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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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1012 Points

That article is awesome. It makes me love David Heyman even more. And that last line…..sniffsniff

Posted by lnh92(Lorrie) on July 20, 2009, 11:04 PM report to moderator
52 Points

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.

Posted by HP Fan for Life on July 20, 2009, 11:07 PM report to moderator
112 Points

What a cute picture!!!!! I am setting it as my desktop right now!!!!!!!!

Posted by moorimookau [ROAR!!!] on July 20, 2009, 11:13 PM report to moderator
2200 Points

I can’t believe how long its been

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on July 20, 2009, 11:13 PM report to moderator
622 Points

Aww. I can’t wait for all the audition tapes, etc. They were all so adorable!!

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on July 20, 2009, 11:14 PM report to moderator
654 Points

Aww. How cute!

Posted by dumstrawberi on July 20, 2009, 11:17 PM report to moderator
122 Points

Okay, who didn’t say “Awwww!”?

Posted by Kismatt on July 20, 2009, 11:25 PM report to moderator
765 Points

Such a sweet photo. My, how they’ve grown!

Posted by Verity Weasley on July 20, 2009, 11:37 PM report to moderator
3463 Points

Aww! They’re so cute! :)

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on July 20, 2009, 11:43 PM report to moderator
81 Points

that’s so cute :)

Posted by loonymoonyy on July 20, 2009, 11:46 PM report to moderator
2156 Points

Oh man! I can’t believe that was only 9 years ago! It’s amazing how much they’ve grown since then!

Posted by ericaeeks on July 20, 2009, 11:51 PM report to moderator
201 Points


Posted by Allthatsparkles/potters on July 20, 2009, 11:59 PM report to moderator
751 Points

simply adorable _

Posted by treacletartftw on July 21, 2009, 12:04 AM report to moderator
40 Points
Awww…That’s so cute!
Posted by Miss. Songbird on July 21, 2009, 12:07 AM report to moderator
159 Points

very cute pic!!

Posted by sinwillys822 ROAR on July 21, 2009, 12:18 AM report to moderator
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