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Hugh Grant
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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant (born September 9, 1960) is a English actor.

He was born Hugh John Mungo Grant in London, England, and tends to play the archetypal Englishman, and is of Scottish ancestry.

After attending Latymer Upper School for boys, Grant studied English at New College, Oxford. He made his film debut in 1982 with Oxford-financed Privileged. Television came later, in 1985. One of his first major film roles was in The Remains of the Day (1993), and he became simultaneously known as the partner of actress Elizabeth Hurley, but it was Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) which turned him into a major star.

Not long after gaining the starring role in Sense and Sensibility in 1995, Grant was arrested near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, having been caught in flagrante delicto with a prostitute. A public apology helped win back public support, but the break-up with Hurley came soon afterwards -- though they later got back together for a short time.

Grant kept a low profile until 1999, when he starred in Notting Hill opposite Julia Roberts, and followed up with major successes in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About a Boy (2002) and Two Weeks Notice (2002) opposite Sandra Bullock. He returned to partnership with Richard Curtis in the 2003 romantic comedy, Love Actually. Filming for the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, has recently wrapped up.

The boy who played "Sam" in Love Actually, Thomas Sangster, is Grant's cousin.

His brother is a banker who works in New York. At a dinner party, Grant's mother was once asked "Do you have children?" "Yes, we have two," she replied. "One is a moviestar and the other is a banker." "Oh, that's very interesting," the other person said. "Which bank?"

Grant also enjoys playing golf, frequently taking part in pro-am tournaments and receives tuition from Colin Montgomerie.

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1 Filmography
2 See also
3 External links


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