Hugh Grant first appeared in the Oxford University Film Foundation’s ‘Privileged’ (1982). Subsequently, he acted in theater and TV.
Grant’s first starring role in ‘Maurice’ (1987) fetched him awards. He played lead in the horror-movie ‘The Lair of the White Worm’ (1988), ‘Lord Byron’ in Spanish film ‘Remando al viento’ (1988), and composer Frederic Chopin in ‘Impromptu’ (1991). Next, he starred in Roman Polanski’s romantic-thriller ‘Bitter Moon’ (1992) and the drama ‘The Remains of the Day’ (1993).
The highly successful romantic-comedy ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ (1994) earned him awards and acclaim. In 1995, he essayed a sleazy director in ‘An awfully Big Adventure,’ appeared in the hit rom-com ‘Nine Months,’ and starred in ‘Sense & Sensibility.’ His 1999 romantic-comedy ‘Notting Hill’ was a major success.
‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ (2001) proved an international hit, followed by success of ‘Two Weeks’ Notice’ (2002), and ‘Love Actually’ (2003). ‘About a Boy’ (2002) got him praises and nominations. Grant’s performances in ‘Music and Lyrics’ (2007), ‘Cloud Atlas’ (2012), ‘The Rewrite’ (2014), ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ (2016), ‘A Very English Scandal’ (2018), ‘The Gentlemen’ (2019), and ‘The Undoing’ (2020) fetched him high accolades.
Enjoy exploring the various aspects of love through the eyes of different individuals as this Christmas-themed rom-com takes you through ten separate but inter-linked love stories. A modern-day Christmas staple, this film is a must-watch during the festive season!
In pre-WWII Britain, James Stevens is a rigidly duty-bound head butler at Lord Darlington’s mansion. Hired as a housekeeper, efficient Miss Kenton tries to challenge his façade, but their developing feelings get buried under wall of Stevens’ strict decorum. As the self-sacrificing butler realizes his master’s pro-Nazi inclinations his unequivocal loyalty is shaken, which he admits to Kenton when they re-unite years later.
Based on Jane Austen’s epic novel of the same name, Sense and Sensibility narrates the story of Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters. After the demise of Mr. Dashwood, she has to leave the house to her stepson and begin a new life with her daughters in a small cottage. All ends well when her two daughters, Elinor, who symbolizes sense, and Maranne, who represents sensibility, find true love.
During a trip to a beach, a teacher tells an 11 year old boy about the ‘sacred mysteries of sex’, as he is approaching puberty. Soon, he is surprised when he finds out that Clive, a fellow student, is attracted to him.
One of the most famous romantic-comedies of all time, the movie tells the story of London bookseller William Thacker whose life is turned upside down when he accidentally spills orange juice on Hollywood star Anna Scott. They fall in love but their radically opposite lifestyles almost destroy their relationship until true love finds its way.
Charles is the best man at his friend’s wedding. There he meets Carrie and the two are instantly attracted to each other. But Carrie leaves the next morning. The two meet again at three other weddings and a funeral but the relationship never really moves forward. Will Charles, who fears marriage, and Carrie, who is engaged to someone else, ever come together?
In 1963, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully rescues Gaby Teller from East Berlin despite being pursued by KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. Soon Solo and Kuryakin, reluctantly, have to come together to prevent a criminal organisation from building nuclear weapon. Their only lead is Gaby, whose father is the scientist building the weapon.
The science-fiction drama intertwines six interconnected storylines spread over multiple eras of time. Cloud Atlas portrays the reincarnation of souls through time and explores the ripple effect caused by the consequences of actions and kindness through time and space. It remains one of the most expensive independent movies ever made.
Bitter Moon tells the story of a couple Nigel and Fiona who are on a cruise ship. During their journey, they encounter another couple, Oscar and Mimi. Nigel soon finds himself drawn towards Mimi, after learning about Oscar’s erotic and sadistic past with her.
Will Freeman, a carefree wealthy single man who wishes to evade any responsibility, creates a fictional son to attend single parents meetings, with a plan to date single mothers. Here, he meets 12-years-old Marcus, a boy with troubles of his own. Slowly they turn into friends, as Will guides Marcus through his issues while Marcus helps him grow into a mature adult.
This biographical romantic drama film tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who wants to become an opera singer, despite the fact that her singing voice is not good.
