Fact: Fans of beloved romantic comedy Love Actually can win the chance to star as an extra alongside Hugh Grant in a mini-sequel being made to promote British charity telethon Red Nose Day. Further details about the competition, raising funds for British charity Comic Relief, can be found at RedNoseDay.com.
Quote: "I'm very grateful and touched. I'm forever indebted to (director) Stephen Frears for offering me such a juicy role in such a classy film. I'm also thrilled to see that my co-stars - up and comer Meryl Streep and the always peerless Simon Helberg - have also been nominated." Hugh Grant pokes fun at his Florence Foster Jenkins co-star and fellow Golden Globes nominee Streep in a celebratory statement issued to E! News. The Brit will compete for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, while Streep set a new record for the most nods in the ceremony's history with her 30th for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Helberg has been recognised in the supporting actor category.
Quote: "This guy, Simon Helberg, who's in (new film) Florence Foster Jenkins, I might have been vaguely patronising to him because he hadn't done films before. Gradually, you realise, not only is the guy a much bigger star than me, he's maybe the richest man I've ever met." Hugh Grant had no idea Big Bang Theory star Helberg was such a huge star.
Fact: British actor Hugh Grant has thrown his support behind his former agent Michael Foster as he campaigns for votes in Britain's upcoming general election on 7 May (15). The actor has recorded a video message in support of Foster, revealing he dumped him as an agent after accidentally walking in on him naked in the bath. Foster is running for the Labour Party in Cornwall, south west England.
Quote: "He remains my best friend to this day, but... I mean, I'd say this if he were sitting here, but he used to really annoy me, actually. I mean, I love him, but he's very annoying." Elizabeth Hurley on ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant.
Quote: "I had a kiss with Raquel Welch's daughter - she was a very naughty kisser." Hugh Grant admits his best onscreen smooch was with Tahnee Welch in their 1996 film Night Train to Venice.
Quote: "The funny thing is that our relationship did work. She's still my best friend. The sex bit probably fizzled out, but now she's my absolute best friend and the number one person I call in a crisis." Hugh Grant is still close to ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. The couple split in 2000 after 13 years together.
Fact: Hugh Grant recreated an iconic scene from his romantic comedy Notting Hill during U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (18Feb15). The Brit reprised his role as book shop owner William Thacker, while host Andy Cohen donned a cardigan and brown wig to play Julia Roberts' movie star character Anna Scott, and repeated her famous line, "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
Quote: "I did try to read the book but I didn't do very well with it." Hugh Grant admits he couldn't get into bestselling erotic thriller Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Quote: "A little bit of showbiz and glitz is very nice, (but) it's very refreshing to do something different and I'm working with people all day every day who have no interest in showbiz... I say, 'I have to go and promote a movie', and they say, 'Why do you have to do that? We've got a meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday...' and I sort of see their point." British actor Hugh Grant enjoys fighting for tighter press standards in the U.K., but has no plans to quit his screen career to focus on politics.
Quote: "I am told that I do look pretty baggy now. Someone on Twitter the other day said I had a face like a scrotum." Hugh Grant, 54, reveals fans think he's beginning to show his age.
Quote: "I'm just glad that it turned out well. Halfway through filming, they screened about 20 minutes of the film for the cast and crew. There wasn't a single laugh in it. And I had to be helped, sobbing, back to the set to work that afternoon." Hugh Grant wasn't impressed by his first look at comedy classic Four Weddings & A Funeral.
Quote: "All the way from London, they're panties made by the men who make the Queen's panties, Rigby and Peller. They're very expensive and I hope you like them. I've only worn them once." Hugh Grant gifted his Two Weeks Notice co-star Sandra Bullock with a unique gift as he presented her with the Decade of Hotness honour at the Guys Choice Awards on Wednesday (11Jun14).
