Hugh Grant

English actor and film producer Hugh Grant

Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His films have earned more than $2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant achieved international stardom after appearing in Richard Curtis's successful Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
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Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking case
CNN - 19 days
Hugh Grant has settled a phone-hacking case against British media company Mirror Group Newspapers.
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Hugh Grant Reveals Which Of His Co-Stars Wanted To Kill Him
Huffington Post - about 1 month
He also said his "Love Actually" co-star, Emma Thompson, is "not remotely sane."
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Hugh Grant says 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' was 'an appalling choice' to film
Fox News - 2 months
Everyone makes mistakes and Hugh Grant has revealed which of his films he now considers an “appalling choice."
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If Hugh Grant says it, this word must be OK
Chicago Times - 8 months
Dear Amy: At some point during the last few years, my middle-aged aunt adopted a particular word to express mild annoyance. For example, when our plans to meet up for Sunday brunch had to be canceled, she used this word. It is a word you hear occasionally in British movies or television shows,...
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Happy Endings Abound In The 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel
Huffington Post - 9 months
“Love Actually” is still all around us, thanks to the mini-sequel that aired Thursday during NBC’s Red Nose Day charity special. We are now blessed with an update on most of the characters from the 2003 Christmas hit that continues to inspire obsession and vitriol around the world.  It’s happy endings (mostly) all around. The couples formed in the film ― Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) and the prime minister (Hugh Grant), Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lucia Moniz), even Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Joanna (Olivia Olson) ― are still together. Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is still showing up at Juliet’s (Keira Knightley) door while Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) awaits her return, but now Mark is married to Kate Moss. Billy Mack’s (Bill Nighy) manager has died, but Billy is still recording half-baked publicity singles and giving cantankerous radio interviews. Rufus (Rowan Atkinson) is methodically packaging gifts at Walgreens, because product placement is real, and Daniel is i...
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Comic Relief slammed for pre-watershed swearing and sound problems - Yahoo News
Google News - 11 months
Yahoo News Comic Relief slammed for pre-watershed swearing and sound problems Yahoo News Comic Relief's telethon has been criticised by viewers for its “dreadful” technical issues and for the inclusion of pre-watershed profanity. The Red Nose Day programme aired from 7pm on Friday across BBC One and BBC Two until the early hours of ... Hugh Grant dances to Drake in 'Love Actually' mini-sequelUPI.com 'This is the worst Comic Relief I've ever seen': the dire moments from BBC's Red Nose Day 2017Telegraph.co.uk Ed Sheeran performs 'What Do I Know?' for Comic Relief – watchNME.com Radio Times -Goldderby -Express.co.uk -Grazia all 534 news articles »
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Bill Nighy Previews The 'Satisfying' 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel
Huffington Post - 11 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Bill Nighy is as excited for the “Love Actually” mini-sequel as we are.  During a Build Series interview with The Huffington Post on Thursday, the actor, who stars in the new movie “Their Finest,” shared a little bit of information about the much talked-about “Love Actually” revival, which will debut on Red Nose Day in the U.S. May 25.  “I’m in it,” Nighy, who of course played pop star and “Christmas Is All Around” singer Billy Mack in the beloved film...
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Andrew Lincoln And His Cue Cards Are Back In 'Love Actually' Reunion Teaser
Huffington Post - 12 months
BBC One has just released a teaser for the upcoming “Love Actually” mini-reunion, and to us, it’s perfect.  The 19-second spot features Andrew Lincoln recreating one of the original movie’s most memorable scenes. You know the one: he appears at Keira Knightley’s doorstep to profess his love for her using cue cards. However, his message is a little different this time around.  “Hello, I just wanted to ask without hope or agenda (and just because it’s nearly Red Nose Day) that you’ll join us for a very special reunion called Red Nose Day Actually on Friday 24th March BBC One … Actually,” Lincoln’s cards read. The “Love Actually” mini-reunion was created for Red Nose Day, the biennial event that supports the British charity Comic Relief, which was co-founded by the movie’s director Richard Curtis. Along with Lincoln, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rowan Atkinson and others will reprise their roles f...
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Only in America – why Milo had to cross the Atlantic to make it big | Emma Brockes
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
In Britain Milo Yiannopoulos is seen for what he really is: a phoney provocateur who looks like an estate agent on a night out British celebrities in the US – unless they’re Dame Judi Dench or Adele and too famous for the normal rules to apply – have one advantage in common: a signal-jamming ability to be seen as they’re not seen at home. Even their names sound different to American ears. I remember first thinking this years ago, when Pop Idol became American Idol and Nigel Lythgoe went from LWT to Fox. To Americans “Nasty Nigel” had none of the connotations it does in Britain, that air of something effete and suburban with its inadvertent nod to Mike Leigh. David Frost was less ridiculous in the US than at home; Hugh Grant more straightforwardly charming. (The exception is Simon Cowell, who is exactly the same wherever he is, either because he’s intrinsically transatlantic, or because he doesn’t seem to come from anywhere in particular, bar perhaps Transylvania). Which brings us to M...
