Rupert Grint urges Brits to holiday at home with new surfing ad

London: Rupert Grint is seen showing off his surfing skills for a new tourism ad in the U.K, in a bid to persuade British people to holiday at home.

The 23-year-old actor braved the cold and took to the waves off the coast of Yorkshire for his segment of Visit England’s national campaign.

The drive is to urge Brits to vacation within the U.K. this year while hosting the London Olympics and celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year on the throne.

Stephen Fry, Julie Walters and Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery also star in the advert.

“I am honoured that four national treasures such as Stephen, Julie, Michelle and Rupert are helping us to inspire UK residents to take a break at home in this momentous year!” the Daily Express quoted James Berresford, VisitEngland’s chief executive as saying.

“Their involvement is key in creating the highest profile campaign this country has seen in terms of boosting domestic tourism,” he added.