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Hugh Grant Wanted to Ditch His Gentleman Image

October 6, 2010 (3:01 am) GMT
Well known for his posh accent and bumbling demeanor in his previous movies, Hugh Grant wanted grittier role to ditch his gentleman image.

wanted to ditch his onscreen image as a typical English gentleman to play notorious Welsh drugs baron Howard Marks. The Hollywood star is well known for his posh accent and bumbling demeanor in movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill".

But he had ambitions for a much grittier role as the famed marijuana smuggler in new biopic "", according to Marks - but the part eventually went to fellow Welshman . Marks tells Scotland's Daily Record, "I met 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."


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