Being a star of the Harry Potter franchise has some pretty nice perks, and we don't just mean earning millions and having adoring fans around the world. Rupert Grint, who played the goofy and loyal Ron Weasely in all eight of the Potter movies, got a chance to carry the Olympic torch. Grint carried the torch in northwest London, starting at Middlesex University. Apparently, quidditch really is the game for him because the actor admitted that running was "kind of a new thing" for him.
It's a pretty big deal to actually get to be a torchbearer. After all, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — William and Kate — only got to look at the torch passing by. watch our coverage >> Posted 07.27.12 by Mandy