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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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Critics Welcome Back Renee Zellweger Warmly In 'Bridget Jones's Baby'


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Bridget Jones’s Baby has been praised by critics following its premiere on Monday, with most agreeing it was a welcome return to form for Renee Zellweger’s character. It’s been 12 years since we last saw Bridget on our screens and this time she’s approaching 40, pregnant and trying to work out who the baby’s father is.

Renee Zellweger as Bridget JonesBridget Jones is back in Bridget Jones’s Baby

Writing in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw told fans the new film was better than Bridget’s last outing, 2004’s The Edge of Reason. He describes the film as “something resembling a likeable, good-natured one-off TV holiday special.”

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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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Hugh Grant seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 3rd August 2016

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Actor Hugh Grant seen entering The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon for the 2016 Men's Final. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th July 2016

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Hugh Grant , Anna Elisabet Eberstein - Celebrities attend a party at the home of comedian Jimmy Carr at north London - London, United Kingdom - Monday 6th June 2016

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Hugh Grant , Anna Elisabet Eberstein - Celebrities are seen arriving and leaving a party at the home of comedian Jimmy Carr - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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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 - Celebrities leaving BBC Radio 2 after appearing on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 15th April 2016

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Hugh Grant Reportedly Clashes With Neighbour Over Dog


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Hugh Grant has reportedly clashed with his neighbour, after claiming the man’s dog urinated outside his £3million London home. According to The Sun, the 55-year-old actor ranted at the dog owner, telling him his dog should relieve himself ‘in the gutter’.

Hugh GrantHugh Grant reportedly ranted at a neighbour over his dog.

Speaking to The Sun, Justin O’Brien said Grant told him he was sick and tired of his miniature schnauzer, named Buddy, ‘s*** and p***” all over his street.’ However O’Brien claims Buddy aimed at the pavement rather than towards Grant’s plush Chelsea property.

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Florence Foster Jenkins Trailer


The shows Florence Foster Jenkins put on were true spectacles but there were only a modest few who were privileged enough to witness them. The American socialite wasn't exactly given a natural gift to sing, but that wasn't going to put her off her ambition to appear on the same stages as some of the best operatic voices of her time. 

Her ever-loving second husband was always on her side to give her the support to fulfil said dream. 

In recent years Meryl Streep has appears in many films including Ricki and the Flash, Into the Woods and Mama Mia which all include musical scenes which she must showcase her vocal abilities, now she must take on a completely different approach in order to sufficiently mimic Foster Florence Jenkins' unique voice. 

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer


Florence Foster Jenkins was never what you might call a 'naturally' talented opera singer, however she had a remarkable talent for entertaining crowds. Most opera singers are trained from a young age but without her father's help (which he refused) Florence was unable to raise the funds to support her dream. 

After her father's death, Florence found herself heir to enough money to begin a quest to fulfil her dream. She set up her own club and became a member of many social groups. Her live shows became renowned but she would never make her appearances public. Each of her shows had a strict guest list, with Florence deciding exactly who would get the tickets. 

With the help of her husband St. Clair Bayfield, in 1944 at the age of 76, Florence finally decided that it was time to take up a new challenge and perform to her biggest crowd to date at Carnegie Hall.

Hugh Grant Says BFI Fellowship Win Was 'A Lovely Surprise'


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British rom-com star Hugh Grant has been honoured with the British Film Institute Fellowship award for his achievements in the film industry for the last 30 years. It's the BFI's most prestigious honour, and won that recognises his success in movies like 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Notting Hill'.

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The actor took home the accolade yesterday evening (February 24th 2016) after being presented with it by the co-chairman of Working Title Eric Fellner who described him as an 'extraordinary British actor whose effortless performance and onscreen charm has endeared him to generations of audiences worldwide'.

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Elizabeth Hurley's Ex-Fiancé Shane Warne Speaks About Her Close Friendship With Hugh Grant


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Shane Warne has lifted the lid on his former relationship with Elizabeth Hurley and the problems caused by her friendship with ex Hugh Grant. Warne and Hurley dated for two years before splitting in 2012 and the former cricketer has spoken openly about their relationship while appearing on ‘I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!’ in Australia.

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley’s ex Shane Warne has spoken about her relationship with Hugh Grant.

"It's hard on your new relationship when you're really good friends with the exes," Warne said. "Elizabeth was really good friends with Hugh, who is like her best friend. When I used to go back to Australia, if she wasn't leaving London, he'd come and spend the weekend at the house.”

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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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Hugh Grant

Date of birth

9th September, 1960

Occupation

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Sex

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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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The Rewrite Trailer

The Rewrite Trailer

Keith Michaels once had it all; recognition and money from an award-winning screenplay and an...

Cloud Atlas Movie Review

Cloud Atlas Movie Review

Mad geniuses Tom Tykwer (Perfume) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) boldly take on David...

Cloud Atlas Trailer

Cloud Atlas Trailer

'Cloud Atlas' is the story of how the separate lives of individuals and their actions...

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Movie Review

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Movie Review

Aardman returns to hand-crafted clay-mation for this riotous seafaring romp. The film is almost too...

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Trailer

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Trailer

The Pirate Captain, although relentlessly optimistic, has never won the Pirate of the Year Award....

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Trailer

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Trailer

The Pirate Captain has never won the Pirate of the Year award but this year...

Did You Hear About the Morgans? Trailer

Did You Hear About the Morgans? Trailer

Watch the trailer for Did You Hear About the Morgans? Meryl and Paul Morgan are...

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