Hugh Grant Biography

Hugh Grant

Quick Facts Of Hugh Grant

Celebrated Name Hugh Grant
Age 60 Years
Nick Name Hugh
Birth Name Hugh John Mungo Grant
Birth Date 1960-09-09
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Nationality British
Ethnicity British-white
Birth Nation London
Place Of Birth Hammersmith
Race White
Horoscope Virgo
Father James Murray Grant
Mother Fynvola Susan MacLean
School Latymer Upper School
College / University New College, Oxford
Famous For Being an English actor and film producer.
Best Known For For playing a lead role in some of the cult romantic comedy movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) and "Notting Hill" (1999).
Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Venice Film Festival: Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Marital Status Married
Wife Anna Eberstein, Hong
Children 5
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Acting and film producing career
Net Worth $150 million
Salary $19,069,261 dollars per year
Height 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
Weight 84 kg or 185 lbs
Body Measurement 42-33-14 inches
Body Build/Type Average
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Dark brown

Hugh John Mungo Grant, popularly known as Hugh Grant is an English actor who has been in the entertainment industry for over 35 years. Having started off his career as a character actor, Grant gained international fame as a comedy actor in romantic comedy films. He gained attention after appearing in films, Maurice, The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility, and Restoration. He rose to international prominence after he starred in the 1994 film, Four Weddings and a Funeral. He later went on to star in numerous recognizable comedic and romantic films and tv shows.

For his works, he has won numerous awards and honors including a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and Honorary Cesar. 

He has over 614k followers on Twitter. 

What is Hugh Grant Famous For?

  • Won a Golden Globe award and a BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. 

Where is Hugh Grant From?

Hugh Grant was born on 9 September 1960. His birth name is Hugh John Mungo Grant. His birth place is in London in England. He holds an English nationality. His hometown is London. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. 

He was born to a father, Captain James Murray Grant, and a mother, Fynvola Susan MacLean. He comes from a military family background. His father was an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years in Malaya and Germany. He later ran a carpet business. His grandfather, Colonel James Murray Grant, DSO was decorated for bravery and leadership at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during World War II. His mother was a schoolteacher who taught Latin, French, and music for over 30 years in the state schools of west London. He has an older brother named James "Jamie" Grant. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended Hogarth Primary School in Chiswick, St Peter's Primary School in Hammersmith, independent preparatory school, Wetherby School, Latymer Upper School. He played 1st XV rugby, cricket, and football in school. He also competed in quiz shows representing his school. After high school, he won the Galsworthy scholarship to New College, Oxford in 1979. He graduated with Second-class honors in English from New College. He then joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society. He then received an offer from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London to pursue a Ph.D. in the history of art. He failed to secure a grant. 

Hugh Grant young

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Hugh Grant Career

  • Grant made his film debut with the Oxford-financed film, Privileged in 1982. 
  • He worked a variety of jobs working as an assistant groundsman at Fulham Football Club, tutoring, writing comedy sketches for TV Shows, and working for Talkback Productions to write and produce radio commercials for products such as Mighty White bread and Red Stripe lager. 
  • He received a supporting role offer in the 1984 film, The Bounty starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. However, he was prevented from playing the role because he didn't yet have an Equity card. The Equity card could only be earned through acting in regional theater. 
  • He joined the Nottingham Playhouse to obtain his Equity card and played small roles in the productions. 
  • He created a sketch-comedy group, The Jockeys of Norfolk with friends Chris Lang and Andy Taylor. The group toured London's pub comedy circuits and performed in several festivals. 
  • The group earned a spot on Russell Harty's BBC2 TV show, Harty Goes to....
  • He gained national attention after he played the lead role in the 1987 drama film, Maurice. 
  • Along with co-star, James Wilby, Grant won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. 
  • Grant achieved international fame after he starred in the British romantic comedy film, Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. He became an overnight international star after the release of the film. He won a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA award for Best Actor for his role in the film. The film was also nominated for two Academy Awards. 
  • The film became the highest-grossing British film to date grossing $244 million worldwide.
  • He signed a two-year production deal with Castle Rock Entertainment in the same year. 
  • The same year, he became founder and director of the UK-based Simian Films Limited.
  • The company closed its US office in 2002. Grant resigned as director of the company in December 2005.
  • With the success of Four Weddings and a Funeral, he started starring in Hollywood films significantly. 
  • He made his debut as a film producer with the 1996 thriller film, Extreme Measures.
  • He joined the Supervisory Board of IM International media AG in 2000. It is a Munich-based film and media company.  
  • His role in the 2016 film, Florence Foster Jenkins earned him critical acclaims and nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award among others. 
  • He returned to television screens in 2018, after 25 years. In his return, he played Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC One miniseries, A Very English Scandal. He was nominated for several awards for his role including Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award among others.

