Hugh Grant

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Hugh John Mungo Grant [ çjuː ˈgrɑːnt ] (born September 9, 1960 in London , England ) is a British actor who is best known for successful romantic comedies.


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 .

In 1995, Grant hit the headlines of the tabloids . He had invited a prostitute into his car and was caught and arrested with her by police officers having sex in public .

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.

As a victim in the News International scandal , he appeared as a speaker at party events of the Labor Party and the Liberal Democrats .

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.

Theater career

Filmography (selection)

Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Pop! Goes my heart
  DE 44 05/11/2007 (9 weeks)
  AT 60 05/11/2007 (3 weeks)
Way Back Into Love (with Drew Barrymore )
  AT 50 08/05/2011 (1 week)
Hugh Grant (2008)
Grant in Scotland (2007)


Dubbing voice

Hugh Grant's standard spokesperson for German-language dubbing is Patrick Winczewski .

Web links

Commons : Hugh Grant  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Interview by Dirk Peitz with Hugh Grant in Süddeutsche Zeitung . 24./25./26./27. December 2009.
  2. Police photos of those arrested , June 13, 2005.
  3. Please smile, you are under arrest on
  4. Pants down . In: Der Spiegel . 27/1995, July 3, 1995.
  5. Hugh Grant . In: Der Spiegel. 40/2011, October 1, 2011.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. Hugh Grant finally ties knot at 57 as he marries Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein. In: May 25, 2018, accessed December 22, 2018 .
  10. "You bloated rubber duck!" Hugh Grant rages against Boris Johnson "
  12. Chart sources: DE AT