Hugh Grant

Actor, Producer, Advertising copywriter
Though he made his name playing the easygoing and somewhat befuddled Brit in several winning romantic comedies, actor Hugh Grant was a meticulous and often exacting performer, wary of celebrity while making sure to ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1960 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (63)

Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 (Movie)

St Clair Bayfield (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 (Movie)

Waverly (Actor)

The Rewrite 2015 (Movie)

Ray Michaels (Actor)

One Rogue Reporter 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

Rev. Giles Horrox / Hotel Heavy / Lloyd Hooks / Denholme Cavendish / Seer Rhee / Kona Chief (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 1996 - 1997, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 (Movie)

The Pirate Captain (Voice)

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1996 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

Paul Morgan (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

Alex Fletcher (Actor)

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Gear 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

Martin Tweed (Actor)

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 (Movie)

Daniel Cleaver (Actor)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

The Prime Minister (Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

About a Boy 2002 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

George Wade (Actor)

Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 (Movie)

Daniel Cleaver (Actor)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

Michael Felgate (Actor)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

William Thacker (Actor)

Rowing With the Wind 1999 (Movie)

Lord Byron (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Extreme Measures 1996 (Movie)

Dr Guy Luthan (Actor)

An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 (Movie)

Meredith Potter (Actor)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

Samuel Faulkner (Actor)

Restoration 1995 (Movie)

Finn (Actor)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Edward Frears (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bitter Moon 1994 (Movie)

Nigel (Actor)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Sirens 1994 (Movie)

Anthony Campion (Actor)

The Changeling 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

Cardinal (Actor)

Night Train to Venice 1992 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Crossing the Line 1991 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Impromptu 1991 (Movie)

Frederic Chopin (Actor)

Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bengali Nights 1988 (Movie)

Allan (Actor)

The Dawning 1988 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Lair of the White Worm 1988 (Movie)

Lord James D'Ampton (Actor)

White Mischief 1988 (Movie)

Hugh (Actor)

Maurice 1987 (Movie)

Clive Durham (Actor)

Privileged 1982 (Movie)

Lord Adrian (Actor)

Champagne Charlie (TV Show)

Actor

Jenny's War (TV Show)

Actor

Our Sons (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Show)

Actor

Till We Meet Again (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)
Music (2)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("PoP! Goes My Heart") (Song Performer)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("Good King Wenceslas") (Song Performer)

Biography

Though he made his name playing the easygoing and somewhat befuddled Brit in several winning romantic comedies, actor Hugh Grant was a meticulous and often exacting performer, wary of celebrity while making sure to exercise full control over the roles he chose. After breaking through with the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of "The Remains of the Day" (1993), Grant became a star with his turn as a charming, but stammering Brit unlucky in love in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994). But he became a household name not for any role he played, but because of one particularly embarrassing moment with a Hollywood prostitute that eradicated his somewhat wholesome image. A quickly forgiving public helped keep Grant in the spotlight, however, thanks to his performances in "Nine Months" (1995), "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) and "Notting Hill" (1999). Grant's career hit new highs with "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001) and "About a Boy" (2002) - the latter of which widely regarded as the best performance of his career - and the cult favorite "Love Actually" (2003). Though he became even more selective about his roles as his career went forward, Grant managed to cement himself as the go-to leading man for interesting and amusing romantic comedies.

Relationships

Thomas Brodie-Sangster Actor

Cousin

Rick Cosnett Actor

Cousin

Anna Eberstein

Companion
Began dating in 2011. Broke up prior to the birth of their son Hugh John Mungo Grant in September 2012

James Grant

Father

Fynvola Grant

Mother
Died in July 2001 of pancreatic cancer

James Grant

Brother

Hugh Grant

Son
Born in London, England to Anna Eberstein, a former girlfriend of Grant's.

Tabitha Grant-Hong

Daughter
Born in London, England; mother, Tinglan Hong; Grant confirmed he was the father of a baby girl; but the baby's name and the name of her mother was not released at the time

Felix Grant-Hong

Son
Grant announced son's birth via Twitter Feb. 16, 2013; mother, Tinglan Hong

Tinglan Hong

Companion
Began dating Broke up

Elizabeth Hurley Actor

Companion
Began dating in 1986 Formed Simian Films together Ended their 14 year relationship

Jemima Khan

Companion
Began dating in 2003 Announced split in February 2007

Caroline Stanburg

Companion

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
Won the Galsworthy scholarship to New College, Oxford; graduated with honours

