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Hugh Grant:

Name: Hugh Grant

Birth Name: Hugh John Mungo Grant

Height 5`9 (175cm)

Sex: M

Nationality: British

Birth Date: September 9, 1960

Birth Place: London, England, UK

Profession: actor, writer, producer

Education: New College, Oxford University in Oxford, England (majored in Literature)

Relationship: Jemima Khan (British socialite; ex-wife of famous Pakistan cricket player Imran Khan; dating since summer 2004), Elizabeth Hurley (actress, model; born on June 10, 1965; together 1986-2000)

Father: James (carpet salesman; artist)

Mother: Fynvola (teacher)

Brother: James (banker; older)

Claim to fame: as Charles in Four Weddings and Funeral (1994)

Hugh John Mungo Grant (born September 9, 1960 in London, England) is an English actor.


Early life

Grant was born to James and the late Finvola Grant, who was of Scottish ancestry. He has one brother, James Grant, who lives in New York City.

He attended Wetherby School, Latymer Upper School, and New College, Oxford, where he read English.


Grant made his film debut in 1982 with the Oxford-financed Privileged. Television roles came later in 1985. In 1991, he starred in the film Impromptu as Frédéric Chopin opposite Judy Davis (as George Sand) and Julian Sands (as Franz Liszt).

One of his first major film roles was in The Remains of the Day (1993) and he became simultaneously known as the partner of model/actress Elizabeth Hurley, whom he had been dating since at least 1987. However, it was Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) which turned him into a major star.

Not long after gaining a starring role in Sense and Sensibility in 1995, Grant suffered an extreme embarrassment that could have ended his career. Grant was arrested near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, having been caught receiving oral sex from a prostitute, Divine Brown, in his BMW. A sincere public apology for getting caught in such a compromising position on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno helped win back public support. Although he was forgiven by Hurley, they broke up some years later.

Grant kept a low profile until 1999 when he starred in Notting Hill opposite Julia Roberts (of which he told E! Online, "It's very weird to be kissing an icon."). He followed with major successes in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About a Boy (2002), and Two Weeks Notice (2002) opposite Sandra Bullock. He returned to frequent collaborator Richard Curtis for the 2003 romantic comedy, Love Actually and the 2004 sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. He also starred in American Dreamz (2006), a satire on reality TV shows.

Grant is due to star in Music and Lyrics By as a washed-up singer given a couple of days to write a hit for an aspiring teen sensation played by Drew Barrymore.

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) .... Daniel Cleaver

Love Actually (2003) .... The Prime Minister

Two Weeks Notice (2002) .... George Wade

Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002) (TV) (voice: US version) .... Blitzen

About a Boy (2002) .... Will

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) .... Daniel Cleaver

Small Time Crooks (2000) .... David Grant

Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (1999) .... The (Handsome) 12th Doctor

Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV) (voice: US version) .... Blitzen

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) .... Michael Felgate

Notting Hill (1999) .... William Thacker

Extreme Measures (1996) .... Dr. Guy Luthan

Restoration (1995) .... Elias Finn

Sense and Sensibility (1995) .... Edward Ferrars

Nine Months (1995) .... Samuel 'Sam' Faulkner

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995) .... Reginald Anson

An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) .... Meredith Potter

The Changeling (1994) (TV) .... Alsemero

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) .... Charles

Sirens (1994) .... Anthony Campion

Night Train to Venice (1993) .... Martin Gamil

The Remains of the Day (1993) .... Cardinal

Bitter Moon (1992) .... Nigel

The Trials of Oz (1991) (TV) .... Richard Neville

Our Sons (1991) (TV) .... James

Impromptu (1991) .... Frederic Chopin

The Big Man (1990) .... Gordon

"Till We Meet Again" (1989) (mini) TV Series .... Bruno de Lancel

Champagne Charlie (1989) (TV) .... Charles Heidsieck

The Lady and the Highwayman (1989) (TV) .... Lord Lucius Vyne

The Dawning (1988) .... Harry

Nocturnes (1988) .... Chopin

La Nuit Bengali (1988) .... Allan

Remando al viento (1988) .... Lord Byron

The Lair of the White Worm (1988) .... Lord James D'Ampton

White Mischief (1987) .... Hugh

Maurice (1987) .... Clive Durham

Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value (1986) (TV) .... William Hamilton/James

"Ladies in Charge" (1986) TV Series

"The Last Place on Earth" (1985) (mini) TV Series .... Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Jenny's War (1985) (TV) .... Peter Baines

Honour, Profit & Pleasure (1985) (TV) .... Burlington

"The Detective" (1985) (mini) TV Series

Privileged (1982) .... Lord Adrian

Notable TV Guest Appearances

"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) playing "Himself" 12 May 2002

"The Nanny" (1993) playing "Himself"

in episode: "The Rosie Show" (episode # 4.4) 9 October 1996

"Very Peculiar Practice, A" (1986) playing "Preacher Colin"

in episode: "We Love You, That's Why We're Here" (episode # 1.2) 28 May 1986

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