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


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.”

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

Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: FIRST neat. They look soooo cute!!Avatar ImageLavendergirl says: Nice picture. Both of them are so small and cute :)Avatar ImageWandspark says: ahahahah :P love you leaky! Keep me posted :DAvatar Imageplacebowiz says: cooolAvatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: so cute!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: awe so cute together!!Avatar ImageLEW says: precious!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: That is so cool. Id love to see when they first met Emma. Avatar ImageJessBlogsBooks says: That's absolutely adorable. Great picture.Avatar Imagekleigh629 says: That's too adorable for words!Avatar Imageterieb says: how adorable!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: that's so awesome! :] great picture.Avatar Image.bother says: aww thats so old!Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: That's adorable. I like it how Dan is wearing his glasses.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: that's such a cool photoAvatar Imageshadedgrey63 says: That's so cute; I love how it's in black-and-white.Avatar ImageJessBlogsBooks says: How adorable. So cute.Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Awwww!Avatar Imageweasley1497 says: thats a great picture. they are so small and i love that it's in black and white.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: where can I see the picture???Avatar Imageashes2phoenix says: aww that's too cute! ^^Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Awwwww.Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: aw, how cute XD Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: they look so cute. Avatar ImagePigmyPuffPie says: Awww so cute! They've grown so much!Avatar ImageFigment says: That is really adorable.Avatar ImageCallawayMADness says: Oh! They are so cute!!! Ah, the good old days :) *sigh* :)Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: aww, you really don't get much cuter than that... :)Avatar ImageLunabelle7 says: Oh, my gosh, that is such a sweet picture of them! They're so cute. And Dan's a creative writer as well as an actor--that's a lovely surprise. Very nice.Avatar ImageUntitled says: Thats so precious! I wish there were more pictures like that of them.Avatar ImageMarcusHBP says: awwwwAvatar Imagelnh92 says: That article is awesome. It makes me love David Heyman even more. And that last line.....*sniffsniff*Avatar Imagedjr-fan says: It is a glimpse into childhood innocence, neither of them knowing or understanding the journey upon which they were about to embark. I wonder what Dan and Rupert feel when they see that picture.Avatar Image00astroboy00 says: What a cute picture!!!!! I am setting it as my desktop right now!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: I can't believe how long its beenAvatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Aww. I can't wait for all the audition tapes, etc. They were all so adorable!!Avatar Imagedumstrawberi89 says: Aww. How cute!Avatar Imagekismatt says: Okay, who didn't say "Awwww!"?Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: Such a sweet photo. My, how they've grown!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Aww! They're so cute! :)Avatar Imageloonymoonyy says: that's so cute :)Avatar Imageericaeeks says: Oh man! I can't believe that was only 9 years ago! It's amazing how much they've grown since then!Avatar Imagetwilightstinks2 says: HOW CUTE:)Avatar Imagetreacletartftw says: simply adorable ^_^Avatar ImageMissSongbird says: Awww...That's so cute!Avatar Imagesinwillys822 says: very cute pic!!Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: haha thats so cool Avatar ImageHP_Flower says: They're so cute! I just remembered that Dan doesn't wear glasses but he has them on it the picture! I wonder if they ever thought they would be such close friends!Avatar ImageAmy Darlene says: Dan's audition tape?!?!?!?!? COOLAvatar ImagePhylis says: What a wonderful photo and moment in time. Great article too!Avatar Imagejessh324 says: oh they are so cute!Avatar ImageBritt says: God, I remember when the first photos of them wearing those outfits were released in 2000. Long, long time ago.Avatar Imageiceymoon says: that was really cute! and heyman's answers were better than usual this time around~Avatar Imagececmal says: Wonderful picture, so cute!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: d'awwwww~Avatar Imagebiswajit says: Wow...greatAvatar Imagebiswajit says: Really adorableAvatar Imagebiswajit says: AwesomeAvatar ImageSwedishSkinJer says: That's just incredibly adorable. <3Avatar ImageBritski says: Aw, they are so cute! I wonder if they knew their lives would be changed forever after this picture! I know, that all will be successful, especially after watching the last movie with each of their acting. Avatar Imagechanman says: Wait does dan actually need glasses or was he wearing them for fun?Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: How ADORABLE! D'awwww, look at them :)Avatar Imagevandy says: They are sooooooooooooooooooo cute.... And Dan's wearing Harry's glasses....Avatar ImageMatea says: I love the picture! it looks so-epic!Avatar Imagesianletley says: OMG how litttle do they look. Great photoAvatar Imageginny_potter4ever says: they look so young i barely reconized them!!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Black and white it's how there lives have been since they started their journey together. and to think we have been along for the great ride.Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: Love the photo, and amazing to see the confident young men those young kids have becomeAvatar ImageZiadM says: Cool photo!!!Avatar Imageslytherin.girl says: aw they are so cute. Now their so hot! lol. I love looking back at the old photos and movies and just laughing at how much they have all grown up; phisically and grown into their roles. Avatar ImageXGryffindor_loveX says: haha they were too cute =DAvatar Imageanne1 says: awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..... how CUTE is that picture?!!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Aw, how adorable!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: What a sweet photo! A treasure, indeed!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: what a cute photo.. Heyman said that he'd be putting their auditon tapes in a DVD.. I hope they release it soon... Like, in the HBP DVD.. :(( Its hard to imagine that it is ending :((Avatar ImageMissDracothan says: if that's their first meeting, why the heck is Dan wearing Harry Potter glasses?! "Just so you don't forget! I'm Harry Potter! And you're Ron. Not the other way 'round."Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: That's such a great photo. And all the high praise from David Heyman is *totally* true, meaningful and full of worthiness that has to be hugely admired. For they truley were great kids, great teenagers and now young men and women. Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Quite young they are in that picture indeed. Look like they are being sad in a graveyard I think.Avatar ImageAurora_7 says: That was an interesting interview, thanks for posting it. Dan's audition tape is going to be on one of the Dvds? I was hoping they keep all that stuff for the ultimate collection once all the films were finished.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: That is such an adorable picture!Avatar Imagejustanargle says: David heyman seems really nice, and he said lovely things about emma, rupert and dan.Avatar Imageshellscotie says: Awww! How time flies!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: thats a really cool photo :DAvatar ImageBellatrixGranger says: nice, but where are the slytherins meeting for the first time :(Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: So cute!Avatar ImageAHPfan says: gr8 pic..has come off really well..whole interview is must read..Avatar Imagechexican09 says: they look adorable! :DAvatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: A great photo! I loved it! :-)Avatar Imagetinagin says: To quote one of my favorite movies "I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship"Avatar ImageHydrus says: Nice bit of nostalgia.Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: They look adorable!! Eeeek!Avatar ImageHokiePotter6 says: Priceless.. Its astonishing how truly perfect the casting was. what a great bit of history there.. and how exciting it will be. to see the audition tapes added to some upcoming DVDs!Avatar Imagebeewell says: Love it! They are so cute! Who would have thought they would grow up to be such wonderful people as well as actors. Thanks Leaky for letting us see this photo.Avatar Imageminishiva says: David Heyman is super nice.Avatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: Aww, they were so cute!Avatar Imageminishiva says: Cool pic.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It's a really neat pic of Dan & Rupert and, so cool that someone thought of taking a pic way back then. David Heyman says some great things about the trio ... what he said about Rupert Grint is just so nice, too :)Avatar ImageFlower says: Aww! They're so adorable! Avatar ImageFlower says: Aww! They're so adorable! Avatar ImageJewunit says: That's coolAvatar ImageLloyd says: Now THAT is a cute photo.Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: They're so adorable! That's a great picture!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: That's such a cute photo! It's great to see them so small like that.Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: Fab picture =DAvatar Imagemissdelbridge says: Aww!! How cute are they?! :DAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: And look how they have grown!!!Avatar ImageGTHunter says: ok...why is everyone say they are cute?? The day that they look cute is the day the world ends..Avatar ImageBad-Muggle says: It's an awesome picture, and to see how much they've grown and how far they've come. I wonder how many other photos like this are floating around somewhere. Avatar Imagevivianlovegood123 says: That was the cutest picture ever. They're so tiny!Avatar Imagesgt_majorette says: {melts} cannot.. resist... adorableness... Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: CoolAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Gosh they look so young - as they were! I agree - I think Rupert is a natural comedianAvatar Imageteam ron says: theyre so cute i love it!!Avatar ImageGret says: SOOO cute! :D They're tiny! Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: Aww that pic is adorable! Too cute!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: Aww that pic is adorable! Too cute!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: Aww that pic is adorable! Too cute!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: Aww that pic is adorable! Too cute!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: I wish they were still like that. Lol.Avatar ImageTschudiff says: They look so cute, really great picture.Avatar ImageTamyris says: Loved it. They look so shy! They are so cute!! Rupert is a natural comedian indeed. He is wonderful and I love his work! He is my favourite of the trio. hahahaha He is an old person in a young´s person body? How so? He looks to be so... alive! hahahahaAvatar ImageTheWanderer244155 says: The coloring is niceAvatar Imageaval says: simply adorable!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: seriously the best picture in the world!!!!!Avatar Imagefilibuster_firework says: They are so adorable in this photo! At first I was so excited that I just clicked on the photo. I kind of wondered why they were looking at the ground but the report explained. My only question really is: Why wasnt this out ealier??? I mean it doesnt take 9 years to get it onto a computer and send it to a fan site!Avatar ImageVeinic says: haha i can totally see this picture in a youtube tribute video when the movies are over... that picture and a picture of probably dan/rupert or harry/ron in the final movie. awww :)Avatar ImageDragonFury says: This is too adorable!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Such a cute pic! :)Avatar ImageFereverto says: Albus and Hugo? :)Avatar Imagealbuspotter27 says: They're so tiny! Why is Dan wearing glasses? He isn't Harry YET!Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: Awww! I almost cried! (Not THAT emotional) They were younger than me there...ahh how time flies...Avatar ImageSindi says: awsome! :D they look so cute :)Avatar ImageHattFerg says: that is so cute!!Avatar ImagePetraN says: They were so small and so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!Avatar Imagecghambright says: Dan was wearing the Harry Potter glasses at the first press conference the trio did too when they first announced them. Avatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: Awww...look at them back in the day...Avatar Imageluvthepuff says: Ahhh why are they so precious?!Avatar Imagehermione97 says: They're so cute on the picture!Avatar Imagepellegrinopixie says: they look completely adorable sometimes you forget just how cute and baby-ish they used to beAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Wow, such a sweet picture. Must have been awkward and exciting for them, not yet knowing what lay ahead of them.Avatar Imagesuh says: cute .Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: These are so cute!Avatar Imagepotterrock says: pretttyy photooo *O*.... dan and rup looks.... great Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: OMG That is so sweet, I could cry. I am going to be so sad when I will come this website in the futureand know there will not be any movies or books to look forward to. My heart won't ever race from excitment about the series that changed my life!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: OMG That is so sweet, I could cry. I am going to be so sad when I will come this website in the futureand know there will not be any movies or books to look forward to. My heart won't ever race from excitment about the series that changed my life!Avatar ImageClaireM says: That's so adorable. It seems like only yesterday they were that small. I'd love to see we they met Emma. Boys and girls at that age are a funny combination.Avatar Imagegooseywizard says: Cute! I love it. They look so young.Avatar ImageMera004 says: Awww that's so adorable. :) Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awwwwww!!!!!!Avatar ImageMango72tango says: awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwAvatar ImageR-for-H says: AW!! How cute!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: they are both so cute!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: love this picture :)Avatar Imagequidditchluver says: That's so adorable. :) I like how Dan has his glasses on. 8) So different from the photo of Dan in the Woman in Black. He looks so grown up now. The descriptions of Emma, Rupert, and Dan are so heartwarming. :) Its nice to get to know what the actors are really like outside of the movies.

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