Skip to main content
Taking Hugh for Granted

Taking Hugh for Granted

By Diggory W & Oscar BG
Join Diggory Waite and Oscar Beardmore-Gray as they watch every single film starring Hugh Grant in an attempt to answer the simple question - are we taking Hugh for Granted?

Come and listen the internet's number 1 (and only) Hugh Grant podcast!


Cover Art: harryirons.com/
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Hugh Grant attends Comic-Con to promote new movie, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Hugh Grant just can't stay out of the news this summer and we bloody love it! At the age of 61, Hugh has left it to the twilight of his career to appear at Comic-Con, the international comic book convention in San Diego, California. He was there along with other co-stars from upcoming movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and couldn't resist cracking jokes about playing D&D (and S&M), leaving the audience in stitches. It's also been announced that Hugh is pulling out of Kaos almost as quickly as he was cast in it. It's a shame we won't see Hugh playing a vengeful Zeus, but somehow Oscar and Diggory think he may have dodged a bullet by not appearing in the new Netflix series.   Finally, the lads discuss rumours Hugh was in line to play Prince Andrew in a new film based on his infamous television interview with Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight, and is there a return for Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver on the horizon...?  We hope you enjoyed this podcast episode of Hugh's News which is a Taking Hugh for Granted production. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
27:18
August 10, 2022
Hugh Grant rumoured to play Tony the Tiger, plus cast as Greek god Zeus in new Netflix series
We've got two pieces of Hugh's News to announce, fans! First, the announcement that Hugh Grant has signed on to a leading role in eight-part Netflix series Kaos. The series is billed as a bold, darkly comic, contemporary take on Greek mythology, exploring love, power and life in the underworld and Grant is set to portray the seemingly all-powerful, yet desperately insecure and vengeful Zeus, who has long enjoyed his status as King of The Gods.  If the prospect of Hugh playing a Greek god wasn't enough, he has also been confirmed to play a role in Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story, a comedy which will be directed by Jerry Seinfeld. In recent weeks, Hugh has been spotted in a Tony the Tiger outfit in Los Angeles – feeding the rumour mill that he will be play the famous cereal mascot. Wouldn't that be grrrrrrrrrrrreat!  We hope you enjoyed this podcast episode of Hugh's News which is a Taking Hugh for Granted production. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
30:42
July 11, 2022
Twelfth Night
To take Hugh for Granted or to not take Hugh for Granted? That is the question.  Join your hosts Oscar and Diggory as they watch Hugh Grant play Sebastian in an animated rendition of Shakespeare's classic 'Twelfth Night'. The boys also ask where Hugh's next film 'Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre' has gotten to, as well as speculate about Hugh's intention of suing of The Sun newspaper in the UK and the teaser trailer for Hugh's 2023 film, 'Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves'.  Synopsis: Viola (voiced by Fiona Shaw) and Sebastian (voiced by Hugh Grant) are look-a-like twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino (voiced by Roger Allam). When some time passes and Viola's brother Sebastian shows up in Illyria, all merry hell breaks loose… Hugh Grant is a British actor who is best known for starring in films like Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Undoing alongside huge stars such as Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. In 2022, Hugh Grant continues to make movies and has a wife and kids. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
24:20
April 26, 2022
Till We Meet Again
Ah, the year is 1989 and the world hasn't yet realised the potential of two soon-to-be superstars of the late 20th century. We are of course referring to none other than Hugh Grant and the wonderful Courteney Cox, who star together in this two-episode television miniseries based on the 1988 Judith Krantz novel, Till We Meet Again. In the full swing of the First World War in 1915, Eve (played by Lucy Gutteridge) meets Paul de Lancel (played by Michael York) while performing for the army and falls in love with him. Devastated by Paul working in the army and his continued absence, his wife Laure (played by Susannah Harker) kills herself. After this, her family swear revenge on Paul by keeping his and Laure’s son Bruno (played by Hugh Grant) and raising him to hate his father... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com Unsure who we're on about? Hugh Grant is a British actor who is best known for starring in films like Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Undoing alongside huge stars such as Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. In 2022, Hugh Grant continues to make movies and has a wife and kids.
31:04
April 12, 2022
Hugh Grant cast as James Bond!!
EMERGENCY PODCAST!!!! Hugh Grant is announced as the eighth actor to play James Bond! Oscar and Diggory discuss why they think the appointment was made, why Hugh is perfect for the role of the deadly spy and how excited they are for his first film as 007!  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com Unsure who we're on about? Hugh Grant is a British actor who is best known for starring in films like Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Undoing alongside huge stars such as Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. In 2022, Hugh Grant continues to make movies and has a wife and kids.
25:46
April 01, 2022
The Demon Lover
Come out from behind your couch and settle down as Oscar and Diggory discuss Hugh Grant's role in Shades of Darkness: The Demon Lover (1986), including the strange way that they don't show Hugh's face for a lot of the film but when they do - how lovely his hair is.  In 1941 in England, despite the war, for Robert Drover (played by Hugh Grant) relatively speaking all is well. He is in love with a wonderful young woman but this soon presents a problem for his mother, Kathleen (played by Dorothy Tutin). This burgeoning love leads her to reminisce about her own first love, a dashing RAF pilot who was killed in 1916. She can’t explain it, but she keeps thinking she’s seeing him everywhere. And then, one day, when visiting her London house, she is shocked to find a fresh note, signed off by her long dead lover... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com Unsure who we're on about? Hugh Grant is a British actor who is best known for starring in films like Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Undoing alongside huge stars such as Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. In 2022, Hugh Grant continues to make movies and has a wife and kids.