Quote: "The horse's mouth is pouring ridicule on the absurd new stories re me being romantically involved again with my ex, Hugh. Total fiction." British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley shuts down reports suggesting she has rekindled her romance with actor Hugh Grant following her split from fiance Shane Warne in December (13). She dated the Notting Hill star from 1987 to 2000 and they remain close friends.
Fact: Hollywood star Hugh Grant, model/actress Lily Cole and veteran actress Barbara Windsor have joined the line-up for London Evening Standard's Get Reading festival, which will take place in the capital's Trafalgar Square on 13 July (13). Homeland's David Harewood and actor Rupert Everett are also among the stars who will give readings during the literacy festival.
Quote: "They did talk to me a bit about that (but) they didn't have time to actually write any new scripts for this new character... Without seeing a script I was too cowardly to say yes." Hugh Grant on why he turned down the chance to replace Charlie Sheen in U.S. sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Quote: "I've always dreaded the sea - in fact I get terribly seasick. I would hate to do it in real life." Hugh Grant is glad he only performed voice duties for his seafaring character in the animated film The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.
Quote: "Like lots of people who say I'm going to write a novel, it's actually more comfortable to think I could write a novel than to discover that you can't. I haven't touched it for two or three years." British actor Hugh Grant admits his plans to pen a book have hit a stumbling block.
Quote: "I was at one of the party conferences, about to give a speech, and was pacing about on the end of the phone. I shouldn't have gone to the hospital at all, because it brought all this attention down on the mother's head. But I couldn't really resist it, so I went on the second day." British actor Hugh Grant missed out on the birth of his daughter Tabitha last year (11). The Notting Hill star became a father following a "fleeting affair" with former model Tinglan Hong.
Quote: "I've reached that stage in life... where I need a flash car to keep my spirits up. I'm not proud of it but I'm very very in love with it, I have to say. It's blue and it's so beautiful. There's nothing I don't love about it... if I could get it in bed with me I would." British actor Hugh Grant is delighted with his new motor.
Quote: "I slightly lost my enthusiasm for most acting but I've done some little bits and pieces - curiosities." Hugh Grant on his acting hiatus. The British star has voiced a character in upcoming animated movie The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, his first part since 2009's Did You Hear About The Morgans?.
Fact: Hugh Grant has stepped up his charity work for a health website by launching an appeal for a mile (1.6 kilometres) of one pound coins to raise $108,000 (£72,000) for Healthtalkonline.org, a website which gives out health information. Grant, who has donated $160,000 (£100,000) to help expand the site, lost his mother to pancreatic cancer in 2001.
Quote: "I am very happy to contemplate a Chinese girlfriend. I must say I'm very charmed by Chinese women so far. I've only been here 24 hours, but I've fallen in love four times." British actor Hugh Grant is on the lookout for a new romance while he takes part in a celebrity golf tournament in China.
Fact: Hugh Grant celebrated turning 50 years old on Saturday (09Oct10) by purchasing a sleek black Ferrari California. The Italian sports car comes with a hefty $215,000 (£143,300) price tag.
Fact: Nicole Kidman is clearly not a fan of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker's new movie DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? - the Aussie actress walked out of the film halfway through after taking a pal to see it in Hollywood on Tuesday (19Jan10).
Quote: “I’m fascinated by her eating habits. You know, for a woman that tiny, it’s almost impossible to believe that she can eat that much. You can literally put anything in front of her, and it’s gone in six seconds. She’s like a locust.” Hugh Grant on his DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.
Quote: "I have some resolutions like losing some pounds. I also need to get married and have children. I need a new house." Hugh Grant on his goals for 2010.
Quote: "There was a man in prison in England who used to send me his underwear. I promise you it was unwanted." Hugh Grant on the strangest thing he has received from a fan.
Quote: "I don't think anyone wants to see those sad old buttocks." Hugh Grant on appearing nude in a film.
Quote: "She was very kind to me, very nurturing. She used to do my manicure, she was disgusted at my English nails and used to come and file them for me." Sarah Jessica Parker served as Hugh Grant's personal beautician on the set of their movie DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?
