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Rupert Grint: From Sidekick to Star

Back in 2001, a 12-year-old Rupert Grint was perfectly cast as Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s redheaded, lovably insecure, comic-relief sidekick who, over the course of eight movies, develops into a skilled wizard, capable Quidditch player, and even something of a heartthrob. Grint’s real-life transformation has been no less dramatic. In this slideshow, we track the actor’s onscreen and red-carpet appearances, from Sorcerer’s Stone all the way through Half-Blood Prince.

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Being kissed by Maggie Smith, a.k.a. Professor Minerva McGonagall.
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Rupert Grint: From Sidekick to Star