It was as if the redhead from Essex sprang from the earth able to play Harry’s finest mate, Ron Weasley. Grint—whose first huge post-Potter honor was being a part of the Olympic Torch relay earlier than the London Olympics in 2012, an “superb” expertise he stated he’d cherish ceaselessly— has acted primarily in British productions. Most notably he starred in The ABC Murders on BBC One, primarily based on the Agatha Christie thriller, and the Sky One darkish comedy Sick Word, enjoying a median Joe whose life perks up after he is given a false-alarm most cancers analysis however decides to let everybody proceed to imagine he is nonetheless sick. (Lindsay Lohan was amongst his co-stars.) His films have included CBGB, concerning the famed punk-rock membership in New York, and the French comedy Moonwalkers. He presently stars on Apple TV+ in Servant, M. Evening Shyamalan‘s supernatural thriller sequence, which returned for a second season.
“From the second I acquired the half [of Ron], my life fully modified,” Grint told Radio Times in 2018. “It was a bizarre time and it has taken me a protracted whereas to course of. Simply being invisible can nonetheless be troublesome. Typically you simply wish to go to B&Q.”
He additionally stated, “After Potter I did not actually know what I needed to do. I had this sense that I had missed out on regular issues. I misplaced contact with a number of my buddies from faculty. I needed to have a little bit of a life once more, so I took a break. I’ve by no means actually been super-ambitious. I believe there’s at all times been one thing in me, notably after I completed Potter, that wishes to show myself, however I am additionally naturally fairly an insecure individual anyway.”
No matter he was doing labored. Shyamalan told EW.com about Grint, “He got here in and auditioned, and I simply noticed a special individual. I do not know if I’ve ever seen this sort of reinvention from baby actor to grownup actor in my life, it is superb.”
In Might 2020, Grint and longtime girlfriend Georgia Groome welcomed their first child, daughter Wednesday G. Grint.