The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actor Hugh Grant.
The star of the enormously successful Four Weddings and a Funeral, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his life before he was propelled into international celebrity status. Now firmly established as a cinematic symbol of a certain type of Englishman, he had his first big break in the Merchant Ivory film Maurice, after stints in repertory at Nottingham, writing commercials and filming what he calls Europuddings in Spain, where he met his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Something Stupid by Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Book: King Ottokar's Sceptre (The Adventures of Tin Tin) by Herge
Luxury: Supply of handkerchiefs
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