Hugh Grant Films

  • Privileged
  • Maurice
  • White Mischief
  • Rowing with the Wind
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • The Dawning
  • The Bengali Night
  • The Big Man
  • Impromptu
  • Bitter Moon
  • The Remains of the Day
  • Night Train to Venice
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Sirens
  • Restoration
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Nine Months
  • The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
  • An Awfully Big Adventure
  • Extreme Measures
  • Mickey Blue Eyes
  • Notting Hill
  • Small Time Crooks
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • About a Boy
  • Love Actually
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • Housewarming (cameo role)
  • American Dreamz
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (voice role)
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Rewrite
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Paddington 2
  • The Gentlemen

Hugh Grant awards

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Hugh Grant Awards

  • Hugh Grant has won numerous awards and honors for his service to the entertainment industry. 
  • He won Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role in Maurice in 1987.
  • He won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy among several other awards for his work in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1995.
  • Peter Sellers Award for Comedy for Bridget Jones's Diary at the 2002 Evening Standard British Film Awards. 
  • ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year at the 2002 London Critics Circle Film Awards, Best British Actor at the 8th Empire Awards, Best International Actor at the 2003 Golden Camera Awards for About a Boy.
  • 2003 Film Actor in a Comedy at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
  • Hollywood Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for Florence Foster Jenkins in 2017. 
  • London Film Critics' Circle Award for Supporting Actor of the Year, Utah Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, and San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Comedic Performance for Paddington 2 in 2018.
  • 2002 Taormina BNL FilmFest: Taormina Arte Diamond Award – Cinematic Excellence.
  • 2003 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards: The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award – Excellence in Film.
  • 2006 César Awards: Honorary César – Lifetime Achievement.
  • 2016 Zurich Film Festival Golden Icon Award and the British Film Institute Fellowship.
  • 2017 National Film Award for Global Contribution to Cinema Nomination.
  • He is one of the first 100 stars honored at the Avenue of Stars in central London. 
  • He was awarded the Star of the Year Award at the ShowEast Convention on 11 October 2002.
  • He has a wax sculpture at Madame Tussauds in London, Glamor Hall of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, the Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Museum in New York's Times Square. 

Hugh Grant wife

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Hugh Grant Wife

Hugh Grant is a married man. He is married to Anna Eberstein, a Swedish television producer. The couple has three children together, two daughters and a son. They briefly separated but reconciled later. The couple tied a knot to each other on 25 May 2018. 

Grant's first known relationship was with actress Elizabeth Hurley. They met on the set of the film, Remando Al Viento in 1987. The two started dating becoming the subject of media attention. Hurley served as the head of development to look for prospective projects of the UK-based Simian Films Limited, which Grant founded in 1994. Their relationship ended in May 2000, after 13 years together. He is godfather to Hurley's son, Damian.

He has a daughter, Tabitha (born in 2011) with Tinglan Hong. When he briefly reunited with Hong in 2012, Hong gave birth to their second, Grant's third child. Altogether, Grant has 5 children with two women. 

He was romantically linked with several other actresses as well. 

Hugh Grant Hurley

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Hugh Grant Height

Hugh Grant stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 185 lbs i.e. 84 kg. He has an average body build. His chest size, biceps size, and waist size are 43 inches, 14 inches, and 38 inches respectively. His eye color is dark brown and his eye color is blue. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is Hugh Grant Net Worth?

Hugh Grant has been in showbiz for over 35 years. He made his name, fame, and fortune working in the entertainment industry as an actor. He has starred in numerous films and television shows in his career. Grant's movies have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide. The 1994 romantic comedy film, Four Weddings and a Funeral, which garnered him international fame as well as numerous accolades grossed over $244 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing British film to date. At present, his net worth is estimated at $150 million.

Did You Know?

  • His ancestors include Sir Walter Raleigh, William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan, James Stewart, John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl, Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Sir Evan Nepean, and a sister of former Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
  • His mother died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.
  • He spent many of his childhood summers shooting and fishing with his grandfather in Scotland.
  • IndieWire ranked his performance in Paddington 2, the 22nd greatest movie performance of the decade in 2019.
  • A self-confessed "committed and passionate" perfectionist, he is noted by co-workers for demanding endless takes until he achieves the desired shot according to his own standard.
  • He dropped his agent in 2006, ending a 10-year relationship with CAA.
  • He won substantial damages from News (UK) Ltd in 1996 after the company's newspaper Today falsely claimed article published in January 1995 that Grant verbally abused a young extra with a "foul-mouthed tongue lashing" on the set of The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain.
  • He accepted undisclosed damages from Associated Newspapers in April 2007 over claims made about his relationships with his former girlfriends in three separate tabloid articles published in the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday.
  • He was arrested in Los Angeles, California in June 1995 in a police vice operation near Sunset Boulevard for receiving oral sex in a public place from Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. He pleaded no contest and was fined $1,180 placed on two years' summary probation, and was ordered to complete an AIDS education program.
  • Assault charges on Grant made by paparazzo Ian Whittaker were dropped in April 2007 on the grounds of "insufficient evidence".
  • In April 2011, Grant published an article in the New Statesman titled "The Bugger, Bugged" about a conversation (following an earlier encounter) with Paul McMullan, a former journalist, and paparazzo for News of the World.
  • During the 2019 UK general election Grant campaigned for tactical voting to stop a Conservative majority and Brexit.
  • He is a fan of Fulham.
  • He is a supporter of the Scottish football club, Rangers.
  • He also has interests in tennis, snooker, and golf.
  • In 2011, the BBC apologized after Grant made an offhand joke about homosexuality and rugby when he was invited into the commentary box during coverage of an England vs Scotland game at Twickenham Stadium.
  • He had a two-decade long feud with actor Robert Downey Jr.
  • He is a patron of the DIPEx Charity, which operates the website Healthtalkonline.
  • He is a patron of the Fynvola Foundation, named after his late mother. The foundation supports the Lady Dane Farmhouse that works for adults with learning disabilities.
  • He is a patrol of Pancreatic Cancer Action.
  • He has been working as a fundraiser and ambassador for Marie Curie Cancer Care since the death of his mother in 2001 due to cancer.
  • He is known for giving witty and irreverent acceptance speeches.