Hugh Grant Biography

(English Actor Best Known for His Leading Roles in Romantic Comedies)

Birthday: September 9, 1960 (Virgo)

Born In: Hammersmith, London, England

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.

Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In September

Girlfriend: Tinglan Hong (ex)

Also Known As: Hugh John Mungo Grant

Age: 63 Years, 63 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Anna Elisabet Eberstein (m. 2018)

father: James Grant

mother: Finvola Grant

siblings: James Grant

children: Felix Chang Hong Grant, Tabitha Grant

Born Country: England

Quotes By Hugh Grant Actors

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

City: London, England

Notable Alumni: New College, Oxford

More Facts

education: New College, Oxford

  • 1

    Is Hugh Grant on social media?

    Yes, Hugh Grant is on social media. He has an official Twitter account where he occasionally shares updates and interacts with fans.

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    What are some popular movies starring Hugh Grant?

    Some popular movies starring Hugh Grant include "Notting Hill," "Love Actually," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "About a Boy," and "Bridget Jones's Diary."

  • 3

    Has Hugh Grant ever won an Oscar?

    No, Hugh Grant has not won an Oscar. He has been nominated for various awards but has not won an Academy Award.

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    Where can I watch Hugh Grant's latest movies?

    Hugh Grant's latest movies can typically be found in theaters upon release or on various streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. Fans can check their preferred streaming service to see if his latest movies are available for viewing.

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’.
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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.
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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.
Facts About Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is a skilled accordion player and has been known to play the instrument in his spare time.

He has a passion for wildlife conservation and has been actively involved in various animal welfare causes.

Hugh Grant is a talented painter and has exhibited his artwork in galleries.

He is a keen advocate for promoting literacy and has supported several literacy programs for children.


Golden Globe Awards
1995 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
BAFTA Awards
1995 Best Actor Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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