Grant gives director credit for his career

Oct. 29, 2003 at 12:01 PM

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- If it wasn't for screenwriter Richard Curtis, Hugh Grant figures he would still be auditioning for obscure European film and TV projects.

Talking to reporters about the man who penned the scripts for his most famous films: "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Notting Hill" and "Bridget Jones's Diary," Grant insisted he owed his career entirely to Curtis.

"I am the lucky one here," Grant said while promoting "Love Actually," the new ensemble romantic comedy that is Curtis' eagerly awaited directorial debut. "I was saved entirely by the fact that he wrote 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and would still be doing four-part French miniseries if it wasn't for (Curtis). It is entirely one way."

"I think it's the other way around," Curtis argued. "I think you're extremely lucky to find someone who can do what you want exactly and Hugh has done that."

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