Hugh John Mungo Grant (1960)

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Grant was born at Hammersmith Hospital in London, England, the son of Fynvola Susan (née MacLean) and Captain James Murray Grant.[1] Genealogist Antony Adolph described Grant's family history as "a colourful Anglo-Scottish tapestry of warriors, empire-builders and aristocracy."[2] Grant is from a long line of Scots military men, doctors and explorers, including William Drummond and Dr. James Stewart.[2][3][4] John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Rt Hon. Sir Evan Nepean, and former British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval are a few of his notable maternal antecedents.[5] Grant's grandfather, Major James Murray Grant, DSO, a native of Inverness in Scotland, was decorated for bravery and leadership at Dunkirk during WWII.[6]

Grant's father, Capt. Grant, was trained at Sandhurst and served with the Seaforth Highlanders for eight years in Malaya, Germany and Scotland.[7] He ran a carpet firm, pursued hobbies such as golf and watercolouring, and raised his family in Chiswick, West London, where the Grants lived next to Arlington Park Mansions on Sutton Lane.[8][9] In September 2006, a collection of Capt. Grant's paintings was hosted by the John Martin Gallery in a charity exhibition, organised by his famous son, called "James Grant: 30 Years of Watercolours."[10] His mother, Fynvola Grant, was the great-granddaughter of Sir Evan Colville Nepean (CB), whose father, Rev. Canon Evan Nepean, served as the Canon of Westminster and was Chaplain In Ordinary to Queen Victoria.[11] She worked as a schoolteacher and taught Latin, French and music for more than 30 years in the state schools of West London.[12] She died in Hounslow, London, at the age of 65,[13] in July 2001, after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer.[14]

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  2. ^ a b Gilchrist, Jim (17 August 2005). "Stars dig up surprises with their ancestors". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Grants of Glenmoriston". Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  4. ^ Hugh's Family Tree
  5. ^ Hodgson, Richard. "Ancestors of a 21st century British family".,Inc.. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  6. ^ Cobain, Ian (4 June 2000). "Survivors of 'sacrificed' division still feel bitter". The Sunday Telegraph. 
  7. ^ Ritchie, John (24 January 2001). "'Upstage Guy? I should be so lucky". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  8. ^ Nikkhah, Roya (9 October 2006). "Hugh Grant's (early) life in pictures". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  9. ^ "Inside the Actors Studio: Hugh Grant". Presenter: James Lipton. Inside the Actors StudioWp globe tiny. Bravo. 2002-05-12Wp globe tiny. No. 813, season 8.
  10. ^ "James Grant - 30 Years of Watercolours". Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  11. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 23883:Rev. Canon Evan Nepean". Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  12. ^ Richard Boullemier (21 July 2007). "Chris bids farewell". Richmond & Twickenham Times. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  13. ^ Deaths England and Wales 1984-2006
  14. ^ WENN (13 July 2001). "Hugh Loses His Mother". Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
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