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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Hugh John Mungo Grant

Birth Date :

September 09, 1960

Birth Place :

London, England, U.K

Claim to fame :

As Charles in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994)

Biography


Crossing the Atlantic to emerge into Hollywood with his fine blend of good looks and solid acting skills, Hugh Grant has really established a brilliant career to soar as one of the most prominent British actors in the competitive world of American film industry. Born Hugo John Mungo Grant on September 9, 1960 in London, England to James and Fynvola Grant, the star first tried his hand at acting during his years at the city's Latymer Upper School through its musical production which distressingly turned out to be an unsuccessful one for the hopeful boy. Surprisingly, instead of feeling disappointed, his passion for performing grew even bigger, prompting him to look for more experience when continued his study at Oxford's New College majoring in English.

Enthusiastically honed his craft in Oxford University Dramatic Society then took part in film feature entitled "Privileged" (1982) produced by the Oxford Film Foundation, Hugh actually was a bit unsure about his future as an actor after obtaining his B.A degree in 1982, but finally fixed his mind to join The Jockeys Of Norfolk in which he gradually developed a knack in comedy. The troupe itself was doing good in stage show business around that time, so it was not surprising to later see them having their own TV program yet it disappointingly fell through within a short time, mainly because their comedic style was better suited to theater, and this failure ultimately led to the crew's split, much to Hugh's dismal. Chose to keep sticking to small screen, the attractive young man slowly tried building his own way afterwards, playing a series of forgettable TV roles for 2 years before delightfully shifted to movie feature in James Ivory's "Maurice" (1987).

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Report: Hugh Grant Has Third Secret Love Child

January 29, 2014 04:08:22 GMT

, 53, has reportedly fathered a third love child. Rumor spreads on the web suggesting that the "Notting Hill" star welcomed a son with Swedish TV producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein. The baby boy was allegedly born in September 2012.
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Hugh Grant Stars Opposite Henry Cavill in 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

August 09, 2013 03:07:39 GMT

"" has just added new cast member. The Hollywood Reporter learns that Guy Ritchie has got attached to his next directorial movie to take on a supporting role. The co-star of in "About a Boy" will be featured as the head of British Naval Intelligence.
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Hugh Grant on Prime Minister: 'Be Wise' Over Phone Hacking

March 18, 2013 09:08:36 GMT

Actor criticized PM David Cameron for taking side with the newspaper media which "wreaked havoc with the lives innocent people" through their illegal attempts of obtaining news. Grant wrote his deep disappointment to Cameron in The Guardian's column titled "Be wise".
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Hugh Grant Welcomes His Second Child, a Son

February 16, 2013 22:04:25 GMT

has already had a daughter and now he has a son too. The 52-year-old actor excitedly announced on Twitter Saturday, February 16 that he's a proud daddy to a baby boy.
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Hugh Grant Admits His Behavior on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' 'Unforgivable'

December 15, 2012 01:39:13 GMT

has responded to 's complaint about his behavior on "The Daily Show". Instead of hitting back at the host, the British thesp admits he wasn't a nice guest when stopping by the Comedy Central show.
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Mail On Sunday Reacts to Hugh Grant's Accusation of Phone Hacking

November 22, 2011 02:51:44 GMT

has taken a stand in Leveson Inquiry into press standards, and wasted no time in dragging another British tabloid into the phone hacking scandal. In his testimony on Monday, November 21, the "" actor suggested that Mail On Sunday might have hacked his phone. The tabloid, however, was quick to deny the allegations.
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Confirmed: Hugh Grant Fathers a Baby Girl

November 01, 2011 18:40:36 GMT

It is now confirmed that is a father to a baby girl who was born in early October. The 51-year-old actor's representative confirmed the baby news but did not reveal the mother.
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Hugh Grant Completes Star-Studded 'Cloud Atlas'

September 13, 2011 15:39:56 GMT

's addition to "" has just affirmed that the indie film would be star-studded. The actor has signed up to the project which is adapted from David Mitchell's award-winning novel, joining other British talents such as and .
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Hugh Grant Passed On 'Two and Half Men', Another Actor Touted as Replacement

May 12, 2011 02:51:30 GMT

In CBS and Warner Bros.' attempts to continue "" without , was apparently close to become the replacement. The English actor was reportedly in final negotiations to take the role before he pulled himself out at the last minute due to creative differences.
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Lee Ryan Opens Up About Love Child

May 07, 2011 13:18:00 GMT

The star Lee Ryan has a young son, Rayn, with on/off girlfriend Samantha Miller, but he was shocked to find out in 2009 that he also has a daughter, Belle, from his relationship with ex Jessica Keevil.
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Beastie Boys: 'No Tour Plans Until MCA Is Cancer-Free'

May 07, 2011 13:18:00 GMT

Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has been undergoing treatment since July 2009, when doctors found a tumor in his parotid gland.
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Toni Braxton Hesitant About Posing for Playboy Because of Kids

May 06, 2011 22:18:00 GMT

The "Un-Break My Heart" hitmaker was approached by editors of the men's publication to strip off in January, three months after filing for bankruptcy.
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Tina Fey Makes Up Songs to Avoid Fees

