He is known as Hugh Grant but his complete name is Hugh John Mungo Grant, an English actor and a film producer. He has earned $2.4 Billion from his movies as well as a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA and an Honorary César. He has established himself as a leading man skilled with a satirical comic talent.
Grant is known as an anti-movie star who approaches his roles more like a character actor, with the ability to make acting look effortless. Hallmarks of his comic skills include a nonchalant touch of irony, sarcasm and studied physical mannerisms as well as his precisely-timed dialogue delivery and facial expressions.
He made his debut in the Oxford University Dramatic Society; Grant dabbled in a variety of jobs. He wrote book reviews, worked as assistant grounds man at Fulham Football Club, tried his hand at tutoring, wrote comedy sketches for TV shows and was hired by Talkback Productions to write and produce radio commercials. Grant achieved international stardom after appearing in Richard Curtis’s hit “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. He claimed to be on the brink of giving up the acting profession but was surprised by the script of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, so decided to stick with the profession. Released in 1994, the movie became the highest-grossing British film to date with a worldwide box office in excess of $244 million. Since the 2000s, Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed roles in movies such as “Diary”, “About a Boy”, “Love Actually” and “American Dreamz”.
Hugh Grant funds The Fynvola Grant Scholarship at Latymer Upper School in memory of his mother who was a teacher in West London.
The most cited movies of Hugh Grant are listed below;
- Sense & Sensibility
- About a Boy
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- The Remains of the Day
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Notting Hill
- Love Actually
- Small Time Crooks
- Extreme Measures