THE FACTS ABOUT RU­PERT

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Ea­gle” Ed­wards in a biopic about his life, al­though film­ing hasn’t be­gun yet.

“It’s still early stages,” he says. “But the whole story is in­spir­ing be­cause he’s the clas­sic un­der­dog and he ac­tu­ally did amaz­ing things.

“He set the Bri­tish record at the time. He’s just got so much guts.”

Grint, who never thought of act­ing as a ca­reer be­fore Harry Pot­ter changed his life, is open to of­fers.

I’d do lit­er­ally any­thing... Some­one dark and in­sane would be quite cool.

“I’d do lit­er­ally any­thing. Any­thing that’s quite dif­fer­ent with big char­ac­ters would be good. Some­one dark and in­sane would be quite cool,” he adds.

He could see him­self tread­ing the boards like Harry Pot­ter co-star Daniel Rad­cliffe, but has some hes­i­ta­tions.

“I’d like to do some stage in the fu­ture, def­i­nitely, be­cause it seems like you get a lot of sat­is­fac­tion – prob­a­bly not naked or sing­ing though,” he says.

“It just seems like a mas­sive step and it’s a dif­fer­ent craft be­cause you only get one chance.

“At the moment, I’m just look­ing at other stuff. I’ll prob­a­bly take some time off, catch up with friends and have some free­dom.

“Then see what hap­pens and take it as it comes.”

Wild Tar­get is on gen­eral re­lease.

Ru­pert Alexan­der Lloyd Grint was born in Har­low, Es­sex, on Au­gust 24, 1988, but raised in Wat­ton-atS­tone in Hert­ford­shire.

He acted in school plays and joined the af­ter-school drama club, be­fore ap­ply­ing for the role of Ron Weasley through News­round: “I didn’t even re­alise it could be a job. It was all a bit of a fluke.”

Grint is the proud owner of a fully-func­tion­ing 1970s ice-cream van: “I got it on eBay. I don’t drive it any­more be­cause you get a lot of peo­ple queue­ing up for ice-cream and I don’t have it al­ways stocked up.”

He would like to play an in­stru­ment: “I’ve been try­ing to learn the banjo for a long time now, and the gui­tar, but it’s re­ally hard.”

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