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Hugh Grant is a Actor British born on 9 september 1960 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)

Hugh Grant

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Birth name Hugh John Mungo Grant
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 september 1960 (58 years) at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)

Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His films have earned more than US$2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant achieved international success after appearing in the Richard Curtis-scripted Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). He used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s, delivering comic performances in mainstream films like Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). By the turn of the 21st century, he had established himself as a leading man skilled with a satirical comic talent. Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About a Boy (2002), and American Dreamz (2006). He later played against type with multiple cameo roles in the epic sci-fi drama film Cloud Atlas (2012).

Within the film industry, Grant is cited as an anti-star who approaches his roles like a character actor, and attempts to make his acting appear spontaneous. 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 an actor. He has been outspoken about his disrespect for the profession of acting, and in his disdain towards the culture of celebrity and hostility towards the media. In a career spanning 30 years, Grant has repeatedly claimed that acting is not a true calling but just a job he fell into.

Biography

Relationships

In 1987, while playing Lord Byron in the Spanish production Remando Al Viento (1988), Grant met actress Elizabeth Hurley, who was cast in a supporting role as Byron's former lover Claire Clairmont. Grant began dating Hurley during filming and their relationship was subsequently the subject of much media attention. After 13 years together, they separated amicably in May 2000 . He is godfather to her son Damian, born in 2002. Grant subsequently began dating heiress Jemima Khan under the intense scrutiny of British tabloids. Three years later, in February 2007, Grant and Khan separated amicably.

In September 2011, Grant had a daughter, Tabitha, with Tinglan Hong, a receptionist at a Chinese restaurant in London. His daughter's Chinese name is Xiao Xi, meaning "happy surprise". Grant and Hong had a "fleeting affair", according to his publicist. Grant has said that Hong has been "badly treated" by the media; the press intrusion prevented him from attending the birth of his daughter, with Hong obtaining an injunction to allow him to visit them in peace. Grant had his second child, a son named John Mungo Grant, in September 2012, with Swedish television producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein. He subsequently reunited with Hong, with whom he had his third child, Felix, in 2013. In September 2015, Grant and Eberstein announced they are expecting their second child together; Hugh's fourth.


Political views
In 2011, Grant appeared at the Liberal Democrats' conference on the News International phone-hacking scandal, where he briefly met then-party leader Nick Clegg. Grant said that he was attending the Conservative and Labour conferences as well, but told Lib Dem activists that "You, more than any of the other parties, have a good bill of health. You have never been in bed with these scumbags."

In the 2015 election, Grant expressed support for prominent Liberal Democrat figure Danny Alexander and later hosted a dinner for the Liberal Democrats, in which he met the winner of a draw of donors to the Liberal Democrats. In an email sent by former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, Grant wrote: "I am not a Lib Dem, a Tory, a Labourite or anything in particular but I recognise political guts."

In the 2015 election, Grant also endorsed two Labour candidates: Tom Watson (saying "I wish he could be our next Prime Minister to be honest"), and his former agent, Michael Foster.


Sports
As a young boy, he played rugby union on his school's first XV team at centre and played football as an avid fan of Fulham F.C.. He continued to play in a Sunday-morning football league in south-west London after college and remains an "impassioned Fulham supporter." Grant's other interests include tennis and snooker.

In 2011, the BBC apologised after Grant made an offhand joke about homosexuality and rugby when he was invited into the commentary box during coverage of an England V Scotland game at Twickenham Stadium. Talking about playing rugby during his school days, Grant said: "I discovered it hurt less if you tackled hard than if you tackled like a queen."

Best films

Notting Hill (1999)
(Actor)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
(Actor)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
(Actor)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
(Actor)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
(Actor)
Paddington 2 (2017)
(Actor)

Usually with

Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
(4 films)
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(6 films)
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(1 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hugh Grant (46 films)

