Notting Hill Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


19th February 2015

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."


10th October 2014

Quote: "I do occasionally bump into her. But I don't call her anymore. Not since the restraining order." Hugh Grant jokes about his friendship with Notting Hill co-star Julia Roberts.


17th October 2011

Quote: "You spend all night getting to like this girl, and then you're supposed to move on, avoid her and her calls. I just couldn't do it, I'm too soft. I'm a hopeless romantic and very, very old-fashioned. I've never been unfaithful." Notting Hill star Rhys Ifans on his failed attempt to be a ladies' man.


28th January 2011

Quote: "When I was a boy, the music and Jon Pertwee's doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday. I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series." Notting Hill star Hugh Bonneville is delighted to have landed a role in cult U.K. sci-fi show Doctor Who.


4th October 2009

Quote: "Watching Notting Hill again... A lot of my life I feel like Anna Scott." Pop princess MILEY CYRUS Tweets on the pressures of fame, identifying with Julia Roberts' character in the 1999 comedy.


25th April 2008

Quote: "You'd think it was like I had a chinchilla under there, the way the world responded." Julia Roberts on the uproar she caused after turning up to the 1999 U.K. premiere of her movie Notting Hill with unshaved armpits.


20th March 2008

Quote: "Unless Hugh Grant has been sleeping with prostitutes then we're about even." British comedian Russell Brand jokingly denies he is as famous as the Notting Hill star.


19th January 2007

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.


14th December 2006

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.


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