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Rupert Grint joins Instagram to reveal baby daughter's name

Yahoo! Entertainment UK logo Yahoo! Entertainment UK 11/11/2020 Albertina Lloyd
Rupert Grint looking at the camera: Rupert Grint attends the Apple TV Plus world premiere of "Servant" at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Rupert Grint attends the Apple TV Plus world premiere of "Servant" at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Rupert Grint has joined Instagram to introduce his baby daughter to the world - who he has named Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Harry Potter star - best known for playing the boy wizard’s best friend Ron Weasley - welcomed a daughter with his partner Georgia Groome on 7 May this year.

Grint shared a picture of himself holding his seven-month-old baby captioned: “Hey Instagram....only 10 years late, but here I am. Grint on the Gram! Here to introduce you all to Wednesday G. Grint. Stay safe, Rupert.”

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A post shared by Rupert Grint (@rupertgrint) on Nov 10, 2020 at 7:07am PST

His Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy and is a keen Instagram user, was quick to reply, writing: “Welcome Weasley , it’s about time. Love to Wednesday xx”

Grint has already accrued 1.6 million followers in less than 24 hours.

Georgia Groome standing in front of a curtain: Georgia Groome has had a baby girl with Rupert Grint. (Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Georgia Groome has had a baby girl with Rupert Grint. (Getty Images)

His Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson, who played his onscreen love interest Hermione Grainger has 58.6 million followers. Felton has 8.7 million. Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, is not on Instagram.

Grint and 28-year-old actress Groome have been together since 2011. They announced the news that she was pregnant in April.

The couple then announced the birth on Thursday 7 May, in a statement issued by their publicist which said: “Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl. We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”

Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint posing for a photo: FILE - In this July 11, 2011 file photo, cast members, from left, Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint pose together at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Warner Bros. said on Oct. 3, 2016, that all 8 Harry Potter films will be re-released in theaters for a one-week run beginning Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK FILE - In this July 11, 2011 file photo, cast members, from left, Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint pose together at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Warner Bros. said on Oct. 3, 2016, that all 8 Harry Potter films will be re-released in theaters for a one-week run beginning Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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Grint rose to fame as a childstar in the film franchise based on JK Rowlings popular books, starring in eight Harry Potter movies between 2001 and 2011.

His TV roles include Sky One comedy Sick Note, Agatha Christie adaption The ABC Murders for BBC and is currently starring in horror series Servant on Apple TV.

Groome is best known for her roles in 2006 crime drama London To Brighton and 2008 comedy Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging.

Watch: Daniel Radcliffe react to Rupert Grint’s baby news

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