One-sheet poster for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, released in June, 2007.
 
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Harry Potter Stars
Footprinting Ceremony
held on Monday, July 9, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
World Premiere, Thursday, June 28, 2007, in Tokyo, Japan
 
With the release of the fifth Harry Potter feature film, The Chinese Theatre invited the three top stars of the films, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe to come down to make their impressions via the time-honored Hollywood ritual.

Based on the wildly successful books by British author J. K. Rowling, the Warner Bros. produced films have been box office chart-toppers since the first one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone became the top-grossing film in the world, bringing in almost a billion dollars by itself in 2001.

The Chinese Theatre was extensively remodeled and re-named Grauman's Chinese Theatre just prior to the opening of the first Harry Potter film; all of the Potter films except Deathly Hallows: Part 1 have played there, as have the films in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
 
 
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Rupert Grint at the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in Toronto, Canada, July 11, 2007. Photo by John Griffiths.
 
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Rupert Grint
 
Born: August 24, 1988, in Harlow, Essex, England
Age at the time of the ceremony: 18

 
Rupert Grint is the eldest in a family of five. While dreaming of becoming "an ice cream man" as a child, Grint attended the Richard Hale School in Hertford, where he developed an interest in the theatre program there. He was cast as a fish in a production of Noah's Ark, and played a donkey in the Nativity play.

Having read the first two Harry Potter novels and reading about the open auditions for the film version, Grint sent in a video of himself rapping (!) about wanting to play Harry's friend Ron Weasley. He was asked to come and meet author J.K. Rowling, casting director Susie Figgis and director Chris Columbus. On August 8, 2000 at age 11, Grint, who had never really even acted before, was aanounced to play Ron in the first two Harry Potter films, which were shot together. Grint never went back to school.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (which played the Chinese in November, 2001), bacame such a huge hit that Grint's appearance as a friend of Thunderpants (released in May, 2002) with Bruce Cook in the title role, was somewhat featured. Warner Bros. never allowed that to happen again — for a while.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (which played the Chinese in November, 2002), came out and was another huge hit, as did Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (which played the Chinese in June, 2004), as did Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (which played the Chinese in November, 2005).

Grint teamed up with Julie Walters (who played Ron Weasley's mom in all of the Harry Potter films) for Driving Lessons (released in October, 2006). The day after the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (which played the Chinese in June, 2007), Grint and his co-stars Emma Watson and Daniel Rancliffe made their imprints at the Chinese — along with their Hogwart's wands (a detail which seems to have captured the fancy of the public).

Grint headlined in a "Northern Irish teens behaving badly" comedy called Cherrybomb (which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February, 2009). Contractually obligated to stay with the Potter franchise, Grint appeared in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which played the Chinese in July, 2009), then did another film in the interim, the heist comedy Wild Target (released in June, 2010) with Bill Nighy.

The Harry Potter films came to a close with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (released in November, 2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (which played the Chinese in July, 2011).

Since then, Grint has done a bunch of films and television shows, including the WWII story Into the White (released in March, 2012) with Stig Henrik Hoff; Charlie Countryman (released in January, 2013) with Shia LeBeouf; he played guitar player Cheetah Chrome in CBGB (released in October, 2013) with Alan Rickman; he co-starred with Ron Perlman in Moonwalkers (released in March, 2015).

Branching into television, Grint played Charlie Cavendish for 20 episodes of Snatch, streaming over Sony Crackle beginning in March, 2017, and as Daniel Glass for
14 episodes of Sick Note, aired over Sky beginning in November, 2017.
   
Ema Watson in 2008.
 
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Emma Watson
 
Born: April 15, 1990, in Paris, France
Age at the time of the ceremony: 17
 
Emma Watson was born in Paris to her English lawyer parents, who divorced when she was five years old. Moving back to England with her mother and her brother, she attended the Dragon School in Oxfordshire. At age six, she decided to become an actor, training at nearby Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

A teacher at the school suggested that Emma try out for the open auditions for the role of Hermione Granger in the films to be made of the Harry Potter books. Author J.K. Rowlins liked Watson's confidence, and director Chris Columbus agreed. When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (which played the Chinese in November, 2001), was released, critics said that Watson "stole the show."

Watson remained very close to the production of all the Harry Potter films, and did not stray to make other projects but one. She reprised her role as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (which played the Chinese in November, 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (which played the Chinese in June, 2004), and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (which played the Chinese in November, 2005).

The day after the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (which played the Chinese in June, 2007), Watson and her co-stars Rupert Grint and Daniel Rancliffe made their imprints at the Chinese — along with their Hogwart's wands.

