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Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer

Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Trailer released for "The Rewrite," a romantic comedy starring Marisa Tomei and Hugh Grant.
Danielle Haynes
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler joke about their many movies together

Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler joke about their many movies together

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Every decade or so, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler get together and fall in love (on screen) again.
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Hugh Grant reportedly fathers third love child

Hugh Grant reportedly fathers third love child

LONDON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Hugh Grant has reportedly fathered a son with Swedish producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein.
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Hugh Grant becomes father for the third time, report says

Hugh Grant becomes father for the third time, report says

LONDON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant has become a father for the third time, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.
'Bridget Jones' screenwriter surprised by Mark Darcy's death

'Bridget Jones' screenwriter surprised by Mark Darcy's death

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Richard Curtis insists he, too, was shocked to hear his longtime friend, author Helen Fielding, killed off the beloved Mark Darcy character in her "Bridget Jones" book series.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Guy Ritchie to film scenes for 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' in Italy

CAPRAROLA, Italy, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- British director Guy Ritchie is filming scenes for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." at the Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, Italy, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

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Hugh Grant lands role in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

Hugh Grant lands role in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Grant is to play the head of British Naval Intelligence in the upcoming film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry relished playing multiple roles in 'Cloud Atlas'

Halle Berry says she jumped at the chance to play numerous characters in the big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 time-spanning, globe-trotting fantasy epic, "Cloud Atlas."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' set for October release

'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' set for October release

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding has announced "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" will be published in October.

Comic Relief telethon raises $113.6M

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- Celebrities raised a record $113.6 million as part of the Red Nose Day fundraising telethon to benefit Britain's Comic Relief charity, officials said.

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'Die Hard' takes weekend box office honor ... Whitaker says he was publicly frisked ... Hugh Grant announces birth of son ... Blige has $901,769 tax lien in New Jersey ... News from United Press International.

Hugh Grant announces birth of son

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Hugh Grant announced the arrival of his second child with girlfriend Tinglan Hong on Twitter, E! Online said.

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Researcher: Scarlet fever didn't cause Mary Ingalls to go blind ... Third Bridget Jones novel to be published in November ... N.J. Gov. Chris Christie tells David Letterman he loves him on 'Late Show' ... Meow-zah! Cat to be Monopoly game token ... News from United Press International.
Third Bridget Jones novel to be published in November

Third Bridget Jones novel to be published in November

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding's first Bridget Jones novel since 1999 will be published in the United States in November, publisher Alfred A. Knopf Inc. said.
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Hugh Grant arrives at the Ritz Hotel to promote his film "Music and Lyrics (Le Come-Back)" in Paris, France on March 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His movies have earned more than $2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant achieved international stardom after appearing in Richard Curtis's sleeper hit Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). He used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s to deliver comic performances in mainstream films like Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). By the turn of the century, he had established himself as a leading man skilled with a satirical comic talent. Since the 2000s, Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About A Boy (2002), Love Actually (2003), and American Dreamz (2006).

Within the film industry, Grant is cited as an anti-movie star who approaches his roles like a character actor, with the ability to make acting look effortless. Hallmarks of his comic skills include a nonchalant touch of irony/sarcasm and studied physical mannerisms as well as his precisely-timed dialogue delivery and facial expressions. The entertainment media's coverage of Grant's life off the big screen has often overshadowed his work as a thespian. He has been vocal about his disrespect for the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity, and hostility towards the media. In a career spanning 30 years, Grant has repeatedly claimed that acting is not a true calling but just a job he fell into.

Grant was born at Hammersmith Hospital in Hammersmith, London, England, the second son of Fynvola Susan (née MacLean; b. Wickham, Hampshire, 11 October 1933; m. Boxgrove, Sussex, 6 July 1957; d. Hounslow, London, July 2001) and Captain James Murray Grant (b. 1929). Grant has an older brother, James Grant, who is a banker. Genealogist Antony Adolph described Grant's family history as "a colourful Anglo-Scottish tapestry of warriors, empire-builders and aristocracy," including William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan and Dr. James Stewart. John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl (his uncle through William Murray, 2nd Baron Nairne), Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Rt. Hon. Sir Evan Nepean, and a sister of former British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval, are a few of his notable maternal antecedents. Grant's grandfather, Major James Murray Grant, DSO, a native of Inverness in Scotland, was decorated for bravery and leadership at Dunkirk during World War II.

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