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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is an award-winning actor who has received acclaim for his work in a wide range of film roles. Grant first gained international stardom in 1994 when he starred in Mike Newell's comedy smash Four Weddings and a Funeral. Grant won a Golden Globe Award and a British Academy Award for his performance in that film, opposite Andie MacDowell. He has since earned two more Golden Globe nominations: one for his work in the 1999 romantic comedy hit Notting Hill, opposite Julia Roberts; and more recently for his work in the Weitz brothers' acclaimed comedy drama About a Boy.

Hailing from England, Grant attended Oxford University and made his feature film debut in Privileged. His breakthrough role came in the 1987 Merchant-Ivory film Maurice, based on

E.M. Forster's novel. Grant won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of a young man confronting his homosexuality in the Edwardian age. That led to leading roles in such films as The Dawning, with Anthony Hopkins; Ken Russell's The Lair of the White Worm; Roman Polanski's Bitter Moon; Night Train to Venice; and the award-winning Mercent-Ivory drama The Remains of the Day, with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Grant's additional film credits include the British comedy An Awfully Big Adventure, for director Mike Newell; the critically acclaimed "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain," written and directed by Christopher Monger; Ang Lee's Oscar-winning adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility; Chris Columbus' comedy Nine Months, with Julianne Moore and Robin Williams; Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks and Michael Apted's thriller Extreme Measures, with Gene Hackman, which he also produced.

Grant previously worked with director Marc Lawrence when he starred with Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy Two Weeks' Notice. His recent film credits also include Bridget Jones's Diary and its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, both with Renee Zellweger; the ensemble comedy hit Love Actually; and American Dreamz.


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Hugh Grant Facts

Birth Name Hugh John Mungo Grant
OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 9, 1960 (57)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Hugh Grant compared to you?
Awards1995 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Four Weddings and a Funeral)
1995 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (for Four Weddings and a Funeral)

Selected Filmography

Lost for Words (2009) as Charlie Cooper
Music and Lyrics (2007) as Alex Fletcher
American Dreamz (2006) as Martin Tweed
Love Actually (2003) as Prime Minister
About a Boy (2002) as Will
Two Weeks Notice (2002) as George Wade
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) as Daniel Cleaver
Notting Hill (1999) as William Thacker
Restoration (1995) as Elias Finn
Sense and Sensibility (1995) as Edward Ferrars
Sirens (1994) as Anthony Campion
The Remains of the Day (1993) as Reginald Cardinal
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