Hugh Grant is quite the actor. He has been known to be quite the heartthrob. Still, there’s quite a lot people don’t know about him. Here are more facts about him.
Number Eight: Hugh Grant is Also Known as Whippy
Well, at least he was once. When Hugh Grant was working on the set of Mickey Blue Eyes, James Caan gave him that nickname. He called him it because he said that Grant worried about everything like a little whippet dog.
Number Seven: Hugh Grant Has Said Acting Wasn’t Meant For Him
Despite being a very good actor, Hugh Grant has different thoughts about it. He has said publicly that he never meant to be an actor, but that it simply fell into his lap.
Number Six: He’s a College Graduate
Unlike many other people in the filming industry, Hugh Grant actually graduated from College. However, it wasn’t a film-related degree he came out with. Instead, this man majored in English.
Number Five: He Was Going to be Lockhart
It’s true. Hugh Grant was going to be cast as Harry Potter‘s Gilderoy Lockhart, but he had to decline the part last minute due to scheduling issues. That is something that most Harry Potter fans could imagine!
Number Four: He’s a Soccer Fan
Like many people on this earth, Hugh Grant is a huge soccer fan. He is even a supporter of the Fulham Football Club.
Number Three: He Wasn’t Buff Enough for a Part
When the actor was working on the set of Four Weddings and a Funeral, the make up artist asked him if he’d be willing to have body definition painted on his body. Once he was asked this, the man decided he didn’t want to be a part of the nude scene they were planning on doing anymore.
Number Two: Jay Leno Gave Him a Huge Compliment
Celebrities sometimes voice their opinions about other celebrities. Once, Jay Leno gave him a huge compliment by saying that out of all the people he’s met, Hugh Grant is one out of very few that he thought deserved to be on the show.
Number One: He’s a Writer With a Cause
Once, Hugh Grant published an article that blew people out of the water. What he did was help expose all of the phone hacking that the News of the World newspaper did and thus infiltrated people’s privacy. Yay to Hugh!