MICKEY BLUE EYES
(Michael Felgate) acting credits are diverse and numerous, and
include theatre, television and film. This summer Grant starred
in the hit "Notting Hill" with Julia Roberts. The original
screenplay was written and produced by the "Four Weddings
and a Funeral" team, and the film is directed by Roger Michell.
Grant will be acting, along with Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman and
Jon Lovitz, in Allen's next film, shooting in New York this summer.
"Mickey Blue Eyes" is the second feature film from Simian
Films, the company Grant and Elizabeth Hurley set up as part of
their first look deal with Castle Rock Entertainment. Grant also
starred in "Extreme Measures," the first feature film
from Simian Films, with Gene Hackman.
In 1994, Grant became an international star for his work in "Four
Weddings and a Funeral," directed by Mike Newell and co-starring
Andie MacDowell, for which Grant won both Golden Globe and British
Academy Awards. In that same year, he also starred in Roman Polanski's
"Bitter Moon" opposite Kristen Scott Thomas, as well
as in "Sirens," directed by John Duigan.
Hugh Grant first came to notice in 1982 while at Oxford University,
when he made the movie "Privileged." But it was in the
1987 Merchant-Ivory production of "Maurice," E.M. Forster's
account of a young man at the turn of the century confronting
his homosexuality, that Grant first received international acclaim,
as well as a Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival.
This led to a succession of film roles, including "The Dawning,"
with Anthony Hopkins, Ken Russell's "The Lair of the White
Worm," "The Big Man" opposite Joanne Whalley-Kilmer
and the role of Chopin in James Lapine's "Impromptu."
Grant was reunited with director James Ivory in 1993 for his pivotal
role as a journalist in "The Remains of the Day," starring
Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
In 1995, Grant appeared as Edward Ferrars in the Oscar-winning
adaptation of Jane Austen's, "Sense and Sensibility,"
as a nervous father-to-be in Chris Columbus' "Nine Months"
with Robin Williams and Tom Arnold, and in the critically acclaimed
"The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain,"
written and directed by Christopher Monger. He was also seen in
the British comedy "An Awfully Big Adventure," directed
by Mike Newell, and had a cameo role in the 17th-century romp
Grant's television credits include "The Changeling"
and "The Trials of Oz," both for the BBC; ABC's "Our
Sons" with Julie Andrews; and CBS's "Dangerous Love"
and "Till We Meet Again."
On the stage he worked with director Richard Wilson in "An
Inspector Calls" at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre,
and with Richard Digby Day in "Lady Windermere's Fan,"
"Hamlet," and "Coriolanus" at the Nottingham
Among Grant's other film credits are "White Mischief,"
"Bengali Nights" and "Rowing in the Wind."
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