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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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519 Points

Quite young they are in that picture indeed. Look like they are being sad in a graveyard I think.

Posted by Robbie Rowe on July 21, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
120 Points

That was an interesting interview, thanks for posting it. Dan’s audition tape is going to be on one of the Dvds? I was hoping they keep all that stuff for the ultimate collection once all the films were finished.

Posted by Aurora_7 on July 21, 2009, 06:54 AM report to moderator
6352 Points

That is such an adorable picture!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on July 21, 2009, 07:12 AM report to moderator
123 Points

David heyman seems really nice, and he said lovely things about emma, rupert and dan.

Posted by justanargle on July 21, 2009, 08:19 AM report to moderator
89 Points

Awww! How time flies!

Posted by shellscotie on July 21, 2009, 08:20 AM report to moderator
39234 Points

thats a really cool photo :D

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on July 21, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
187 Points

nice, but where are the slytherins meeting for the first time :(

Posted by BellatrixGranger on July 21, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
338 Points

So cute!

Posted by RightLeftMiddle {WBM} on July 21, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
60 Points

gr8 pic..has come off really well..whole interview is must read..

Posted by AHPfan on July 21, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
43 Points

they look adorable! :D

Posted by Jane on July 21, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
8316 Points

A great photo! I loved it! :-)

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on July 21, 2009, 09:24 AM report to moderator
12569 Points

To quote one of my favorite movies “I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship”

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on July 21, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
388 Points

Nice bit of nostalgia.

Posted by Hydrus on July 21, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
5413 Points

They look adorable!! Eeeek!

Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on July 21, 2009, 09:30 AM report to moderator
169 Points

Priceless.. Its astonishing how truly perfect the casting was. what a great bit of history there.. and how exciting it will be. to see the audition tapes added to some upcoming DVDs!

Posted by HokiePotter6 on July 21, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
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