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Actor

Paddington 2, 1h43
Directed by Paul King
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters
Roles Phoenix Buchanan
Rating78% 3.946783.946783.946783.946783.94678
Paddington est un ours heureux aux côtés de la famille Brown à Windsor Gardens. Membre populaire de la communauté, l'animal cherche le cadeau parfait à offrir pour les 100 ans de sa tante Lucy. Alors qu'il a trouvé son bonheur avec un livre animé unique, ce dernier est volé.
Florence Foster Jenkins, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda, Josh O'Connor
Roles St. Clair Bayfield
Rating67% 3.3989653.3989653.3989653.3989653.398965
Florence Foster Jenkins, une riche héritière new-yorkaise et membre de la haute société, a une grande passion pour le chant. Bien que chantant faux, elle aspire à devenir une grande chanteuse d'opéra. Avec l'aide de son mari, St. Clair Beyfield, et du pianiste Cosmé McMoon, elle réalisera son rêve malgré son manque de talent.
Bridget Jones's Baby, 2h3
Directed by Peter Cattaneo, Sharon Maguire
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips
Roles Daniel Cleaver
Rating64% 3.248523.248523.248523.248523.24852
Bridget Jones a désormais la quarantaine et est redevenue célibataire. Séparée de Mark Darcy, elle se concentre sur sa carrière et sur ses amies, et délaisse sa vie amoureuse. Alors que tout va pour le mieux, Bridget rencontre Jack mais retrouve aussi Mark. Tout bascule lorsqu'elle apprend qu'elle est enceinte... mais de qui ?
The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1h56
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films, Heist films, Chase films
Actors Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris
Roles Waverly
Rating72% 3.648523.648523.648523.648523.64852
In 1963, professional thief turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo extracts Gaby Teller, daughter of Udo Teller, an alleged Nazi scientist turned United States collaborator at the end of World War II, from East Berlin, evading KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. He later reports to his superior, Saunders, who reveals that Teller’s uncle Rudi works in a shipping company owned by Alexander and Victoria Vinciguerra, a wealthy couple of Nazi sympathizers who intend to use Teller's father to build their own private nuclear weapon. Due to the potentially world-ending nature of this crisis, the CIA and KGB have reluctantly teamed up and Solo and Kuryakin are ordered to stop the Vinciguerras from succeeding, with both men secretly assigned to steal Udo Teller's research for their respective governments.
The Rewrite, 1h47
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons, Chris Elliott
Roles Keith Michaels
Rating61% 3.09823.09823.09823.09823.0982
Keith Michaels (Grant) is a washed-up British screenwriter who won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998. Since then, he has divorced and after a few unsuccessful films, cannot sell another screenplay.. He begins teaching a screenwriting course at Binghamton University in upstate New York and has an affair with a student. Though at first he had no intention of actually teaching he finds himself actually good at it. The affair ends badly and he almost loses the job he realized that he likes, and meanwhile he finds he is in love with a single mother with whom he has been friendly (Tomei).
Cloud Atlas, 2h52
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Films about slavery, Seafaring films, Philosophie, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Götz Otto, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess
Roles Rev. Giles Horrox / Hotel Heavy / Lloyd Hooks / Denholme Cavendish / Seer Rhee / Kona Chief
Rating73% 3.695913.695913.695913.695913.69591
Adam Ewing, an American lawyer, has come to the Chatham Islands to conclude a business arrangement with Reverend Horrox and his father-in-law. While in Horrox's plantation, he witnesses the whipping of a Moriori slave, Autua, who later stows away on the ship. Autua confronts Ewing and convinces him to advocate for Autua to join the crew as a free man. Dr Henry Goose slowly poisons Ewing, claiming it to be the cure for a parasitic worm, to steal Ewing's valuables. As Goose administers the fatal dose, Autua saves Ewing. Returning to the United States, Ewing and his wife Tilda denounce her father's complicity in slavery and leave to join the abolition movement.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, 1h28
Directed by Peter Lord
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven
Roles Pirate Captain (voice)
Rating66% 3.3479253.3479253.3479253.3479253.347925
In 1837, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), inexpert in the ways of pirates, leads a close-knit, rag-tag group of amateur pirates who are trying to make a name for themselves on the high seas. To prove himself and his crew, the Pirate Captain enters the Pirate of the Year competition, with the winner being whoever can plunder the most. After several failed attempts to plunder mundane ships, the Pirate Captain talks with his best friend and first mate, the Pirate with a Scarf (Martin Freeman), about giving up and selling baby clothes as a living, but is convinced to try boarding the next ship they find, which happens to be the Beagle. They find no treasure but succeed in capturing Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Darwin recognizes the crew's pet Polly as the last living dodo, and implores the Pirate Captain to enter it into the Scientist of the Year competition at the Royal Society in London for a valuable prize. The Pirate Captain directs his ship to London. The Pirates disguise themselves as Girl Scouts, so that they don't get caught and executed, as Queen Victoria has a strong hatred of Pirates.
Girlfriend in a Coma, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Livia Giuggioli, Nanni Moretti, Toni Servillo, Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren
Roles Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.6290953.6290953.6290953.6290953.629095
