What has actor Rupert Grint done since portraying Ron Weasley in Harry Potter? Grint portrayed the character in all eight films within the original series based on J.K. Rowling's novels. He became one of the young faces of the franchise, alongside costars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Grint scored the role of Ron Weasley when he was just 11 years old. 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone would mark Grint's debut in a feature film. He continued to play the role as one of Harry Potter's best friends until the film series ended with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011. The character of Ron greatly evolved over the course of the decade's worth of movies, becoming a brave wizard who played a key role in the successful defeat of Lord Voldemort. He also went on a lot of adventures with Harry and Hermione and never lost his wise-cracking sense of humor.
Grint similarly grew up on-screen, as he was in his 20s when the final Harry Potter movie was released. He did four other movies during his time as Ron: Thunderpants, Driving Lessons, Cherry Bomb, and Wild Target. By the time Harry Potter was over, the young cast, including Grint, was ready to move on from the roles that launched their career a decade prior. So what has Grint done since Harry Potter? It turns out, he continued to be a very busy actor.
Not long after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grint played an obsessive Ed Sheeran fan in the music video for "Lego House." Between 2012 and 2015, he starred in six feature films, the most notable within that bunch include Cross of Honour, CBGB, and Moonwalkers, which also starred Ron Perlman and Robert Sheehan. Grint has also had a few stints in theatre, appearing in stage productions of Mojo (2013) and It's Only a Play (2014).
In recent years, Grint has found more success through television series. He appeared in a few short film roles up until 2017, when he acquired a lead role in the Sky One/Netflix dark comedy Sick Note. In the series, Grint played Daniel, a man misdiagnosed with terminal cancer who decides not to tell the truth because of how kind everyone has been treating him. Grint also played a lead role in Sony Crackle's drama comedy, Snatch. The futures of both series are up in the air, but there have been no official cancellations.
Next up, Grint will be seen on the forthcoming Apple TV series, Servant. The psychological thriller, which is executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, will also star Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, and Toby Kebbell. Filming for the series ended in March, so the Harry Potter alum will soon be back on screens sooner rather than later.