Hugh Grant is a renowned British actor and film producer who has appeared in numerous successful films throughout his career. Born on 9 September 1960 in London, England, Grant initially aspired to pursue a career in politics but made the switch to acting after enrolling at the New College at Oxford University.
Grant’s first major role was in the 1987 romantic comedy The Princess Bride, where he played the role of William Thacker. His performance in this movie earned him wide recognition and opened up more opportunities for him to showcase his talents on-screen. In 1994, Grant established himself as one of Britain’s top leading men with his lead performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral. His work on this film garnered multiple awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, an American Comedy Awards win for Funniest Supporting Male Performance, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
Throughout the 1990s, Grant continued to appear in various commercially and critically acclaimed films such as Notting Hill (1999), Love Actually (2003), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), About A Boy (2002) and Two Weeks Notice (2002). He has also taken part in several period dramas like Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). In addition to his acting career, Grant is also an accomplished film producer with credits such as The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain (1995) under his belt.
In recent years, Hugh Grant has become increasingly involved with charitable organizations such as Comic Relief UK, Unicef UK, Age UK and The Prince’s Trust which work to address poverty issues around the world. He has made numerous public appearances on behalf of these organizations where he has encouraged people to donate time or money towards their cause. Additionally, he is an ambassador of Room To Read – a non-profit organization that works to provide educational opportunities for children living in poverty stricken countries – since 2007.
Aside from his philanthropic endeavours, Hugh Grant also remains actively involved within the entertainment industry by appearing on various television shows such as Saturday Night Live and hosting events like the Bafta Britannia Awards Ceremony which was held annually from 2009 – 2012. He is currently set to star opposite Ben Whishaw in the upcoming BBC series ‘A Very English Scandal’ which will be released later this year. With over 30 years worth of experience within the film industry and dozens of awards under his belt – including being awarded a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II back in 2003 – Hugh Grant continues to command immense respect among both fans and critics alike with no signs of slowing down anytime soon!