Career: Hugh’s first leading role was in the 1987 Merchant Ivory film Maurice, which he followed up with roles in Rowing With The Wind and The Remains Of The Day. He was considering giving up acting when he won a role in Four Weddings and a Funeral. The film made him an overnight success and he enjoyed another big hit with the 1999 film Notting Hill. In 2001 he played womaniser Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones’s Diary and his 2002 film About a Boy was also well-received. His other films include Love Actually, Two Weeks Notice, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Music and Lyrics and Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Relationships: He met actress Elizabeth Hurley in 1987, when filming Rowing With The Wind. They separated in May 2000 and, in 2004, he began a three-year relationship with socialite Jemima Khan.
FYI: On 27th June 1995, Hugh was arrested by L.A police for lewd behaviour in a public place with prostitute Divine Brown.