Hugh Grant (born 09.09.1960) is a British actor and Golden Globe winner, who has worked as a producer on a number of films. He is known for his work on 'Love, Actually', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'About a Boy'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hugh Grant has a net worth of 80 million USD.
Childhood: Hugh Grant was born Hammersmith, London, to Fynvola Susan MacLean and Captain James Murray Grant. Hugh Grant attended Hogarth Primary School in Chiswick first, but later moved on to St Peter's Primary School in Hammersmith. In 1979, Grant earned a scholarship New College, Oxford, to study English Literature. While he was studying, Grant joined in with the Dramatic Society and began working in some of their productions.
Career: Oxford University financed the production of the film, 'Privileged', which was released in 1982. He was approached by Talkback Productions to write commercials for various products. When Grant began to become dissatisfied with having so many small parts, and went on to form the comedy troupe called The Jockeys of Norfolk. The group gained a good following and went on to become a hit at Edinburgh Festival.
Grant went on to star in 'Maurice' in 1987 - an adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel - which became a massive hit at the Venice film festival, and Grant earning the Volpi Cup. By the early 1990s, Grant was preparing to leave his acting career behind, but chose to read the script for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. He received a part in the film, and it went on to be one of Britain's best-selling films of all time. The film was nominated to two Academy Awards, and Grant won a Golden Globe for his work.
In 1995, Grant appeared in the financially successful, yet critically panned 'Nine Months'. Critics favoured Grant, however, in his later performance in 'Sense and Sensibility'. The following year, Grant made his directorial debut with 'Extreme Measures'. The film was not successful. Grant backed away from the film industry for around three years, before returning to work on the film 'Notting Hill' with Julia Roberts. The film went ahead and broke all records set by 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.
In 2001, Grant appeared in 'Bridget Jones' Diary', which served as another big hit for Grant. The following year he received another Golden Globe nomination for his work on 'About a Boy', before having a starring role in the film 'Love, Actually', which became a huge success. The next year, he appeared in the 'Bridget Jones' sequel, 'The Edge of Reason'. In 2012, Grant starred in both 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!', as well as 'Cloud Atlas'.
Personal Life: Hugh Grant met Elizabeth Hurley while working in Spain in 1987, and the couple began dating for around 13 years. In 2004, Grant began dating socialite Jemima Khan until 2007.
Grant was arrested in 1995 in Los Angeles for a situation with a prostitute, leading to two years' probation and a 1,180 USD fine.
The 58-year-old actor played the Prime Minister in the Richard Curtis directed movie which often tops the Best Christmas Film charts
It regularly features in the top five best Christmas movie lists and has everything - from heartbreak, to young love, to an old man aiming for Christmas number one with a very dodgy song. But one of the main characters of Love Actually simply can’t understand its popularity.
Hugh Grant can't understand why Love Actually remains one of Britain's most-loved films
Hugh Grant - who played the Prime Minister in the hit film which came out 15 years ago - remains bemused by the fuss the movie makes on an annual basis and hates that, now legendary, dance his character had to complete to Girls Aloud song, Jump.
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The father of five young children described his life as 'chaotic'
Having remained childfree for 51 years, British actor Hugh Grant has caught up in earnest in the intervening seven and is now a father to five children - and has described his family life as 'chaotic'. Giving a rare insight into his new life as dad of many, Grant revealed he sees fellow A-Lister, actress Penelope Cruz, at playgroup where their children 'try to kill each other'.
Hugh Grant is friends with Penelope Cruz at the playground
Speaking during the promotional tour of A Very English Scandal, the 58-year-old described a life very far removed from that of his childfree bachelor days.
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Grant tied the knot with Anna Eberstein, the mother of three of his five children, last month.
Newly-wed Hugh Grant has opened up about married life in a new interview, saying he enjoys it and “should have done it before”.
Though his image as a charming bachelor has sustained most of his decades-long career in film and television, Grant has spent the last few years changing nappies and enduring sleepless nights, having fathered five children in the last seven years. Three of them he has had with Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein, with whom he tied the knot last month.
Stopping by US morning show ‘Today’ on Wednesday (June 27th) to promote his latest mini-series ‘A Very English Scandal’, he spoke to Savannah Guthrie about married life.
