Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

Highest Rated: 100% Paddington 2 (2018)

Lowest Rated: 12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

Birthday: Sep 9, 1960

Birthplace: London, England

A graduate of Oxford, actor Hugh Grant would seem more a natural product of Cambridge University, breeding ground for such comic talents as Monty Python's Flying Circus. Grant's classic good looks make him a shoo-in for romantic leads, but his comic abilities -- marked by a nervous stutter, desperately fluttering eyelids, and an ability to capture a brand of distinctly English embarrassment -- have also marked him as a gifted comic performer. Born in London on September 9, 1960, Grant made his film debut under the very Oxbridge name of Hughie Grant in the Oxford-financed Privileged (1982). He then worked in repertory before forming his own comedy troupe, the Jockeys of Norfolk. Following some television roles, Grant made his first professional film appearance in 1987 with a blink-and-he's-gone part in White Mischief. The same year he did more substantial work, first as Lord Byron in Rowing With the Wind, and then as a sexually conflicted Edwardian in Ismail Merchant and James Ivory's adaptation of E.M. Forster's Maurice. The role won him a Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival, but despite such acclaim, Grant's next films were largely forgettable affairs. One exception -- albeit a dubious one -- was Ken Russell's The Lair of the White Worm, in which the actor attained some degree of cult status as a lord attempting to foil the murderous charms of a campy, trampy vampire (Amanda Donahoe).Following period work in Impromptu (in which he played a consumptive, bewigged Chopin) and another Merchant-Ivory outing, The Remains of the Day, Grant finally hit it big in 1994 with starring roles in two films, Sirens and Four Weddings and a Funeral. The latter film in particular gave the actor almost overnight transatlantic stardom, landing him on a number of magazine covers and TV talk shows. The following year, Grant gained fame of an entirely different sort when he was arrested for soliciting the services of an L.A. prostitute. The box-office take of his subsequent film, Nine Months, released on the heels of his arrest, was buoyed by his notoriety, as were the ratings of the episode of The Tonight Show which featured Grant's sheepish apology to his then-girlfriend, model/actress Elizabeth Hurley. The actor managed to recoup some of his professional dignity with a restrained performance as Emma Thompson's suitor in the acclaimed Sense and Sensibility, but his next feature, Extreme Measures, a thriller produced by his and Hurley's production company, Simian Films, proved a disappointment. Following this relative failure, Grant receded somewhat from the public consciousness, but reappeared in 1999 with Notting Hill. A commercial as well as relative critical success, the comedy helped to restore some of the actor's luster, further assisted by his roles in the comedies Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks (2000). After once again charming filmgoers while competing for the affections of Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary, Grant took on the role of a playful London lothario who forms a bond with one of his conquests' offspring in the romantic comedy About a Boy. Indeed, the romantic comedy seemed to be simply the most natural fit for the actor, and he found more success in new millennium with returns to this genre in Two Weeks Notice, Love Actually, and the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.He played a fictionalized version of Simon Cowell in the comedy American Dreamz, and was solid as a washed-up 80's pop star opposite Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics in 2007. His next film, 2009's Did You Hear About the Morgans?, was his last on-screen appearance for nearly three years, when he took on a small role (six small roles, actually) in the Wachowski's Cloud Atlas. In 2015, he had a supporting role in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but made bigger waves for the role he didn't take: Grant would not appear in the third Bridget Jones films, shocking fans of the series.


Highest Rated Movies



77% The Gentlemen Fletcher 2020
100% Paddington 2 Phoenix Buchanan 2018
No Score Yet Red Nose Day Actually Actor 2017
88% Florence Foster Jenkins St Clair Bayfield Bayfield $27.4M 2016
No Score Yet A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman Actor 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Waverly $38.2M 2015
66% The Rewrite Keith Michaels $0.4M 2015
No Score Yet One Rogue Reporter Actor 2014
66% Cloud Atlas Hotel Heavy/Lloyd Hooks/Denholme Cavendish/Seer Rhee/Kona Ch $22.2M 2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Pirate Captain $31.1M 2012
No Score Yet The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists Pirate Captain 2012
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? Paul Morgan $29.6M 2009
63% Music and Lyrics Alex Fletcher $50.5M 2007
38% American Dreamz Martin Tweed $7.2M 2006
No Score Yet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Actor 2005
No Score Yet Housewarming (Travaux) Actor 2005
28% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Daniel Cleaver $40.3M 2004
64% Love Actually Prime Minister $59.4M 2003
42% Two Weeks Notice George Wade $93.4M 2002
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe Blitzen [US Version] 2002
93% About a Boy Will $40.6M 2002
81% Bridget Jones's Diary Daniel Cleaver 2001
66% Small Time Crooks David 2000
45% Mickey Blue Eyes Michael Felgate 1999
83% Notting Hill William Thacker 1999
No Score Yet Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death Actor 1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
56% Extreme Measures Dr. Guy Luthan 1996
70% Restoration Finn 1996
98% Sense and Sensibility Edward Ferrars 1995
36% An Awfully Big Adventure Meredith Potter 1995
26% Nine Months Samuel Faulkner 1995
58% The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain Reginald Anson 1995
74% Sirens Anthony 1994
No Score Yet Night Train to Venice Martin 1994
96% Four Weddings and a Funeral Charles 1994
95% The Remains of the Day Cardinal 1993
65% Bitter Moon Nigel 1992
No Score Yet Jenny's War Peter Baines 1992
76% Impromptu Frederic Chopin 1991
No Score Yet Our Sons (Too Little, Too Late) James 1991
20% Crossing the Line Gordon 1990
No Score Yet Champagne Charlie Charles Heidsieck 1989
No Score Yet The Lady and the Highwayman Lord Lucius Vyne 1989
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again' Bruno 1989
No Score Yet The Dawning Harry 1988
No Score Yet Bengali Night Allan 1988
80% White Mischief Hugh Dickinson 1988
No Score Yet Rowing with the Wind (Remando al viento) Lord Byron 1988
65% The Lair of the White Worm Lord James 1988
90% Maurice Clive Durham 1987


