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Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant in 2014.jpg
Grant in 2014
Born
Hugh John Mungo Grant

(1960-09-09) 9 September 1960 (age 60)
London, England
Alma materNew College, Oxford
OccupationActor
Years active1982–present
Works
Full list
Spouse(s)
Anna Eberstein
(m. 2018)
Partner(s)Elizabeth Hurley
(1987–2000)
Children5
AwardsFull list
Signature
Hugh Grant signature.svg

Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor. His awards include a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and an Honorary César. As of 2018, his films have grossed a total of nearly US$3 billion worldwide from 29 theatrical releases.[2]

He first received attention for his performances in various costume dramas including the Merchant-Ivory films Maurice (1987), for which he received the Volpi Cup, and The Remains of the Day (1993) as well as Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Restoration (1995). Grant achieved international success after appearing in Mike Newell's romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).[3] whereupon he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the British Academy Film Award for Best Actor. Grant became widely known in cinema, as a charming, vulnerable, witty romantic lead. Following the success of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Grant had established himself as a leading man, skilled with a satirical comic talent.[4] Grant starred in such notable romantic comedies as Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About a Boy (2002), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Love Actually (2003) and Music and Lyrics (2007).[5]

Grant began to take against-type parts, starting with multiple roles in The Wachowskis' epic science fiction drama film, Cloud Atlas (2012). He received critical acclaim for his portrayals of St. Clair Bayfield in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) alongside Meryl Streep. For his performance Grant received a British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The following year he starred in the family comedy Paddington 2 (2017) as the antagonist, Phoenix Buchanan[6][7] for which he received a British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. In 2018, he portrayed Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC miniseries A Very English Scandal earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series nomination.[8] Grant also starred in the action films, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and The Gentlemen (2019). Most recently Grant starred in the HBO psychological thriller miniseries The Undoing (2020) opposite Nicole Kidman.

Grant is known as a meticulous performer who approaches his roles like a character actor, working hard to make his acting appear spontaneous.[9] Hallmarks of his comic skills include a nonchalant touch of sarcasm and studied physical mannerisms. The entertainment media's coverage of his life off the big screen has often overshadowed his work as an actor.[10] He has been outspoken about his antipathy towards the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity and his hostility towards the media.[11][12] He emerged as a prominent critic of the conduct of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation during the News International phone hacking scandal.[13][14][15] In a career spanning more than 35 years, Grant has repeatedly claimed that acting was not his true calling but rather a career that developed by happenstance.[16] However in 2020, after moving on to more character roles, he has stated that he "enjoys acting now".[17]

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  3. ^ Sharon Knolle and Liza Foreman (16 December 2002). "Scribe's alter ego evolves on celluloid". Variety. p. A8.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference prince charming was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes: Hugh Grant". IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 25 September 2007.
  6. ^ "Hugh Grant Is Vanity-Free in Latest Performance". The Hollywood Reporter. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Excellence Pursued in 'Paddington 2'". The New York Times. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Hugh Grant has the role of his life as Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal". New Statesman. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  9. ^ Dave Kehr, At the Movies: For Hugh Grant, Natural Does It, New York Times Archived 7 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine (17 May 2002)
  10. ^ "British screen legends: Hugh Grant". BBC. 21 February 2003. Retrieved 28 September 2007.
  11. ^ MacSweeney, Eve (1 February 2007). "Reluctant Romeo". Vogue. pp. 232–237. ISSN 0042-8000. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  12. ^ Parker, Eloise (3 February 2007). "Why Grant's so grumpy". Daily Post. p. 13.
  13. ^ Hugh Grant (12 April 2011). "The bugger, bugged". New Statesman.
  14. ^ Benedictus, Leo; Long, Josie (16 April 2011). "From Stephen Fry to Hugh Grant: The rise of the celebrity activist". The Guardian.
  15. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (8 July 2011). "Hugh Grant's best role yet – scourge of News International". The Guardian.
  16. ^ Cite error: The named reference bridget jones interview was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  17. ^ Tanswell, Adam (25 October 2020). "The Undoing's Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman on why they jumped at the chance for "classic thriller" scripts". Radio Times.