A Very English Scandal

I watched A Very English Scandal with High Grant and I highly recommend. There’s nothing particularly English about the events it portrays, as we are seeing with the raging scandal in the Catholic Church but Hugh Grant is great in the mini-series. Now that he’s no longer pretty – and boy, has he aged! – he gets to play serious roles where he can display his acting talent.

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  1. “High Grant”
    Now that he’s no longer pretty – and boy, has he aged! – he gets to play serious roles where he can display his acting talent.
    So he’s like Leonardo DiCaprio, who had to age into his role of being half eaten by a bear? Does this mean Hugh Grant no longer stutters in half his lines to communicate “I’m a charming shithead in a rom-com?”

    Do you think that aging positively affects acting talent? If so, I think that would be a real problem for the majority of female actresses (because roles dry up and it actually makes sense for them career wise to freeze their face with botox.)

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    1. I’m sure he was talented to begin with but he was never given roles with any depth to them. And right now he’s so wrinkled, I didn’t recognize him at first. He did a great job in this difficult role, though. The fellow he plays is a clear bastard but Grant gives him a lot of depth.

      At least,we are not at the point yet where an actor like Grant us prevented from playing a gay character because he’s not gay himself.

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    2. Some actresses get more physically attractive with age. Helen Mirren is an example, very slender and sexy today. In her early acting career (late 1960’s, early 1970’s) she had a habit of running around stark naked in some of her movies, and she was a bit on the chubby side back then.

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