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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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151 Comments

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478 Points

Love it! They are so cute! Who would have thought they would grow up to be such wonderful people as well as actors. Thanks Leaky for letting us see this photo.

Posted by beewell on July 21, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
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David Heyman is super nice.

Posted by minishiva on July 21, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
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Aww, they were so cute!

Posted by mOOn-stArs-sUn [WBM] on July 21, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
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141 Points

Cool pic.

Posted by minishiva on July 21, 2009, 10:00 AM report to moderator
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It’s a really neat pic of Dan & Rupert and, so cool that someone thought of taking a pic way back then. David Heyman says some great things about the trio … what he said about Rupert Grint is just so nice, too :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 21, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
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263 Points

Aww!

They’re so adorable!

Posted by ~✿FLoWeR✿~ on July 21, 2009, 10:27 AM report to moderator
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263 Points

Aww!

They’re so adorable!

Posted by ~✿FLoWeR✿~ on July 21, 2009, 10:28 AM report to moderator
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82 Points

That’s cool

Posted by Jewunit on July 21, 2009, 10:44 AM report to moderator
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943 Points

Now THAT is a cute photo.

Posted by Lloyd on July 21, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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They’re so adorable! That’s a great picture!

Posted by NightSky on July 21, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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That’s such a cute photo! It’s great to see them so small like that.

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on July 21, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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Fab picture =D

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on July 21, 2009, 11:22 AM report to moderator
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646 Points

Aww!! How cute are they?! :D

Posted by DracoRox *ROAR* on July 21, 2009, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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And look how they have grown!!!

Posted by Won_Two on July 21, 2009, 11:58 AM report to moderator
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13757 Points

ok…why is everyone say they are cute?? The day that they look cute is the day the world ends..

Posted by GTHunter [FTC!] on July 21, 2009, 12:29 PM report to moderator
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