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'''Hugh John Mungo Grant''' (born September 9, 1960) is an actor best known for his long association with writer Richard Curtis in a string of wildly successful {{Rom Com}}s, including ''FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'', ''NottingHill'', and ''LoveActually''. His standard role in these films was as a bumbling but well-meaning quintessentially British UpperClassTwit, who had to overcome his BritishStuffiness and repression to win the heart of a (usually American) female love interest. In the late 1990s, he began taking roles that had him actively PlayingAgainstType, often as a jaded English cad, such as Daniel Cleaver (an {{Expy}} of ''PrideAndPrejudice'''s George Wickham) in ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'', and ''AboutABoy'', while occasionally blending the two types together (such as in ''MusicAndLyrics''). In another big instance of PlayingAgainstType, he played ([[ActingForTwo among other characters]]) a slave-trading reverend, a {{Jerkass}} and vindicative husband who sends his brother in a retirement home against his will, and the chief of a CannibalTribe in ''Literature/CloudAtlas''. He also did Film/DidYouHearAboutTheMorgans.

Recently, Grant's acting career has gone on the back burner due to his involvement in the campaign for tighter restrictions on the British media (including giving evidence for the Leveson Inquiry).
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