Used to play in a cricket team called 'Captain Scott'
Voted fourth in the Orange 2001 Film Survey of Greatest British film actors.
Was originally cast as Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), but was forced to withdraw at the last moment because of scheduling conflicts.
Usually dubbed in French versions by actor Vincent Cassel.
Girlfriend was model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (1987 - 2000)
In 2001 he purchased an Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor for just under $4 million. He later sold it in 2007 for $23.5 million.
Piano teacher, when he was a child, was Andrew Lloyd Webber's mother.
Played Emma Thompson's love interest in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and her brother in Love Actually (2003).
Fluent in French.
Broke up with Jemima Khan after approximately three years (February 16, 2007).
Had a skate accident when he was a teenager. Part of the bone in his elbow is still detached from the other bones and "swims" freely between the skin and his elbow.
Turned down a place at the Courtauld Institute to do post graduate studies in Art History
Godfather of Damian Hurley, son of his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley.
His favorite artist is Patrick Rondat.
Thomas Sangster is his cousin.
Graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English (1982)
Long time loyal fan of Fulham Football Club (English Premier league soccer club), based at Craven Cottage, Fulham, London, England.
Has long wanted to make a film about his grandfather's real life escape from a prisoner of war camp during WWII.
Jay Leno told the London Independent that there are only 18 celebrities worth having on a chat show, one of them being Hugh Grant.
Back together with former girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. (September 2000)
Featured in the 1996 paperback "Mug Shots" that includes many other celebrities who've been arrested for one reason or another.
Got his start by performing in a British comedy sketch group, The Jockeys of Norfolk.
On the set of Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), James Caan gave Hugh the nickname of Whippy, because Caan said he worried about everything like "the little whippet dogs that get nervous and you got to put a sweater on them when they're cold".
Opted not to do a nude scene in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) when a make up artist asked if he wanted definition painted on his body.