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Hugh Grant almost done with acting

07 April 2012

British acting icon Hugh Grant famed for About a Boy, Notting Hill and the Bridget Jones's franchise has revealed that his acting career is nearly over.

Speaking to OK magazine the Did You Hear About the Morgans? star said "I'm pretty much finished. Occasionally something tickles my fancy, otherwise I'm fine, I'm still not very keen on acting. I don't do much work, but I like aspects of it. I like the camaraderie with people you are working with. But actually standing in front of a camera, no I don't love that."

The Love Actually star recalls that he struggles to give realistic advice to budding actors adding "I get a lot of cousins and friends asking me for advice, saying, 'I want to be an actor'. It's this disease that some people get, it's weird, sometimes they are incredibly talented, and sometimes, they have no talent whatsoever, and I don't know what to tell them or their parents.

The saddest thing in the world is to see someone going on in their late 30s or 40s still struggling to play a carrot on a TV commercial. For some people, they have to do it, they are so stage-struck."

Grant can currently be heard as Pirate Captain in Aardman's The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists and will next be seen as a killer, rapist and cannibal in the Wachowski brothers and Tom Tykwer's ambitious project Cloud Atlas.

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