10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant is the kind of star in Hollywood that can do no wrong in the eyes of fans. For the most part, he is just as charming off-screen as he is on-screen and has been a blockbuster dynamo for several decades. Much of his life has been dragged through the media from his successes to his scandals, but nothing seems to get the talented star down. Despite a lot of media attention, there are still a lot of things to know about the life and times of Hugh Grant! Check it out:
10. Getting His Start
It seems Hugh Grant has been a star forever, but like all Hollywood superstars, he had to get his start somewhere. After many small and mostly unimportant acting parts, Grant started his own comedy group called The Jockeys of Norfolk with a couple of friends. They began touring London’s pubs and, although things started off rocky for the group, they were a hit at the Edinburgh Festival, and earned them a spot on the BBC2 show Edinburgh Nights. In 1987, Grant landed his first leading film role in the drama Maurice. After more roles and no big break, Grant was about to give up acting at 32 when he got the starring role in the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral which earned Grant his first and only Golden Globe award, and essentially launched his mainstream career.
9. Early Life
Hugh John Mungo Grant was born on September 9, 1960 at Charing Cross Hospital in London to Flynvola Susan MacLean and Captain James Murray Grant. Hugh’s father served with the Seaforth Highlanders and ran a carpet firm and his mother was a schoolteacher who taught Latin, French and Music for over 30 years. Hugh had one older brother, James, and said he spent his summers as a child shooting and hunting with his grandfather in Scotland. His mother died in July 2001 at the age of 65, 18 months after she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.