Rupert Grint Grows Up: Harry Potter’s Ron Weasley Becomes A Dad

By Rick Gonzales | 7 months ago

Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint was 13-years-old when he was first seen on the silver screen as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. With that first Harry Potter movie having been released nineteen years ago, it’s fair to say that we’ve seen Grint, as with the other Harry Potter kids, grow up right in front of us. But the last of the eight Harry Potter movies was nine years ago. What has Grint been up to since that time and why haven’t we seen more of him like we do with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermoine Granger)?

What He’s Doing Now

Mustache Ron Weasley

It’s not like Rupert Grint has disappeared from the entertainment industry. He hasn’t. In fact, just a few years after the last Harry Potter film, Grint twice reprised his role as Ron Weasley in the video shorts The Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. But Grint’s path has not followed Radcliffe or Watson’s. Instead of keeping his talents to the big screen, Grint has moved to the small screen with some success.

Rupert Grint, along with Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) starred in Sick Note, which ran for two seasons in the UK. He played a character who is misdiagnosed with a fatal disease and when he sees how people treat him better, he decides to keep up the ruse. This series was notable for a co-starring role by Lindsay Lohan. Grint then moved on to Snatch, an American TV series based on the Guy Ritchie film of the same name. The series ran for two seasons and premiered on the streaming service Crackle. The intentions were good with this series, but the tone couldn’t catch audiences the way Ritchie’s film did.

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Grint moved over to the BBC next with the mini-series The ABC Murders about an older Hercule Poirot, played by John Malkovich, being taunted by a killer. Grint portrays an Inspector in the three episodes. Finally, Grint most recently has been part of an Apple TV+ series, M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant. He plays the brother to a woman whose 13-week old son died. To bring this woman out of her catatonic state, her husband hires a nanny for their new “son” Jericho, which happens to be a reborn doll. As weird as that sounds, things get much weirder.

Rupert Grint All Grown Up And Having Kids

True, Rupert Grint has not made the big “after-Potter” splash as his counterparts have but he has kept himself busy and remains somewhat in the spotlight. But if any more proof is needed that the Potter kids have grown up, look no further than Grint and his latest accomplishment. He is now a father.

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Rupert Grint and wife Georgia Groome

Grint, somehow, has been able to keep this part of his personal life under wraps as it was only a month ago that it was announced that his partner, Georgia Groome (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging), was pregnant. The very private couple now, through their publicist, released a statement regarding the birth. “Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl. We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”

Congratulations to the new parents. With the entertainment industry still on lockdown, it looks like Rupert Grint and Groome will be able to parent for the foreseeable future without any distractions.

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