Yesterday on August 24 Rupert Grint celebrated his birthday. This personal and funny actor brought to life the character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series. In 2004 he reprises the role of Ron Weasley in the third installment Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
After accidentally blowing up his Aunt Marge and running away from his horrible aunt and uncle’s house, Harry Potter learns that hardened criminal Sirius Black escaped. While on his way to the Leaky Cauldron he is informed that he was a follower of Lord Voldemort. When he arrives he ends up spending the rest of his summer in Diagon Alley with his friends Hermione Grange, Ron Weasley, and the Weasley family. However, upon his return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry he is attacked by dementors who are looking for Black on the Hogwarts Express.
Upon arrival at Hogwarts, Harry and his friends notice that security has been ramped up quite a bit. When he starts his usual classes he becomes fond of the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Remus Lupin who starts to teach Harry the patronus charm after he is attacked during a quidditch game while the rest of his friends are at Hogsmeade. Now, this is Harry Potter who finds a way into the village, there after running into Ron and Hermione he learns that Sirius Black is his godfather and that he betrayed his parents to Lord Voldemort.
An enraged Harry finds comfort in Ron and Hermione, but there is more going n as their friend Hagrid is having his hippogriff executed for attacking Draco Malfoy during a class. Around the time this is going to happen Ron’s pet rat ends up missing. Blaming Hermione’s pet cat Crookshanks for eating him the two end up fighting. But, when they get to Hagrid’s to comfort him as his pet is about to be executed they find Scabbers, the rat. After being hurried away by Hagrid as there are people approaching for the execution, Ron is dragged by a mysterious black dog into the Whomping Willow. Harry and Hermione follow where they learn the dog is Sirius Black. Soon after Remus Lupin and Severus Snape, the disgruntled potions master, show up. After Harry knocks out Snape, it is revealed that Black has been innocent the entire time. Lupin and Black reveal Ron’s pet Scabbers to be Peter Pettigrew, a cowardly man who was once thought brave for standing up to Black. It is revealed that Pettigrew was the one who Harry’s parents trusted nd betrayed to Lord Voldemort. With this being revealed they head back to Hogwarts to prove his innocence. However, Remus Lupin is a werewolf and didn’t take his wolfsbane potion causing him to turn. In the commotion Pettigrew escapes along with proof of Black’s innocence. Black holds Lupin off with Harry chasing after him to a lake where they are attacked by dementors. Harry faints leaving Black and the rest defenseless to them.
When Harry wakes up he is inside the hospital wing where he learns that Sirius Blacks horrible fate of getting his soul sucked out is approaching. Dumbledore, the headmaster, tells Hermione to use her time turner in order to get Black to freedom. She does so leaving Ron behind in the hospital wing. Harry and Hermione end up reliving the past three hours with Harry saving himself and Sirius with a powerful patronus. When Harry and Hermione return to the hospital wing, they find a confused Ron who doesn’t quite understand what happened. The next day it is revealed that Lupin is leaving due to him being outed as a werewolf. Harry receives a gift from his godfather, a brand new racing broom, as the old one got ruined during Harry’s quidditch match.
Rupert Grint’s portrayal as Ron Weasley was one that is unforgettable. In the role of Ron he was able to bring comic relief while being serious at the same time. On August 24, 1988 Rupert Grint was born with the iconic character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series in his destiny. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiered in 2004 with Grint as the lovable wizard again.