Latymer Upper School

1969 - 1978
Played rugby, cricket and football for the school; also represented Latymer on the popular quiz show, "Top of the Form"

Milestones

2015

Played supporting role in Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

2014

Starred opposite Marisa Tomei in romantic comedy "The Rewrite"

2012

Voiced the Pirate Captain in the animated adventure "Pirates! Band of Misfits"

2012

Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer

2009

Re-teamed with director Lawrence in the comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

2007

Played a washed-up 80's pop singer in "Music & Lyrics," directed by Marc Lawrence

2006

Portrayed a Simon Cowell-like host of a vocal talent show in Paul Weitz' "American Dreamz"

2004

Reprised role as Daniel Cleaver in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"

2003

Cast as the Prime Minister in Richard Curtis' ensemble romantic comedy "Love Actually"

2002

Co-starred opposite Sandra Bullock in romantic comedy "Two Weeks Notice"

2002

Starred in the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's best-selling novel "About a Boy"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2001

Offered change of pace turn as the title character's smarmy boss Daniel Cleaver in "Bridget Jones's Diary"

2000

Cast in supporting role in Woody Allen's "Small Time Crooks"

1999

Starred opposite Julia Roberts in the hit romantic comedy "Notting Hill"

1999

Played an art dealer who learns his girlfriend's father is a gangster in the romantic comedy "Mickey Blue Eyes"

1996

Played a doctor in the midst of an ethical struggle with Gene Hackman in "Extreme Measures"; produced under the Simian Films banner

1995

Formed Simian Films with Elizabeth Hurley

1995

Landed supporting role in Ang Lee's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"

1995

Cast as a surveyor visiting a Welsh village in "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain"

1995

Starred in first Hollywood film, Chris Columbus's "Nine Months"

1995

Starred as the arrogant and foppish artistic director of a Liverpool repertory company in Mike Newell's "An Awfully Big Adventure"

1994

Had first major hit with "Four Weddings and Funeral"; played the bumbling Englishman who falls for an American woman

1994

Starred as a repressed clergyman in 1920s Australia in "Sirens"

1993

Featured in Merchant-Ivory's "The Remains of the Day," with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson

1992

Played half of a straitlaced British couple who meet up with a seductive French woman and her embittered, paraplegic American husband in Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon"

1991

Starred as Frederic Chopin opposite Judy Davis' George Sand in "Impromptu"

1988

Portrayed Lord Byron in "Rowing With the Wind" opposite then-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley

1988

Featured in "The Dawning", starring Anthony Hopkins

1987

Played first leading role, as the aristocrat who engages in a homosexual affair while at university in Merchant-Ivory's "Maurice"

1985

Made U.S. TV acting debut in the syndicated miniseries "Jenny's War"

1982

Made feature acting debut in in the Oxford-financed "Privileged" (credited as Hughie Grant)

Acted with the repertory theatre Nottingham Playhouse

Bonus Trivia

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Joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society while at university and starred in a successful touring production of "Twelfth Night"

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After graduation, Grant ormed theatrical revue group The Jockeys of Norfolk, with friends Chris Lang and Andy Taylor

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On June 27, 1995, Grant was arrested by L.A. Vice officers in a residential area not far from Sunset Blvd. for misdemeanor lewd conduct in a public place with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. He pleaded no contest to the charges. He was fined $1,180, placed on two years' probation and was ordered to complete an AIDS education program.The arrest occurred about two weeks before the release of Grant's first major studio film "Nine Months," which he was scheduled to promote on several American television shows. Despite his arrest, Grant kept his appointment to appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." The interview was a career-making hit for Leno, and Grant was singled out for not making excuses for the incident. He famously said: "I think you know in life what's a good thing to do and what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it."

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In April 2011 Grant published an article in the New Statesman entitled "The Bugger, Bugged" about a conversation following a chance encounter with Paul McMullen, former journalist and paparazzo for News of the World. In unguarded comments which were secretly taped by Grant, McMullen alleged that editors at the Daily Mail and News of the World, particularly Andy Coulson, had ordered journalists to engage in illegal phone tapping and had done so with the full knowledge of senior British politicians.On July 7, 2011, publishing executive James Murdoch announced that the well-known tabloid News of the World would be shutting down amid a phone-hacking scandal.

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"Rupert Murdoch recently called me a scumbag. Harsh, but I see where he’s coming from." -- From an op-ed written during Murdoch's phone-hacking scandal, in The Spectator, November 3, 2012

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Supporter, Fulham FC

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