Potter’s Ron enjoys Adventure Island trip

Rupert Grint, who plays Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron Weasley

Rupert Grint, who plays Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron Weasley

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HARRY Potter actor Rupert Grint surprised thrillseeksers with a visit to Southend’s Adventure Island.

The flame-haired star, who plays Harry’s sidekick Ron Weasley in the blockbuster films, took a break from his movie schedule to go on some of the park’s top rides.

Rupert, 20, who has earned millions of pounds from the films, then signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans.

Customer service assistant George Bejko-Cowlbeck said: “I was working in the office at the time and just saw a glimpse of him walk by.

“We weren’t sure at the time it was definitely him, but then one of the staff members went up to him and asked him.

“He just seemed like a nice ordinary guy. We offered him some complimentary wristbands and he went on some of the main rides.

“He was more than happy to stop and sign autographs and pose for photographs. Once people knew it was him then word soon spread around the park.”

Rupert is currently filming the seventh and final film of the films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, based on the J K Rowling book.

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8:38am Tue 10 Mar 09

SARFENDMAN says...

Great to see a current film star enjoying the traditional attractions of Southend. Shame that Southend Council still want to down play that aspect of the town and rather promote University and the likes.
Hopefully next time Rupert will visit a revibrant pier if prayers are answered and the money promised starts to be used.
Great to see a current film star enjoying the traditional attractions of Southend. Shame that Southend Council still want to down play that aspect of the town and rather promote University and the likes. Hopefully next time Rupert will visit a revibrant pier if prayers are answered and the money promised starts to be used. SARFENDMAN
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9:40am Tue 10 Mar 09

Hurri says...

I didn't recognise him until someone pointed out who he was.. But, yes, good to see a 'major film star' enjoying the park. I'm not sure if I agree with him getting comps though..
I didn't recognise him until someone pointed out who he was.. But, yes, good to see a 'major film star' enjoying the park. I'm not sure if I agree with him getting comps though.. Hurri
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4:15pm Tue 10 Mar 09

Beth the original one says...

my son spoke to him, said he was lovely and totally down to earth, rang me later all excited and sent me his picture via his phone. It was lovely of Rupert to pose for my son. And my son made my day as he knows i am a harry potter fan.
my son spoke to him, said he was lovely and totally down to earth, rang me later all excited and sent me his picture via his phone. It was lovely of Rupert to pose for my son. And my son made my day as he knows i am a harry potter fan. Beth the original one
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7:17pm Tue 10 Mar 09

KiTalon says...

Hi Beth, it's so cool that your son got to meet him. Could you please share your pic with other Rupert fans at rupert-grint.us? Just send the fan photo in if you can to this email address kittyca21@googlemail
.com and they'll be able to put it up on the main site. Thanks so much
Hi Beth, it's so cool that your son got to meet him. Could you please share your pic with other Rupert fans at rupert-grint.us? Just send the fan photo in if you can to this email address kittyca21@googlemail .com and they'll be able to put it up on the main site. Thanks so much KiTalon
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2:07pm Wed 11 Mar 09

Beth the original one says...

hi have done that for you, i wished i had actually been there, but never mind. i do have a pic.
hi have done that for you, i wished i had actually been there, but never mind. i do have a pic. Beth the original one
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