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Profile of the Day: Hugh Grant

Happy birthday to Hugh Grant! Today the actor turns 59.

Profile of the Day: Hugh Grant

Image: Hugh Grant / Tine Hemeryck, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

He was born Hugh John Mungo Grant on September 9, 1960 in Hammersmith, England to a military family. His father, James Murray Grant, was a Captain and served with the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years. His paternal grandfather, Colonel James Murray Grant, was decorated for bravery and leadership at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during World War II.

In 1994, Grant achieved international stardom as the star of hit comedy Four Wedding and a Funeral. He has since continued to star in many more hit films, including Bridget Jones’s DiaryLove Actually, and About a Boy. Most recently, he earned his first Emmy nomination for his performance in the television miniseries, A Very English Scandal.

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