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Hugh Grant is a Golden Globe winning British actor

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BirthdaySeptember 9, 1960
NationalityBritish
FamousMillionaires, Oxford University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, T V & Movie Producers, ENTP
SpousesTinglan Hong
SiblingsJames Grant
Known asHugh John Mungo Grant
Childrens Felix Chang Hong Grant, Tabitha Grant
Universities
  • Oxford University
  • Hogarth Primary School
  • St Peter's Primary School
  • Latymer Upper School
  • New College
  • Oxford
Notable Alumnis
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceHammersmith, London, England
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherJames Grant
MotherFinvola Grant
Net Worth$80 miliion as of Feb 2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inHammersmith, London, England

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Who is Hugh Grant?

One of the most talented British actors, Hugh Grant is among the Hollywood’s most successful actors. Born in a modest family in London, he earned a scholarship to college and became a part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, which exposed him to the world of acting. He made his debut with the film ‘Privileged’, while he was still a student. After his performance in the film was appreciated, he went on to choose a career in acting and abandoned his plans to pursue a Ph.D. He gained fame and acclaim with his role in the film, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, after which his career in the movies reached great heights, with a number of successful films. Some of his well-known films include, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Notting Hill’, ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’ and ‘Music and Lyrics’. Hugh Grant has established himself as one of the ‘A list’ Hollywood actors. He is best known for his effortless comic style and satirical comic timing.

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Childhood & Early Life

Hugh Grant was born in London to Captain James Murray Grant and Fynvola Susan MacLean, a school teacher. He was raised in a humble environment at Chiswick, west London.

He was an enthusiastic participant in sports and played rugby, soccer and cricket during his school days. In 1979, he enrolled at the New College, Oxford, on scholarship.

He later became a part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society and pursued acting only as a creative outlook. During this time, he starred in the production, ‘Twelfth Night’.

Career

In 1982, he made his screen debut with the Oxford Film Foundation movie, ‘Privileged’, which was directed by Michael Hoffman. The plot of the film was centred on partygoers at Oxford.

In 1988, he played the role of ‘Lord James D'Ampton’, in the horror film, ‘The Lair of the White Worm’, which was directed and written by Ken Russell. The film received mixed reviews.

In 1991, he starred in the film, ‘Impromptu’, which was filmed entirely in France. The film was directed by James Lapine and received positive reviews from film critics.

In 1994, he starred in the Academy Award nominated blockbuster film, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, in which he played the role of ‘Charles’. The film was an immense hit.

In 1995, he acted in the Academy Award winning British period drama film, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, which was directed by Ang Lee. The film was critically acclaimed and received many accolades.

In 1999, he starred opposite Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy film ‘Notting Hill’, which was set entirely in London. The film was well received and achieved success at the box office.

In 2001, he played the role of ‘Daniel Cleaver’ in the romantic comedy film, ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’, which was based on the novel of the same name, written by Helen Fielding.

In 2002, he starred in the Academy Award nominated comedy-drama film, ‘About a Boy’, which was based on a novel by Nick Hornby. The film earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

In 2003, he played the role of ‘David’ in the comedy film, ‘Love Actually’, which was directed by Richard Curtis. The film features an ensemble cast, each of whom has a story to tell.

In 2004, he reprised his role as ‘Daniel Cleaver’ in the film, ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ which was sequel to the previously released film ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’.

In 2007, he starred opposite Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy film, ‘Music and Lyrics’, which was directed by Marc Lawrence. The film got positively reviewed.

In 2009, he played the lead role opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy film, ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’. The film was one of the most successful films of that year.

In 2012, he was seen in the German science fiction film titled, ‘Cloud Atlas’, which was based on a novel by David Mitchell. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Major Works

He starred in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, which became one of the highest grossing British films in the history of cinema. It earned a whopping $245.7 million at the box office, worldwide.

In 1999, he starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Notting Hill’, which was the highest grossing film of that year. The film earned $ 363.88 million at the box office and was ranked 95th on the British Film Institute's ‘list of all-time top 100 films’.

Awards & Achievements

In 1995, he was the recipient of the BAFTA Award for the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ in the ‘Best Actor’ category.

In 1995, he was the recipient of the Golden Globe for the category of ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical’ for the film Four Weddings and a Funeral’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1987, he married actress Elizabeth Hurley and the couple divorced in the year 2000.

