Hugh Grant

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

9th September, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.8

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.

Hugh Grant And Penelope Cruz Chat At Playgroup Gates

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 14 November 2018

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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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Hugh Grant "Can't Pretend" He Doesn't Love Married Life

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 28 June 2018

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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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Hugh Grant To Marry At 57

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 21 May 2018

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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.

Image caption 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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Hugh Grant Calls Mark Wright "Riff-Raff" In Interview

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 January 2018

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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.

Hugh Grant left fans slightly surprised after he jokingly referred to former reality TV star Mark Wright as “riff-raff” in a new interview they conducted together.

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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Paddington 2 Review

Extraordinary

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 and Anna Elisabet Eberstein at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Hugh Grant at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Hugh Grant at the The British Academy Film Awards 2017 After Party held at Grosvenor House -- London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

Hugh Grant To Play Vain, Washed-Up Actor In 'Paddington' Sequel

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 October 2016

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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.

Image caption Renee Zellweger at the 21st Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in L.A., October 2014.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review

Very Good

Adopting a deliciously groovy vibe, Guy Ritchie turns the iconic 1960s TV spy series into a flashy action-comedy. There's absolutely nothing to this frothy romp, but it's packed with hilarious characters and lively action scenes that continually surprise the audience with inventive twists on the genre. And it just might turn the suave, fast-talking Henry Cavill and the brooding, engaging Armie Hammer into A-list stars in the process.

It opens in 1963 East Berlin, where ex-con CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Cavill) is trying to help sexy mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander) escape to the West, chased by his nemesis, KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Hammer). Gaby's father is a nuclear scientist on the verge of selling his secrets to a rogue Italian billionaire couple (Elizabeth Debicki and Luca Calvani) so, even though the Cold War is raging, the CIA and KGB decide to cooperate on the mission. This means that rivals Solo and Illya must work together as they travel to Rome with Gaby, making contact with British agent Waverly (Hugh Grant) and Gaby's creepy uncle (Sylvester Goth). And of course, there are unexpected wrinkles along the way.

As always, Ritchie cleverly subverts each set-piece, letting chase scenes unfold in carefully staged but enjoyably inventive ways, often putting the real action in the background while the characters act as if they're above all this nastiness. As popcorn entertainment, this is first-rate, with a cast that's more than up to the challenge. Cavill is particularly smooth, a Bond-style spy who seems unable to resist seducing every pretty woman he meets. Hammer's role is pricklier, since Illya never quite relaxes, although his petulance makes him just as likeable. Their interplay is snappy and often very funny but, unlike Ritchie's similarly toned Sherlock Holmes movies, this strains to avoid being a bromance. Solo and Illya continue to spy on each other right to the end, maintaining their Cold War distance even as they team up to save the world.

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