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1. The charming British acto/producer Hugh Grant was born, as Hugh John Mungo Grant, on September 9, 1960, at Charring Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, London.
2. Both his parents were from military families and he spent his childhood summers in Scotland, shooting and hunting, with his grandfather.
3. Grant’s education began at Hogarth Primary School in Chiswick, then moved to St Peter’s Primary School in Hammersmith, to the all boys Wetherby School, attended on a scholarship, the independent Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith and played cricket, 1st XV rugby and football during 1969 to 1978. Grant used to play in a cricket team called ‘Captain Scott’.
4. Hugh Grant has had few long-term relationships (Liz Hurley [1986-2000], Jemima Khan [2004-2007]) but has never been married.
5. At the age of 51, Grant became a father for the first time, on 26 September 2011, when his ex-girlfriend Tinglan Hong gave birth to their daughter Tabitha Grant. His boys were born few months apart, a son born to Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein on September 2012 and son Felix Chang Grant on 16 February 2013 born to ex-girlfriend Tinglan Hong.
6. Grant is the second son of Captain James Murray Grant and Fynvola Susan MacLean.
7. While still a student, in 1982, Grant made his big screen debut as Hugie Grant in Privileged (1982) by director Michael Hoffman.
8. Grant portrayed a few real life figures during his early career such as, Charles Heidsieck and as Hugh Cholmondeley, in Champagne Charlie and BAFTA Award-nominated White Mischief, respectively.
9. Just before the release of his US debut film ”Nine Months,” Hugh Grant was arrested for engaging in a lewd act in a parked car with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. Grant did not attend the court and was ordered to pay a fine of $1000 and go on an Aids education programme.
10. Hugh Grant is a second cousin, once removed, of his Love Actually (2003) co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Hugh’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Isabel Randolph, was the sister of one of Thomas’s maternal great-grandmothers, Barbara May Randolph.
11. He was chosen #43 by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history in 1995.
12. Grant’s mother was a schoolteacher and taught music, French and Latin for more than 30 years in west London. His father served with the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years in Germany, Scotland and Malaya, and also ran a carpet firm.
13. Though a consummate bachelor, Grant has fathered 3 (a girl and 2 boys) children by 2 different girl friends.
14. Grant credits his mother for his accent and for “any acting genes that he might have.” She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 18 months later she passed away at the age of 65.
15. Grant’s elder brother, James “Jamie” Grant, is a successful banker as managing director, Head of Healthcare, Consumer, & Retail Investment Banking Coverage, at JPMorgan Chase in New York.
16. Grant’s grandfather was, Major James Murray Grant, DSO decorated for his bravery and leadership at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during World War II.
17. Voted fourth in the Orange 2001 Film Survey of Greatest British film actors.
18. Grant speaks fluent French though his ancestry is mainly Scottish and English, with distant Irish, Welsh, Dutch, and Cornish roots, and remote Belgian (Walloon) and French.
19. Apart from cricket and soccer Grant can also play tennis and snooker but is often described as a “golfing addict”.
20. Grant balanced small roles on television with rare film work, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, which included a supporting role opposite Anthony Hopkins and Jean Simmons in The Dawning (1988), and a turn as Lord Byron in a Goya Award-winning Spanish production called Remando al viento (1988).
21. Grant’s debut as a film producer was with the thriller “Extreme Measures” (1996), based on Michael Palmer’s novel of the same name, and was a commercial and critical failure.
22. At 32, when Grant was at the brink of giving up his acting career, his breakthrough came as the lead Charles, a bohemian and debonair bachelor, opposite Andie MacDowell, in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) a role which won him a BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor as well as a Golden Globe Award.
23. Grant joined the Nottingham Playhouse, a regional theatre, and lived for a year at Park Terrace in The Park Estate, Nottingham, to obtain his Equity card, before pursuing a career in theater.
24. Grant rode on the Galsworthy scholarship to New College, Oxford, in 1979, studied English literature and graduated with 2:1 honours in 1982.
25. Hugh Grant has appeared on the cover of GQ magazine three times: December ’94, October ’98 and November ’02.