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

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2009, 08:40 PM

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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2525 Points

FIRST neat. They look soooo cute!!

Posted by The Nerd on July 20, 2009, 08:47 PM report to moderator
1184 Points

Nice picture. Both of them are so small and cute :)

Posted by Lavendergirl ~WBM~ on July 20, 2009, 08:48 PM report to moderator

ahahahah :P
love you leaky! Keep me posted :D

Posted by Wandspark on July 20, 2009, 08:48 PM report to moderator
4603 Points


Posted by placebowiz on July 20, 2009, 08:51 PM report to moderator
2310 Points

so cute!

Posted by albeitgruggish on July 20, 2009, 08:51 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

awe so cute together!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on July 20, 2009, 08:51 PM report to moderator
436 Points


Posted by Dr. LEW on July 20, 2009, 08:52 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

That is so cool. Id love to see when they first met Emma.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 20, 2009, 08:52 PM report to moderator
85 Points

That’s too adorable for words!

Posted by kleigh629 on July 20, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
2641 Points

how adorable!

Posted by TerieB on July 20, 2009, 09:00 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

that’s so awesome! :] great picture.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on July 20, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
369 Points

aww thats so old!

Posted by katiee on July 20, 2009, 09:14 PM report to moderator
398 Points

That’s adorable. I like it how Dan is wearing his glasses.

Posted by TheSortingHat[ROAR] on July 20, 2009, 09:17 PM report to moderator
7475 Points

that’s such a cool photo

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on July 20, 2009, 09:19 PM report to moderator
456 Points

That’s so cute; I love how it’s in black-and-white.

Posted by Kate (ROAR!) on July 20, 2009, 09:23 PM report to moderator
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