Sunday, December 10, 2017

Why 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Notting Hill' are completely different.

He shot to fame with frothy Richard Curtis comedies but following subsequent turns in 'Love Actually', 'Bridget Jones' Diary' and 'About a Boy', Hugh Grant just about turned up for a series of much lesser rom-coms ('Did you Hear About the Morgans?', 'American Dreamz', 'Music and Lyrics'). 

In the 21st century his most passionate and high-profile role seemed destined to be that of of anti-press-intrusion campaigner - but recently he seems to be enjoying his time on screen again.

Hugh will soon be seen in a dramatic role in 'A Very English Scandal' and turned in what I think is a career best performance in 'Paddington 2' (Check out my review here). 

With that in mind, I thought it timely to revisit the charge most often levelled at 90s hey-day Hugh Grant - that he always played the same part, one that was essentially himself.


Here's why Charles ('Four Weddings') and William ('Notting Hill') are different... 

1 comment:

  1. I love pretty much any film with Hugh Grant. He's just such a likeable actor. They should have a Hugh Grant feature in Google daydream and then I would never leave virtual reality. William and Charles are drastically different but also equally likeable.