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Get Ready For A 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); There’s a “Love Actually” reunion coming, which will inevitably provide an excuse to debate the movie’s merits outside the annual Christmas mudslinging. How great for all of us.  Some of the cast from the Yuletide love-it-or-hate-it romance has convened to make a short film for Red Nose Day, the biennial event that supports the British charity Comic Relief, which “Love Actually” director Richard Curtis co-founded in 1985. Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Coli...
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It was another memorable night in Hollywood on Sunday as SAG-AFTRA honored the best performances of the small and silver screen at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Stars from television and film gathered at the Shrine Auditorium to celebrate and cheers to a successful 2016.  Check out all the winners below: FILM   OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE “Captain Fantastic” ”Fences” ”Hidden Figures” ”Manche...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Forgotscars:" Celebrating the Oscar Omitted
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I do this every year. I don't know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it's hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump presidency. Anyway, with the nominations just announced for the 89th Academy Awards, naturally I'm left bummed out with the omissions. That said, this year the Academy - for the most part - got it right. Sure, they flubbed. I mean no Amy Adams? Are you nuts? The Best Actress race should've been between the Arrival star and 20th Century Women's Annette Bening yet neither were nominated. This is Ridley Scott and Ben Affleck bad. Other omissions? An as expected low showing for Nocturnal Animals, and a complete shaft to Tom Hanks. Oh, and yes Mel Gibson there's a place for you in Trump's America. Anyway, back to the start and me writing this column each year. Here's my annual "forgotscars" - a list of nominees of those not nominated. There are no awards but feel free to weigh in on the comments section. Best Picture Deadpool L...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Another Guy Making Oscar Predictions
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I'd expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and additions (Michael Keaton?) like every year. That said, I think we'll see less surprises this year than in years past (ie. La La will sing and dance to the tune of a lot of nods. I'll also say #oscarssowhite isn't going to happen this year. There's just too many amazing performances and films to pass over this year plus Cheryl Boone Isaacs totally revamped the Academy's voting process. Anyway, here I am writing down my Oscar predictions like everybody else in the world. Read on, and predict your own. Guess right on all, and win a pony! Best Picture I'm going to say the Academy uses eight slots this year, but will add the last two here in case they go all the way or to nine. Arrival Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Hacksaw Ridge Fences Potential Surprises Si...
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Bayer says had productive meeting with Trump over Monsanto deal
Yahoo News - about 1 year
German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer , which will need regulatory approval for its $66 billion deal to buy U.S. seeds giant Monsanto , said company chief executives had a productive meeting with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. Trump talked to Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant and some of their advisers in New York, his transition team said on Wednesday, part of meetings before he takes office later this month. "It was a productive meeting about the future of agriculture and the need for innovation," a Bayer spokesman said on Thursday, declining to provide more details for the moment.
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'La La Land,' 'Arrival' And 'Nocturnal Animals' Lead Britain's BAFTA Award Nominations
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fresh from its success at Hollywood’s Golden Globes, romance musical “La La Land” leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 11 nominations on Tuesday. Sci-fi film “Arrival” and fashion designer Tom Ford’s drama “Nocturnal Animals” each received nine nominations, while “Manchester by the Sea”, about a family dealing with tragedy, got six. “La La Land” stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were nominated in the Leading Actor and Leading Actress categories. The movie about a pianist and struggling actress in Hollywood is also in the running for Best Film, Original Music, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design and Costume Design. Damien Chazelle was nominated in the Director and Original Screenplay categories. On Sunday night, the musical won seven Golden Globes. “Arrival” will compete for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Editing, Cinematography, Special Visual Effects and Sound. Amy Adams ...
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s Golden Globe weekend! Here’s everything you need to know. How do I watch? Catch the Golden Globes live at 8 p.m. EST on NBC Sunday. E!’s red-carpet special, hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest, begins at 6 p.m. NBC’s airs at 7 p.m. The awards take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Who is hosting? Jimmy Fallon, who has teased potential Donald Trump cracks despite rustling the president-elect’s hair like an old chum during Trump’...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hugh Grant
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 55
    In 2016, he played St. Clair Bayfield, partner of the title character, in the film Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep.
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  • 2015
    Age 54
    In the 2015 election, Grant also endorsed two Labour candidates: Tom Watson (saying "I wish he could be our next Prime Minister to be honest"), and his former agent, Michael Foster.
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    In the 2015 election, Grant expressed support for prominent Liberal Democrat figure Danny Alexander and later hosted a dinner for the Liberal Democrats, in which he met the winner of a draw of donors to the Liberal Democrats.
