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

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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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haha thats so cool

Posted by kenmarekestrels93 {{ROAR}} on July 21, 2009, 12:26 AM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by hp_flower {WBM} on July 21, 2009, 12:45 AM report to moderator
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Dan’s audition tape?!?!?!?!? COOL

Posted by Amy Darlene on July 21, 2009, 12:52 AM report to moderator
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What a wonderful photo and moment in time. Great article too!

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 21, 2009, 01:08 AM report to moderator
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oh they are so cute!

Posted by jessh324 on July 21, 2009, 01:10 AM report to moderator
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God, I remember when the first photos of them wearing those outfits were released in 2000. Long, long time ago.

Posted by Britt on July 21, 2009, 01:14 AM report to moderator
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that was really cute! and heyman’s answers were better than usual this time around~

Posted by iceymoon [Cygnus] on July 21, 2009, 01:17 AM report to moderator
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Wonderful picture, so cute!

Posted by Mrs Fred Weasley ROAR! (OoM1) on July 21, 2009, 01:25 AM report to moderator
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d’awwwww~

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on July 21, 2009, 01:30 AM report to moderator
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Really adorable

Posted by Biswajit-ROAR on July 21, 2009, 01:40 AM report to moderator
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Awesome

Posted by Biswajit-ROAR on July 21, 2009, 01:41 AM report to moderator
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That’s just incredibly adorable. <3

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on July 21, 2009, 01:56 AM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Britski on July 21, 2009, 01:57 AM report to moderator
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Wait does dan actually need glasses or was he wearing them for fun?

Posted by chanman on July 21, 2009, 02:01 AM report to moderator
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How ADORABLE! D’awwww, look at them :)

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 21, 2009, 02:11 AM report to moderator
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