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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.



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Martine McCutcheon Hopes She And Hugh Grant Are Still Together In 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel


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Ahead of the highly anticipated Love Actually mini-sequel that’s currently being filmed for Comic Relief, one of the movie’s stars, Martine McCutcheon, has excitedly teased a few details about her character Natalie and her romance with The Prime Minister, played by Hugh Grant.

Speaking on daytime magazine show ‘Loose Women’ on Wednesday (February 22nd), the 40 year old actress said that she and Grant would definitely both be starring in the project – but she wasn’t quite sure whether their characters would still be together, having not yet seen a script.

“I’m hoping me and Hugh are still together because we’re filming together. I haven’t been sent a script, I’ve just been in wardrobe,” she told the hosts.

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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

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Hugh Grant and Anna Elisabet Eberstein

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

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Hugh Grant

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

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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

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Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein

Anna Eberstein and Hugh Grant 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

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Hugh Grant Opens Up About His "Madness" In 2007


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British actor Hugh Grant has opened up about a dark period in his life when he “went mad” in 2007, apparently suffering a mental breakdown.

The 55 year old star was a guest on James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday (August 4th), and revealed that his disintegration happened around the time he holidayed in the Maldives. While out there, Grant said he had “about 30 massages a day” because of extreme boredom. “I went mad in 2007. I got massaged into madness!”

But it was only while he was travelling home that he realised that something else was wrong, saying that he broke down into tears on the plane for no reason.

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Florence Foster Jenkins Review

Excellent

Although this comedy-drama seems to have been written specifically to give Meryl Streep a chance to dress up and put on a silly show, it's actually all true. And it's hugely entertaining, generating gut-wrenching laughter and some sharply resonant emotions too. It's also a subtle exploration of pop culture, most notably privileged artists and the fact that there's more to stardom than just talent.

Streep shines as Florence, a socialite who hosts lavish parties in 1944 New York with her husband St Clair (Hugh Grant). Both of them are frustrated artists: Florence sees herself as an opera diva, while St Clair never quite made it as an actor. So at her parties, Florence puts on performances for her friends, oblivious to the fact that she's riotously off-key, while St Clair plays the doting husband, protecting her from criticism and hiring talented young pianist Cosme McMoon (Simon Helberg) as her accompanist. Florence doesn't really mind that St Clair has a woman (Rebecca Ferguson) on the side. But when she books Carnegie Hall to perform a concert for troops returning from Europe, St Clair realises that he can't protect her from a real audience.

Writer Nicholas Martin and director Stephen Frears construct the story beautifully, building up to reveal Florence's voice in a painfully hilarious sequence that's expertly played by Streep, Grant and Helberg. Streep's enjoyment of the role is infectious, and she makes Florence sympathetic by letting us see her yearning to sing. She imagines she sounds like her operatic idols, so can't hear the strangled notes coming from her mouth. And those who don't applaud are laughing so heartily that surely they're just as entertained. Streep's performance soars through the performance scenes, but is just as powerful in the comedy and at moments when Florence is vulnerable and nervous.

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Hugh Grant Becomes A Father For The Fourth Time


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Hugh Grant has become a father for the fourth time, it has been reported. The British screen actor, famous for his roles in romantic comedies, has welcomed a daughter with his current partner Anna Eberstein.

Swedish regional newspaper Sundsvall Tinding reported on Tuesday afternoon (December 22nd) that the 55 year actor and his 37 year old partner welcomed the baby girl last Wednesday (December 16th). The pair previously became parents to a son, John Mungo, three years ago.

“Anna Eberstein from Sundsvall has had her second child with film star Hugh Grant. The newest member of the family saw the light of day for the first time last Wednesday,” the original report read. The child's name has not yet been revealed.

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'Bridget Jones’ Baby': Patrick Dempsey In Talks To Star Opposite Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth


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A third Bridget Jones movie, entitled Bridget Jones' Baby, is in the work with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their roles as Jones and Mark Darcy. Patrick Dempsey, the American actor best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, is also expected to feature in the film.

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

Read More: Renee Zellweger Addresses Attention Surrounding New Look: "I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different".

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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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The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Comic Con Trailer


America and Russia have never seen eye to eye, but they do have some of the best government spies the world has to offer. Now's the time to put their differences aside in a bid to fight the real enemy - crime - as an international organised gang find themselves in possession of an atomic bomb powerful enough to kill billions. Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, American and Russian agents respectively, are thrust together as a team to hunt down the criminals and save the world, returning the destructive weapon to the CIA. However, predictably, it's not the most comfortable of duos, but perhaps these competitive professionals can use their animosity usefully, because they're about to face off against some unlikely and dangerous suspects.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - International Trailer


Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are American and Russian government agents respectively - and an unlikely team given America's long history with the European nation. Unfortunately for them, whether they like each other or not, they have no choice but to band together to save the world from a deadly threat. A criminal organisation with global membership have managed to get their hands on an atom bomb with which they could destroy billions of lives, so they have to investigate to ensure it's returned safely to the American government before anyone can get hurt. Along the way though they meet some unlikely suspects, including femme fatale Victoria Vinciguerra, and team up with another feisty agent named Gaby Teller. They are willing to do anything to succeed in their mission. They have the skills to save the world. They are U.N.C.L.E.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Teaser Trailer


Throughout the early 1960s, the Cold War was in full swing. Two agents, one from Russia and one from America are at each other's throats throughout the conflict. Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is a CIA agent, known for his suave and womanising nature. Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) is a KGB known for his brutality and deadly efficiency. When a criminal organisation sprouts from former Nazi soldiers, Russia and America temporarily put aside their differences to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, getting the two men (who have made a career out of trying to kill one another) to work together, may not be as easy as it seems.

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Celebrities Take Part In New Social Media Challenge


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Just when you thought it was safe to return to social media following the complete saturation of the Ice Bucket Challenge, a new phenomenon would seem to be set to clog up our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the coming months.

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Hugh Grant is one of a handful of celebrities to have already taken part in #wakeupcall

The #wakeupcall challenge, in which those nominated must post a selfie taken just after they’ve woken up, has been undertaken by celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Dan Snow, Derren Brown, Hugh Grant and Tom Hiddleston. Just like the Ice Bucket Challenge, those who do so are able to nominate three other people, so it may only be a matter of time before the craze spreads out of the celebrity world and into civilian territory.

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Hugh Grant

Date of birth

9th September, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Review

Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Review

Although this comedy-drama seems to have been written specifically to give Meryl Streep a chance...

Florence Foster Jenkins Trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins Trailer

The shows Florence Foster Jenkins put on were true spectacles but there were only a...

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins was never what you might call a 'naturally' talented opera singer, however...

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

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

Adopting a deliciously groovy vibe, Guy Ritchie turns the iconic 1960s TV spy series into...

The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Comic Con Trailer

The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Comic Con Trailer

America and Russia have never seen eye to eye, but they do have some of...

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - International Trailer

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - International Trailer

Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are American and Russian government agents respectively - and an...

The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Teaser Trailer

The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Teaser Trailer

Throughout the early 1960s, the Cold War was in full swing. Two agents, one from...

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