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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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seriously the best picture in the world!!!!!

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They are so adorable in this photo! At first I was so excited that I just clicked on the photo. I kind of wondered why they were looking at the ground but the report explained. My only question really is:
Why wasnt this out ealier???
I mean it doesnt take 9 years to get it onto a computer and send it to a fan site!

Posted by filibuster_firework on July 21, 2009, 04:41 PM report to moderator
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haha i can totally see this picture in a youtube tribute video when the movies are over… that picture and a picture of probably dan/rupert or harry/ron in the final movie. awww :)

Posted by Veinic on July 21, 2009, 04:43 PM report to moderator
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This is too adorable!

Posted by DragonFury << ROAR >> on July 21, 2009, 05:06 PM report to moderator
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Such a cute pic! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 21, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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Albus and Hugo? :)

Posted by Fereverto on July 21, 2009, 05:49 PM report to moderator
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They’re so tiny! Why is Dan wearing glasses? He isn’t Harry YET!

Posted by albuspotter27 (the Radish) [sherbert] on July 21, 2009, 06:14 PM report to moderator
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Awww! I almost cried! (Not THAT emotional) They were younger than me there…ahh how time flies…

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on July 21, 2009, 06:28 PM report to moderator
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awsome! :D

they look so cute :)

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on July 21, 2009, 07:16 PM report to moderator
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that is so cute!!

Posted by HattFerg on July 21, 2009, 08:19 PM report to moderator
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They were so small and so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Posted by PetraN on July 21, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
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Dan was wearing the Harry Potter glasses at the first press conference the trio did too when they first announced them.

Posted by cghambright on July 21, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
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Awww…look at them back in the day…

Posted by fantasylover12001 on July 21, 2009, 10:37 PM report to moderator
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Ahhh why are they so precious?!

Posted by luvthepuff on July 22, 2009, 04:09 AM report to moderator
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They’re so cute on the picture!

Posted by hermione97 on July 22, 2009, 07:43 AM report to moderator
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