Hugh Grant Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

1st March 2017

Fact: Fans of beloved romantic comedy Love Actually can win the chance to star as an extra alongside Hugh Grant in a mini-sequel being made to promote British charity telethon Red Nose Day. Further details about the competition, raising funds for British charity Comic Relief, can be found at

12th December 2016

Quote: "I'm very grateful and touched. I'm forever indebted to (director) Stephen Frears for offering me such a juicy role in such a classy film. I'm also thrilled to see that my co-stars - up and comer Meryl Streep and the always peerless Simon Helberg - have also been nominated." Hugh Grant pokes fun at his Florence Foster Jenkins co-star and fellow Golden Globes nominee Streep in a celebratory statement issued to E! News. The Brit will compete for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, while Streep set a new record for the most nods in the ceremony's history with her 30th for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Helberg has been recognised in the supporting actor category.

11th August 2016

Quote: "This guy, Simon Helberg, who's in (new film) Florence Foster Jenkins, I might have been vaguely patronising to him because he hadn't done films before. Gradually, you realise, not only is the guy a much bigger star than me, he's maybe the richest man I've ever met." Hugh Grant had no idea Big Bang Theory star Helberg was such a huge star.

10th November 2015

Quote: "He is still my best friend. I'm godmother to his daughter. He's a good egg." Actress Elizabeth Hurley is still very fond of her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant, who she dated for 13 years until 2000.

30th April 2015

Fact: British actor Hugh Grant has thrown his support behind his former agent Michael Foster as he campaigns for votes in Britain's upcoming general election on 7 May (15). The actor has recorded a video message in support of Foster, revealing he dumped him as an agent after accidentally walking in on him naked in the bath. Foster is running for the Labour Party in Cornwall, south west England.

11th March 2015

Quote: "He is grumpy. My friends used to call him 'Grumpelstiltskin'. I find it charming, but not 24/7." Elizabeth Hurley on why she split from her former beau of 13 years, Hugh Grant.

11th March 2015

Quote: "He remains my best friend to this day, but... I mean, I'd say this if he were sitting here, but he used to really annoy me, actually. I mean, I love him, but he's very annoying." Elizabeth Hurley on ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant.

20th February 2015

Quote: "I had a kiss with Raquel Welch's daughter - she was a very naughty kisser." Hugh Grant admits his best onscreen smooch was with Tahnee Welch in their 1996 film Night Train to Venice.

19th February 2015

Quote: "The funny thing is that our relationship did work. She's still my best friend. The sex bit probably fizzled out, but now she's my absolute best friend and the number one person I call in a crisis." Hugh Grant is still close to ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. The couple split in 2000 after 13 years together.

19th February 2015

Fact: Hugh Grant recreated an iconic scene from his romantic comedy Notting Hill during U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (18Feb15). The Brit reprised his role as book shop owner William Thacker, while host Andy Cohen donned a cardigan and brown wig to play Julia Roberts' movie star character Anna Scott, and repeated her famous line, "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

11th February 2015

Quote: "I did try to read the book but I didn't do very well with it." Hugh Grant admits he couldn't get into bestselling erotic thriller Fifty Shades Of Grey.

11th February 2015

Quote: "A little bit of showbiz and glitz is very nice, (but) it's very refreshing to do something different and I'm working with people all day every day who have no interest in showbiz... I say, 'I have to go and promote a movie', and they say, 'Why do you have to do that? We've got a meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday...' and I sort of see their point." British actor Hugh Grant enjoys fighting for tighter press standards in the U.K., but has no plans to quit his screen career to focus on politics.

12th October 2014

Quote: "I am told that I do look pretty baggy now. Someone on Twitter the other day said I had a face like a scrotum." Hugh Grant, 54, reveals fans think he's beginning to show his age.

10th October 2014

Quote: "I do occasionally bump into her. But I don't call her anymore. Not since the restraining order." Hugh Grant jokes about his friendship with Notting Hill co-star Julia Roberts.

10th October 2014

Quote: "I'm just glad that it turned out well. Halfway through filming, they screened about 20 minutes of the film for the cast and crew. There wasn't a single laugh in it. And I had to be helped, sobbing, back to the set to work that afternoon." Hugh Grant wasn't impressed by his first look at comedy classic Four Weddings & A Funeral.

12th June 2014

Quote: "All the way from London, they're panties made by the men who make the Queen's panties, Rigby and Peller. They're very expensive and I hope you like them. I've only worn them once." Hugh Grant gifted his Two Weeks Notice co-star Sandra Bullock with a unique gift as he presented her with the Decade of Hotness honour at the Guys Choice Awards on Wednesday (11Jun14).