31:34
March 15, 2022
The Trials of Oz
Order, order! All rise for your right honourable judges Oscar and Diggory as they put Hugh Grant's performance in the TV Movie 'The Trials of Oz' up on the stand. Your hosts discuss the context to the film as well as Hugh Grant's rock 'n' roll look, his slightly patchy Australian accent and his excellent performance.   After releasing a particularly risque edition of the British underground magazine "Oz", Richard Neville (played by Hugh Grant) and his fellow editors are put on trial and charged with obscenity in what would become a famous case in 1971...  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:50
30:52
March 01, 2022
Hugh Grant to star as Oompa Loompa in upcoming Wonka film
Huge news Hugh Grant fans! Hugh Grant has been spotted in Oxford alongside Wonka actor Timothée Chalamet sparking rumours that Hugh Grant has been cast in the upcoming 2023 film. The film is due to follow the early adventures of Willy Wonka, with Chalamet starring as the famous chocolatier and Hugh Grant as one of his Oompa Loompas!  Oscar and Diggory discuss Hugh Grant's reception in Oxford when spotted by fans waiting to see Chalamet, his potentially controversial casting as an Oompa Loompa and who else we can expect to see in the film... We hope you enjoyed this emergency podcast episode of Hugh's News which is a Taking Hugh for Granted production. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
14:00
February 25, 2022
Champagne Charlie
In this episode, Oscar and Diggory discuss what their partners make of their Hugh Grant obsession before reviewing the TV special 'Champagne Charlie', in which Hugh Grant puts on another dodgy accent and sports a never-before-seen style!  Amid the turmoil prior to the American Civil War, Charles Heidsieck (played by Hugh Grant) has built a champagne empire across 19th-century France and the United States. Along with battling his uncle for control of the vineyard, reluctant French spy Heidsieck must do his best to avoid the Union Army attempting to capture and imprison him… Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 06:40
40:41
February 15, 2022
Travaux
Bonjour Hugh Grant fans!  Join Oscar and Diggory for a very special episode in which they complete having watched all of Hugh Grant's feature films that are currently released. For this film, the boys were forced to watch it entirely in French and were not so sure what was going on or whether Hugh Grant was even truly in it, but they stuck with it anyway. Listen to hear them discuss Hugh's cameo, their limited understanding of French and Hugh's love of Pret a Manager.  Defence lawyer Chantal Letellier (played by Carole Bouquet) decides to renovate her house so that she has an excuse as to why Frankie (played by Jean-Pierre Castaldi), the man who is smitten with her, shouldn’t move into her apartment. As Chantal’s workforce begin to renovate, their destructive tendencies make it seem as though they’re doing more harm than good. Still, whatever they do may just be enough to impress Chantal’s new neighbour (played by Hugh Grant)… Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 06:39
28:24
February 01, 2022
The Leveson Inquiry
In this episode, Hugh Grant scholars Oscar and Diggory take a look at the testimony he gave to the Leveson Inquiry amidst the phone hacking scandal of 2011. Oscar and Diggory start by discussing (as they always do) Hugh's look for the role, along with his genuine tenacity and charming wit that he employs throughout the entire interview... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
33:11
January 18, 2022
Death to 2021
A new year, but the Hugh Grant content never stops!  Following on from last year’s Death to 2020, Death to 2021 (created by Charlie Brooker, Ben Caudell and Annabel Jones) has some new faces, as well as some old ones, not least Hugh Grant reprising his role as history professor Tennyson Foss. The light Netflix special pokes fun at another rollercoaster year, revisiting all the dread and occasional delight that 2021 had to offer. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 08:37.
27:25
January 04, 2022
Best of 2021
Happy New Year! As 2021 comes to a close, Oscar and Diggory take a look back over a year of the internet's number 1 Hugh Grant podcast...   You can listen to all of the episodes featured in this compilation, with the episodes featured in order being: Notting Hill (with Jessica Waite), We did it! Hugh's Grant I'm Still Here actor credit removed from IMBd, Happy 61st Birthday Hugh Grant, Colin Firth Things First: Bridget Jones's Baby and Mickey Blue Eyes. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
50:12
December 28, 2021
Red Nose Day Actually – The Christmas Special
It's Chrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiisssssstttttttmmaasssssssssss and the boys slip into their Christmas jumpers for the podcast's annual Christmas special. This year we're doing things a little differently. We're sticking with the Love Actually theme (obviously), but we're looking back at Red Nose Day Actually (Richard Curtis, 2017), the 2017 15-minute sequel produced for charity. Most of our favourite characters return, including Hugh Grant as our sexy and noble prime minister, who's prefers throwing dirty dance moves around No.10 Downing Street rather than illegal parties.   Diggory and Oscar also have a go at a Love Actually quiz, and blimey is it difficult. See how they fare and you can play along yourself at home too, if you reckon your Love Actually knowledge is up to scratch! The quiz starts at the 15:00 mark.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:25.
36:39
December 21, 2021
First trailer drops for Hugh Grant's new film 'Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre'
Huge Hugh News Hugh Grant fans!  After a poster and trailer dropped late last week, we get our first look at Guy Ricthie's new film 'Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre' starring Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza and, of course, Hugh Grant! Your hosts discuss their thoughts on Hugh's character's look, his voice, the similarities to his character Fletcher from The Gentlemen, the similarities in the plot to Team America and much, much more.  What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited for Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre? Let us know!  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
18:22
December 14, 2021
Hugh Grant returns to our screens this Christmas in Death to 2021
It's fair to say that 2021 has been a quiet year for Hugh Grant. After a stellar 2020 which saw Hugh star in both The Undoing and The Gentleman, 2021, so far, has been lacking in our favourite actor. But just when you thought we wouldn't be seeing Hugh on our screens this calendar year, the news broke that he's due to reprise his role of Tennyson Foss in Death to 2021. Scheduled to air on Netflix on December 27, Hugh will return alongside a host of household names including Lucy Liu, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Joe Keery and William Jackson Harper, to give the world an extra, post-Christmas present.  Oscar and Diggory discuss the big news and speculate what writers Charlie Brooker and co. have in store for Tennyson Foss' character in the next instalment of this mockumentary series.   Are you excited for Death to 2021? Let us know! You can get in contact by following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
15:23
December 07, 2021
The Dawning
In the penultimate film of Hugh's catalogue, Oscar and Diggory review The Dawning (Robert Knight, 1988). They've put in some serious legwork too, by buying two copies of the DVD off eBay. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Diggory's copy didn't play properly so he's finally admitted that Oscar is the real Hugh Grant scholar.  An idealistic young Nancy Gulliver (played by Rebecca Pidgeon) is surprised when she discovers IRA gunman Angus Barrie (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins) whilst he’s on the run from the government. As they begin to get to know each other better, and Nancy begins to support Angus’ cause, she must keep his whereabouts a secret from everyone, including from her dearest Harry (played by Hugh Grant). Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 07:25.
31:05
November 23, 2021
Honour, Profit and Pleasure
It's Oscar and Diggory's honour and pleasure to present to you their review of Honour, Profit and Pleasure (Channel 4, 1985) in which they discuss Hugh Grant's first ever movie credit as 'Hugh Grant', his appearance in the film and what he must have made of the outfits they made him wear in the film.  After the success of his London debut, German composer George Frideric Handel (played by Simon Callow) settles in England. However, after the public rejects a string of his operas and a stroke nearly fells him, Handel embarks on a high-risk gamble for his 1742 oratorio "Messiah"... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 07:02
31:10
November 09, 2021
Night Train to Venice
Imagine you woke up one day and realised it was all a dream... In this our 50th episode of Taking Hugh for Granted, Oscar and Diggory take a look at Night Train to Venice (Carlo U. Quinterio, 1993), discussing Hugh Grant's monobrow, the not-so-horrifying horror elements of the film and whether Hugh was right when he said that this film was the worst he'd ever made... Scottish Journalist Martin Gimmle (played by Hugh Grant) is travelling on the Orient Express night trip to Venice to drop off his copy of a book on European Neo-Nazism to an unknown publisher. On the journey, Gimmle meets a cast of characters including a performer (played by Tahnee Welch) and her daughter (played by Rachel Rice), who seem to be the only ones who can help Gimmle when the mysterious other-worldly powers of the illusive Stranger (played by Malcolm McDowell) start to take hold... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 08:06
33:12
October 26, 2021
The Big Man (Crossing the Line)
Today, the boys set foot into the ring Tyson Fury-style to go toe-to-toe with The Big Man (David Leland, 1990).  When out of work coal miner Danny Scoular (played by Liam Neeson) shows off his fighting prowess in a pub brawl, his friend Frankie (played by Sir Billy Connolly) puts him forward to compete in an illegal bare knuckle fighting ring to make some cash. Fearing the consequences, Danny’s wife (played by Joanne Whalley) leaves with their children and soon after is spotted with a new man – Gordon, Hugh Grant... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 05:00.
