Celebrity birthdays: Rupert Grint turns 26

Happy birthday Rupert Grint! As the Harry Potter actor turns 26, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Rupert and you...

This is what Rupert, who is a Virgo, can be expecting today:

'Vivare colare hortum est.' To live is to nurture a garden. So the Romans used to say. In the garden of life there should always be flowers to appreciate and plants to admire. There should also, always, be weeds. We must have something to pit ourselves against, something to be irritated by, something to keep under control and something to beat. You may need to think again about what you'd like to banish from the garden of your emotional life. It has its place as long as you keep on top of it and it does not get on top of you.

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Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint grew up in Hertfordshire, England as the eldest of five siblings and showed a great interest in drama and acting from a young age.

Although he had participated in several school plays, Rupert had never done professional acting before he was cast as Ron Weasley – one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series – at the age of 11.

When he was 16, Rupert left school in order to focus on his acting career and from 2001until 2011, the redhead starred in all of the eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

In-between filming the successful film adaptions of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Rupert has starred in several films, including: Thunderpants, Driving Lessons and Wild Target.

The 26-year-old also is a supporter of the Little Star Award in support of Cancer Research UK, joining Leona Lewis among other high profile figures.

"I think that it’s wonderful that Cancer Research UK is helping to bring a little bit of magic to the children’s lives in this way,” the Award-winning actor said about his dedication to charity.

In June 2014 it was announced that the popular actor will make his Broadway debut in October, starring as Frank Finger in the play It’s Only a Play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in mid-town Manhattan.

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