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HUGH GRANT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Hugh Grant was born on September 9th, 1960 in Hammersmith, London with the birth name Hugh John Mungo Grant to parents, James and Finvola Grant.  After high school he won a scholarship to study at Oxford where he studied drama.  After he earned his degree, he turned down another scholarship to study at the Courtauld Institute in London where he could have pursued postgraduate studies in Art History, but instead wanted to focus on pursuing a career as an actor.
 
His film debut was in 1982 in, "Privileged" starring with Robert Wooley, Diana Katis, Imogen Stubbs, Mark Williams and James Wilby, while he was still a student. It was working on this film that made him really realize how much he enjoyed being an actor.  While trying to pursue a career as an actor, he also found part time work as a tutor, and writer for television shows and radio commercials.  Some of his early smaller roles were in such films as, "Merchant-Ivory" (1987), "The Dawning" (1988) starring Anthony Hopkins, Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard and Rebecca Pidgeon and "Remando al viento" (1988). 

Hugh found a film he could put his heart and soul into which allowed his career to move forward and prosper, "The Lady and the Highwayman" (1989) starring alongside Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Michael York, Robert Morley, Emma Samms, John Mills, Ian Bannen, Bernard Miles and Gareth Hunt
 
He continued to work in the industry taking on small roles until he finally got his big break that earned him a Golden Globe Award for his role in the film, "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) starring alongside Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Simon Callow, Timothy Walker, Corin Redgrave and James Fleet, which was the highest grossing British film to date with a worldwide box office exceeding $244 million.     

As his career progressed he became very popular with roles in such films as, "Notting Hill" (1999) co-starring Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, Tim McInnerny, James Dreyfus, Gina McKee and Hugh Bonneville, "Mickey Blue Eyes" (1999) also starring James Caan and Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Bridget Jones Diary" (2001) also starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz and Gemma Jones, "About A Boy" (2002) Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Nat Gastiain Tena and Victoria Smurfit, "Love Actually" (2003) starring with Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon and Rowan Atkinson, "American Dreamz" (2006) starring with Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe, Mandy Moore, Sam Golzari, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Tony Yalda, Noureen DeWulf and Shohreh Aghdashloo and "Music and Lyrics" (2007) co-starring Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett and Kristen Johnston.
 
Along with working as an actor, Grant also owned a production company called, Simian Films, however in 2002 the company closed it's office in the United States and in 2005, he resigned as director.
 
In 2011, Charlie Sheen was asked to leave the hit television series, "Two and a Half Men" and Hugh Grant was actually offered the role to replace Sheen, however he turned down this opportunity.
 
High Grant has had and continues to have a very successful career, however he has been the center of focus on the tabloids a number of times.  His most publicized arrest was in 1995 for misdemeanor lewd conduct in a public place.  In 2007, he was again arrested for allegations of assault on paparazzo, Ian Whittaker, however the charges were later dropped. 
 
Hugh Grant has been involved in a number of relationships but has yet to marry or have any children of his own.  Soon to release in 2012 are two of his latest projects, "Cloud Atlas" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits".  He also remains involved in a number of charitable causes such as being a Patron of the Fynvola Foundation which provides nursing and care for the elderly.


Filmography

2012 Cloud Atlas
2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 
2007 Music and Lyrics 
2006 American Dreamz 
2005 Housewarming 
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 
2003 Love Actually 
2002 Two Weeks Notice 
2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe
2002 About a Boy 
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary 
2000 Small Time Crooks 
1999 Hooves of Fire 
1999 Mickey Blue Eyes
1999 Notting Hill
1999 Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death
1996 Extreme Measures
1996 Night Train to Venice
1995 Restoration
1995 Sense and Sensibility 
1995 Nine Months 
1995 The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
1993 Performance
1993 The Remains of the Day 
1993 Sirens 
1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales 
1992 Bitter Moon 
1991 The Trials of Oz
1991 Our Sons 
1991 Impromptu 
1990 Crossing the Line
1989 Till We Meet Agai
1989 Champagne Charlie 
1989 The Lady and the Highwayman 
1988 The Bengali Night
1988 Remando al viento 
1988 The Lair of the White Worm 
1988 The Dawning 
1988 Nocturnes 
1987 Maurice
1987 White Mischief
1986 Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value 
1986 Shades of Darkness 
1986 Ladies in Charge 
1986 A Very Peculiar Practice
1985 Honour, Profit & Pleasure 
1985 The Detective
1985 Jenny's War
1985 The Last Place on Earth
1982 Privileged 





Matinee Classics - The Lady and the Highwayman starring Hugh Grant, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Oliver Reed, Michael York, John Mills, Ian Bannen, Robert Morley, Lamya Derval, Ian Bannen, Bernard Miles, Gareth Hunt, Steffanie Pitt, Floyd Bevan and Terence Plummer


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