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Hugh Grant's Biography

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Who is Hugh Grant?

Hugh Grant was born on 9 September 1960 in London.

He went to New College, Oxford, and whilst there appeared in his first film, Privileged.

In the late 1980s, Hugh Grant got various parts in films and on TV, some of them with his then girlfriend, Liz Hurley.

Grant's roles in films like Maurice and Bitter Moon would prove to be a stepping stone to his huge breakthrough in Richard Curtis's Four Weddings And A Funeral in 1994, where his character Charles would be of a type that Hugh Grant would reprise a few times in his career: for example, he would be a charming, posh Englishman in Nine Months and Notting Hill.

On June 27, 1995, Hugh Grant was arrested In Los Angeles "on suspicion of lewd conduct in a public place". He had been caught in his car on Sunset Strip in the company of prostitute Divine Brown.

Hugh Grant's relationship with Liz Hurley survived the Divine Brown incident, but in May 2000 they split up after 13 years together.

The 21st century saw more success for Hugh Grant in romantic comedies like About A Boy, Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

In 2004, Hugh Grant started dating Jemima Khan, however they split up in February 2007.

April 2007 was a busy time for Hugh Grant away from the big screen. On the one hand he accepted undisclosed libel damages (which he donated to charity) from Associated Newspapers over their false claims about the end of his relationship with Jemima Khan; on the other hand, a photographer Ian Whittaker accused him of making a verbal and physical assault. Allegations that Hugh Grant denied and that the CPS said that there was insufficient evidence to charge him over.

In 2011, Hugh Grant became a father, following a brief affair with Tinglan Hong.

On 21 November 2011, Hugh Grant gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry about the press intrusion on his privacy.

In 2012, he was cast in the film Cloud Atlas.

In 2016, it was announced that Hugh Grant was joining the cast of Paddington in a sequel to the 2014 film. He played Phoenix Buchanan in the film, which was released in 2017.

Also in 2016, he played St. Clair Bayfield in the film Florence Foster Jenkins.

In 2017, Hugh Grant was cast as Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC1 adaptation of John Preston's A Very English Scandal.

In 2019, he was cast in The Gentlemen, directed by Guy Ritchie.

Their fathers had known each others as army officers and Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie recreated the photograph of them together.

In May 2018, Hugh Grant revealed that he was to marry the mother of three of his children, Swedish TV producer, Anna Eberstein.

He has five children including two with his former partner Tinglan Hong.

In 2020, he appeared alongside Nicole Kidman in the television drama series The Undoing.

In 2023, he was cast in the film Wonka.

In 2024, Hugh Grant was cast as Tony the Tiger in the movie Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

In April 2024, Hugh Grant revealed that he had settled a high court claim against the publisher of the Sun for “an enormous sum”.

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