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Hugh Grant settles lawsuit with News Corp.

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Movie star Hugh Grant settled a phone-hacking lawsuit Friday for a "substantial sum" he will donate to a campaign for press reform in Britain, his lawyer said.
Actor Hugh Grant sorry for being 'a crab' on 'Daily Show'

Actor Hugh Grant sorry for being 'a crab' on 'Daily Show'

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant has apologized for acting like a "crab" on "The Daily Show" after host Jon Stewart vowed to never have him back as a guest.
Third Bridget Jones novel on the way

Third Bridget Jones novel on the way

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding says she has started writing a sequel to 1996's "Bridget Jones's Diary" and 1999's "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."

Hugh Grant: Press needs outside watchdog

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Movie star Hugh Grant says the British press appears incapable of regulating itself and needs a new watchdog agency.
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Grant returning to romantic comedy roots

Grant returning to romantic comedy roots

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant is to star in writer-director Marc Lawrence's new untitled romantic comedy, producers announced Monday.

Murdoch paper linked to burglary?

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- London police are investigating whether private detectives working for Rupert Murdoch's defunct tabloid carried out a burglary, The Independent reported.
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Lana Wachowski talks about sex change

Lana Wachowski talks about sex change

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Director Lana, formerly Larry, Wachowski says it was a big decision to confirm her gender-reassignment at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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'Cloud Atlas' gets October release date

'Cloud Atlas' gets October release date

BURBANK, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it has set an Oct. 26 opening date for "Cloud Atlas," starring Halle Berry and Tom Hanks, in North America.
Hugh Grant on the joy of playing 'Pirates!'

Hugh Grant on the joy of playing 'Pirates!'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- British film star Hugh Grant jokes that the animators behind his new movie "Pirates! Band of Misfits" helped him be the actor he has always wanted to be.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant admits to taunting his "Love Actually" co-star Billy Bob Thornton about his phobia of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock says she wasn't eager to go back to work after she adopted her newborn son, won her first Oscar, then watched her marriage to reality TV star Jesse James collapse in 2010.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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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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