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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Biography for Hugh Grant

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Name :
Hugh Grant

Birth Date :
September 9, 1960

Birth Place :
London, England, UK

Height :
5' 11

Education :
New College, Oxford University in Oxford, England (majored in Literature)

Nationality :

Relationship :
Elizabeth Hurley (actress, model; born on June 10, 1965; together 1986-2000)
Claim to fame :
as Charles in Four Weddings and Funeral (1994)

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#43). [1995]

His production company is 'Simian Films'.

Grant was arrested for lewd conduct after cops found him with Divine Brown, a prostitute, in his car. He pleaded no contest and got a $1,180 fine and two years' probation. [1995]

Opted not to do a nude scene in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) when a make up artist asked if he wanted definition painted on his body.

Graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English.

On the set of Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), James Caan gave Hugh the nickname of Whippy, because Caan said he worried about everything like "the little whippet dogs that get nervous and you got to put a sweater on them when they're cold".

Got his start by performing a British comedy sketch group, The Jockeys of Norfolk.

Features in the 1996 paperback "Mug Shots" that includes many other celebrities who've been arrested for one reason or another.

Back together with former girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. [September 2000]

Voted fourth in the Orange 2001 Film Survey of Greatest British film actors.

Usually dubbed in French versions by actor Vincent Cassel.

Jay Leno told the London Independent that there are only 18 celebrities worth having on a chat show, one of them being Hugh Grant.

Has long wanted to make a film about his grandfather's real life escape from a prisoner of war camp during WWII.

Long time loyal fan of Fulham Football Club (English Premier league soccer club), based at Craven Cottage, Fulham, London, England.

Dated model and actress Elizabeth Hurley [1987 - 2000]

Attended New College, Oxford from 1979 - 1982. Turned down a place at the Courtauld Institute to do post-graduate studies on Art History.

Thomas Sangster is his cousin.

His favorite artist is Patrick Rondat.

Godfather of Damian Hurley, son of his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley.

Shares a birthday with Adam Sandler.


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