Hugh Grant Keen To Dump Gentleman Image
Hollywood hunk Hugh Grant is apparently keen to change his onscreen image and wants to do something more challenging. The British actor was said to be interested in playing the role of Welsh drugs baron, Howard Marks in the new biopic venture ‘Mr. Nice’.
However, the luck was not in his favour and the role eventually went to Welshman Rhys Ifans.
Howard Marks was later quoted as saying, "I met Daniel Day-Lewis through Bob Geldof. He was very interested and I think he would have been really good. Hugh Grant also wanted to play me for a while. I wasn't so sure about that."
"But Rhys was always my first choice. We had known each other for so long that he didn't need to study or research me. He knew everything already," he added.
Golden Globe Award and BAFTA winner Hugh Grant is widely known for his posh roles in movies including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill.