Rupert Grint (Ben)
Perhaps the most famous young redhead in the world thanks to four "Harry Potter” movies as Ron Weasley, Harry's chum, Rupert Grint now plays his first 'almost adult' role in "Driving Lessons” as Ben, the quintessentially awkward teenager.
Born in Hertfordshire, where he lives with his parents and four siblings (one brother and three sisters), Rupert had appeared in one school play when he heard that auditions were being held for the first "Harry Potter” movie. A huge fan of the books, Grint prepared a rap (his favorite music) promoting the character of Ron Weasley and his suitability to play him. A few days later the part was his.
Since then he's made four "Harry Potter” movies - a fifth starts shooting early in 2006; he's completed his education, decided he wants to be an adult actor, not just a child star. And he's started to notch up credits in between the "Potter” pictures - "Thunderpants” and now "Driving Lessons.”