Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Harry Potter' Star Rupert Grint Catches Swine Flu


While it's certainly troubling to read about a high-profile case of the dreaded swine-flu, if there's a bright side to "Harry Potter" co-star Rupert Grint becoming sick with the virus this week, it's that unlike so many other celebrities recently, he's not dead.

According to a statement released yesterday by his publicist, the 20 year-old English actor who plays Ron Weasley in the popular franchise alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson was briefly out of commission last week following his diagnosis, but is expected to fully recover soon.

"It has just been confirmed that Rupert Grint has taken a few days out of filming due to a mild bout of swine flu," says the rep. "He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members at the junket and premieres this week [of "Half Blood Prince"] and will then return to filming directly afterwards."

People.com adds that filming of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was not affected, as filmmakers were able to shoot around Grint's absence. "Half Blood Prince" opens July 17th. BY: Actress Archives (http://www.actressarchives.com/news.php?id=17271)

Rupert Grint is recovering after contracting swine flu on the set of the latest HARRY POTTER movie. The British actor, who plays Ron Weasley in the wizard franchise, was forced to take time off from filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which is currently shooting in Britain, after he was diagnosed with the deadly virus.

Grint, 20, has now recovered and is ready to get back to work promoting the sixth movie in the franchise, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." His publicist says, "He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members at the premieres this week and then return to filming directly afterwards.

A spokesman for Rupert's doctor confirmed that Rupert is no longer contagious or at risk of infecting others. Other scenes were shot in his absence which did not require his involvement and thus filming was not disrupted." BY: WENN (http://www.atpictures.com/news.php?id=8818)

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