He has two children with a Chinese woman named Tinglan Hong.

In 2004, he married writer and campaigner Jemima Khan. The couple divorced in the year 2007.

Trivia

This golden Globe winning actor was once caught with a prostitute in his car in Los Angeles, California. He was subsequently arrested by the police and he paid a huge fine.

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Hugh Grant awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1995Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalFour Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

BAFTA Awards

1995Best ActorFour Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Hugh Grant biography timelines

  • // 9th Sep 1960
    Hugh Grant was born in London to Captain James Murray Grant and Fynvola Susan MacLean, a school teacher. He was raised in a humble environment at Chiswick, west London.
  • // 1979
    He was an enthusiastic participant in sports and played rugby, soccer and cricket during his school days. In 1979, he enrolled at the New College, Oxford, on scholarship.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, he made his screen debut with the Oxford Film Foundation movie, ‘Privileged’, which was directed by Michael Hoffman. The plot of the film was centred on partygoers at Oxford.
  • // 1987 To 2000
    In 1987, he married actress Elizabeth Hurley and the couple divorced in the year 2000.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he played the role of ‘Lord James D'Ampton’, in the horror film, ‘The Lair of the White Worm’, which was directed and written by Ken Russell. The film received mixed reviews.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he starred in the film, ‘Impromptu’, which was filmed entirely in France. The film was directed by James Lapine and received positive reviews from film critics.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he starred in the Academy Award nominated blockbuster film, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, in which he played the role of ‘Charles’. The film was an immense hit.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he acted in the Academy Award winning British period drama film, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, which was directed by Ang Lee. The film was critically acclaimed and received many accolades.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he was the recipient of the BAFTA Award for the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ in the ‘Best Actor’ category.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he was the recipient of the Golden Globe for the category of ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical’ for the film Four Weddings and a Funeral’.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he starred opposite Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy film ‘Notting Hill’, which was set entirely in London. The film was well received and achieved success at the box office.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Notting Hill’, which was the highest grossing film of that year. The film earned $ 363.88 million at the box office and was ranked 95th on the British Film Institute's ‘list of all-time top 100 films’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he played the role of ‘Daniel Cleaver’ in the romantic comedy film, ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’, which was based on the novel of the same name, written by Helen Fielding.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he starred in the Academy Award nominated comedy-drama film, ‘About a Boy’, which was based on a novel by Nick Hornby. The film earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he played the role of ‘David’ in the comedy film, ‘Love Actually’, which was directed by Richard Curtis. The film features an ensemble cast, each of whom has a story to tell.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he reprised his role as ‘Daniel Cleaver’ in the film, ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ which was sequel to the previously released film ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’.
  • // 2004 To 2007
    In 2004, he married writer and campaigner Jemima Khan. The couple divorced in the year 2007.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he starred opposite Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy film, ‘Music and Lyrics’, which was directed by Marc Lawrence. The film got positively reviewed.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he played the lead role opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic comedy film, ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’. The film was one of the most successful films of that year.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was seen in the German science fiction film titled, ‘Cloud Atlas’, which was based on a novel by David Mitchell. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Hugh Grant's FAQ

  • What is Hugh Grant birthday?

    Hugh Grant was born at 1960-09-09

  • Where is Hugh Grant's birth place?

    Hugh Grant was born in Hammersmith, London, England

  • What is Hugh Grant nationalities?

    Hugh Grant's nationalities is British

  • Who is Hugh Grant spouses?

    Hugh Grant's spouses is Tinglan Hong

  • Who is Hugh Grant siblings?

    Hugh Grant's siblings is James Grant

  • Who is Hugh Grant childrens?

    Hugh Grant's childrens is Felix Chang Hong Grant, Tabitha Grant

  • What was Hugh Grant universities?

    Hugh Grant studied at Oxford University, Hogarth Primary School, St Peter's Primary School, Latymer Upper School, New College, Oxford

  • What was Hugh Grant notable alumnis?

    Hugh Grant's notable alumnis is Oxford University

  • How tall is Hugh Grant?

    Hugh Grant's height is 180

  • Who is Hugh Grant's father?

    Hugh Grant's father is James Grant

  • Who is Hugh Grant's mother?

    Hugh Grant's mother is Finvola Grant

  • What is Hugh Grant's sun sign?

    Hugh Grant is Virgo