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Ah, the rom-com. Is there a more perfect genre of film? Probably, but none that we care to know about.

Any movie fan will knows the Nineties was the absolute golden age of romantic comedies. Nora Ephron’s scripts, Meg Ryan’s pre-Botox cuteness and Hugh Grant’s floppy English hair. All the ingredients for a great decade of films.

Here are just five of our faves…

1. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
This was Meg Ryan’s second Nora Ephron film after When Harry Met Sally (just one year too early in 1989!) and it’s one we come back to time and time again. If that Empire State Building scene doesn’t have you tearing up, then you simply can’t call yourself a rom-com fan.

2. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
As the name suggests, there’s a whole heap of love stories in this film – and one heart-wrenching funeral scene too. Have the Kleenex ready.

3. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunited for this iconic movie, loosely based on the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner. Watching it back now, the dial-up internet and chat rooms are adorably outdated, but any Tinder user can identify with the thrill of meeting someone new online!

4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
The late Heath Ledger is a total heartthrob in this film, long before his terrifying days as The Joker. We still smile every time we hear Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.


5. Notting Hill (1999)
We can’t decide if this or Four Weddings is our favourite Hugh Grant flick. He gets extra bonus points for this scene…




Much as we love Renée Zellweger, the first two Bridget Jones films would have been nothing without Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

Now though, it seems we might have to suffer the final instalment of the series without the two lads!

It was revealed last year that Colin would not be appearing in the third film – a decision that was surprisingly not his but author Helen Fielding's. Colin's character Mark Darcy was (*spoiler!*) killed off for the third Bridget Jones book, Mad About the Boy.

And now to make matters worse, it seems Hugh Grant, who played the sleazy yet charming Daniel Cleaver, has pulled out of the third and final movie entirely. This must be a big shock to producers, as Hugh's character features quite heavily in the third book, and even turned out to be "a pretty good guy," according to Helen.

Back in 2012, writing began for Bridget Jones' Baby, but the film has yet to be picked up by a studio. And if Hugh's comments are anything to go by, the script isn't all that great. "I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel," he said in a recent interview. "The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different — well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."

Very sad altogether! We kinda feel like this right now…





Hugh Grant has now become a staple part of the British romcom movie – but it seems it almost wasn’t to be!

The actor almost lost out on his breakout role as Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) as he was “too handsome” for the part!

Richard Curtis, who has written all of our favourite British romcoms such as Notting Hill and Love Actually, told how he was convinced Hugh was wrong for the part.

The screenplay writer said: “I was worried about it, when Hugh did come first come in, I did think he was too handsome. I thought people would not believe the fact he was in trouble with girls because he so clearly wouldn’t be.”

Well, seeing as Hugh went on to star in so many of Curtis’ movies, we reckon he doesn’t regret his decision to give him the role!



It’s been revealed that Hugh Grant has a secret love child following a relationship with Swedish TV producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein in 2012.

The little boy arrived just three months before the birth of his second son Felix with Tinglan Hong, who is also the mother of his daughter Tabitha.

After doing the maths, this means that two women were carrying Hugh’s children at the same time. According to a source, it’s “an unusual arrangement” – we think so too.

It’s not known if the two women knew that the other was carrying a baby belonging to the Notting Hill star – they do now, that’s for sure.

The father’s name on Anna’s son’s birth certificate was left blank when it was first registered. However, it was re-registered in December and the actor’s name, Hugh John Mungo Grant, now sits in pride of place on the cert.

While it is an unusual predicament, the Love Actually actor has stepped up to the plate and is supporting the producer.

Anna apparently lives “in a very comfortable property in West London and knows that Hugh is there for her.”

So all’s well that ends well.