Quote: "She's on her BlackBerry (cell phone) all day long. She's producing Sex and the City, she's got a perfume business, she's got a clothes business, she's got three kids and a husband. She's a really high energy New York girl. I'm impressed with her." Hugh Grant is a big fan of Sarah Jessica Parker.
Quote: "The Lair of the White Worm is quite a strange film. It's difficult to be good when you're saying lines that have been translated from Spanish to English by someone who speaks French." Hugh Grant is not a fan of his 1988 film.
Quote: "When I see myself on screen, I see a withered old lesbian." Hugh Grant.
Quote: "I do feel guilty, about my drinking and my golf." Hugh Grant on his "guilty pleasures".
Quote: "I see a lot of children are over-parented now, over-adored and over-spoiled. I quite like children to be left alone to get on with it". Hugh Grant will take a relaxed attitude to parenting if he ever has his own children.
Quote: "My laziness is really profound. I'm really interested in where it comes from - it almost feels chemical." Hugh Grant just can't get motivated.
Quote: "The best drug for calming me down is to go out at five in the morning and run for 45 minutes." Hugh Grant on his pre-dawn work-out.
Quote: "Normally when I see the first cut I'm suicidal. I want to go to that clinic in Switzerland, Dignitas, and have myself put down." Hugh Grant finds it difficult to watch himself in early versions of his movies.
Quote: "It would have been totally unnatural for us to cut each other out of our lives. My husband adores him." British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley is still extremely close to her ex-partner Hugh Grant.
Quote: "Hugh could completely judge my mood by what I was reading; he knew it was a semi-bad sign if I was re-reading Jilly Cooper or any of those books we all had to read (at school), like Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen - it meant I was feeling insecure and needed attention. If I was reading modern literature, he knew I was feeling fine and good." Hugh Grant could figure out his ex Elizabeth Hurley's feelings by checking out which titles she was reading.
Quote: "I started to do a bit of pilates. But what's the point when I go out for an evening and get drunk till four in the morning?" British actor Hugh Grant has given up on his exercise regime.
Quote: "I pretty much hate everyone and I actually like Sarah Jessica Parker... I'm very proud of liking her because I don't like anyone." Hugh Grant on his Extreme Measures and Did You Hear About The Morgans? co-star.
Quote: "We smoked a lot of pot." Hugh Grant on what gave him the giggles on the set of new comedy Did You Hear About The Morgans?
Quote: "Hugh Grant was at my table and said: 'I don't even know who you are. Are you on a reality show?' I replied, 'Well I don't know who you are, except you f**ked a prostitute.' Everyone went silent, including his then-girlfriend Jemima Khan, and in the most posh English accent ever, Hugh replied, 'You b**ch!' Mum burst out laughing and then he did. It broke the ice." Kelly Osbourne on her first meeting with the About A Boy actor.
Quote: "I'm horrifying all my chic London friends. I was utterly fascinated and I came to love hillbilly music - beat that for uncool. But the only country singer I'm allowed to listen to is Johnny Cash. Apparently he's OK." Hugh Grant became obsessed with country and western music while shooting new movie DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? in New Mexico.
Quote: "I love Hugh Grant. I've seen every romantic comedy he's made. I've auditioned and screen tested for most of them. Anyone who works in romantic comedy would want to do a movie with him." Sarah Jessica Parker is smitten with her new onscreen partner in DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?
Fact: "I'm a man who's been arrested twice in England in the last year for attacking paparazzi; if I was facing anything like what she has there would be blood on the carpet." Hugh Grant talks tough about the constant media pressure facing his DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.
Quote: "I love British men. I had a crush on Hugh Grant for ages, then I had a Colin Farrell thing that turned into a Daniel Craig phase after I saw him in Casino Royale. Actually, I'd love to be a Bond girl." Lost actress YUNKIN KIM loves her British movie hunks.