The documentary, using the eyes of an English outsider directed by a passionate, but exiled, Italian insider, exposes the dire situation of Italian politics and the process of economic and social decline the country has suffered during the last two decades, treating the decline as a warning of what might happen elsewhere in the West. The decline has occurred amid a collapse of moral values and the victory of "Mala Italia" over "Buona Italia". Critical of Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister, for some of the actions his government undertook or failed to undertake, and for his inappropriate use of his media companies to influence the Italian electorate, the documentary also does not spare criticism of the Left.
I'm Still Here, 1h48
Directed by Casey Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Sean Combs, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller, Eddie Rouse, Mos Def
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.0991353.0991353.0991353.0991353.099135
In 2008 while rehearsing for a charity event, actor Joaquin Phoenix, with Casey Affleck's camera watching, tells people he's quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. He importunes Sean Combs in hopes he'll produce the record. We see the actor in his home: he parties, smokes, bawls out his two-man entourage, talks philosophy with Affleck, and comments on celebrity. I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Did You Hear About the Morgans?, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Wilford Brimley
Roles Paul Morgan
Rating48% 2.4038752.4038752.4038752.4038752.403875
A successful Manhattan couple, lawyer Paul Michael Morgan (Hugh Grant) and real estate agent Meryl Judith Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker), are separated due to Paul's infidelity. After dinner one night, Meryl and Paul witness the murder of one of Meryl's real estate clients. Then they become targets of contract killer Vincent (Michael Kelly) and must enter the Witness Protection Program.
Music and Lyrics, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Johnston, Brad Garrett, Campbell Scott, Scott Porter
Roles Alex Fletcher
Rating64% 3.248993.248993.248993.248993.24899
Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up former pop star who is attempting to revive his dwindling career by hitching his name to the rising star of Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), a young megastar who has asked him to write a song titled "Way Back Into Love." During an unsuccessful attempt to come up with words for the song, he discovers that the woman who is temporarily watering his plants, Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), has a gift for writing lyrics. Sophie, a former creative writing student reeling from a disastrous romance with her former English professor Sloan Cates (Campbell Scott), initially refuses. Alex cajoles her into helping him by using a few quickly-chosen phrases she has given him as the basis for a song. Over the next few days, they grow closer while writing the words and music together, much to the delight of Sophie's older sister Rhonda (Kristen Johnston), a huge fan of Alex.
American Dreamz, 1h47
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films, La téléréalité, Political films
Actors Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe, Mandy Moore, Sam Golzari
Roles Martin Tweed
Rating54% 2.748752.748752.748752.748752.74875
On the morning after his re-election, US President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his "black-and-white" view of the world in a more "gray-seeming" way, and holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President's personal favorite), the weekly talent show American Dreamz, a show similar in format to the modern-day American Idol. America cannot seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted by self-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), ever on the lookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefuls includes Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore), a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted, dopey veteran boyfriend William Williams (Chris Klein), and Omer Obeidi (Sam Golzari).
Travaux
Travaux (2005)
, 1h35
Directed by Brigitte Roüan
Genres Comedy
Actors Carole Bouquet, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Didier Flamand, Françoise Brion, Aldo Maccione, Marie Mouté
Roles Le nouveau voisin
Rating54% 2.709652.709652.709652.709652.70965
Chantal est avocate spécialisée dans la défense des étrangers en situation irrégulière. Pour se débarrasser de Frankie, un amant un peu trop collant, elle décide de faire des travaux chez elle. Un architecte colombien s'occupe de tout et les chamboulements qui en découlent prennent une proportion bien plus importante que prévu.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, 1h48
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett
Roles Daniel Cleaver
Rating60% 3.0015653.0015653.0015653.0015653.001565
The film begins shortly before Bridget's mother's (Gemma Jones) annual Turkey Curry Buffet. Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is ecstatic about her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). However, Bridget's confidence in her relationship is shattered when she meets Mark's colleague, the beautiful Rebecca Gilles (Jacinda Barrett). Bridget meets her ex, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), at her job for Sit-Up Britain and is offered a position as the "Smooth Guidess". Bridget initially refuses, quoting that Daniel Cleaver is a "deceitful, sexist, disgusting specimen of humanity". Bridget is delighted to be asked by Mark to go to the "Law Council Dinner", assuming he will propose afterwards, but because balding Tories quietly take offense at her ad hominem claim that depriving the poor of welfare is something advocated by balding Tories, the night does not end well.
Love Actually, 2h15
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Christmas films, La provence, Films about marriage
Actors Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rory MacGregor, Laura Linney
Roles The Prime Minister
Rating75% 3.797693.797693.797693.797693.79769
The film begins with a voiceover from David (Hugh Grant) commenting that whenever he gets gloomy with the state of the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport, and the pure uncomplicated love felt as friends and families welcome their arriving loved ones. David's voiceover also relates that all the messages left by the people who died on the 9/11 planes were messages of love and not hate. The film then tells the 'love stories' of many people: