Rupert Grint, who portrayed Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, has become the latest Harry Potter cast member to speak out in response to author JK Rowling’s comments on transgender issues.
In a statement, the actor, 31, said “I firmly stand with the trans community”.
“Trans women are women. Trans men are men. We should all be entitled to live with love and without judgment,” he said.
Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have also voiced support for trans people.
Grint told The Times: “I firmly stand with the trans community and echo the sentiments expressed by many of my peers.”
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has faced criticism for posting tweets in which she took issue with the phrase “people who menstruate”.