28:37
October 12, 2021
One Red Nose Day and a Wedding
As Oscar and Diggory prepare to head off to their first ever friends wedding, there seems no better excuse to review One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (Mike Newell, 2019). A 15-minute sketch produced as part of the annual charity event Red Nose Day, Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristen Scott-Thomas and co. return to our screens to give us the next instalment of fan favourite Four Weddings and a Funeral.  Twenty-five years after the events of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Charles, Carrie, Fiona, Tom, David, Matthew, Bernard, Lydia and Father Gerald are back in church. But whose wedding is it this time? And will there be any more familiar faces? Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 08:00.
24:44
September 28, 2021
Sirens
G'day Hugh Grant fans! Take a trip to New South Wales with Oscar and Diggory as they enchant you with their review of Sirens (John Duigan, 1994). Hugh Grant plays a young Reverend Anthony who, along with his wife, Estella (played by Tara Fitzgerlad), travel from England to Australia to minister to their flock. A local asks Anthony to visit Norman (played by Sam Neill), an eccentric artist whose latest work has been deemed blasphemous. Anthony must convince Norman, who also happens to live with his wife and three beautiful models, to remove the controversial painting named ‘Crucified Venus’ from his show.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:23
25:56
September 14, 2021
Happy 61st Birthday, Hugh Grant!
Happy Birthday, Hugh Grant!  To mark Hugh Grant's 61st birthday, Oscar and Diggory get behind the mic to talk about Hugh's previous birthday parties and ponder what Hugh could be doing this year on his special day. They also get challenge themselves to a Hugh Grant related quiz which you can play along with them here - https://www.absurdtrivia.com/quiz/000454/hugh-grant/ Merry Grantmas, one and all.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
19:13
September 09, 2021
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Well did you? Today, Oscar and Diggory review the very last of Hugh’s modern pieces – Did You Hear About the Morgans? (Marc Lawrence, 2009). The third of four rom-coms that Hugh works on with director Lawrence, once again Hugh plays a slightly detestable, but loveable Brit living in New York. Meryl Morgan (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) and Paul Morgan (played by Hugh Grant) have separated since his infidelity. After witnessing a murder, the Morgans are relocated to a tiny ranch town in Wyoming as part of a Witness Protection Scheme and told to remain until the killer is caught. Whilst there, Meryl and Paul must sort out their relationship whilst trying to evade the murderer who is hot on their tail… Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 06:15. 
31:39
August 31, 2021
Privileged
Take a trip down memory lane with Oscar and Diggory as they take a look back to where it all began - Hugh Grant's first ever film, Privileged (Michael Hoffman, 1982).  Hughie Grant (as he's credited in the film) begins his acting career playing the role of Lord Adrian - a posh, entitled Oxford student with a slain deer slung over one arm, a girlfriend who doesn't love him on the other and his soon-to-be iconic floppy hair flowing lusciously behind him. For Hugh Grant fans, this is a must watch!   Notable for being the first theatrical release from the Oxford Film Foundation, Privileged was a film shot by Oxford University students, starring Oxford University students and about Oxford University students. Edward Blake (played by Robert Wooley) is one of a group of Oxford undergraduates taking part in a student production of "The Duchess of Malfi". During rehearsals of the play, Edward strikes up a romance with fellow actor Anne (played by Diana Katis) and, later, Lucy (played by Victoria Studd). Whilst Edward tries to keep his relationship with one a secret from the other, he must also make sure his dalliance with Lucy is kept from her boyfriend, Lord Adrian (played by Hughie Grant)... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:02
29:38
August 17, 2021
An Awfully Big Adventure
This week the boys travel to Neverland to review An Awfully Big Adventure (Mike Newell, 1995), or as they’ve officially renamed it – 'An Awfully Shite Adventure'. That being said, this film is definitely worth sticking in your VHS player because acting legend Alan Rickman stars alongside our man Hugh Grant. In 1947, a naive teenage girl named Stella (played by Georgina Cates) joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. The troupe, led by the mean-spirited and flamboyant Meredith Potter (played by Hugh Grant) put on a production of Peter Pan. After P.L. O’Hara (played by Alan Rickman) joins the cast as Captain Hook, Stella quickly becomes entangled in the theatre’s web of sexual politics and intrigue... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:40.
32:56
August 04, 2021
Extreme Measures
Come one, come all and listen to the latest episode of Taking Hugh for Granted as Oscar and Diggory take a look at Extreme Measures (Michael Apted, 1996) and ask the all important questions: 'If you could cure cancer by killing just one person, would you?' and 'Is this film taking Hugh for granted?' When a man’s body mysteriously disappears from his emergency room, doctor Guy Luthan (played by Hugh Grant) begins making enquiries. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (played by Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:53
29:03
July 20, 2021
About a Boy (with Drunk On Rom-Coms)
This week Oscar and Diggory are joined by two very special guests – Marie and Coni from hit podcast Drunk On Rom-Coms. The girls certainly lived up to their name by drinking the boys under the table, despite recording at 10am.  In a chat that covered everything from the definition of a 'bloke' to Diggory's trips to Disneyland, we discussed one of Hugh Grant's all time classics: About a Boy. The DORC gals were particularly taken by Nicholas Hoult's destruction of a duck in St. James's Park and his jig to Mystikal's Shake Ya Ass. But did Marie and Coni think About a Boy was taking Hugh for granted? Tune in to find out.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. You can also follow Drunk On Rom-Coms by going to https://www.drunkonromcoms.com/.  For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 09:50.