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The perpetually single actor is tying the knot with the mother of three of his five children, Anna Eberstein
Long time singleton, Hugh Grant, is getting married for the first time at age 57. The actor is to wed the mother of three of his five children, Swedish TV producer, Anna Eberstein.
Hugh Grant and long-term girlfriend, Anna Eberstein, are to tie the knot
Grant is regarded as the epitome of Britishness largely as a result of the posh and bumbling male characters he has played over the course of his long-term career.
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The winner of the Omaze competition will get to visit the set of Grant and Richard Curtis's 1999 film 'Notting Hill'.
American film fans are being given the chance to have lunch with Hugh Grant in London’s Notting Hill as a charity prize.
Broadcaster Emma Freud – the wife of Notting Hill’s director Richard Curtis – announced the competition on Twitter as part of Red Nose Day USA. Getting together with Omaze, the winner of the competition will be flown to London to meet Curtis, who wrote and directed the 1999 romantic comedy.
They’ll then be given a tour of the film’s various locations, including Portobello Road Market and William Thacker’s bookshop, before having a picnic lunch with the film’s main star, Hugh Grant, in a park in Notting Hill itself.
He claims the 'Avengers' star wanted to kill him.
It's true that Hugh Grant has divided opinion since he became an international star in the 90s, but it wasn't just audiences who he sometimes failed to impress; according to him, Robert Downey Jr., his co-star on the movie 'Restoration', really didn't have much time for the Brit back then.
Hugh Grant at the 'Paddington 2' premiere
The 57-year-old used to hit headlines all the time for controversial reasons relating to his personal life, which largely coloured the public's perception of him. But even those who acted with him had their reservations about the star - notably Robert Downey Jr. with whom he starred on 1995's 'Restoration'.
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Fortunately, the comment was made in jest as Wright talked accents with Hugh Grant in an interview on US TV channel Extra.
30 year old Wright is a former cast member of ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, also starring in ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and is married to acclaimed actress Michelle Keegan. He has since moved to America, after landing a presenting job on the Extra channel.
He sat down with the veteran English actor Hugh Grant this week to discuss his latest movie Paddington 2, which has been out in cinemas for several months in Britain but is only just being released in the States.
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The first Paddington movie in 2014 is already such a beloved classic that it's hard to believe that this sequel actually tops it. Writer-director Paul King and his cast are back with their whimsical approach, combining silly comedy with surreally deranged touches that bring these people to life in ways that are both hilarious and deeply endearing. And this time, the plot feels more developed and the humour even funnier.
We catch up with Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) as he's now a fixture in his Notting Hill neighbourhood. With his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday approaching, he wants to give her the hand-made pop-up book of London landmarks he discovers in Gruber's (Jim Broadbent) second-hand shop and starts working odd jobs to save up to buy it. What he doesn't know is that a neighbour, washed-up actor Phoenix (Hugh Grant), knows that the book is a map to a hidden treasure. When Phoenix steals it and frames him, Paddington's adoptive family (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin and Julie Walters) launch a plan to clear his name.
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Hugh Grant arrives at the airport with his partner Anna Elisabet Eberstein - LAX, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 3rd November 2016
Production on 'Paddington 2' has already begun with Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the cast.
Hugh Grant has joined the cast of sequel Paddington 2, playing a vain, past-his-prime actor, who becomes a neighbour of the beloved bear.
Grant will be joined by fellow new cast addition Brendan Gleeson, who’ll play a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington.
Hugh Grant will star in Paddington 2
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Hugh Grant seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Actor Hugh Grant seen entering The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon for the 2016 Men's Final. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th July 2016
Meryl Streep , Hugh Grant - The European Premiere of 'Florence Foster Jenkins' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016
‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’, the third Bridget Jones movie, will see Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles. Patrick Dempsey is also in talks with producers to star.
A third Bridget Jones movie, entitled Bridget Jones' Baby, is in the work with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their roles as Jones and Mark Darcy. Patrick Dempsey, the American actor best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, is also expected to feature in the film.
Renee Zellweger at the 21st Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in L.A., October 2014.
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