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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant tells the story behind his success, after being honoured with the Best Actor award at the Baftas for his performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Hugh Grant tells the story behind his success, after being honoured with the Best Actor award at the Baftas for his performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

With an outstanding career in film and television, this special delves into the archives to showcase some of Hugh’s incredible work and includes an in-depth interview with the man himself. From his early days starting out in comedy troupe The Jockeys of Norfolk to his breakthrough role as Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hugh Grant has become one of Britain’s best-loved film stars.

Since then, Hugh Grant has gone from strength to strength with box office hits including Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, Notting Hill, About a Boy, Two Weeks Notice, Paddington 2 and Florence Foster Jenkins. Most recently, he has turned his talents to television in the critically acclaimed BBC drama A Very English Scandal, playing notorious politician Jeremy Thorpe.

The film also includes interviews from those who have helped shape Hugh’s glittering career, such as Andie MacDowell, Richard Curtis, Sandra Bullock, Colin Firth and Nicholas Hoult.

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Tue 7 Jan 2020 01:15

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Thea Gilmore

    Beautiful Day

  • 00:03

    Adam Faith

    How About That

  • 00:04

    The Shadows

    Foot Tapper

  • 00:04

    Elton John

    Teacher I Need You

  • 00:06

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Sound of Music / My Favourite Things

  • 00:08

    Joe Jackson

    Steppin' Out

  • 00:13

    Elton John

    But Not For Me

  • 00:13

    Jimmy Nail

    Ain't No Doubt

  • 00:14

    John Anthony

    Love Is All Around

  • 00:19

    London Symphony Orchestra: Andre Previn

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March

  • 00:20

    Massive Attack

    Safe From Harm

  • 00:24

    Madonna

    Ray Of Light

  • 00:24

    DJ Sunshine

    Summer Intensions (feat. Lada Tesfaye & D. Angels)

  • 00:25

    Elvis Costello

    She

  • 00:28

    Jamie O’Neal

    All By Myself

  • 00:29

    The Pretenders

    Don't Get Me Wrong

  • 00:29

    The Pretenders

    Don't Get Me Wrong

  • 00:30

    Geri Halliwell

    It's Raining Men

  • 00:31

    Geri Halliwell

    It's Raining Men

  • 00:31

    The Darkness

    I Believe In A Thing Called Love

  • 00:32

    U2

    Zoo Station

  • 00:32

    None

    Deleted Record

  • 00:35

    Queen

    I'm In Love With My Car

  • 00:37

    Badly Drawn Boy

    Exit Stage Right

  • 00:38

    Sting

    Englishman In New York

  • 00:41

    Eurythmics

    Would I Lie To You?

  • 00:44

    The Pointer Sisters

    Jump (For My Love)

  • 00:46

    Florence Foster Jenkins

    Die Fledermaus:"Adele's Laughing Song" (Remastered)

  • 00:55

    Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

  • 00:57

    The Shadows

    F.B.I

  • 00:59

    Thea Gilmore

    Beautiful Day

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Sandra Bullock
Producer Samantha Peters
Interviewed Guest Richard Curtis
Line Producer Louise Meager
Interviewed Guest Colin Firth
Interviewed Guest Stephen Frears
Editor Peter Elphick
Interviewed Guest Hugh Grant
Commissioning Editor Pinki Chambers
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Hoult
Interviewed Guest Paul King
Executive Producer Clare Brown
Interviewed Guest Marc Lawrence
Executive Producer Katherine Allen
Interviewed Guest Ang Lee
Interviewed Guest Andie MacDowell
Interviewed Guest Chris Weitz
Interviewed Guest Paul Weitz
Production Company Whizz Kid
Director Samantha Peters

Broadcasts

  • Mon 23 Dec 2019 21:00
  • Boxing Day 2019 22:00
  • Tue 7 Jan 2020 01:15