Hugh Grant

Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His movies have also earned more than $2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant achieved international stardom after appearing in Richard Curtis's sleeper hit Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). He used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s to deliver comic performances in mainstream films like Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). By the turn of the century, he had established himself as a leading man skilled with a satirical comic talent. Since the 2000s, Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About A Boy (2002), Love Actually (2003), and American Dreamz (2006). Within the film industry, Grant is cited as an anti-movie star who approaches his roles like a character actor, with the ability to make acting look effortless. Hallmarks of his comic skills include a nonchalant touch of irony/sarcasm and studied physical mannerisms as well as his precisely-timed dialogue delivery and facial expressions. The entertainment media's coverage of Grant's life off the big screen has often overshadowed his work as a thespian. He has been vocal about his disrespect for the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity, and hostility towards the media. In a career spanning 20 years, Grant ...

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

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A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

About a Boy (2002)

Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz  •  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Toni Collette  •  Rachel Weisz

Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz  •  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Toni Collette  •  Rachel Weisz

American Dreamz (2006)

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mandy Moore  •  Willem Dafoe

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mandy Moore  •  Willem Dafoe

Bitter Moon (1992)

A passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Peter Coyote

A passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Peter Coyote

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Jacinda Barrett

Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Jacinda Barrett

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

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A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Gemma Jones

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Gemma Jones

Extreme Measures (1996)

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  David Morse

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  David Morse

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Impromptu (1991)

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

Love Actually (2003)

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'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

Maurice (1987)

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

Nine Months (1995)

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tom Arnold  •  Joan Cusack

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tom Arnold  •  Joan Cusack

Notting Hill (1999)

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William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Hugh Grant  •  Richard McCabe  •  Gina McKee

William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Hugh Grant  •  Richard McCabe  •  Gina McKee

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

Small Time Crooks (2000)

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Carolyn Saxon  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Michael Rapaport

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Carolyn Saxon  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Michael Rapaport

The Remains of the Day (1993)

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A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Lawrence
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Hugh Grant  •  Alicia Witt  •  Dana Ivey

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Lawrence
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Hugh Grant  •  Alicia Witt  •  Dana Ivey

Restoration (1995)

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Meg Ryan  •  Sam Neill  •  David Thewlis

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Meg Ryan  •  Sam Neill  •  David Thewlis

Sirens (1994)

In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Sam Neill  •  Elle Macpherson

In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Sam Neill  •  Elle Macpherson
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