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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.
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
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
‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’, the third Bridget Jones movie, will see Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles. Patrick Dempsey is also in talks with producers to star.
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 Zellweger at the 21st Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in L.A., October 2014.
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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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.
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.
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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The #WakeUpCall challenge attracts the likes of Hugh Grant, Stephen Fry and Jemima Khan already, and aims to raise funds for Syrian refugees.
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.
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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What would the Harry Potter films have been like if these other actors had nabbed the roles first?
There’s a generation out there who have been practically weened on Harry Potter. The books and the films have become a religion for devout fans of the series, but would it have been the same if different actors had been cast in the leading roles? You may be surprised to hear that before the perfect cast was set in stone, there were some strange alternate actors vying for the parts!
Ian McKellen turned down the role of Dumbledore
Sir. Ian McKellen was once thought in the running to play Hogwarts’ headmaster, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He was, in fact, offered the role after original Dumbledore actor, Richard Harris, passed away just after filming the first Harry Potter film. However, Sir. Ian turned down the role, citing the reason that Richard Harris had once publicly declared what a dreadful actor he thought McKellen was! Eventually, Michael Gambon took on the role and the rest is Harry Potter history.
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[Spoilers] 'Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy' will centre upon a 51 year-old Bridget with a notable absence in her life.
It's the biggest literary news of the past seven days: if you somehow haven't heard who author Helen Fielding has killed off in her Bridget Jones sequel to The Edge of Reason, then look away now. Bridget Jones' Diary, published in 1996 after an anonymous column in The Independent newspaper, catapulted the former journalist to fame and spawned a hugely successful movie franchise starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Renee Zellweger Has Become Synonymous With Bridget Jones.
After a long break, Fielding announced that she'd begun writing the third instalment in the Bridget Jones series in mid-2012 and now it looks like Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy is finally here. Before the novel has even been published, Bridget Jones fans are going wild upon the news that Fielding had decided to kill off Mark Darcy, Bridget's heartthrob husband played by Colin Firth in the movies, and leave our heroine widowed.
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Is it really 'About Time' for rom-com king Richard Curtis, responsible for 'Notting Hill' and 'Love Actually', to bow out?
Master of the romantic comedy genre, Richard Curtis, who helped bring us some of Britain's best-loved romance films of the last three decades has said that he thinks upcoming film About Time will be his last.
The thrice BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated director has tole Empire magazine, as reported by The Independent, that "[About Time] probably will be the last film I will direct." The 56 year-old filmmaker admitted he himself wasn't sure why he wanted to bow out, saying "I don't know. Just a feeling...just a feeling. It feels like a summing-up to me. We'll see how things turn out."
Richard Curtis Thinks About Time Will Be His Swansong.
Mad geniuses Tom Tykwer (Perfume) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) boldly take on David Mitchell's layered epic novel, which connects six generations through the power of storytelling. The film takes so many huge risks that it's breathtaking to watch even when it stumbles. And as each tale is passed on to the next generation, the swirling themes get under the skin.
The six stories are interlinked in a variety of ways, transcending time to find common themes. On a ship in 1849, a seriously ill American lawyer (Sturgess) shows kindness to a stowaway ex-slave (Gyasi). In 1936 Edinburgh, a great composer (Broadbent) hires a musician (Whishaw) to transcribe his work, then tries to steal the young man's magnificent Cloud Atlas symphony. In 1973 San Francisco, a Latina journalist (Berry) gets a tip about dodgy goings on in a local nuclear power plant. In present-day London, a publisher (Broadbent) is trapped in a nursing home by his brother (Grant) and plots a daring escape. In 2144 Neo Soul, an official (D'Arcy) interrogates a replicant (Bae) who started a rebellion alongside a notorious rebel (Sturgess). And in a distant stone-age future, an island goatherd (Hanks) teams up with an off-worlder (Berry) when they're attacked by a warlord (Grant).
While the themes in this film are eerily involving, what makes this film unmissable is the way the entire cast turns up in each of the six story strands, changing age, race and gender along the way. Even so, they're essential variations on each other. Weaving is always a nemesis, whether he's a hitman, a demon or a nasty nurse. Hanks' characters are always strong-willed and often badly misguided. Grant goes against type to play sinister baddies. And D'Arcy is the only actor who plays the same character in two segments, as Whishaw's 1930s young lover and Berry's 1970s elderly informant. Meanwhile, each segment plays with a different genre: seafaring epic, twisted drama, political mystery, action comedy, sci-fi thriller and gritty adventure.
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