In the "Harry Potter" movies, the character of Ron Weasley is played by British actor Rupert Grint. He portrayed the character from 2000 to 2011.
Rupert Grint auditioned for "Harry Potter" when he was 10 years old. His only prior acting experience had been in a few school plays. He was chosen for the role of Ron Weasley and began filming "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2000. He appeared in all eight films of the series.
In the "Harry Potter" books, as well as the movies based off of them, Ron's full name is Ronald Bilius Weasley. He is best friends with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. The series follows the trio throughout their seven years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.