for a house to have as a base for some of their scenes and a street as a background and our site at Railway Court on York Road fitted their bill.

“It certainly created a bit of excitement in the street this week and we will all be looking forward to seeing the film though we will probably not recognise our wee house when we see it!”


Original article can be found here at Belfast Telegraph I August 3, 2008

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Market Slowdown Saves ‘Celeb’ Haunt

A Belfast bar, which only narrowly survived the crash of the demolition ball, has become the city’s latest ‘celebrity’ haunt.

Weekend revellers at The Rotterdam Bar included Coleraine-born actor James Nesbitt (pictured and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.

The men, in Belfast filming a drama entitled Cherrybomb, joined partygoers celebrating the bar’s reprieve from bulldozers.

Emmy-nominated Cranford actress Kimberley Nixon was also mixing with locals at the Pilot Street bar.

The site has been saved from demolition – for the time being – due to the sudden slow down in the Northern Ireland property market.

Plans for a housing development have been halted, a project which would have resulted in the bar being flattened.

Events Manager at The Rotterdam welcomed the weekend guests, Steve Batt said: “There is no doubt about it The Rotterdam is back in business and we could not be happier.

“We were absolutely packed on Saturday night and everyone was saying that it was fabulous that we are back in business,” he added.


Original article can be found here at 4NI I July 22, 2008

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