41:49
July 06, 2021
Our Sons
Come fly the flag with us this 2021 Pride month as we look back on Our Sons (TV Movie, 1991), one of a select and special few Hugh Grant projects in which he plays a LGBTQ+ character. Your hosts, Oscar and Diggory, discuss the movie's (many) mishaps, pitfalls and mistakes but also how, despite all that, it's rather inspirational... Donald Barnes (Zeljko Ivanek) is dying of A.I.D.S. His lover, James (Hugh Grant), pleads his mother, Audrey (Dame Julie Andrews), to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas to convince Donald's mother, Luanne (Ann-Margret), to end her estrangement from Donald and see him one last time... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:12
35:01
June 22, 2021
Rowing with the Wind
To honour Elizabeth Hurley's birthday, today we're reviewing Rowing with the Wind, the film where Hugh Grant and Liz met and began a 13-year romance that captured the imagination of people around the world. Happy birthday Elizabeth! While Hugh and Liz parted ways many years ago, people still talk about that Versace dress! Punters might talk less about this film however, but it's nonetheless intriguing to see this 1990s power couple starring on screen together.  Rowing with the Wind, original title Remando al Viento, was directed by Gonzalo Suarez and released in 1988. The film begins in the year 1816 in a villa by Lake Leman, Switzerland. Lord Byron (played by Hugh Grant) challenges each of his guests to write a horror story. Whilst Claire Clairmont (played by Elizabeth Hurley) doesn’t write anything particularly inspiring, another guest, Mary Shelley (played by Lizzy McInnerny) begins her novel entitled ‘Frankenstein’... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 08:54.
30:52
June 10, 2021
We did it! Hugh Grant's 'I'm Still Here' actor credit is removed from IMDb
We did it Hugh Grant fans! After writing an open letter and creating a petition demanding that IMDb remove Hugh Grant's acting credit from their website for his appearance in Casey Affleck & Joaquin Pheonix's 2010 film 'I'm Still Here', Oscar and Diggory celebrate its removal. Rejoice!  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
16:34
May 27, 2021
I'm Still Here
This week we comb through 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here (Casey Affleck, 2010), which follows Joaquin Phoenix’s Hollywood ‘breakdown’ and attempt to start a tone-deaf rap career. Now I know what you’re all thinking – this isn’t a Hugh Grant film. We thought so too, until we discovered that it appears on Hugh Grant’s IMDb page as an official acting credit – forcing us to review the film. The problem is this: Mr. Grant does NOT feature in the film at all. In fact, the only reference to him throughout the movie is a picture that only serves the purpose of mocking Mr. Grant. We believe this misleads viewers, who sought out this film to see Mr. Grant's bumbling charm or flowing locks. Moreover, on IMDb's website, other prominent figures like Barack Obama, Alec Baldwin and John Travolta who supposedly 'appear' in I’m Still Here in the same non-acting capacity as Mr. Grant are listed as ‘uncredited’, and are presented with the caveat of appearing only in ‘archive footage’ used in the film. Why, we therefore ask, is Mr. Grant not afforded the same treatment? Considering all this, we’ve decided to do the only thing left in our power: PROTEST! And we need your help! We’re asking you, The Hugh Grant faithful, to press pause on Hugh’s rom-coms on Netflix, sharpen your swords to Stage Combat Level 4 and bring out your hammers a la The Undoing to demand the following changes from IMDb: 1. IMDb amend Mr. Grant’s listing on their website with connection to I’m Still Here to bring it in line with the credits of other stars. 2. IMDb list Mr. Grant as ‘uncredited’ and as part of ‘archive footage’ – not as an ‘actor’. 3. On Mr. Grant's personal IMDb page, relegate I’m Still Here from his ‘Actor’ credits, to his ‘Self’ credits. Sign our petition here and make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:57.
32:44
May 25, 2021
Small Time Crooks
This week Oscar and Diggory look back at Hugh's performance in crime-comedy Small Time Crooks (Woody Allen, 2000).  Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray (played by Woody Allen) plots with his wife (played by Tracey Ullman) and partners-in-crime to re-open a local pizza restaurant so they can dig underneath it through to the bank a few doors down. As they can't cook pizza, they bake cookies to sell instead and, while the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off. Suddenly, the would-be crooks find themselves as rich business people, fraternising with the likes of David Perrette (played by Hugh Grant). However, the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them and Ray and his wife wonder whether getting rich was really worth it... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 03:57.
26:05
May 11, 2021
Nine Months
In today's episode, Oscar and Diggory review Hugh Grant's first ever Hollywood blockbuster, Nine Months (Chris Columbus, 1995). There's certainly plenty to sink their teeth into in this episode, including Robin Williams' dreadful Russian accent, Hugh's ostentatious piercing and that infamous incident that took place in Los Angeles just a two weeks before Nine Months' release.  Plush San Francisco apartment, sports car, friends, family and girlfriend, Samuel Faulkner (played by Hugh Grant) has the perfect life. That is, until he finds out his girlfriend Rebecca Taylor (played by Julianne Moore) is pregnant. Now, commitment-phobe and expectant father Faulkner might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much much worse. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 08:54.
35:55
April 27, 2021
American Dreamz
American Idol, President George W. Bush, Simon Cowell, The War on Terror. American Dreamz (Paul Weitz, 2006) is a snapshot of everything we'd rather forget from the mid-2000s.  Martin Tweed (played by Hugh Grant) is the host of a talent show called American Dreamz and whilst he despises each new season, it's a hit with the ratings. Tweed decides it's time for a new and interesting batch of contestants, and sends out his team to find the weirdest bunch possible. Meanwhile, the President of the United States (played by Dennis Quiad) is becoming more and more depressed, and relies on his Chief of Staff (played by Willem Dafoe) to talk him through everything, even into appearing as a judge on the TV show. Perfect news for the terrorists who are planning to infiltrate the talent contest… Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 06:45.
