Rupert Grint films Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities in Ontario


Rupert Grint transforms into a dapper period gentlemen as he films Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix series Cabinet of Curiosities in Canada


Rupert Grint looked every inch the period gentleman while on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities in Ontario on Thursday. 

The actor, 33, rose to fame as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise looked a far-cry from the young wizard as he donned a brown wool coat to star in the anthology series. 

The new Netflix show will feature numerous stories written, directed and starring a different set of people. 

Rupert Grint, 33, sported a white streak in his hair as he carried two suitcases while on the set of Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities in Ontario on Thursday

Rupert Grint, 33, sported a white streak in his hair as he carried two suitcases while on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities in Ontario on Thursday

It has not yet been confirmed which of the episodes Rupert will be starring in but he carried a painting which depicted a house with eyes.  

The creator originally called the series ‘Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight’ when Guillermo, director of The Shape Of Water, changed it to Cabinet of Curiosities.

He described the stories to Variety as: ‘a collection of personally curated stories that are described as both equally sophisticated and horrific.’

The show will aim to challenge the traditions of the horror genre, with themes ranging from magical, macabre, gothic and classically creepy.  

Mika Watkins, of Black Mirror fame, will write an episode based on a short story by the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft which will be directed by Catherine Hardwick – who directed Twilight. 

Upcoming: The new Netflix show will feature numerous stories written, directed and starring different people, and it has not been confirmed which will star Rupert

Upcoming: The new Netflix show will feature numerous stories written, directed and starring different people, and it has not been confirmed which will star Rupert 

Other stars of the series will include Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), and Glynn Turman (Fargo). 

The filming comes after Rupert spoke about becoming a father and admitted he found his first night as a dad ‘terrifying’ because he was convinced his newborn daughter might die in her sleep.  

The actor admitted he’s always ‘struggled’ with sleep, and so was constantly getting up to make sure his daughter was still breathing.

He told Esquire: ‘I don’t want to go too into detail, but the first night was just terrifying. You can’t sleep at all, just constantly checking that she’s breathing. Sleeping, in general, for me, is something I’ve really struggled with.

‘I think as a kid, people always said, “They died in their sleep,” so I always thought sleep was a really dangerous, dangerous thing.’  

The actor also joked he had an ‘identity crisis’ when his daughter arrived, as he thought he had to change his wardrobe so he’d look like a dad.

He added: ‘I struggle with that, being a dad. Had a bit of an identity crisis. I don’t know, do I change the way I dress now?’

Meanwhile, Rupert recently said he enjoys being a parent but is ‘still kind of coming to terms with what being a dad is’.  

He said: ‘It’s so much fun. I feel like I’ve changed as a person for sure. It kind of happened overnight, lifestyle-wise. I stopped smoking straight away. I’ve started sleeping so much better – I used to be a horrific insomniac, now I’m sleeping.

Rupert and actress Georgia who’s famed for her role in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, have been together since 2011. 

Sweet! The filming comes after Rupert spoke about becoming a father and admitted he found his first night as a dad 'terrifying (pictured November 2020)

Sweet! The filming comes after Rupert spoke about becoming a father and admitted he found his first night as a dad ‘terrifying (pictured November 2020) 

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