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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|