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    Grant and Eberstein then had a second child, Grant's fourth, in December 2015.
    In 2015, he had a supporting role as Alexander Waverly in Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Entertainment Weekly described his performance as "the only bit of fun" in the film.
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  • 2013
    Age 52
    He subsequently reunited with Hong, with whom he had his third child, Felix Grant, in 2013.
  • 2012
    Age 51
    In September, 2012 Grant had a second child, John Mungo Grant, with Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein.
  • 2011
    Age 50
    In 2011, the BBC apologised after Grant made an offhand joke about homosexuality and rugby when he was invited into the commentary box during coverage of an England V Scotland game at Twickenham Stadium.
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    In 2011, Grant appeared at the Liberal Democrats' conference on the News International phone-hacking scandal, where he briefly met then-party leader Nick Clegg.
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    In September 2011, Grant had a daughter, Tabitha, with Tinglan Hong, a receptionist at a Chinese restaurant in London.
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    Grant became something of a spokesman against Murdoch's News Corporation, culminating in a performance on BBC television's Question Time in July 2011.
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    In April 2011 Grant published an article in the New Statesman entitled "The Bugger, Bugged" about a conversation (following an earlier encounter) with Paul McMullan, a former journalist and paparazzo for News of the World.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 48
    In 2009, Grant starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the Marc Lawrence's romantic comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans?, which was a critical failure but was a box office success.
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  • 2007
    Age 46
    In April 2007, Grant was arrested on allegations of assault made by paparazzo Ian Whittaker.
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    On 27 April 2007, Grant accepted undisclosed damages from the Associated Newspapers over claims made about his relationships with his former girlfriends in three separate tabloid articles, which were published in the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday on 18, 21 and 24 February.
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    A 2007 Vogue profile of Grant referred to him as a man with a "professionally misanthropic mystique".
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    In 2007, Grant starred opposite Drew Barrymore in a parody of pop culture and the music industry called Music and Lyrics.
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  • 2006
    Age 45
    Grant dropped his agent in 2006, ending a 10-year relationship with CAA.
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  • 2004
    Age 43
    In 2004, Grant reprised his role as Daniel Cleaver for a small part in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which, like its predecessor, made more than $262 million commercially.
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  • 2003
    Age 42
    Two Weeks Notice was followed by the 2003 ensemble comedy, Love Actually, headlined by Grant as the British Prime Minister.
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  • 2002
    Age 41
    The company closed its US office in 2002 and Grant resigned as director in December 2005.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 39
    In 2000, Grant also joined the Supervisory Board of IM Internationalmedia AG, the powerful Munich-based film and media company.
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    While promoting Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks on NBC's The Today Show in 2000, Grant told host Matt Lauer, "It's my millennium of bastards".
  • 1999
    Age 38
    After a three-year hiatus, in 1999 he paired with Julia Roberts in Notting Hill, which was brought to theatres by much of the same team that was responsible for Four Weddings and a Funeral.
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  • 1996
    Age 35
    Grant made his debut as a film producer with the 1996 thriller Extreme Measures, a commercial and critical failure, though Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel each gave the film three out of four stars with Siskel writing "Hugh Grant's work in 'Extreme Measures' is a refreshing standout."
  • 1995
    Age 34
    Grant was one of the choices to play James Bond in 1995's GoldenEye, but eventually lost out to Pierce Brosnan.
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  • 1994
    Age 33
    In July 1994, Grant signed a two-year production deal with Castle Rock Entertainment and by October, he became founder and director of the UK-based Simian Films Limited.
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    Released in 1994, FWAAF became the highest-grossing British film to date with a worldwide box office in excess of $244 million, making Grant an overnight international star.
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  • 1992
    Age 31
    In 1992, he appeared in Roman Polanski's film Bitter Moon, portraying a fastidious and proper British tourist who is married, but finds himself enticed by the sexual hedonism of a seductive French woman and her embittered, paraplegic American husband.
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  • 1991
    Age 30
    In 1991, he played Julie Andrews' gay son in the ABC made-for-television film Our Sons.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 29
    In 1990, he made a cameo appearance in the sport/crime drama The Big Man, opposite Liam Neeson, and in which Grant assumed a Scottish accent.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 18
    In 1979, Grant won the Galsworthy scholarship to New College, Oxford, where he starred in his first film, Privileged, produced by the Oxford University Film Foundation.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 8
    Grant started his education at Hogarth Primary School in Chiswick but then moved to St Peter's Primary School in Hammersmith, Grant was then educated at an independent prep school Wetherby School. From 1969 to 1978, he attended the independent Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith on a scholarship and played 1st XV rugby, cricket and football for the school.
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  • 1960
    Born
    Born on September 9, 1960.
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