Hugh Grant

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Full Name Hugh Grant
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name Hugh
Gender Male
Birth Date September 9th, 1960
Birth Place Hammersmith

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About Hugh Grant

An English actor and film producer, Hugh Grant is best known for playing a lead role in some cult romantic comedy movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) and "Notting Hill" (1999). He also starred in Bridget Jone's Diary series and earned critical praise for his role in "About a Boy". He made his first film appearance in the role of Lord Adrian in the Oxford Film Foundation movie, "Privileged" in 1982, and made his TV show debut in drama miniseries, "The Detective" in 1985. Hugh Grant has gained several awards in his careers such as Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Venice Film Festival: Volpi Cup for Best Actor, and many others. He is also well known as a meticulous performer who approaches his roles like a character actor. As recent news, Grant is crediting his five children with saving him from being a "scary old golf-addicted bachelor." He was also selected to play the role of Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. However, he had to withdraw himself from the project due to schedule conflicts. Before becoming a professional actor, he used to write comedy sketches for TV shows. He even worked in the assistant's position groundsman at his favorite soccer club, Fulham FC. In 2001, he was voted in the 4th position in the Orange Film Survey for the Greatest British film actors.

Famous For

  • Being an English professional actor and film producer.
  • For playing a lead role in some cult romantic comedy movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) and "Notting Hill" (1999). 

Hugh Grant, a famous actor and film producer

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Early Life of Hugh Grant

On 9th September 1960, Hugh Grant was born with the real name or birth name of Hugh John Mungo Grant at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, London. He is from British nationality whereas he belongs to British-white ethnicity. Similarly, he is from Christianity religion. Virgo is his zodiac sign and white is his race. He celebrates his birthday on 9th September of every year and he had celebrated his 60th birthday as of 2020. His father James Murray Grant served in British Army and ran a carpet business whereas his mother Fynvola Susan MacLean worked as a school teacher. Since the death of his mother because of pancreatic cancer in 2001, Grant has worked as a fundraiser and ambassador for Marie Curie Cancer Care, promoting the charity's annual Great Daffodil Appeal on several occasions. He has an older brother named James Grant. He attended Latymer Upper School and joined New College, Oxford, on Galsworthy Scholarship. He graduated with 2:1 honor in English literature. As well, he received an offer from the Courtauld Institute of the Art University of London to pursue a Ph.D. in the history of art but decided not to take the offer because he failed to secure a grant.

Career of Hugh Grant

  • Hugh Grant kicks off his acting career in 1982 from the film, "Privileged" which was produced by the Oxford University Film Foundation.
  • Then, he was offered a supporting role in "The Bounty" in 1984 as the role of  Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins, but he cannot star because he didn't yet have an Equity card. So he joined the Nottingham Playhouse to get an Equity card.
  • After that, he was seen in "Lady Windermere's Fan" as a small role. He also founded a sketch-comedy group called "The Jockeys of Norfolk", a name taken from Shakespeare's "Richard III", with friends Chris Lang and Andy Taylor, which proved a hit at the 1985 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  • After then, his first leading film role came in Merchant-Ivory's Edwardian drama film "Maurice" in 1987, and also starred "White Mischief" in 1987 as a small role and a supporting role in "The Dawning" in 1988.
  • He was seen in the horror film, "The Lair of the White Worm" in 1988 as a lead role. As well, he also starred in several films such as  Champagne Charlie (1989), The Big Man, Our Sons, Impromptu.
  • Similarly, he starred in the film "Bitter Moon" in 1992 as well as played a supporting role in the Merchant-Ivory drama "The Remains of the Day".
  • Furthermore, he claimed to be on the brink of giving up the acting profession but was surprised by the script of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), which became the highest-grossing British film to date with a worldwide box office over $244 million, making him an overnight international star.
  • Subsequently, he signed a two-year production deal with Castle Rock Entertainment in July 1994, and by October, he became the founder and director of the UK-based Simian Films Limited. But the company closed its US office in 2002, and Grant resigned as director in December 2005.
  • He also starred in "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain," (1995).
  • His first studio-financed Hollywood project was opposite Julianne Moore in Chris Columbus's comedy "Nine Months" (1995). 
  • He was seen in "Sense and Sensibility" as Emma Thompson's in 1995 and also performed in Restoration; Lisa Schwarzbaum in the following year.
  • In addition, he made his debut as a film producer with the 1996 thriller "Extreme Measures" and released his second production output, a fish-out-of-water mob comedy "Mickey Blue Eyes".
  • Afterward, he joined the Supervisory Board of IM International media AG, the powerful Munich-based film and media company in 2000.
  • His "immaculate comic performance" (BBC) as the trust-funded womanizer, Will Freeman, in the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's best-selling novel "About a Boy" received raves from critics in 2002 which was a more modest box office grosser than other successful Grant films, making all of $129 million globally.
  • He was paired with Sandra Bullock in Warner Bros.'s "Two Weeks Notice" (2002), which made $199 million internationally but received poor reviews.
  • Then he starred in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" as the role of Daniel Cleaver in 2004. The film made over  $262 million commercially.
  • Later he next re-teamed with Paul Weitz (About a Boy) for the black comedy "American Dreamz" (2006).
  • He stars as the acerbic host of an "American Idol" and starred in "Music and Lyrics" in 2007.
  • In Marc Lawrence's romantic comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?", he starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in 2009, which was a critical failure but was a box office success.
  • He was featured in the epic science fiction film "Cloud Atlas" in 2012 as six different dark characters as well as lent his voice to the Aardman stop motion animation "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!" in the following year.
  • Besides, he stars in various films like The Rewrite (2014), The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Entertainment Weekly.
  • Assorted he played in the film "Florence Foster Jenkins" in 2016 as St. Clair Bayfield and starred in the family film "Paddington 2" as Phoenix Buchanan. 
  • In the BBC One miniseries "A Very English Scandal", he returned to television screens after 25 years as Jeremy Thorpe in 2018.
  • He played another against-type role in Guy Ritchie's "The Gentlemen" in 2019, which was his second collaboration with the director following "The Man From U.N.C.L.E".
  • He headlines another television project by starring in the HBO miniseries "The Undoing", opposite Nicole Kidman in 2020. The miniseries is set to premiere on 10th May 2020.
  • Furthermore, Grant published an article in the "New Statesman" titled "The Bugger, Bugged" in April 2011.
  • As a piece of fresh news, Grant is crediting his five children with saving him from being a "scary old golf-addicted bachelor."
  • "I mean, it's completely knackering trying to be a young father in an old man's body and I've found that if you're 60 and there are five small children in the house, you can't have a hangover either," he told the publication. "But it's worth it. Absolutely." Adding, "I think I turned into a slightly scary old golf-addicted bachelor, and to tell you the truth I'm glad to see the back of him."

