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Hugh Grant

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Hugh Grant.

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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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Apr 1995 09:05

Music Played

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  • Beatrix Potter

    Tale Of The Flopsy Bunny - We Don't Care

    • The Beatrix Potter Stories 1.
    • Starline.
  • Jimmy Shand and His Band

    The Reel Of The 51st Highland Division

    • O'er The Border With Jimmy Shand and his Band.
    • Parlophone.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (from Nabucco)

    • Verdi: Nabucco.
    • Decca.
  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    • Now 1984.
    • Now.
  • Charles Penrose

    The Laughing Policeman

    • Junior Choice, Vol 1.
    • Music For Pleasure France.
  • Castaway's Favourite

  • Arthur Sullivan

    We're called gondolieri (from The Gondoliers)

    Librettist: William Gilbert.
    • The Gondoliers.
    • EMI.
  • Tony Rees And The Cottagers

    Viva El Fulham

    • Sonet.
  • Book Choice

    • King Ottokar's Sceptre (The Adventures of Tin Tin) - Herge

  • Luxury Choice

    • Supply of handkerchiefs


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Hugh Grant


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