Harry Potter star Rupert Grint breaks down in Welwyn Garden City
Millie Worcester with Rupert Grint
HARRY Potter star Rupert Grint became the 'Passenger of Knackered Van' after his VW broke down in Welwyn Garden City on Sunday afternoon.
The Kimpton-based actor, 22, who plays Harry Potter’s side-kick Ron Weasley in the hit movie franchise, got into a spot of bother in Stanborough Road when his campervan came to an abrupt halt.
The Hogwarts hero’s woes did, however, delight eight-year-old Potter fan Millie Worcester, who managed to meet one of her idols.
Her sister Emma, 23, of Wellcroft Road, Welwyn Garden City, said: “My little sister is going through a Harry Potter phase right now so she was over the moon.”
She added: “The van was broken down at the side of the road and I said ‘that’s Rupert Grint’. So my little sister got a picture with him.”
She said despite the breakdown the former Watton-at-Stone resident was “really polite and happy” and ready to pose for the picture, although the ‘wizard’ was unable to conjure up a pen and paper for an autograph.
The pair left the movie star waiting for a breakdown company.
The final Harry Potter film The Deathly Hallows Part Two, is released on July 15.