First Time Meeting: Rare Photo of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in 2000

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Jul 20, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Well it wasn’t quite on the Hogwarts Express, but the LA Times have released a rare photo (now here in our galleries) taken when actor Daniel Radcliffe first met Rupert Grint. Like their movie counterparts of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, the black and white photo shows the two youngsters in shy conversation on the day they meet in 2000. This photo comes from producer David Heyman who is interviewed for the paper, remarking:

“They are not my own children, obviously, but they are like nephews
and nieces or perhaps godchildren, and I feel really protective of
them’ Heyman said as he sat in his office at the converted aviation
factory here that serves as the movie set for the “Potter” series.
“Here, look at this one ” this is a photo taken the day the boys met.
No one’s really seen this before. They were taking a little walk
together to get know one another…”

The interview with David Heyman also contains his thoughts on the Trio of Radcliffe, Grint and Emma Watson who portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. “I know they all will have great success in whatever they choose to
do’ Heyman said at his Watford office, putting away his photo
collection. “Emma is astonishingly bright. She is radiant and relaxed.
Dan is extremely focused on his acting, and I have the fortune too to
read his poetry and short stories, and there are some major poets who
have written the most glowing, supportive things about his work. And
Rupert ” Rupert is the most natural comedian of the bunch. I think that
he is like an old person in a young person’s body. He is a wonderful
eccentric, a distinct original.”





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