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Hugh Grant

Hugh GrantAKA Hugh John Mungo Grant

Born: 9-Sep-1960
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Four Weddings and a Funeral

After more than a decade in films and TV, Grant was still a struggling actor, sometimes making ends meet with a day job as an advertising copywriter. His career finally took an upswing in 1994, with Four Weddings and a Funeral. Then, during a visit to Los Angeles the next summer, he gave a hooker named Divine Brown a wad of cash for a blowjob in his rented BMW. According to Brown, Grant's opening line was, "I've always wanted to sleep with a black woman. That's my fantasy." As she bent over and went to work, however, Grant's foot brushed against the brake pedal, causing the car's brake lights to flicker on and off, attracting the attention of a nearby beat cop. Both Brown and Grant were arrested. His mugshot appeared in newspapers and on television worldwide. His fiancÚ Elizabeth Hurley stood by him for a while, but eventually called off their wedding.

Instead of ruining his career, his videos began renting and selling faster than before. He appeared on The Tonight Show and apologized with a ghostwritten joke, "I'm not one to go around blowing my own trumpet." And for the next decade, Grant became one of Britain's leading exports, playing his patented stammering semi-tongue-tied character in romantic comedies like Notting Hill with Julia Roberts, Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock, and Music and Lyrics with Drew Barrymore.

Father: James Grant (carpet salesman)
Mother: Fynvola Grant (teacher)
Brother: James Grant Jr. (bank executive)
Girlfriend: Elizabeth Hurley (dated 1986-2000, broken engagement)
Slept with: Divine Brown (prostitute, 27-Jun-1995)
Girlfriend: Dana Verbytska (personal trainer, dated 2004)
Girlfriend: Jemima (Goldsmith) Khan (ex-wife of Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan, b. 30-Jan-1974, dated 2004-07)

    High School: Latymer Upper School, London, England
    University: BA Literature, New College, Oxford University (1982)

    Golden Globe 1995 for Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Solicitation Hollywood, CA (27-Jun-1995)
    Sex in Public Hollywood, CA (27-Jun-1995)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Cloud Atlas (8-Sep-2012)
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits (28-Mar-2012) · The Pirate Captain [VOICE]
    Did You Hear About the Morgans? (18-Dec-2009) · Paul Morgan
    Music and Lyrics (9-Feb-2007)
    American Dreamz (4-Mar-2006) · Martin Tweed
    Housewarming (14-May-2005)
    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (8-Nov-2004) · Daniel
    Love Actually (7-Sep-2003) · The Prime Minister
    Two Weeks Notice (18-Dec-2002) · George Wade
    About a Boy (26-Apr-2002) · Will
    Bridget Jones's Diary (4-Apr-2001)
    Small Time Crooks (19-May-2000) · David
    Mickey Blue Eyes (17-Aug-1999)
    Notting Hill (13-May-1999) · William Thacker
    Extreme Measures (27-Sep-1996) · Dr. Guy Luthan
    Restoration (29-Dec-1995) · Finn
    Sense and Sensibility (13-Dec-1995) · Edward Ferrars
    Nine Months (12-Jul-1995) · Samuel Faulkner
    The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (12-May-1995)
    An Awfully Big Adventure (7-Apr-1995)
    Four Weddings and a Funeral (9-Mar-1994) · Charles
    Sirens (4-Mar-1994) · Anthony Campion
    The Remains of the Day (5-Nov-1993)
    Train to Hell (May-1993) · Martin
    Bitter Moon (23-Sep-1992)
    Our Sons (19-May-1991)
    Impromptu (12-Apr-1991)
    The Big Man (8-Sep-1990)
    Champagne Charlie (12-Apr-1989)
    The Lady and the Highwayman (22-Jan-1989)
    The Bengali Night (26-Oct-1988)
    Rowing in the Wind (19-Sep-1988) · Lord Byron
    The Lair of the White Worm (14-Sep-1988)
    The Dawning (Aug-1988)
    Maurice (15-Sep-1987)
    White Mischief (1987)
    Jenny's War (3-Jun-1985)

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