BBC Two doc to celebrate Hugh Grant's life on screen
Multi-award-winning actor Hugh Grant tells the story behind his career in an in-depth interview, which will air on BBC Two this Christmas.
Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen will delve into the archives to showcase some of Hugh’s incredible work, as well as hearing from friends and colleagues who have helped shape his glittering career, including Andie MacDowell, Richard Curtis, Sandra Bullock, Colin Firth and Nicholas Hoult.
From Hugh’s early days starting out in comedy troupe, The Jockeys of Norfolk, to his breakthrough role as Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, for which he won a BAFTA in 1995, Hugh Grant is one of Britain’s most cherished film stars.
Since then, 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, for which he was also nominated for a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Prime Time Emmy and SAG Award.
Clare Brown, Director of Production at BAFTA, said: “We are delighted to shine a spotlight on the life and career of Hugh Grant, one of Britain’s best-loved actors, whose achievements have been recognised by BAFTA throughout his career.”
Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen, 1 x 60 min for BBC Two, was commissioned by Charlotte Moore and Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning BBC.
The BBC Commissioning Editor is Pinki Chambers. Katherine Allen and Clare Brown are the Executive Producers for Whizz Kid Entertainment and BAFTA Productions.
The Series Producer and Director is Sam Peters.