20 years of “Love Actually”: Idiot, flash in the pan, giant A... – Hugh Grant and the burden of the dachshund gaze

This text was first published on November 30, 2023.

20 years of “Love Actually”: Idiot, flash in the pan, giant A... – Hugh Grant and the burden of the dachshund gaze

This text was first published on November 30, 2023.

Hugh Grant wouldn't like this story to begin on Courtney Avenue, a side street off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. But Hugh Grant doesn't like a lot of what people say about him, so it doesn't matter. A text about Grant has to start on that street, because there, already quite self-confident and incidentally dating Liz Hurley in England, he found himself caught up in a maelstrom of tabloids and scandal. Although he has long since recovered from it, some will no longer even remember the embarrassment of that June 27, 1995 - and yet the wounds remain noticeable and the actor still carries them to this day.

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