28:06
April 11, 2021
Colin Firth Things First: Bridget Jones's Baby
We’re hugely excited to announce that we’re officially rebranding! Oscar Beardmore-Gray and Diggory Waite are proud to introduce to you Colin Firth Things First – a new podcast dedicated to reviewing every single Colin Firth film ever made!  We can’t wait to get started and look forward to discussing Colin’s broad shoulders and soothing tones in stellar performances from The King’s Speech to Mamma Mia.   Today is our first episode and we kick things off by watching the third film in the Bridget Jones franchise: Bridget Jones's Baby (Sharon Maguire, 2016). The boys discuss the good things in the movie (Bridget's wonderfully played nightmare boss), the bad things in the movie (Ed Sheeran's cameo) but before both of those, of course, we talk about the Colin Firth things first. Come join us as we discuss the career of Britain’s most talented and inspirational actor of his generation! Forty-something and single again, Bridget Jones (played by Renée Zellweger) is awoken by her mother who reminds her that her time to have children is running out. After Bridget attends the funeral of Daniel Cleaver (pictured as Hugh Grant), she reconnects with her former lover, Mark Darcy (played by Colin Firth) and soon after that, spends a similar night of passion with charming, American billionaire Jack Qwant (played by Patrick Dempsey). Weeks later, after a positive pregnancy test, one little bump is causing one big problem: Who is the father? The old flame or the new fling? Make sure you're following Colin Firth Things First on Instagram and Facebook as well as Twitter. You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. (*We'll be changing this email address soon to reflect our rebranding*) For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 03:07
31:11
April 01, 2021
Hugh Grant set to star in 'Five Eyes' & 'Dungeons and Dragons'
In this edition of Hugh's News, Oscar and Diggory discuss the announcement that Hugh Grant has been cast in the new untitled Guy Ritchie film (previously referred to as 'Five Eyes') and the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie.  Oscar and Diggory discuss the various synopses that are circulating online for Five Eyes and what they know about Hugh's character as the 'weapons dealer' in Five Eyes and the villain 'Forge Fletcher' in Dungeons and Dragons. After reviewing the cast and crew on board for Dungeons and Dragons, your hosts speculate on the potential comedic direction that the film could go in.  Are you excited for Five Eyes or Dungeons and Dragons? Let us know! You can get in contact by following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
23:24
March 23, 2021
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Take a trip back behind the Iron Curtain with Oscar and Diggory as they swap secrets about the world of espionage in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Guy Ritchie, 2015).   In 1960s Cold War East Berlin, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (played by Henry Cavill) successfully helps Gaby Teller (played by Alicia Vikander) defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (played by Armie Hammer). Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organisation from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, and some help from top MI6 agent Alexander Waverly (played by Hugh Grant), all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 05:20.
29:55
March 16, 2021
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
Helo gefnogwyr Hugh Grant! Join Oscar and Diggory as they climb up a proverbial mountain by reviewing The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (Christopher Monger, 1995). Quite possibly the most unnecessarily long title in modern film history, Reginald Anson (Hugh Grant) is a cartographer sent to the small South Wales village of Ffynnon Garw, and is the said Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain.  It's 1917, in the middle of the Great War. When Anson and his fellow cartographer announce that their "mountain" is in fact a hill, the villagers are understandably disappointed and furious. Not to be outwitted by a rule (and the Englishmen who enforce it), the villagers set out to make their hill into a mountain, but to do so they must keep the English from leaving, before the job is done. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:48. 
29:11
March 02, 2021
Notting Hill (with Jessica Waite)
After reviewing Notting Hill for Valentines Day in 2020, Oscar and Diggory take another look at the film after receiving an angry voice note from disgruntled listener, Jessica Waite. Along with outlining the films merits of the film, like Hugh Grant's character's emotional intelligence, Jessica, Diggory and Oscar also discuss Coldplay, Chandler from Friends and taking Harry Styles to the bathroom... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com Thank you so much to Jessica Waite for taking the time to speak to us. If you disagreed with one of our reviews like she did, do get in touch!
33:21
February 16, 2021
Mickey Blue Eyes
A podcast episode you can't refuse! Listen as Oscar and Diggory discuss Hugh Grant's role in 90s sleeper hit Mickey Blue Eyes (Kelly Makin, 1999). Hugh stars as an art-house auctioneer named Michael Felgate, who finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the Mafia after proposing to the daughter of a crime Kingpin. Your hosts discuss how Hugh Grant and then-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley worked together to co-produce the film, compare the film to the other Hugh Grant classic that came out in the same year - Notting Hill - and dissect what is perhaps the funniest scene of Hugh Grant's whole career to date... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:31
27:23
February 02, 2021
Death to 2020
Join hosts Oscar and Diggory as they discuss Death to 2020 (Netflix, 2020), the film in which a collection of interviewees including Dash Bracket (played by Samuel L Jackson), Jeanetta Grace Susan (played by Lisa Kudrow) and Tennyson Foss (played by Hugh Grant) look back over the events that took place in 2020... There are spoilers ahead so if you don't know how 2020 ended yet - don't listen to the pod! ;) Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:40 
26:42
January 19, 2021
Best of 2020
Happy New Year! To celebrate 2020 coming to an end (and let's be honest, it's definitely worth celebrating), we've put together some of our favourite bits from The Taking Hugh for Granted podcast from the past year.   Oscar and Diggory take you through the usual way an episode of their Hugh Grant podcast would go - from a synopsis of Notting Hill from Synopsis Simon, to a discussion of Hugh's character in the Undoing, his performance in Impromptu and appearance in The Remains of the Day, to finally asking themselves whether Hugh has indeed been taken for granted in Sense and Sensibility... If you like what you hear, you can go back and listen to every episode featured and many more wherever you're listening to this podcast!  The episodes featured in order are: The Bengali Night, Notting Hill, The Remains of the Day, The Undoing - Episode 1, Impromptu, White Mischief, The Hughnger Games (the Taking Hugh for Granted Q&A), Music and Lyrics, Happy Birthday, Hugh Grant, Love Actually - The Christmas Special, The Lair of the White Worm and Sense and Sensibility.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
49:32
December 31, 2020
Love Actually – The Christmas Special
I caught Mummy kissing Hughie Grant! Underneath the mistletoe last night!  To get you through this festive season, we have a very special episode looking back at one of Hugh’s most legendary rom-coms – Love Actually. For our Christmas episode, we get the thoughts of Beth Amann and Patrick Flynn, who host the What Is Love Actually? podcast – a 12-part pod that is dedicated entirely to dissecting this holiday classic. We also speak to Christopher Orr, film critic and writer at The Atlantic magazine, who is notorious for writing two extremely negative reviews of Love Actually. Both interviews are great fun, so make sure you don’t miss them. Finally, we also put the word out to the THFG fans to send in some Christmassy clips of yourselves telling us your favourite parts of Love Actually and what you’d get Hugh Grant for Christmas! We'll be listening to all your submissions right here on the Christmas special.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. For those of you that want to head straight to our interview with the folks from the What is Love Actually? podcast skip to 9:30 and for our chat with Christopher Orr it's 45:40.  Merry Christmas everyone! 
01:20:46
December 21, 2020
The Undoing – The Finale and Series Review
* The Undoing Episode 6 Spoilers ahead, beware! * As promised, Oscar and Diggory convene to discuss the much anticipated finale of HBO's The Undoing and to compare notes on the series as a whole. In the final episode of the six-part miniseries, Hugh Grant fans were treated to a type of Hugh not seen before on screen – a manic, unhinged psychopath who appears crazed and dangerous.  The finale begins with the unsolved mystery of the murder weapon, which is somehow in the possession of Jonathan Fraser's (Hugh Grant) son, Henry (Noah Jupe). The trial into the murder of Elena Alves continues and when Jonathan's wife Grace (Nicole Kidman) says she'll testify in support of her husband things begin to unravel. Will Jonathan Fraser be found guilty of murder or will we finally find out that it was actually someone else all along?  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. Check out our YouTube channel while you're at it – also Taking Hugh for Granted. For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:52.
