mrs grint

My first ambition was to become an ice-cream man, which is why I bought the Bedford van. Not long after I first got it, I pulled into a pub to do a U-turn and there were eight kids with their pocket money out, hoping to buy a 99 or whatever. But I had nothing to give them. I’ ve learnt my lesson since then. I keep my van well stocked. It’ s got a proper machine that dispenses Mr Whippy ice cream and I buy my lollies wholesale – 50 for a tenner – so I never run short. I’ m not allowed to sell my merchandise. I’ d need a licence for that. I tend to avoid July and August, but the rest of the year I’ ll drive around the local villages and if I see some kids looking like they’ re in need of ice creams, I’ ll pull over and dish them out for free. They’ ll say, “Ain’ t you Ron Weasley?” and I’ ll say, “It’ s strange, I get asked that a lot.” The van often comes in useful. I drove it up to the set on the last day of filming on Harry Potter. The cast and crew were having a barbecue and I supplied the lollies and ice creams. 

“As a kid my first ambition was to be an Ice-cream man. As soon as I had enough money, I bought a 1974 Mr. Whippy Bedford CF. Not long after I first got it, I pulled into a pub to do a U-turn and there were eight kids with their pocket money out, hoping to buy a 99 or whatever. But I had nothing to give them. I’ve learnt my lesson since then.” - Rupert Grint (2007)