He first received attention for his performances in various costume dramas including the Merchant-Ivory films Maurice (1987), for which he received the Volpi Cup, and The Remains of the Day (1993) as well as Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Restoration (1995). Grant achieved international success after appearing in Mike Newell's romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), whereupon he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the British Academy Film Award for Best Actor. Grant became widely known in cinema, as a charming, vulnerable, witty romantic lead. Following the success of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Grant had established himself as a leading man, skilled with a satirical comic talent. Grant starred in such notable romantic comedies as Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About a Boy (2002), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Love Actually (2003) and Music and Lyrics (2007).
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