Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor. His awards include a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and an Honorary César. As of 2018, his films have grossed a total of nearly US$3 billion worldwide. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.
About Hugh Grant in brief
Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor. His awards include a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and an Honorary César. As of 2018, his films have grossed a total of nearly US$3 billion worldwide from 29 theatrical releases. He first received attention for his performances in various costume dramas including the Merchant-Ivory films Maurice and The Remains of the Day. Grant became one of the best known figures in cinema, as he was seen as a charming, vulnerable, witty romantic lead. He is known as a meticulous performer who approaches his roles like a character actor, working hard to make his acting appear spontaneous. He emerged as a prominent critic of the conduct of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation during the News International phone hacking scandal. Grant has repeatedly claimed that acting was not his true calling but rather a career that developed by happenstance. In 2020, after moving on to more character roles, he has stated that he ‘enjoys acting now’ Grant was born on 9 September 1960 at Hammersmith Hospital in White City, London. His grandfather, Colonel James Murray Grant, DSO was decorated for bravery and leadership at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during World War II. His ancestors include Sir Walter Raleigh, William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan, James Stewart, John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl, and Sir Evan Nepean. His mother worked as a schoolteacher and taught Latin and music for more than 30 years in the state schools of west London.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 67, 18 months after being diagnosed. In September 2006, a collection of his watercolours was hosted by the John Martin Gallery, organised by his son, James Sutton, called Capt Capt Grant: 30 years of Watercolours of Capt Capt James Sutton. His father was an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years in Malaya and Germany. He ran a carpet firm, pursued hobbies such as golf and painting waterColours, and raised his family in west London, where the Grants lived next to Arlington Park Mansions on Sutton Lane. His parents were of military backgrounds, but he was not affluent despite his parents’ backgrounds, despite his family being affluent, he was always taught that his parents might have been acting genes that might have might have led him to a career in acting. He has been outspoken about his antipathy towards the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity and his hostility towards the media. Grant also starred in the action films, The Man from U. N. C. L. E. and The Gentlemen. He also portrayed Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC miniseries A Very English Scandal earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series nomination. In 2002, he credited his mother with his acting genes, saying that he believed his mother taught him to act.