She took a break from Harry Potter to make the television movie Ballet Shoes, aired over BBC One in December, 2007 with Lucy Boynton, then returned to apprear as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which played the Chinese in July, 2009).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (released in November, 2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (which played the Chinese in July, 2011) brought the series to a conclusion. Now Watson was free to indulge in that favorite game of well-known actors: Do both big and small films.

First was as playing a wardrobe woman in My Week with Marilyn (released in December, 2011) with Michelle Williams; then played the female lead in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (released in October, 2012) with Logan Lerman. She played Ila, Shem's wife, in Noah (which played the Chinese in March, 2014) with Russel Crowe in the title role, then traveled to Spain to appear in the thriller Regression (released in September, 2015) with Ethan Hawke.

She headlined the Chilean historical picture The Colony (released in April, 2016) with Daniel Brühl, then bowed to the inevitable: She was the first choice to play Belle in Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast (which played the Chinese in March, 2017) with Dan Stevens. A more conventional role came her way with The Circle (released in April, 2017) with Tom Hanks.
   
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter inHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, released in July, 2007.
 
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Daniel Radcliffe
 
Born: July 23, 1989, in London, England
Age at the time of the ceremony: 17
 
Daniel Radcliffe has an interesting background; on his mother's side he is South African / Polish / Russian / Jewish, on his father's side he is Irish / Postestant. Both parents had acted as children; his dad is a literary agent, his mother is a casting director.

Daniel mentioned to his parents at the age of five that he wanted to be an actor. At the age of ten, he got a part playing a young version of the title character in David Copperfield, aired over the BBC and PBS in December, 1999. He also had a small role as Mark in director John Boorman's The Tailor of Panama (released in March, 2001) with Pierce Brosnan.

Producer David Heyman saw Radcliffe in Copperfield, and sent a copy to director Chris Columbus, who looked at the boy and said, "That is what I want — that is Harry Potter." J.K. Rowling agreed. Not knowing if there would be more films, Radcliffe was contracted to make the first two films simultaniosly.

The result, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (which played the Chinese in November, 2001), became a world-wide phenomenon, grossing almost a billion dollars. Radcliffe, who had never really liked school, never really had to attend one again; Warner Bros. kept him busy making Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (which played the Chinese in November, 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (which played the Chinese in June, 2004) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (which played the Chinese in November, 2005).

In February, 2007, Randcliffe played the role of Alan Strang in a West End production of Equus; the production moved to Broadway, running through February, 2009. The day after the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (which played the Chinese in June, 2007), Radcliffe and his co-stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson made their imprints at the Chinese — along with their Hogwart's wands.

Radcliffe went to Australia to make December Boys (released in September, 2007) with Teresa Palmer, then played Rudyard Kipling's son Jack in My Boy Jack, aired over ITV and PBS in April, 2008.

Back at Hogwart's, Rancliffe again starred in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which played the Chinese in July, 2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (released in November, 2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (which played the Chinese in July, 2011).

Meanwhile, Radcliffe was not wasting any time. In March, 2011, he starred in a Broadway revival of How to Succed in Business Without Really Trying; After wowing audiences and critics alike, he departed the show in January, 2012.

Post Harry Potter life has been interesting for Radcliffe: he has starred in a number of smaller films, which might not have seen the light of day if it weren't for his signing on. Some of them are The Woman in Black (released in February, 2012) with Janet McTeer; he played poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings (released in January, 2013) with Dane DeHaan; Horns (released in October, 2014) with Juno Temple and What If (released in August, 2014) with Zoe Kazan.

He played Igor in Victor Frankenstein (released in November, 2015) with James McAvoy as the title character, then appeared in the comedy Swiss Army Man (released in July, 2016) with Paul Dano. He got a supporting role in Now You See Me 2 (released in June, 2016) with Mark Ruffalo, and starred in the crime film Imperium (released in August, 2016) with Toni Collette.

Radcliffe trekked into the Bolivian jungle for an adaptation of Yossi Ghinsberg's Jungle (released in October, 2017) with Yasmin Kassim, and played a drug-running pilot along the U.S. Mexican border in Beast of Burden (released in February, 2018) with Grace Gummer.

In a comic mode, Radcliffe appears as Craig on seven episodes of Miracle Workers, aired over TBS beginning in February, 2019.
 
 
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Harry Potter ceremony, Monday, July 9, 2007. From left to right: Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Harry Potter ceremony, Monday, July 9, 2007. From left to right: Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Harry Potter ceremony, Monday, July 9, 2007. Rupert Grint enjoyes himself at the ceremony.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Harry Potter ceremony, Monday, July 9, 2007. Emma Watson shows off her dirty hands.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Harry Potter ceremony, Monday, July 9, 2007. Daniel Radcliffe gives the cameras a smile as he places his hands in the cement.
 
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