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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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753 Points

How adorable. So cute.

Posted by Jessi on July 20, 2009, 09:30 PM report to moderator
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Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on July 20, 2009, 09:40 PM report to moderator
1717 Points

thats a great picture. they are so small and i love that it’s in black and white.

Posted by weasley1497 ღROARღ on July 20, 2009, 09:44 PM report to moderator
22044 Points

where can I see the picture???

1055 Points

aww that’s too cute! ^^

Posted by ashes2phoenix on July 20, 2009, 09:52 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Christine on July 20, 2009, 09:54 PM report to moderator
539 Points

aw, how cute XD

Posted by Brianna on July 20, 2009, 10:08 PM report to moderator
439 Points

they look so cute.

Posted by CandyCane2304 on July 20, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
159 Points

Awww so cute! They’ve grown so much!

Posted by PigmyPuffPie on July 20, 2009, 10:18 PM report to moderator
6552 Points

That is really adorable.

Posted by Figment on July 20, 2009, 10:31 PM report to moderator
51 Points

Oh! They are so cute!!! Ah, the good old days :) sigh :)

Posted by CallawayMADness :) ROAR!!! on July 20, 2009, 10:32 PM report to moderator
2538 Points

aww, you really don’t get much cuter than that… :)

Posted by Mrs.Brisby on July 20, 2009, 10:50 PM report to moderator
2873 Points

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.

Posted by Lunabelle7 on July 20, 2009, 10:53 PM report to moderator
93 Points

Thats so precious! I wish there were more pictures like that of them.

Posted by Untitled on July 20, 2009, 10:55 PM report to moderator
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