13th January 2014

Quote: "The horse's mouth is pouring ridicule on the absurd new stories re me being romantically involved again with my ex, Hugh. Total fiction." British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley shuts down reports suggesting she has rekindled her romance with actor Hugh Grant following her split from fiance Shane Warne in December (13). She dated the Notting Hill star from 1987 to 2000 and they remain close friends.

11th July 2013

Fact: Hollywood star Hugh Grant, model/actress Lily Cole and veteran actress Barbara Windsor have joined the line-up for London Evening Standard's Get Reading festival, which will take place in the capital's Trafalgar Square on 13 July (13). Homeland's David Harewood and actor Rupert Everett are also among the stars who will give readings during the literacy festival.

24th April 2012

Quote: "They did talk to me a bit about that (but) they didn't have time to actually write any new scripts for this new character... Without seeing a script I was too cowardly to say yes." Hugh Grant on why he turned down the chance to replace Charlie Sheen in U.S. sitcom Two and a Half Men.

23rd March 2012

Quote: "I've always dreaded the sea - in fact I get terribly seasick. I would hate to do it in real life." Hugh Grant is glad he only performed voice duties for his seafaring character in the animated film The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

19th March 2012

Quote: "Like lots of people who say I'm going to write a novel, it's actually more comfortable to think I could write a novel than to discover that you can't. I haven't touched it for two or three years." British actor Hugh Grant admits his plans to pen a book have hit a stumbling block.

19th March 2012

Quote: "I was at one of the party conferences, about to give a speech, and was pacing about on the end of the phone. I shouldn't have gone to the hospital at all, because it brought all this attention down on the mother's head. But I couldn't really resist it, so I went on the second day." British actor Hugh Grant missed out on the birth of his daughter Tabitha last year (11). The Notting Hill star became a father following a "fleeting affair" with former model Tinglan Hong.

18th March 2012

Quote: "I've reached that stage in life... where I need a flash car to keep my spirits up. I'm not proud of it but I'm very very in love with it, I have to say. It's blue and it's so beautiful. There's nothing I don't love about it... if I could get it in bed with me I would." British actor Hugh Grant is delighted with his new motor.

17th March 2012

Quote: "I slightly lost my enthusiasm for most acting but I've done some little bits and pieces - curiosities." Hugh Grant on his acting hiatus. The British star has voiced a character in upcoming animated movie The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, his first part since 2009's Did You Hear About The Morgans?.

14th July 2011

Fact: DIVINE BROWN, the former prostitute who hit headlines for her famous 1995 encounter with Hugh Grant, is set to publish her memoirs, which will tell all about her time with the actor.

11th April 2011

Fact: Ex-lovers Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley are still sharing each other's lives - they're taking cookery classes and guitar lessons together.

15th March 2011

Fact: Hugh Grant has stepped up his charity work for a health website by launching an appeal for a mile (1.6 kilometres) of one pound coins to raise $108,000 (£72,000) for, a website which gives out health information. Grant, who has donated $160,000 (£100,000) to help expand the site, lost his mother to pancreatic cancer in 2001.

28th October 2010

Quote: "I am very happy to contemplate a Chinese girlfriend. I must say I'm very charmed by Chinese women so far. I've only been here 24 hours, but I've fallen in love four times." British actor Hugh Grant is on the lookout for a new romance while he takes part in a celebrity golf tournament in China.

9th October 2010

Fact: Hugh Grant celebrated turning 50 years old on Saturday (09Oct10) by purchasing a sleek black Ferrari California. The Italian sports car comes with a hefty $215,000 (£143,300) price tag.

17th May 2010

Quote: "Hugh virtually has a bedroom at our house and we're still neighbours in London." Elizabeth Hurley remains friends with her ex, Hugh Grant.

20th January 2010

Fact: Nicole Kidman is clearly not a fan of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker's new movie DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? - the Aussie actress walked out of the film halfway through after taking a pal to see it in Hollywood on Tuesday (19Jan10).

9th January 2010

Quote: “I’m fascinated by her eating habits. You know, for a woman that tiny, it’s almost impossible to believe that she can eat that much. You can literally put anything in front of her, and it’s gone in six seconds. She’s like a locust.” Hugh Grant on his DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.

8th January 2010

Quote: "I have some resolutions like losing some pounds. I also need to get married and have children. I need a new house." Hugh Grant on his goals for 2010.

20th December 2009

Quote: "There was a man in prison in England who used to send me his underwear. I promise you it was unwanted." Hugh Grant on the strangest thing he has received from a fan.

15th December 2009

Quote: "I don't think anyone wants to see those sad old buttocks." Hugh Grant on appearing nude in a film.

9th December 2009

Quote: "She was very kind to me, very nurturing. She used to do my manicure, she was disgusted at my English nails and used to come and file them for me." Sarah Jessica Parker served as Hugh Grant's personal beautician on the set of their movie DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?

