Hugh Grant

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Hugh Grant (born 9 September 1960[1]) played the Twelfth Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death written by Steven Moffat.

Russell T Davies approached Grant to play the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 revival but he turned down the role, thinking the show would not take off. He expressed deep regret in 2007 after seeing how successful the show had become.[2] He had also been one of many names put forward for the parts of the Eighth Doctor and Borusa in the 1996 TV Movie.[3]


An internationally popular light comic actor, Grant's films have included the Richard Curtis-written Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones' Diary, along with The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain and Sense and Sensibility.

Grant is also known for his long-time relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley and for a 1995 sex scandal that led to Grant making what would become a widely remembered appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His mea culpa on that show resulted in Leno's show regaining late-night dominance after a shaky start following the retirement of Johnny Carson. It also helped restore Grant's career. His Doctor Who appearance occurred four years later.

In 2018, he worked with Russell T Davies on the drama mini-series A Very English Scandal alongside Ben Whishaw.

Personal life[[edit]]

He is the second cousin of fellow Doctor Who actor Thomas Sangster (Human Nature/The Family of Blood, The Mind's Eye and The Bride of Peladon), who also starred alongside him in Love Actually.[4]

In the DWU[[edit]]

Main article: Hugh Grant (Psi-ence Fiction)

An in-universe Hugh Grant is mentioned in passing in the novel Psi-ence Fiction and the short story The Secret Diary of the Master.

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