30:01
December 01, 2020
The Undoing – Episode 4 & 5
With just one episode left to go of HBO's latest drama The Undoing, we are still no closer to finding out who killed Elena Alves, and our man Hugh Grant remains very guilty indeed. The only thing that is certain is that Hugh is a deceitful husband, an untrustworthy father and a manipulative rogue. Vintage Grant.  Join us on the airwaves or on YouTube as the boys chat about the best cliffhanger of 2020 and try their best to narrow down the list of suspects. The Undoing follows Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman) who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Hugh Grant) and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, and a missing husband. Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself. What will happen in the final episode? Send us your theories on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. Check out our YouTube channel while you're at it – also Taking Hugh for Granted.
25:20
November 23, 2020
The Lady and the Highwayman
Stand and deliver your ears to another episode of Taking Hugh for Granted in which Oscar and Diggory pick apart one of Hugh Grant's early TV films, The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie, 1989). Hugh Grant is at his sexy, swashbuckling best, but is that enough to ensure this film hasn't been taking Hugh for granted?  Synopsis: A young Panthea Vyne (played by Lysette Anthony) falls in love with a handsome highwayman (played by Hugh Grant) who saves her from her brutal husband. When Charles II (played by Michael York) is reinstated as King of England, Lady Panthea learns of a plot to root out and kill the masked vigilante highwayman known as ‘The Silver Blade’... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 03:49
25:60
November 17, 2020
The Undoing – Episodes 2 & 3
Since Oscar and Diggory's last review of The Undoing - Episode 1, Hugh Grant has betrayed his wife, lied to his father-in-law and returned to prison for the first time since Paddington 2. It's all kicking off and the investigation to find the murderer of Elena Alves heats up big time! The lads have a very special announcement too, launching the Taking Hugh for Granted YouTube channel to go alongside the podcast. Finally, you can see the faces behind our beautiful, albeit pompous voices!  The story follows Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman) who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Hugh Grant) and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, and a missing husband. Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself. Is Hugh guilty? Send us your theories on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. Check out our YouTube channel while you're at it – also Taking Hugh for Granted. 
22:01
November 09, 2020
Two Weeks Notice
Happy US election day Hugh Grant fans! We saved this week's movie, Two Weeks Notice (Marc Lawrence, 2002) for day of the 2020 presidential election, because not only does it star Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, but also man of the hour Donald J. Trump himself! Wherever your political alliances may lie, we hope you can join Diggory and Oscar having a good old chuckle at Hugh and The Don on-screen together.  Harvard educated lawyer Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock), uses her career for social activism. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is the suave public face of the Manhattan-based Wade Corporation, a development firm whose ventures Lucy routinely opposes. George, who has a reputation as a lady's man, has appointed a series of beautiful female lawyers with questionable credentials, as his legal counsel for years. Now, needing a real lawyer, he offers Lucy the job on a chance meeting. Despite warnings from her parents in working for the "enemy", Lucy accepts the job, as long as George promises not to demolish a community centre as part of a development. Will opposites attract? Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:55.
29:59
November 03, 2020
The Undoing - Episode 1
Fresh from watching the first episode of HBO's 'The Undoing', Oscar and Diggory sit down to dive into Hugh Grant's long-awaited return to our television sets. The Hugh Grant fanatics discuss murder theories, super couple Grace and Jonathan Fraser and whether there was nod to Paddington 2 in the making of the first episode... The story follows Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman) who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Hugh Grant) and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, and a missing husband. Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself. Do you think Hugh's a murderer? Send us your theories on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
17:12
October 26, 2020
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Ahoy there Hugh Grant fans! Come walk the plank with Oscar and Diggory as they strike gold in this treasure chest of a film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord, 2012).  A Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Peg Leg Hastings (voiced by Lenny Henry), Cutlass Liz (voiced by Salma Hayek) and Black Bellamy (voiced by Jeremy Piven) for the Pirate of the Year Award. The quest takes the Pirate Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London where a pirate-hating Queen Victoria (voiced by Imelda Staunton) vows to put the crew at the bottom of the ocean. With the help of Charles Darwin (voiced by David Tennant) and a special flightless friend, find out whether the Pirate Captain's daring bid to rule the seven seas is successful or not.......Arrrrr! Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:37.
31:27
October 13, 2020
Restoration
Enter the frame with Oscar and Diggory as they discuss the stroke of genius that is Hugh Grant's performance of painter 'Finn' in Restoration (John Hoffman, 1995).   Your hosts speak about Hugh's beef with Robert Downey Jr and (probably)  Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Grant's fabulous look and piss-taking performance as Finn and analyse in great detail the tale of two halves that is Restoration. After befriending King Charles II (played by Sam Neill), aspiring young physician Robert Merivel (played by Robert Downey Junior) is living a new lavish lifestyle in the King’s court. In order to retain his new position, King Charles enlists Merivel to marry his favourite mistress, Celia (played by Polly Walker) in order to divert the suspicions of the King’s other, increasingly jealous mistresses. However, though Celia is to be married, the King wants her to remain his mistress and gives Merivel a simple instruction: “You must marry my mistress - but do not fall in love with her.” Inevitably, Merivel falls for Celia, and though he intends to keep his fondness a secret from the King, it's only a matter of time before disgruntled painter Finn (played by Hugh Grant) gives the game away... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 5:00
30:56
September 29, 2020
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Just a week after Hugh celebrated his 60th birthday, Diggory and Oscar are back for another episode of Taking Hugh for Granted! And there's no better place to jump back into Hugh's filmography than Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason aka Bridget Jones 2 (Beeban Kidron, 2004). In this the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, the film picks up just four weeks after the end of the first movie, and already Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is becoming insecure in her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Bridget, now working as a TV host, is jealous of the time Mark Darcy spends with a co-worker (Jacinda Barrett), and, despite a vacation meant to smooth things over, ends their relationship. While on assignment in Thailand, temptation comes in the form of her disreputable ex, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), which lands Bridget temporarily in jail on the false accusation of drug smuggling, before Mark comes to the rescue... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:33.
33:12
September 15, 2020
Happy Birthday, Hugh Grant!