Fact: Four Weddings And A Funeral star Hugh Grant is helping out his scriptwriter brother JAMIE by starring in his new film. The actor will start work on LOST FOR WORDS next March (08). Jamie Grant's only previous writing experience was when he worked on SPICE GIRLS 1997 film, SPICE WORLD.
Fact: British actor Hugh Grant was joined by DAME Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent and Zoe Wanamaker at a fundraising gala on Wednesday night (05Dec07) to save East London's 150-year-old music hall, Wilton's. The event was held to help raise the $8.6 million (GBP4.3 million) needed to prevent the building from being demolished.
Fact: LATEST: Hugh Grant's Andy Warhol painting of DAME Elizabeth Taylor was snapped up at auction on Tuesday (13Nov07) for $22 million (GBP11 million) - making the actor a profit of $18 million (GBP9 million).
Quote: "I shall sit in my cardigan in my shed in my garden and write." Hugh Grant has big plans for his eventual retirement from acting.
Fact: Drew Barrymore bought Hugh Grant an electric piano as a wrap gift after the couple had finished shooting MUSIC + LYRICS together. As a child, Grant, who actually plays the piano in the film, was taught by Andrew Lloyd Webber's mother.
Quote: "I used to get a lot of valentine's at school. It was a boy's school, which was troubling, but I got excited anyway." Hugh Grant fondly recalls receiving cards to commemorate Valentine's Day.
Quote: "Maybe I'll take her to an island somewhere." Hugh Grant is still struggling with his plans for girlfriend JEMIMA KHAN on St Valentine's Day (14FEB07).
Quote: "The rest of the band are a bit younger than me, so they look alright. Then, in the middle of them, you just see this terrible rouged prostitute." Hugh Grant is convinced he looks terrible as an 80s pop star in new movie MUSIC + LYRICS.
Quote: "I have been to about three gigs in my life and hated every single one." British actor Hugh Grant is not a big fan of going to concerts.
Fact: The bench on which Hugh Grant wooed Julia Roberts in 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill has travelled a long way from its original home in west London - it's been donated to Queens Gardens in Perth, Australia by an anonymous private individual.
Quote: "Hugh is a good boy, he asked for the dress code straight away and happily took on all the instructions." Elizabeth Hurley reveals her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant is prepared for her upcoming wedding to Arun Nayar.
Quote: "I want to look like Hugh Grant. I am sure my career has suffered from my lack of style. I am going to call Hugh as soon as possible and find out where he shops." Val Kilmer is desperate to share the Notting Hill star's style secrets.
Fact: The wetsuits worn by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth during their fight scene in 2004 movie Bridget Jones: THE EDGE OF REASON are up for grabs on internet auction site eBay, with starting bids of GBP10,000 ($18,000).
Fact: NOTTING HILL star Hugh Grant has been tipped as a hot favourite to bowl over the British royal household in a forthcoming celebrity cricket match. The actor is being recruited by former girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley for a stars versus royals stand-off at Windsor Castle later this summer (06).
Fact: British actor Hugh Grant and his girlfriend Jemima Khan have bought a London City financier's home in the prestigious area of Chelsea for $31.5 million (GBP18 million). The property, constructed in 1934, boasts 1,830 square metres (6,000 square feet) of space including nine bedrooms and three garages.
Quote: "Having the gene that makes you want to be famous is like being born with a deformity." Actor Hugh Grant thinks people who want a life in the limelight are abnormal.
Quote: "I've started to do Pilates and I have core muscles of steel now. Good for child birth!" Hugh Grant reveals why he likes to keep in shape.
Quote: "It's kind of genius in the same way that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are genius - it's something really bad for you... but you can't resist." Actor Hugh Grant jokes about his obsession with reality TV show American Idol.
Fact: Drew Barrymore raised $20,000 (GBP11,800) for the World Food Programme on Monday (13MAR06), by auctioning off photos she took in Kenya. Hugh Grant and Lucy Liu were among those bidding on the pictures taken when Barrymore travelled to Kenya for a story in Marie Claire magazine.