May 06, 2011 18:28:00 GMT

, the star and creator of the series "", admits she and her castmates often take creative liberty with the music in order to keep production costs low.
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Ginnifer Goodwin's Nightmare Move to New York

May 06, 2011 18:28:00 GMT

The "" star always had big hopes of making the trip the day after she graduated from theater school, but she admits the confusing solo car ride from Boston, Massachusetts to the Big Apple in 2001 sent her into a fit of tears.
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Javier Bardem Wants Action From Officials Over Congo Minerals

May 06, 2011 18:28:00 GMT

The "" star is backing the Raise Hope for the Congo organization's campaign "The Enough Project", which highlights how sex attacks on women are common during an ongoing turf war to control the area's minerals.
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Julia Roberts Becomes Global Ambassador for Cookstove Campaign

May 06, 2011 18:28:00 GMT

The Hollywood actress first learned about the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves organization earlier this year when she sat down to interview U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her TV special "Extraordinary Moms". The politician helped to launch the Alliance last year.
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Keith Duffy Tackling Triathlon for Charity

May 06, 2011 18:28:00 GMT

One of 's member, Keith Duffy is training for the Ironman endurance race in September - Duffy will first swim 1.1 miles (1.9 kilometers), then tackle a 56 mile (90 kilometers) cycle ride before ending with a run through the city of Galway.
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Paul McCartney to Wed for Third Time - Report

May 06, 2011 15:58:00 GMT

legend , 68, began dating American heiress Nancy Shevell, 51, in 2007, a year after ending his marriage to former model-turned-activist .
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Lea Michele Grateful for Lack of 'Glee' Romances

May 06, 2011 15:20:00 GMT

, who is dating Broadway star Theo Stockman, has previously been forced to deny she enjoyed a relationship with , the actor who plays her onscreen teacher Mr. Schuester.
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Demi Lovato Reveals Her Positive Playlist

May 06, 2011 15:20:00 GMT

The Disney star checked into a treatment center last year to deal with a number of issues, including anorexia and bulimia, self-harming and bipolar disorder.
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Will Ferrell Felt 'Bias' as Comedy Star in Drama

May 06, 2011 15:20:00 GMT

The funnyman stunned fans after signing up to play a lonely office worker alongside in the 2006 movie "", and admits he loved the experience despite the film's lukewarm reception.
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Hugh Grant Leads Star-Studded 3D Pirate Movie

May 06, 2011 15:20:00 GMT

, , , Russell Tovey and have also signed up to voice characters in "".
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Hugh Grant 'Finds Love Again'

April 24, 2011 22:02:00 GMT

The "Four Weddings and a Funeral" star, has been single since splitting from his last long term partner, Jemima Khan, four years ago but he is now said to be enjoying a blossoming new relationship with Chinese beauty Tinglan Hong.
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BBC Apologizes for Hugh Grant's Gay Comment

March 15, 2011 02:16:01 GMT

Bosses at the BBC have issued an apology after made a controversial comment about homosexuals playing rugby during a TV broadcast. The "Notting Hill" star was watching the England versus Scotland Six Nations game at Twickenham Stadium, London on Sunday, March 13, when he was invited into the commentary box at half time.
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Hugh Grant Offers Support to Elizabeth Hurley After Marriage Split Revelation

December 16, 2010 04:57:03 GMT

Hollywood star is comforting his ex-girlfriend following her marriage split and revelations of her romance with cricket legend Shane Warne. Hurley hit the headlines on Sunday, December 12 when pictures emerged of her kissing Warne in London last week, prompting the "Austin Powers" star to release a statement confirming she had split from husband Arun Nayar "a few months ago".
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Hugh Grant Stands Behind Museum Refurbishment

November 27, 2010 03:45:09 GMT

is backing an appeal for a $4.5 million refurbishment of a war museum in Scotland. The "Notting Hill" star turned out at the Highlanders' Museum in Fort George on Thursday, November 25 to launch the campaign, which aims to raise cash from public donations.
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Hugh Grant Wanted to Ditch His Gentleman Image

October 06, 2010 03:01:05 GMT

wanted to ditch his onscreen image as a typical English gentleman to play notorious Welsh drugs baron Howard Marks. The Hollywood star is well known for his posh accent and bumbling demeanor in movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill".
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Matthew Broderick to Read for New Broadway Revival

September 02, 2010 03:46:31 GMT

is heading back to Broadway again - he's reportedly set to star in a new production of "Nice Work if You Can Get It". The actor took on a lead role in "The Starry Messenger" last year and concluded his run in the production in December, and now he looks set to return to the stage in his first musical since his 2001 turn in "".
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Identity of Tom Cruise's Driving Instructor on 'Top Gear' Revealed

September 02, 2010 03:38:38 GMT

The mystery motoring expert who taught stars including , , , and how to drive like a pro has finally been unmasked. The identity of 'The Stig' - resident racetrack guru on hit British TV show "" - has remained a closely-guarded secret for years.
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Hugh Grant Almost Died of Being Stuck on Cliff

September 01, 2010 05:05:10 GMT

had a brush with death as a youngster when he drunkenly tried to scale a sheer cliff face - and had to be rescued by an old man with a walking stick. The "Notting Hill" star was on a seaside stroll with pals in Cornwall, south west England when they decided to scramble up the steep slope for fun.
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