A Golden Globe, the Volpi Cup, and an Honorary César award are just a few awards that Hugh Grant has to show for his successful acting and film producing career that has lasted nearly forty years.
As of 2018, films he has acted in or produced have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide. Out of the many projects that the English actor has appeared in, the one that shot him into the limelight is Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), where his performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Other popular films he appeared in include Notting Hill (1999) and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999).
Who is Hugh Grant?
Hugh Grant was born Hugh John Mungo Grant in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom, on the 9th of September 1960. His father, Captain James Murray Grant, served as an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders in Malaya and Germany for eight years, after which he ran a successful carpet business while his mother, Fynvola Susan MacLean, was a schoolteacher who taught Latin, French, and music in the state schools of west London for over three decades.
Grant was raised in Hammersmith where he attended St Peter’s Primary School before later being transferred to Wetherby School. He later got a scholarship that allowed him to go to Latymer Upper School. While there, he participated in extracurricular activities such as cricket and football.
Hugh Grant went on to win a Galsworthy scholarship at New College, Oxford where he graduated from. It was during his time studying there that he debuted in the film, Privileged, which was produced by the Oxford University Film Foundation. He was later offered an admission to study for his Doctorate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, but turned it down as he had no grant at the time.
In what would be his earliest steps into a life-long acting career, Hugh Grant joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society and starred in one of the Society’s most successful tours for the production of the film, Twelfth Night. After appearing in the aforementioned Privileged, the actor tried his hands on several jobs. He worked as an assistant groundsman at Fulham Football Club, tutored, wrote comedy sketches for TV shows, and also wrote and produced radio commercials.
Although he declined the Doctorate offer as stated earlier, Grant had eyes on another degree at the Courtauld Institute and would later agree to a talent agent who had offered to represent him back in 1982. He thought one year of acting would fetch him some money to fund his educational pursuit but what followed next was a lifelong career in acting that saw him appear in The Lair of the White Worm (1988), as Lord James D’Ampton, Impromptu (1991), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), as Charles, Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Notting Hill (1999).
In the early 2000s, Hugh Grant starred in several other hit films including; Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), as Daniel Cleaver; About a Boy (2002); Love Actually (2003), as David; Bridget Jones (2004), as Daniel Cleaver; Music and Lyrics (2007); Did You Hear About the Morgans (2009), and Cloud Atlas (2012).
Family – Is Hugh Grant Married? Who Are His Children?
Hugh Grant is married to Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein. The pair wedded on the 25th of May, 2018 and together, they have three children; John Mungo born in September 2012, a daughter whose name is not known born in 2015, and another son whose name is also not known in 2018.
Before Eberstein, Grant had children with his first partner. He was involved with Tinglan Hong who bore him two children; Tabitha in 2011 and Felix in 2012.
Hugh Grant has one sibling, a brother named James. Not much is known about what James does for a living or whether or not he has managed to start his own family. What is only known is that he resides in Portugal.
How Much Is He Worth Now?
Although it’s still unclear how much he earns annually, we know that Hugh Grant’s over 30 year-long movie career has earned him a sizeable pay as his net worth is estimated to be around $80 million. His first hit film, Four Weddings and a Funeral made $245.7 million at the box office while Notting Hill (1999) grossed $363.88 million.