Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenges three mates to travel through Devon and Cornwall for five weeks, without money, on the adventure of a lifetime.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Hugh's Three Hungry Boys - Hugh Grant - Netflix
Hugh John Mungo Grant OBE (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. Grant has received a 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 (1987) but achieved international success after appearing in the Richard Curtis-scripted Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Grant used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s, delivering comic performances in films such as Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). 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 (2001), About a Boy (2002), and American Dreamz (2006). Grant later played against type with multiple roles in the epic sci-fi drama film, Cloud Atlas (2012). He is also known for appearing in period pieces such as The Remains of the Day (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). Most recently, Grant received critical acclaim for his turns as Phoenix Buchanan, an antagonist in Paddington 2 and as Jeremy Thorpe in BBC One miniseries A Very English Scandal. Within the film industry, Grant was cited as an anti-star who approaches his roles like a character actor, and attempts to make his acting appear spontaneous. Hallmarks of his comic skills include a nonchalant touch of sarcasm and studied physical mannerisms. The entertainment media's coverage of Grant's life off the big screen has often overshadowed his work as an actor. Grant has been outspoken about his antipathy towards the profession of acting and in his disdain towards the culture of celebrity and hostility towards the media. He emerged as a prominent critic of the conduct of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation during the News International phone hacking scandal. In a career spanning 30 years, Grant has repeatedly claimed that acting was not his true calling but rather a career that developed by happenstance.
Hugh's Three Hungry Boys - Relationships with co-stars - Netflix
After production on Restoration ended, Grant’s co-star, Robert Downey Jr., revealed to Gayl Murphy on Hollywood Correspondent that he and Grant did not get along during filming. Downey went on to say that: “I kinda think he's [Grant’s] a jerk,” he told Murphy, “Don't know, I just think he is. My personal experience with him is I think he's this kind of self-important, kind of, like, boring flash-in-the-pan a--hole Brit." In 2018, after filming of Paddington 2 was done, Grant would later go on to confirm the on-set tension he and Downey had, stating: “He [Downey] hated me. He took one look at me and wanted to kill me,” he said of the actor. “I was so hurt.” As a result of Grant’s confirmation of their decades-long feud, Downey later went to Twitter to make amends with Grant, to which Grant agreed. In addition to the confirmation, Grant also revealed that he and Drew Barrymore did not get along during production of Music & Lyrics, the latter having yet to catch wind of the interview. “Well, Drew, I think did hate me a bit. But I admired her. We just were very different human beings,” Grant explained. “She was very L.A. and I was a grumpy Londoner. The funny thing is, although it was fractionally tense on the set of that film, I think the chemistry is rather good between us. Sometimes tension makes a good crackle.” Barrymore had also been one out of four leading ladies Grant listed whom he didn’t get along with, the others being Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts and Rachel Weisz. However on a Graham Norton Show appearance, Grant stated he doesn't know why he mentioned Weisz and he was probably “going for a 'comedy triple'”. Despite this however, there are several co-stars whom Grant enjoyed working with, some even becoming friends with him afterwards. He praised Meryl Streep, who co-starred with him on Florence Foster Jenkins, calling her “a genius”, while only noting that she had trouble with her eyesight during production. Other leading ladies whom Grant enjoyed working with include Emma Thompson, who collaborated with Grant on Love Actually, Impromptu, Sense and Sensibility, and The Remains of the Day. He also recalled having good experiences with Four Weddings and a Funeral co-star Andie Macdowell, whom he called a “Southern peach charmer”, and Nine Months co-star Robin Williams, whom he called “a genius on another level” and “very kind”.
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