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"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" star Rupert Grint had a case of swine flu recently.

A Potteresque curse? Probably not. Just bad luck.

Anyway, it didn't stop him from attending the London premiere of the new installment of the Potter film franchise.

Is it just us or is Rupert starting to look really hot?  He's always been very cute. But gone is that awkward pug-nosed boy. In his place, a mature and adorably sexy young man.

But check out the photo of Rupert this week, left, and from 2002. Hey, you don't think Rupert's ever-so-slightly thinner nose tip has been slightly surgically refined?

Nyah, it's probably just magic …

Your thoughts? 

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Photos. At left, Rupert Grint at the premiere this week. At right, Rupert in 2002. Credits: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead