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Hugh Grant

Grant in 2014 Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor. He established himself early in his career as a charming and vulnerable romantic leading man, and has since transitioned into a character actor. Hallmarks of Grant's comic skills include a nonchalant touch of sarcasm and characteristic physical mannerisms. He has received several accolades including a British Academy Film Award and a Golden Globe Award as well as nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards. He received an Honorary César in 2006. , his films had grossed a total of nearly US$3 billion worldwide. In 2022, ''Time Out'' magazine listed Grant as one of Britain's 50 greatest actors of all time.

Grant made his feature film acting debut in ''Privileged'' (1982), followed by the romantic drama ''Maurice'' (1987) for which he gained acclaim as well as the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. He then acted in a string of successful period dramas such as ''The Remains of the Day'' (1993), ''Sense and Sensibility'' (1995) and ''Restoration'' (1995). Grant emerged as a star with Richard Curtis's romantic comedy ''Four Weddings and a Funeral'' (1994), for which he won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He starred in further romantic comedies such as ''Notting Hill'' (1999), ''Bridget Jones's Diary'' (2001) and its 2004 sequel, ''About a Boy'' (2002), ''Two Weeks Notice'' (2002), ''Love Actually'' (2003), and ''Music and Lyrics'' (2007).

Grant began to take against-type parts earning nominations for two BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles as St. Clair Bayfield in ''Florence Foster Jenkins'' (2016) and an egotistical actor in ''Paddington 2'' (2017). During this period he has acted in the science fiction film ''Cloud Atlas'' (2012), several Guy Ritchie action films including ''The Gentlemen'' (2019) and the musical fantasy ''Wonka'' (2023). He earned two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nominations for his television roles as Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC miniseries ''A Very English Scandal'' (2018) and a husband accused of infidelity and murder in the HBO miniseries ''The Undoing'' (2020).

Grant has been outspoken about his antipathy towards the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity, and his hostility towards the media. He emerged as a prominent critic of the conduct of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation during the News International phone hacking scandal. Provided by Wikipedia