97% A Very English Scandal
Jeremy Thorpe 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Top Gear
Appearing 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2007
No Score Yet A Life on Screen
No Score Yet The Undoing
Jonathan Sachs
No Score Yet W1A


Marty Dwyer says: I did it! I brought you back to life! Boy it seemed like you were trying to French kiss me.

Samuel Falkner says: I was trying to scream.

Sophie Fisher says: Well, I could wear like bright orange so that you couldn't miss me.

Alex Fletcher says: Good. Good. Perhaps you can get some road work done while you wait.

Anne Durham says: Who were you talking to?

Clive Durham says: No one. No one. I was just trying out a speech.

The Pirate Captain says: You'll see. I will be Pirate of the Year! And then you'll be laughing on the other side of your faces. And believe me, that is a very painful thing to do.

The Pirate Captain says: [looks at Charles Darwin's house] You don't get many girls, do you?

The Pirate Captain says: Now listen Charles, we've all done something unforgivable. I've betrayed my pirate honor, you've betrayed science, and Mr. Bobo's betrayed the animal kingdom.

The Pirate Captain says: She's not fat, she's just "big boned".

The Pirate Captain says: She's not fat, she's just 'big boned'.

Black Bellamy says: She's fat dude.

Pirate Captain says: Its us, the pirates, masters of disguise.

The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate says: Are you gonna...[changes voice to sound deeper] Are you gonna enter again.

The Pirate Captain says: Why yes I am, Surprisingly Curvaceous pirate.

The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate says: [Blushes]

Queen Victoria says: What is your name Pirate Captain?

The Pirate Captain says: They call me "The Pirate Captain"!

The Pirate Captain says: They call me 'The Pirate Captain'!

William Thacker says: You'd go and I'd be... well buggered, basically.

Will Freeman says: "Once you open your door to one person, anyone can come in."

Will Freeman says: Once you open your door to one person, anyone can come in.

Cutlass Liz says: Hello, boys.

The Pirate Captain says: Duh.

The Pirate Captain says: Seriously. Duh.

The Pirate Captain says: Fire all things that go bang!

Pirate Captain says: Laugh in the face of danger!

Albino Pirate says: I really don't like danger at all.

The Pirate Captain says: Polly's not fat, she's just big boned..

The Pirate Captain says: Polly's not fat, she's just big boned.

George Wade says: If you have to go, just... go!

Pirate Captain says: It's only impossible if you stop to think about it.

Pirate Captain says: Behind every captain, there's a crew. Sure, some of you are as ugly as a sea cucumber, some of you are closer to being a chair or coat rack than a pirate, and some of you are fish I've just dressed up in a hat...

The Pirate Captain says: Let's go plundering!

Marcus says: (to Will before going to sing in show)What are you doing here?

Marcus says: [to Will before going to sing in show] What are you doing here?

Will Freeman says: Well, I heard you were about to commit social suicide so I thought I'd just drop by, you know

The Prime Minister says: I love that word "relationship." Covers all manner of sins, doesn't it?

The Prime Minister says: I love that word 'relationship' covers all manner of sins, doesn't it?

Will Freeman says: Every man is an Island.

Will Freeman says: Every man is an island.

Sally Kendoo says: (while kissing in vid).. did u get that??

Sally Kendoo says: [while kissing in vid] Did you get that?

Martin Tweed says: DIRTY BITCH!

Henrietta says: ...You thought I was an idiot.

Henrietta says: You see, you're turning into a kind of serial monogamist. One girlfriend after another, yet you never really let anyone near you. On the contrary... You're affectionate to them and sweet to them. Even to me, although you thought I was an idiot.

Charles says: I did not.

Henrietta says: You did. I thought U2 was a type of submarine

Charles says: In a way, you were right. Their music has a naval quality.

Will Freeman says: All men are islands. And what's more, this is the time to be one. This is an island age. A hundred years ago, for example, you had to depend on other people. No one had TV or CDs or DVDs or home espresso makers. As a matter of fact they didn't have anything cool. Whereas now you can make yourself a little island paradise. With the right supplies, and more importantly the right attitude, you can become sun-drenched, tropical, a magnet for young Swedish tourists.

Will Freeman says: The thing is, a person's life is like a TV show. I was the star of The Will Show. And The Will Show wasn't an ensemble drama. Guests came and went, but I was the regular. It came down to me and me alone. If Marcus' mum couldn't manage her own show, if her ratings were falling, it was sad, but that was her problem. Ultimately, the whole single mum plotline was a bit complicated for me.

Marcus says: "I'm warning you: I'll be back again tomorrow."

Marcus says: I'm warning you, I'll be back again tomorrow.

Will Freeman says: "OOH! I'm really scared!"

Will Freeman says: Ooh! I'm really scared!

William Thacker says: I've opened Pandora's Box!

Spike says: I knew a girl named Pandora in High school once . . . Never did see her box though!