Hugh Grant Is Returning to the Small Screen in BBC's A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

Hugh Grant Is Returning to the Small Screen in BBC's A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hugh Grant is returning to the small screen for his first major TV role in 20 years.

Coming later this month from the BBC and Amazon, A Very English SCANDAL is a three-part drama that details the brief homosexual affair between British politician Jeremy Thorpe (played by Hugh Grant) and young stable hand Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) in the 1960s.

Written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who) and directed by double Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, The Grifters), the miniseries documents the real-life events which rocked the U.K. political scene and saw an end to Thorpe's career.

Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César for his work. His films have earned more than US$2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant first received attention after earning the Volpi Cup for his performance in James Ivory's Maurice but achieved international success after appearing in the Richard Curtis-scripted FOUR WEDDINGS and a Funeral. Grant used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s, delivering comic performances in films such as Mickey Blue Eyes and Notting Hill. One of the best known figures in 1990s British popular culture, Grant was in a high-profile relationship with Elizabeth Hurley, which was the focus of much attention in the British and international media.

By the turn of the 21st century, Grant had established himself as a leading man, skilled with a satirical comic talent. Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary, About a Boy, and American Dreamz. Grant later played against type with multiple roles in the epic sci-fi drama film, Cloud Atlas. He is also known for appearing in period pieces such as The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility and Florence Foster Jenkins. In 2017, Grant starred as Phoenix Buchanan, a narcissist actor and antagonist in Paddington 2, which the film and Grant received critical acclaim

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