About this Famous Person
English actor who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series
Source : Daniel DERVEAUX
Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, to Nigel Grint (b. 1963), a dealer in racing memorabilia, and Joanne Grint (née Parsons; b. 1967). Grint is the eldest of five siblings. He has stated that his earliest goal in life was to become an ice cream man. He attended Richard Hale School, in Hertford.
While in school, Grint took an avid interest in theatre. He started performing in school productions and joined the Top Hat Stage and Screen School, a local theatre group that cast him as a fish in Noah's Ark and a donkey in another nativity play. He continued performing in school plays as he moved into secondary school. However, Grint had never acted professionally before the Harry Potter series.
At the age of 16, he left school to focus on his acting career. "I didn't really like school that much," the actor later commented.
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