Hello everyone, and welcome to the section entitled "Amy's Rupert Report!" One of our very own staff members, Amy, has had the priviledge to come close to the set and have contact with Rupert Grint, who plays Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.
If you happen to have had such a come by with a Harry Potter cast member, or know of somebody who has, then please tip us off at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
And so, without further adieu,
Amy's Rupert Report:
Well, after a long time in traffic, and me nearly
having a heart attack because I thought they would be
gone, we made it to Virginia Water, Surrey. It's a
lovely place - perfect for the Harry Potter films.
The second I walked up to the fence covered in a
horrible green gauze mesh (presumably to stop the
photographing everyone wanted to do) I could see a
whole range of cast members. Rupert Grint (. you just
wait), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnegan), Matthew Lewis
(Neville Longbottom), Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas),
Joshua Herdman (Gregory Goyle), Jamie Waylett (Vincent
Crabbe), Emma Watson, Tom Felton and Robbie Coltrane.
Daniel Radcliffe seemed to spend the entire day
hiding, as did Tom and Emma, which disappointed a lot
of young fans.
They were filming the hippogriff scene again today,
with regular breaks, in which I viewed (several times
-well, I was there all afternoon, you know!) the kids
running away from what must have been the hippogriff
stand-in of a big mechanical thingy, and then
carefully approaching it again after about minute. The
filming of this seemed to take all day, although I was
told that that morning, David Thewlis had been on set
and had been filming round the corner with Radcliffe
at a different set.
I caught the tail end of some signing, and then pretty
soon after, the security people started to insist
there would be no more signings today because it had
gotten dangerous before and they were trying to keep
all of us safe. Fair enough. but I hadn't sat in a 30
minute traffic jam to go straight back home again.
After walking up and down a couple of times, I went
back to where I was standing before. They did not move
me, seeing as I was on my own, my mum was sitting in
the shade of a tree nearby, and so we were both happy.
I had such a good view, and the kids quickly came onto
their breaks. They have all matured so much -Matthew
Lewis hardly looks like little Neville anymore, he's
so tall! Devon Murray was lounging around doing what
looked like fanning himself, and Joshua Herdman looks
completely adorable when you ignore who he's playing!
Other interesting tidbits of information I found is
that Daniel Radcliffe can do fake burps, and from the
looks of it, they have changed the school ties. Though
THE UNIFORMS WERE STILL THERE.
Clasped in my hand I had my autograph book, and a bag
of strawberries. For anyone who does not know this
I'm too knackered now. I was determined Rupert was
going to get his fruit. I asked a nearby helper
something, and our conversation went a little
something like this:
Me: "Hey, I know they can't talk to us, but can we
give them things? Is that possible?"
Him: "Yeah, I'd say that's more than possible."
Me: "Would you give Rupert something for me, if I
wrote a note to go with it?"
Him: "Sure!" (He looked slightly scared.)
I was squealing by this point, scribbling my note:
I don't know if you'll remember this, it was a long
time ago, but I was meant to throw some strawberries
at you at the Philosopher's Stone premiere. Here they
All my Love,
P.S: Sorry they are slightly mushed!
So the man disappeared off to where Rupert was lurking
behind a tree, and I saw him give him the bag. My
heart was going so fast. Rupert opened the bag, looked
in, grinned, and then read my note. He talked to the
helper, and was obviously asking who had given them to
him. He looked right at me. I waved and he grinned,
giving me the thumbs up; and then I worked up the
nerve to blow him a kiss and he winked back! He was
smiling at me so much! Then he proceeded to show most
of his friends in the cast the note (major
embarrassment, people) and everyone was trying to nick
Then someone tipped me off that if you asked a certain
person nicely, they would get you Rupert's autograph.
And they did!!!! They came back, grinning, and said,
"He says he remembers you!" By this point, I was up on
cloud nine! I haven't come down yet.
Later, he was being interviewed by a tree, and I was a
stones throw away from him, I could have ran forward
and touched him, but I wasn't allowed to
take pictures of him (boo to you, Mr Warner Bros!). He
was so friendly to everyone, trying to stop and give
autographs. He was very sweet.
By that point, it was getting late, and a lovely
security guard decided to take pity on me, saying that
the next time Rupert was over that way, he would ask
him to come and talk to me, seeing as I had been there
so long. Pity they finished shooting, and the next
time I saw Rupert was behind tinted windows leaving
the main car park! I could have got a hug! But, never
mind. I got enough to be going on with!
To see the autograph Amy got, click here. Note, it takes a while to load.