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8 November 1983 |
Auckland, New Zealand
Rankin was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He lived in Rothesay Bay until he was six, attending Kristin School in Albany. He and his parents subsequently moved to Norfolk in the United Kingdom, where he attended Northgate High School in Dereham.
Rankin began acting at the age of eleven. He attended Shipdham Primary School, Northgate High School, and Dereham Sixth Form College. At Northgate High School he appeared in school plays of Bugsy Malone and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. His professional acting career began when he won the role of Percy Weasley in September 2000 and he has since appeared in film, TV and theatre. In the Harry Potter series, he is a brother of Harry Potter's best friend, Ron Weasley.
Rankin is the co-founder of a theatre company, Painted Horse UK. He re-appeared in the final two films of the Harry Potter film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, after his character's absence from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and only a brief non-speaking role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
He also appeared on a YouTube video called "LifeHack" which was created by internet sensation Thomas Ridgewell better known as Tomska. It's about a detective working on a case of a missing girl. He hacks into various photos which leads him to conclude Ridgewell took her.
Film, television and stage
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Percy Weasley|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Percy Weasley|
|2002/3||Jack and The Beanstalk||Jack|
|2003–2007||Oggy and the Cockroaches||Marky|
|2003||A Taste of Honey||Geoff|
|2004||Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Percy Weasley|
|2005||The Rotters' Club|
|2006||Explode, Chapter Two: Into the Fold||Chris Haines|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Percy Weasley|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Percy Weasley||(uncredited cameo)|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Percy Weasley|