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Grint: I'm loving life post-Potter

Rupert Grint has admitted he's still getting used to life after Harry Potter.

The actor - who turns 23 this week - is best known for his role as Ron Weasley in the hit film franchise, which drew to a close with the eighth and final instalment this summer.

"It's going to take a while to really sink in - it was quite a shock really. It all seemed to end quite suddenly but now the film's out it is kind of closure and I'm excited to move on," Rupert said at Virgin Media's V Festival in Hylands Park this weekend.

"It has kind of been this bubble - it's like graduating I guess. We've all learned so much."

Rupert said he is keen to keep contact with his Potter co-stars - in particular the Weasley twins, played by James and Oliver Phelps.

"I spend a lot of time with the twins. All of us really, we've all shared this quite unique experience together and we'll always stay in touch."

And the actor - who gets recognised all over the world as a result of the films - had his own way of going incognito at the festival.

"I have this hoodie which zips all the way up so it's quite easy to hide! In the past I've tried masks and stuff too," he said.

Also lapping up the VIP treatment in the Virgin Media Louder Lounge were Pixie Lott, Alexandra Burke, The Wanted and The Only Way Is Essex's Sam Faiers and Harry Derbidge.

Meanwhile, their TOWIE co-star Kirk Norcross was spotted partying with friends in the nearby Strongbow tent.

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