8th December 2009

Quote: "She's on her BlackBerry (cell phone) all day long. She's producing Sex and the City, she's got a perfume business, she's got a clothes business, she's got three kids and a husband. She's a really high energy New York girl. I'm impressed with her." Hugh Grant is a big fan of Sarah Jessica Parker.

8th December 2009

Quote: "The Lair of the White Worm is quite a strange film. It's difficult to be good when you're saying lines that have been translated from Spanish to English by someone who speaks French." Hugh Grant is not a fan of his 1988 film.

8th December 2009

Quote: "When I see myself on screen, I see a withered old lesbian." Hugh Grant.

8th December 2009

Quote: "I do feel guilty, about my drinking and my golf." Hugh Grant on his "guilty pleasures".

25th November 2009

Quote: "I see a lot of children are over-parented now, over-adored and over-spoiled. I quite like children to be left alone to get on with it". Hugh Grant will take a relaxed attitude to parenting if he ever has his own children.

20th November 2009

Quote: "My laziness is really profound. I'm really interested in where it comes from - it almost feels chemical." Hugh Grant just can't get motivated.

20th November 2009

Quote: "The best drug for calming me down is to go out at five in the morning and run for 45 minutes." Hugh Grant on his pre-dawn work-out.

4th November 2009

Quote: "Normally when I see the first cut I'm suicidal. I want to go to that clinic in Switzerland, Dignitas, and have myself put down." Hugh Grant finds it difficult to watch himself in early versions of his movies.

2nd November 2009

Quote: "It would have been totally unnatural for us to cut each other out of our lives. My husband adores him." British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley is still extremely close to her ex-partner Hugh Grant.

21st October 2009

Quote: "Hugh could completely judge my mood by what I was reading; he knew it was a semi-bad sign if I was re-reading Jilly Cooper or any of those books we all had to read (at school), like Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen - it meant I was feeling insecure and needed attention. If I was reading modern literature, he knew I was feeling fine and good." Hugh Grant could figure out his ex Elizabeth Hurley's feelings by checking out which titles she was reading.

2nd October 2009

Quote: "I started to do a bit of pilates. But what's the point when I go out for an evening and get drunk till four in the morning?" British actor Hugh Grant has given up on his exercise regime.

2nd October 2009

Quote: "I pretty much hate everyone and I actually like Sarah Jessica Parker... I'm very proud of liking her because I don't like anyone." Hugh Grant on his Extreme Measures and Did You Hear About The Morgans? co-star.

2nd October 2009

Quote: "We smoked a lot of pot." Hugh Grant on what gave him the giggles on the set of new comedy Did You Hear About The Morgans?

28th August 2009

Quote: "Hugh Grant was at my table and said: 'I don't even know who you are. Are you on a reality show?' I replied, 'Well I don't know who you are, except you f**ked a prostitute.' Everyone went silent, including his then-girlfriend Jemima Khan, and in the most posh English accent ever, Hugh replied, 'You b**ch!' Mum burst out laughing and then he did. It broke the ice." Kelly Osbourne on her first meeting with the About A Boy actor.

17th August 2009

Quote: "I'm horrifying all my chic London friends. I was utterly fascinated and I came to love hillbilly music - beat that for uncool. But the only country singer I'm allowed to listen to is Johnny Cash. Apparently he's OK." Hugh Grant became obsessed with country and western music while shooting new movie DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? in New Mexico.

16th August 2009

Quote: "I love Hugh Grant. I've seen every romantic comedy he's made. I've auditioned and screen tested for most of them. Anyone who works in romantic comedy would want to do a movie with him." Sarah Jessica Parker is smitten with her new onscreen partner in DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?

22nd May 2009

Fact: "I'm a man who's been arrested twice in England in the last year for attacking paparazzi; if I was facing anything like what she has there would be blood on the carpet." Hugh Grant talks tough about the constant media pressure facing his DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.

17th April 2009

Fact: Actor Hugh Grant has pledged $14,000 (£10,000) to communications tycoon John Caudwell's charity trek up Mont Blanc to raise funds for disabled children's charities.

20th March 2008

Quote: "Unless Hugh Grant has been sleeping with prostitutes then we're about even." British comedian Russell Brand jokingly denies he is as famous as the Notting Hill star.

3rd March 2008

Quote: "I love British men. I had a crush on Hugh Grant for ages, then I had a Colin Farrell thing that turned into a Daniel Craig phase after I saw him in Casino Royale. Actually, I'd love to be a Bond girl." Lost actress YUNKIN KIM loves her British movie hunks.

