Is of Scottish ancestry and a distant cousin of Thomas Sangster.
His most favorite artist is Patrick Rondat.
Is a big supporter of Fulham Football Club.
Both of his parents had military backgrounds.
Was often credited as Hughie Grant in his early career.
Is usually dubbed by Vincent Cassel in French versions of his films.
Used to play cricket in his younger years.
His production company's name, Simian Films, was invented by Elizabeth Hurley as she thought that he resembled an ape or a monkey.
Was born on the same date and month as Adam Sandler was.
Is one of the godfather of Elizabeth Hurley's son, Damian Hurley.
Refused the offer from Courtauld Institute to do post graduate studies in Art History.
Once performed with the Nottingham Playhouse before his acting career took off.
Often was taken to the ENT Clinic in London because he used to drink bleach and stuff rolls of apple peel up his nose during his childhood.
Is an avid golfer and has been spotted taking part in pro-am tournaments.
hose not to undergo a nude scene in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) after being asked by a make up artist if he wanted definition painted on his body.
Ranked 43rd on Empire Magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History in 1995.
Gained Best Actor nomination at BFTA Awards in 1995, European Film Awards in 2001 then 2004, and CFCA Awards in 2003. He earned the title at the former event.
Took home a CFCA Award for being the Most Promising Actor in 1995 and a Golden Slate Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at Csapnivalo Awards in 2000.
Won the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy at the 1995 and 2002 Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Has been thrice nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical category at Golden Globe Awards in 1995, 2000, and 2003. He won one at the former event.
Obtained a Special Achievement Award in 1995 and an ALFS Award in 2003 at London Critics Circle Film Awards
Scored a nomination for the category of Best Breakthrough Performance at MTV Movie Award in 1995 and of Choice Chemistry with Renee Zellweger at Teen Choice Awards in 2001.
Appeared in the 1996 paperback "Mug Shots" which put the picture of many other celebrities who had been arrested for one reason or another.
Was given the nickname of Whippy by James Caan during the filming of "Mickey Blue Eyes" (1999) because the older actor considered him to worry about everything like "the little whippet dogs that get nervous."
Got nominated for the category of Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance at Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and Favorite Movie Couple with Julia Roberts at Kids' Choice Awards in 2000 through his role in "Notting Hill" (1999).
Has been nominated for Best British Actor category at Empire Awards for 3 times that were in 2000, 2002, and 2003. He won all except at the 2002 event.
Was the 4th Greatest British Film Actors based on the Orange 2001 film survey.
Was considered for the role of Gilderoy Lockhart in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002).
Received a Taormina Arte Award at the 2002 Taormina International Film Festival and an Honorary Cesar at the 2006 Cesar Awards, France.
Was nominated for the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical in 2002 and of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical in 2003 at Satellite Awards.
Nabbed the title of Best International Actor at Golden Camera Awards in 2003 for his role in "About a Boy" (2002).
Was bestowed a Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the 2003 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards.
Became one of the first 100 to be bestowed an honor of his name being set into the pavement at London's Avenue of the Stars in Convent Garden by 2005.
Along with his girlfriend Jemima Khan filed a libel suit against British newspaper Daily Mail over its article titled "I never knew he was such a good actor," which he claims is "false and defamatory" which was published June 3rd, 2006.
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