In this very special Hugh's News episode, your hosts Oscar and Diggory celebrate Hugh Grant's 60th birthday!  To mark 6 decades of having the wonderful man on our planet, Oscar and Diggory choose their favourite moments from each decade from Hugh's birthday on the 9th September 1960 through to today - 9th September 2020! From dashing dresses to deluded dances to dalliances with politics, Oscar and Diggory discuss it all! Share your favourite Hugh Grant moments with us on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
20:42
September 09, 2020
The Rewrite
Don your graduation caps and gowns and join Oscar and Diggory as they return to University to unpick Hugh Grant's role in The Rewrite (Marc Lawrence, 2014). Your hosts discuss the film's few highs, its ironic and frequent lows and then turn their critical crosshairs toward their own peculiar names:  'Diggory Waite' and 'Oscar Beardmore-Gray'. Resting on his laurels from his 1999 smash hit melodrama entitled "Paradise Misplaced", Oscar-winning screenwriter and one-hit-Hollywood-wonder, Keith Michaels (played by Hugh Grant), is forced to leave sun-kissed L.A. and teach a screenwriting course in rainy Binghamton, New York. Once there Keith takes a shine to Holly (played by Marisa Tomei), a hard-working single mother and hopeful writer, who seems to see right through him. Can Keith, the unrepentantly egocentric big fish out of water, find a true connection between himself and the small community he now finds himself in? Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:11
28:55
August 25, 2020
Hugh Grant to star in 'The Undoing' on HBO
Introducing our first episode of Hugh's News - a bonus Taking Hugh for Granted podcast series and your first stop for all news regarding Hugh Grant. In this issue of Hugh's News, Oscar and Diggory discuss the announcement of the release date for Hugh Grant's new HBO show 'The Undoing', pontificate on what the miniseries could have in store for us and just what kind of role Hugh could have to play.  'The Undoing' is set to release on the 25th of October in the US and from the 26th of October worldwide.  In this episode, Oscar and Diggory will also be explaining a little more about the new bonus episodes of Hugh's News, and this series may develop in the future. Whilst a new, regular episode of the Taking Hugh for Granted podcast will continue to drop every 2 weeks on a Tuesday, Hugh's News won't have a regular upload schedule. Instead, we'll release an episode of Hugh's News whenever there is significant and substantial Hugh Grant news that you need to know and Oscar and Diggory need to discuss.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
09:20
August 12, 2020
The Remains of the Day
Tuck in your shirt, do up your tie and brush your hair because Hugh Grant academics Oscar and Diggory are breaking down The Remains of the Day which was nominated for eight academy awards in 1994.  Based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name, the rigid, resolute and rule bound Mr Stevens (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins) cultivates a world of manners and decorum in the Darlington household. However, the arrival of housekeeper Miss Kenton (played by Dame Emma Thompson) and Reginald Cardinal (our boy Hugh Grant) threaten to upset the highly professional culture Stevens, as the home’s Head Butler, has worked so hard to foster. The possibility of romance and Lord Darlington’s sympathies toward the Nazi cause challenge Stevens’ carefully maintained veneer of servitude… Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com. For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 04:15.
31:52
August 11, 2020
Sense and Sensibility
Lose your senses with Oscar and Diggory as they discuss Hugh Grant's role in director Ang Lee's 1995 Oscar-winning period drama Sense and Sensibility.  When a certain Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and their three daughters Elinor (played by Dame Emma Thompson), Marianne (played by Kate Winslet), and Margaret (played by Emilie François), out of house and home. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of the practical Elinor and the romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars (played by Hugh Grant), his family disapproves and separates them. Now, the pair must lose their hearts and come to their senses... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 03:10
28:27
July 28, 2020
Cloud Atlas
Listen as Diggory and Oscar attempt to unpick Cloud Atlas (Thomas Tykwer and Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 2012) and Hugh Grant's five roles within it -  playing characters from a slave-owning reverend, to a 70s sleaze-ball, and a savage, hellbent, Hawaiian cannibal.  Beginning on an 1849 ocean voyage across the Pacific and travelling across multiple time periods including futuristic Korea, pre-war Britain, 1970s America and post-apocalyptic Hawaii, this epic tale tells six stories across five centuries, exploring how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. Everything is connected. Each story challenges the corrupt norms of the time, changing the course of history, and shaping the future through acts of kindness, big and small. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 2:29
28:40
July 14, 2020
Maurice
Think Hugh Grant's big acting break was 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral? Think again!  Join Diggory and Oscar as they discuss Maurice (James Ivory, 1987), and what could the best looking Hugh has ever been on screen - until he grows a moustache half way through the film at least... In 1909, Maurice Hall (played by James Wilby) attends Cambridge university, where he befriends Clive Durham (played by Hugh Grant). The two embark on an intense but paranoid affair. Homosexuality is illegal in British Edwardian society so the two men must now decide to reject their true sexual identities or risk plunging their families into disgrace and themselves into prison…. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). We want to hear from you so get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com! For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 2:28
27:20
June 30, 2020
Florence Foster Jenkins
Join Oscar and Diggory in covering your ears to block out the sound of the truly awful singer Florence Foster Jenkins (Stephen Frears, 2016).  Based on a true story, legendary New York heiress and socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (played by Meryl Streep), obsessively pursues her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St Clair Bayfield (played by Hugh Grant), is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decides to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knows he faces his greatest challenge. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). We want to hear from you so get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com! For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:24 No copyright infringement is intended with the episode cover art.
