Rupert Grint

The 'Harry Potter' actor brought Ron Weasley to life and is now forging a career post the franchise.

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born on 24 August 1988 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. He is the eldest of five children to Nigel and Jo Grint and has one brother and three sisters.

He attended Richard Hale Secondary School where he took an interest in acting and starred as Rumplestilskin in Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Grint also attended weekend drama classes at Top Hat Stage School.

Grint's acting career took off when he auditioned for the role of Ron Weasley in the 'Harry Potter' franchise based on JK Rowling's bestselling novels about a boy wizard.

He made his film debut in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' alongside the other two lead actors Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001. He took a break from the franchise in 2002 to appear in 'Thunderpants'.

Grint went on to appear in nine more Harry Potter films, with the final part 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2' being released in 2011. While appearing in these films, he was taught by a tutor for four hours a day who helped him obtain GCSEs in 2005.

His role as Ron Wealsey earned Grint £21 million making him the fifth richest actor under 30 in Heat magazine's annual list.

Now that 'Harry Potter' is over, he has been forging an adult acting career, with his first role post the franchise being Gunner Robert Smith in 'Into The White' in 2012. He also appeared in Ed Sheeran's music video for 'Lego House'.

Grint also voiced a character in 'Postman Pat: The Movie' in 2014 and appeared in 'Charlie Countryman' and 'CBGB' in 2013.

He is also making an appearance in 'Enemy Man' in 2015. Grint is proving that a career after 'Harry Potter' is not only possible but lucrative as well.