Rupert Grint sparked Potter hunt

July 11th, 2011

Rupert Grint had to anonymously return a prop he stole from the 'Harry Potter' set.

The 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' actor - who shot to fame aged 11 playing Ron Weasley in the movie series - hasn't got many souvenirs from starring in the franchise because Warner Bros. are so "strict" and his one attempt at taking something he liked caused widespread panic.

He said: "Do you know, I don't actually have many souvenirs from the past 11 years. They're really strict about stuff like that.

"I remember in the first film there was this amazing big golden dragon egg that opened up and there was crystal inside.

"One afternoon I just put it in a pillowcase and smuggled it home.

"But a few days after, Warner Bros. started this massive hunt to find out who took the dragon egg, so I had to anonymously hand it in and hope no one would guess that it was me."

However, when filming ended on the final movie in the series, Rupert was pleased to be given some souvenirs from the set.

He added: "They gave me the Deluminator and I took home the number '4' from the Durlseys' door too."