Grant was born in 1960 to an officer and a teacher. He grew up with his brother James in Chiswick in the Hounslow borough in west London. At the age of nine he took piano lessons from Andrew Lloyd Webber's mother. After graduating from school, he received a scholarship to Oxford and studied English ; his career aspiration was an art historian . He gained his first acting experience in the college theater group and decided to take professional acting classes after graduating.
Grant made his cinema debut in 1982 in Privileged, his first TV role in 1985; various other roles in film and television followed without great success. He became known as an actor in England in 1987 with the film Maurice . The film Four Weddings and a Death gave him his international breakthrough in 1994, which in turn made his long-time girlfriend, actress Liz Hurley , famous .
After he had not played a role for three years, he landed a great success in 1999 with the comedy Notting Hill , in which he played alongside Julia Roberts . This was followed by numerous romantic comedies with an optimistic character, typical of Grant , including Bridget Jones - Chocolate for Breakfast in 2001 and Indeed ... Love in 2003. He received the honorary award at the 2006 César Awards , the most important annual French film award.
With the Chinese Tinglan Hong Grant has a daughter (* September 2011) and a son (* December 2012). In May 2018 he married the Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein, with whom he has another son (* September 2012) and a daughter (* December 2015). In 2018 he became the father of a daughter again.
Grant is a staunch opponent of Brexit and attacked British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who supports Brexit, in sharp words.
Grant is an ambitious tennis player.
- To Inspector Calls at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theater (Director: Richard Wilson)
- 1982: Privileged
- 1985: The Last Place on Earth (TV series, six episodes)
- 1987: The Last Days in Kenya (White Mischief)
- 1987: Maurice
- 1988: The Dawning
- 1988: The Lair of the White Worm (The Lair of the White Worm)
- 1988: Remando al viento
- 1988: The Bengali Night (La Nuit Bengali)
- 1989: Silver Blade (The Lady and the Highwayman) (Movie made for TV)
- 1989: The Champagne Dynasty (Till We Meet Again) (TV miniseries)
- 1990: Big Man (The Big Man)
- 1991: In love with Chopin (Impromptu)
- 1991: The Trials of Oz (TV movie)
- 1991: don't leave me alone, mother! (Our Sons) (TV movie)
- 1992: Bitter Moon
- 1993: Seduction of the Sirens (Sirens)
- 1993: Night Train to Venice
- 1993: What is left of the day remained (The Remains of the Day)
- 1994: The Changeling (TV movie)
- 1994: Four Weddings and a Funeral (Four Weddings and a Funeral)
- 1995: An Awfully Big Adventure
- 1995: The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain)
- 1995: Nine Months
- 1995: Sense and Sensibility (Sense and Sensibility)
- 1995: Restoration - time of sensuality (restoration)
- 1996: Extreme ... by all means (Extreme Measures)
- 1999: Notting Hill
- 1999: Mickey Blue Eyes
- 1999: Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death (short film)
- 2000: Small Time Crooks (Small Time Crooks)
- 2001: Bridget Jones - Chocolate for Breakfast (Bridget Jones's Diary)
- 2002: About a Boy or: The Day of the Dead Duck (About a Boy)
- 2002: A Boss To Fall In Love With (Two Weeks Notice)
- 2003: Actually ... love (Love Actually)
- 2004: Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason
- 2005: Help, I'm renovating (Travaux, on sait quand ça commence ...)
- 2006: American Dreamz (American Dreamz)
- 2007: Mitten ins Herz - A Song for You (Music and Lyrics)
- 2009: Did You Hear About The Morgans? (Did You Hear About the Morgans?)
- 2012: The Pirates! - Bunch of weird guys (The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) (voice)
- 2012: Cloud Atlas
- 2014: How do you write love? (The Rewrite)
- 2015: Codenamed UNCLE (The Man from UNCLE)
- 2016: Florence Foster Jenkins
- 2017: Red Nose Day Actually (short film)
- 2017: Paddington 2
- 2018: A Very English Scandal (TV series, 3 episodes)
- 2019: One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (short film)
- 2019: The Gentlemen
- 1995: Golden Globe Award - Best Actor for Four Weddings and a Funeral
- 1995: BAFTA Award - Best Actor for Four Weddings and a Death
- 2000: Empire Award - Best British Actor for Notting Hill
- 2002: Peter Sellers Award for Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for Bridget Jones - Chocolate for Breakfast
- 2006: Honorary César , Lifetime Achievement Award
Hugh Grant's standard spokesperson for German-language dubbing is Patrick Winczewski .
- Literature by and about Hugh Grant in the catalog of the German National Library
- Hugh Grant in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Interview by Dirk Peitz with Hugh Grant in Süddeutsche Zeitung . 24./25./26./27. December 2009.
- Police photos of those arrested , June 13, 2005.
- Please smile, you are under arrest on spiegel-online.de
- Pants down . In: Der Spiegel . 27/1995, July 3, 1995.
- Hugh Grant . In: Der Spiegel. 40/2011, October 1, 2011.
- Hugh Grant's THREE babies in 15 months: Anna Elisabet Eberstein and Tinglan Hong pregnant with actor's sons at the same time In: Daily Mail . January 30, 2014.
- Hugh Grant finally ties knot at 57 as he marries Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein. In: telegraph.co.uk. May 25, 2018, accessed December 22, 2018 .
- "You bloated rubber duck!" Hugh Grant rages against Boris Johnson " watson.de
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Grant, Hugh John Mungo (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 9, 1960|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||London , England , UK|