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One of the most famous stars from England, Hugh Grant who is often termed by the media as being grumpy, has been one of the most bankable stars of the industry. Hugh has had a colorful life off-screen and on. Star of super hit films like Notting Hill (1999) and Love Actually (2003), Hugh has had an image of a lover boy. He has always attracted roles of a hopeless romantic thanks to his pretty boy looks. Hugh has had a good run in Hollywood, delivering quite a few big hits.
Hugh’s father was an artist and his mother was a teacher. From a very early age he was interested in art and literature. Hugh won a scholarship to the prestigious Oxford University and went to New College in 1979. He took part in student drama, having more of an inclination towards theatre than films. He made his big screen debut in Privileged (1982). But his big break came in his next movie Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). This movie won him critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award; UK’s equivalent to the Academy Awards.
Hugh’s love life has been subject to a lot of media scrutiny, but surprisingly he has had only a couple of high-profile romances. Hugh dated Elizabeth Hurley for thirteen years before amicably parting ways in 2000. He has remained friends with Elizabeth till today and even attended her wedding to businessman Arun Nair. In 2004, he started dating Jemima Khan, but the couple parted ways after three years together.
Outspoken and opinionated Hugh has been very vocal about the celebrity culture prevailing in Hollywood. His brutal honesty has had him in trouble with the media, who have not been kind to him. He has always been accused of doing the same roles over and over again, but the audience seems to love it. Blessed with a good sense of humor, Hugh has gotten through all the ups and downs of his life and career with his charming smile.