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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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1603 Points

They are sooooooooooooooooooo cute…. And Dan’s wearing Harry’s glasses….

Posted by vandy[FTC] on July 21, 2009, 02:29 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

I love the picture! it looks so-epic!

Posted by Matea on July 21, 2009, 02:42 AM report to moderator
135 Points

OMG how litttle do they look. Great photo

Posted by sianletley on July 21, 2009, 03:13 AM report to moderator
49 Points

they look so young i barely reconized them!!

Posted by ginny_potter4ever on July 21, 2009, 03:15 AM report to moderator
524 Points

Black and white it’s how there lives have been since they started their journey together. and to think we have been along for the great ride.

Posted by HGROSS44 on July 21, 2009, 03:22 AM report to moderator
149 Points

Love the photo, and amazing to see the confident young men those young kids have become

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on July 21, 2009, 03:30 AM report to moderator
629 Points

Cool photo!!!

Posted by Zsquared on July 21, 2009, 03:31 AM report to moderator
37 Points

aw they are so cute. Now their so hot! lol. I love looking back at the old photos and movies and just laughing at how much they have all grown up; phisically and grown into their roles.

Posted by KateHORIZON on July 21, 2009, 03:53 AM report to moderator
194 Points

haha they were too cute

Posted by Gryffindorxlove [ROAR!] on July 21, 2009, 04:08 AM report to moderator

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….. how CUTE is that picture?!!

Posted by anne1 on July 21, 2009, 04:24 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

Aw, how adorable!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on July 21, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

What a sweet photo! A treasure, indeed!

2906 Points

what a cute photo.. Heyman said that he’d be putting their auditon tapes in a DVD.. I hope they release it soon… Like, in the HBP DVD.. :(( Its hard to imagine that it is ending :((

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on July 21, 2009, 06:04 AM report to moderator
61 Points

if that’s their first meeting, why the heck is Dan wearing Harry Potter glasses?! “Just so you don’t forget! I’m Harry Potter! And you’re Ron. Not the other way ’round.”

Posted by Miss Dracothan on July 21, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

That’s such a great photo. And all the high praise from David Heyman is totally true, meaningful and full of worthiness that has to be hugely admired. For they truley were great kids, great teenagers and now young men and women.

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