32:18
June 16, 2020
Impromptu
Join Oscar and Diggory as they discuss Hugh Grant's fascinating portrayal of Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin in Impromptu (Lapine, 1991).  Set in 1830s France, Impromptu follows George Sand (played by Judy Davis), who is known as an eccentric maneater, traversing the world without a care for societal norms and leaving a trail of adoring men in her wake. However, when she meets pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin (played by Hugh Grant), George Sand is overcome. Chopin must be hers. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 5:19
28:51
June 02, 2020
A Very English Scandal
Sit in as juror while Oscar and Diggory judge whether A Very English Scandal (BBC, 2018) has been taking Hugh for granted.  Based on real events taking place in the UK during the 1960s and 70s, Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe (played by Hugh Grant) attempts to have his former lover, Norman Scott (played by Ben Wishaw), murdered for fear exposure of their homosexual relationship may end his political career. When the plot is exposed, Thorpe and Scott must go to trial.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 2:35
29:42
May 18, 2020
The Bengali Night
Entangle yourself in a forbidden romance with Oscar and Diggory as they watch The Bengali Night (Nicolas Klotz, 1988), discuss their dreams and reveal the abysmal results they received in their French results back in school.  The film, also known as La Nuit Bengali, follows British Engineer Allan (played by Hugh Grant), who falls in love with his employer's eldest daughter Gayatri (played by Supriya Pathak). As their passion ignites, an East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising and tragic consequences. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:26
26:14
May 05, 2020
Music and Lyrics
Toot along to the tune of Music and Lyrics (Marc Lawrence, 2007) as your hosts, Oscar and Diggory, conduct yet another investigation to find out whether we've been taking Hugh for granted.  Alex Fletcher (played by Hugh Grant) is a washed up singer who is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he meets Sophie Fisher (played by Drew Barrymore) and sparks begin to fly both on and off the page. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:05
33:06
April 21, 2020
Bitter Moon
Climb aboard an Istanbul-bound cruise ship with Oscar and Diggory as they embark on another quest to find out whether we've been taking Hugh for granted. This time the boys are taking a look at Bitter Moon (Polanski, 1992) in which Nigel (played by Hugh Grant) meets a mysterious American named Oscar (played by Peter Coyote) and his beautiful French wife Mimi (played by Emmanuelle Seigner). Over the course of several days, Oscar regales the story of how he met Mimi, their salacious steamy love affair and its torrid, bitter break down. The boys also give an update on how the podcast will be affected going forward during the outbreak of Covid-19 and welcome the debut of Synopsis Simon Haines, Synopsis Simon's stand-in. You can find him on Twitter @thesimonhaines and even on IMDB. Thank you so much to Simon for taking part. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:57
32:39
April 07, 2020
The Hughnger Games
Volunteer as tribute to listen to this special 'Question and Answer' episode, Oscar and Diggory field questions from loyal THFG listeners. Oscar and Diggory discuss how they met, which films they wish Hugh Grant had been cast in and set the parameters for The Hughnger Games: a hunger games style battle royale scenario in which it's last Hugh standing.  Also, Oscar and Diggory interview Mary, one of the first listeners to the podcast. They talk to her about how she found the podcast, her love of British actors and of course, which Hugh Grant film she'd take to a desert island with her. Thank you so much again to Mary for taking part.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com
45:42
March 24, 2020
Bridget Jones's Diary
This week we step inside the world of Bridget and her diary in Bridget Jones’s Diary (Sharon Maguire, 2001). Bridget, portrayed by Renée Zellweger, is an average woman struggling with her perceived imperfections like her age, weight, job and her lack of a man. As a New Year’s resolution she decides to take control of her life by starting a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. When her charming though disreputable boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) takes an interest in her, Bridget finds it hard to stay away, despite her better judgement. Perhaps, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) is a better fit for her? For now, it’s Sunday morning and Bridget has woken up with a headache, a hangover and her boss... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 6:13
35:17
March 10, 2020
About a Boy
It's back to school with Oscar and Diggory as Hugh Grant gives us a lesson in how to manage your day in 30 minute chunks, pretend you have a son and ruin any chances you had with the ladies in About a Boy (Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, 2002). Thirty-eight-year-old Will Freeman (played by Hugh Grant) is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. In search of available women, Will invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result, he meets Marcus (played by Nicholas Hoult), an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, they become friends and as Will teaches Marcus how to be the cool kid at school, Marcus helps Will to realise growing up has nothing to do with age.  For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 5:18
31:02
February 25, 2020
Notting Hill
This episode we invite you to dip into the Valentines chocolate box of romantic delights that is Notting Hill (Roger Michell, 1999), full of soft centres, fingers of fudge and, if you fancy something hard, there are plenty of nutty nuggets to wrap your lips around... It's a date! William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district of West London. When world famous super star actress Anna Scott (played Julia Roberts) walks in to his shop, an unlikely relationship starts to take shape. But Anna’s notoriety, fame and actor boyfriend lead William to question: can the most famous film star in the world really fall for just an ordinary guy? Who needs a bunch of red roses when you have two wise weeds in Diggory and Oscar, who as ever and always endeavour to the heart of whether we have been taking Hugh for granted.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:23
31:58
February 14, 2020
Paddington 2
Diggory, Oscar and Paddington Bear (voiced by Ben Wishaw) invite you to join in the investigation as to who has stolen Aunt Lucy's 100th Birthday present. With Paddington framed and jailed, the lead suspect soon becomes the devilish and egotistical actor Phoenix Buchanan (played by Hugh Grant).  We have the return of new regular feature 'Synopsis Simon', discuss Oscar's final foray in to acting and of course do a deep dive in to what many believe is one of Hugh Grant's greatest performances on the big screen. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:06
36:48
February 04, 2020
White Mischief
Hitch a ride with Diggory and Oscar as they travel to early 1940s Kenya to catch a look at one of Hugh Grant's early works: White Mischief (Michael Radford, 1987). Based on the novel of the same name,  White Mischief dramatises the events of the Happy Valley murder case when  "Jock" Broughton (Joss Ackland) was tried for the murder of Josslyn Hay (Charles Dance).  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:06
35:56
January 21, 2020
The Gentlemen
In this spoiler-free episode, Diggory and Oscar take a butcher's at Hugh Grant in Guy Ritchie's 2020 British gangster flick 'The Gentlemen'.  Fresh out the cinema and on to the back of bus, Diggory and Oscar give their hot takes on the film discussing all things Hugh Grant: his bizarre estuary accent, his sleazy look and what is next for Hugh on the big screen.  Synopsis: A drug kingpin (Matthew Mcconaughey) is looking to get out of the game and sell off his illegal empire. Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a private investigator working for a tabloid paper documenting the whole bloody affair from the shadows.  Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:27
31:09
January 08, 2020
Love Actually
Join in the festivities as Diggory and Oscar rewatch the Christmas classic 'Love Actually' (2003) in an attempt to answer the all important question nobody is asking - are we taking Hugh for Granted?  While eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways, the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) takes a shine for his Catering Manager, Natalie (Martine McCutcheon), at his new residence in Number 10.  Listen as Diggory and Oscar discuss their respective Christmasses, sing Hugh-inspired Christmas carols and examine what is perhaps Hugh Grant's most famous moment committed to celluloid: that dance scene. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 14:13
46:27
December 23, 2019
The Lair of the White Worm
Listen if you dare as Diggory and Oscar discuss Hugh's performance in the 1988 Thriller/Horror 'The Lair of the White Worm'.  After young archaeologist Angus Flint (played by Peter Capaldi) discovers a large and inexplicable skull, strange things start happening in the rural English countryside.  Could this skull belong to the D'Ampton Worm, a mythical beast supposedly slain generations ago by the ancestor of the current Lord D'Ampton (played by Hugh Grant)? Find out the answer to that question, and whether we've been Taking Hugh for Granted, right here. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 4:32
40:50
December 13, 2019
Four Weddings and a Funeral
In our inaugural episode Diggory and Oscar take you back to the Sussex countryside in the summer of 1994 to pick apart the film that made Grant a household name, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. It’s the height of the wedding season and Charles (Hugh Grant) appears to be unlucky in love, before meeting American Carrie (Andie MacDowell). After one night of passionate lovemaking he thinks his luck has finally changed. But the romance is cut short leaving Charles heartbroken. Can he use his trademark bumbling charm to win her back? Find out the answer to that and whether we’ve been Taking Hugh For Granted, right here. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 5:05
42:20
December 06, 2019