Awards and Achievements of Hugh Grant

  • BAFTA Film Awards in Four Weddings and a Funeral for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Evening Standard British Film Awards: Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards 1994: Special Achievement Award
  • Chicago Film Critics Awards 1994: Most Promising Newcomer
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Comedic Performance and more

Personal Life of Hugh Grant

Reflecting on Hugh's personal life, he is a married guy. He started dating Hugh Grant Elizabeth Hurley during filming, and their relationship was subsequently the subject of much media attention, but their relationship was split after 13 years of a romantic relationship. Grant is not only an actor, he is a father too. He has five children with two women. In September 2011, he had a daughter, Tabitha, with Tinglan Hong, who was sometimes misreported in the press as a receptionist at a Chinese restaurant in London. Grant and Hong had a "fleeting affair", according to his publicist. Grant had his second child, a son, with Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein, whom he married on 5th May 2018. Grant and Hong reunited briefly, and she gave birth to Grant's third child, a son, in December of that same year. He and Eberstein had their second child, a girl in December 2015. And in early 2018, their third child, Grant's fifth, was born. Talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein

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In addition, he was arrested in Los Angeles, California, in a police vice operation near Sunset Boulevard for receiving oral sex in a public place from Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown on 27th June 1995 and was fined $1,180, placed on two years' summary probation, and was ordered to complete an AIDS education program by Judge Robert J. Sandoval. The arrest occurred about two weeks before the release of his first major studio film, "Nine Months". And again in April 2007, he was arrested on allegations of assault made by paparazzo Ian Whittaker.

Net Worth of Hugh Grant

Moving towards Hugh's net worth, it is around $150 million dollars as of 2020, whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary too, which also around $19,069,261 dollars per year. He was one of the most popular film stars in the 1990s and has continued to enjoy a successful career to this day. As of this writing, Hugh Grant-led films have generated more than $3 billion worldwide. In addition, his major source of income is from acting and film producing career. Grant has also been seen in a Guardian and Observer magazine advert from where he earns a fine amount of money. He has reached great heights in his career already. He is sincere in his work. But, he is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for himself and his family. Throughout his career, Grant has achieved huge fame and success. 

Body Measurement of Hugh Grant

Talking about Hugh's body measurement, he has an excellent height of 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm whereas his body weight is around 84 kg or 185 lbs. His body build type is average and body measurement is 42-33-14 inches. regarding his hair color, it is brown though his eyes are dark brown. His sensible thoughts with a good sense of humor greatly attract his spectators to their TV screen. He is a handsome guy with a great personality. He does exercise in his free time for keeping his body fit, fine, and healthy. He has attracted a lot of people from his appearance. Grant's smile, floppy hairdo, English upper-class accent, is his body's distinctive features.