9th December 2007

Fact: Four Weddings And A Funeral star Hugh Grant is helping out his scriptwriter brother JAMIE by starring in his new film. The actor will start work on LOST FOR WORDS next March (08). Jamie Grant's only previous writing experience was when he worked on SPICE GIRLS 1997 film, SPICE WORLD.

6th December 2007

Fact: British actor Hugh Grant was joined by DAME Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent and Zoe Wanamaker at a fundraising gala on Wednesday night (05Dec07) to save East London's 150-year-old music hall, Wilton's. The event was held to help raise the $8.6 million (GBP4.3 million) needed to prevent the building from being demolished.

14th November 2007

Fact: LATEST: Hugh Grant's Andy Warhol painting of DAME Elizabeth Taylor was snapped up at auction on Tuesday (13Nov07) for $22 million (GBP11 million) - making the actor a profit of $18 million (GBP9 million).

6th November 2007

Fact: British actor Hugh Grant is auctioning an Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor for $34 million (GBP17 million) at London auction house Christie's on 13 November (07).

16th February 2007

Quote: "I shall sit in my cardigan in my shed in my garden and write." Hugh Grant has big plans for his eventual retirement from acting.

14th February 2007

Fact: Drew Barrymore bought Hugh Grant an electric piano as a wrap gift after the couple had finished shooting MUSIC + LYRICS together. As a child, Grant, who actually plays the piano in the film, was taught by Andrew Lloyd Webber's mother.

12th February 2007

Quote: "I used to get a lot of valentine's at school. It was a boy's school, which was troubling, but I got excited anyway." Hugh Grant fondly recalls receiving cards to commemorate Valentine's Day.

9th February 2007

Quote: "Maybe I'll take her to an island somewhere." Hugh Grant is still struggling with his plans for girlfriend JEMIMA KHAN on St Valentine's Day (14FEB07).

31st January 2007

Quote: "The rest of the band are a bit younger than me, so they look alright. Then, in the middle of them, you just see this terrible rouged prostitute." Hugh Grant is convinced he looks terrible as an 80s pop star in new movie MUSIC + LYRICS.

29th January 2007

Quote: "I have been to about three gigs in my life and hated every single one." British actor Hugh Grant is not a big fan of going to concerts.

19th January 2007

Fact: The bench on which Hugh Grant wooed Julia Roberts in 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill has travelled a long way from its original home in west London - it's been donated to Queens Gardens in Perth, Australia by an anonymous private individual.

9th January 2007

Quote: "Hugh is a good boy, he asked for the dress code straight away and happily took on all the instructions." Elizabeth Hurley reveals her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant is prepared for her upcoming wedding to Arun Nayar.

14th December 2006

Quote: "I want to look like Hugh Grant. I am sure my career has suffered from my lack of style. I am going to call Hugh as soon as possible and find out where he shops." Val Kilmer is desperate to share the Notting Hill star's style secrets.

18th August 2006

Fact: The wetsuits worn by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth during their fight scene in 2004 movie Bridget Jones: THE EDGE OF REASON are up for grabs on internet auction site eBay, with starting bids of GBP10,000 ($18,000).

26th June 2006

Quote: "I would never go for Hugh Grant. He's a good actor - but I like them young." Heiress Paris Hilton describes the type of British men she likes.

12th June 2006

Fact: NOTTING HILL star Hugh Grant has been tipped as a hot favourite to bowl over the British royal household in a forthcoming celebrity cricket match. The actor is being recruited by former girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley for a stars versus royals stand-off at Windsor Castle later this summer (06).

2nd May 2006

Fact: British actor Hugh Grant and his girlfriend Jemima Khan have bought a London City financier's home in the prestigious area of Chelsea for $31.5 million (GBP18 million). The property, constructed in 1934, boasts 1,830 square metres (6,000 square feet) of space including nine bedrooms and three garages.

2nd May 2006

Quote: "He is depraved and slightly bonkers, which appeals to me in general; we meet up lots." British actor Hugh Grant on his unlikely friendship with Hollywood hellraiser Billy Bob Thornton.

25th April 2006

Quote: "Having the gene that makes you want to be famous is like being born with a deformity." Actor Hugh Grant thinks people who want a life in the limelight are abnormal.

19th April 2006

Quote: "I've started to do Pilates and I have core muscles of steel now. Good for child birth!" Hugh Grant reveals why he likes to keep in shape.

7th April 2006

Quote: "It's kind of genius in the same way that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are genius - it's something really bad for you... but you can't resist." Actor Hugh Grant jokes about his obsession with reality TV show American Idol.

15th March 2006

Fact: Drew Barrymore raised $20,000 (GBP11,800) for the World Food Programme on Monday (13MAR06), by auctioning off photos she took in Kenya. Hugh Grant and Lucy Liu were among those bidding on the pictures taken when Barrymore travelled to Kenya for a story in Marie Claire magazine.

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