Based on Helen Fielding’s 1996 novel, the movie follows Bridget Jones, a 32 year old single woman employed at a publishing house. She is struggling with her weight, drinking and smoking issues and has no man in her life. When she is rejected by Mark, she decides to deal with her problems as her New Year resolution, and begins to keep a diary.
The people in a small town are disheartened to hear that their mountain is deemed as a hill, as it is sixteen feet short of achieving the ‘mountain status’. They soon come up with a plan to increase it by sixteen feet.
The film revolves around the relationship between Alex, a washed up singer attempting to revive his career by collaborating with the rising pop star Cora, and Sophie, an aspiring lyricist reeling from a failed love affair. Asked to write a lyric within a specified time by Cora, Alex persuades Sophie to work with him and what follows is not just good music.
This heist comedy film, tells the story of a crooked married couple, who plan to rob a local bank. However, they also start selling cookies as their cover up business. Ironically their cookie business makes them even richer, and the duo is now unsure whether they should continue stealing.
Restoration is a biographical romantic drama film which tells the story of Merival, a physician who devotes himself to helping common people. His life takes a turn when he saves the life of someone close to the king, and becomes part of the King’s court. In order to hide the Queen’s suspicion, the King orders Merival to marry his mistress, but tells him not to fall in love with her. However, things get complicated when Merival starts developing feelings for his new wife.
Harvard-educated environmentalist counsel, Lucy Kelson, starts working for self-absorbed, womanizer billionaire, George Wade; but soon realizes that he expects her to do everything from choosing necktie to handling his divorce settlement. Exasperated, she gives notice and as her replacement, hires Harvard-graduate June Carter, who appears to be more interested in the boss than the job, making Lucy aware of her own feelings.
Well-known actor Joaquin Phoenix decides to retire from the world of acting and focus on a new career as a hip-hop musician. Later he approaches Sean Combs, American rapper and record producer, hoping he will produce the record.
The Rewrite is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Keith Michaels, an Oscar-winning writer who takes up a teaching job at a university on the East Coast after losing his popularity in the film industry. He soon falls in love with one of his colleagues.
Based on the novel of the same name, Extreme Measures is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a young doctor who confronts one of his colleagues after he comes across unethical medical sacrifices being conducted in his hospital.
Bridget Jones is in a happy relationship with Mark but the sudden arrival of Mark’s assistant, Rebecca Giles, plays on her insecurities and drives a wedge between the two. When on a Thailand trip Bridget reconnects with her deceitful ex, Daniel and gets arrested, Mark comes to her rescue.
A young archaeologist named Angus Flint discover a large and inexplicable skull on a farm owned by two sisters. He soon comes to the conclusion that the skull belongs to the D’Amp ton Worm, a mythical beast that was slain years ago. However, soon the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear.
Michael falls for Gina immediately after they meet. However, Gina refuses to date him. Michael tries to find out the truth behind this and finds out that her father is a Mafia Kingpin.
Tony is an Anglican priest who has arrived newly in Australia, from the UK. He is asked to visit an eccentric artist named Norman Lindsay, as the church is concerned about Lindsay's blasphemous painting. Along with Estella, his wife, Tony visits his compound in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. However, Tony and Estella are disturbed by the frank conversations about human sexuality as well as amount of the nudity they encounter.
Nine Months is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around a child psychologist who finds out that his long-time girlfriend is pregnant. However, he is a commitment-phobic person, and finds it hard to change his lifestyle.
A spoof on popular entertainment and politics. The top-rated TV singing contest, ‘American Dreamz,’ is hosted by incorrigible Martin Tweed, wherein all eyes are on hot finalists, Sally Kendoo, a Midwestern girl, and Omer Obeidi, an ex-terrorist show-tunes fan. Meanwhile, fearing US President’s apparent nervous breakdown, chief of staff has engaged him as guest judge, attracting interest of Omer’s ex-organization in the contest.
An estranged couple in New York, Paul and Meryl witness a murder, and after a while, they are sent to a small town as a part of a witness protection programme. Meanwhile, their strained relationship gets a second chance during this period.
In order to buy the perfect present for his aunt for her 100th birthday, Paddington takes up a job. However, unfortunately the gift ends up being stolen.
In an attempt to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his crew must travel to Victorian London, and defeat his rivals, Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz.
Hugh Grant Awards
|Four Weddings and a Funeral||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1995|
|Four Weddings and a Funeral||Best Actor||1995|