Lumos! Bearded Rupert Grint remembers his Harry Potter days as he uses his wand to switch on Highgate’s Christmas tree lights

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Rupert Grint was thinking about his Harry Potter days on Wednesday night when he used his wand to switch on the Highgate Christmas tree lights.

The iconic actor, 34, sported a bushy beard for the outing as he walked to an outdoor stage for the magical Christmas moment.

With a big smile, he delighted Potter fans who gathered to catch a glimpse of Rupert, best known for his role as Ron Weasley.

Lumos! Bearded Rupert Grint remembers his Harry Potter days as he used his wand to switch on the lights on the Highgate Christmas tree on Wednesday

Happy Days!  With a big smile, he delighted Potter fans who gathered to catch a glimpse of Rupert, best known for his role as Ron Weasley.

Happy Days! With a big smile, he delighted Potter fans who gathered to catch a glimpse of Rupert, best known for his role as Ron Weasley.

He wore an all-black ensemble, including a quilted jacket to keep out the heat and a baseball cap.

Many fans were photographed taking photos and videos on their phones as they were delighted to catch a glimpse of the star.

Afterwards, the choir from New End School, Hampstead sang modern Christmas carols in front of Barclays Bank as the Christmas tree and lights were lit at 2.45pm.

Possibly: Rupert (pictured playing Ron Weasley in 2007) said:

Possible: Rupert (pictured playing Ron Weasley in 2007) said: “It’s been a big part of my life and I love this character and her stories.”

The outing comes after heartbroken Rupert took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to his Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane.

The late actor, who played gamekeeper Hagrid in the franchise, died on Friday 14 October at the age of 72 – and now a flood of tributes are pouring in for the star.

Rupert mourned the loss of the “warm, compassionate and hilarious star” and said he still looks forward to seeing him decades after they starred together in the films.

He wrote: “Heartbroken to hear that Robbie is gone. I will never forget the smell of cigar and beard glue – a wonderful combination.

Waves his wand: Rupert seemed to really get into the mood

Waves his wand: Rupert seemed to really get into the mood

Special times: This was followed by the New End School, Hampstead choir singing modern carols in front of Barclays Bank as the Christmas tree and lights were switched on at 2.45pm.

Special times: This was followed by the New End School, Hampstead choir singing modern carols in front of Barclays Bank as the Christmas tree and lights were switched on at 2.45pm.

“Nobody else on this planet could play Hagrid, only Robbie.

Just like Hagrid was in the books and movies, Robbie was warm, compassionate and hilarious in life.

“A man with a big heart who still looked after us decades later. Sending love to his family. I’ll see you on the other side, Bobser.”

Other co-stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Tom Felton also took to social media to offer their condolences and tributes, while Harry Potter author JK Rowling called the actor “one of a kind”.

Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, announced his death on Friday evening and described the late actor as a “unique talent” as she explained he had passed away earlier that day.

Devastated: 'Heartbroken' Rupert (left) recently took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to his Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane (far left).

Devastated: ‘Heartbroken’ Rupert (left) recently took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to his Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane (far left).

Tribute: Ron Weasley actor Rupert, 34, mourned the loss of the 'warm, compassionate and hilarious star' and said he still 'looks forward to seeing him' decades after starring in the films.

Tribute: Ron Weasley actor Rupert, 34, mourned the loss of the ‘warm, compassionate and hilarious star’ and said he still ‘looks forward to seeing him’ decades after starring in the films.

Source: Daily Mail

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