Date: 13th October 2003

Hugh Grant says he may quit films

Hugh Grant says he may quit making films, because the thought of acting in any more blockbusters terrifies him.

The 43-year-old said he has felt tired over the last year and doesn't feel like making a film which he'd then have to promote around the world.

He said: "The thought of doing big films is too frightening now. I think you have to be a particular sort of personality to enjoy trying to open a film at 2,500 cinemas and have the world looking to see how much money it makes at the box office that weekend."

Grant stars in Richard Curtis's new comedy Love Actually, in which he plays the Prime Minister who falls in love with a tea lady. He's also about to begin filming the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, but said: "I'm only working on it for about three weeks."

He added: "It would be quite a big leap to throw away everything I've done over the last 10 years but it might well be the best thing for me. I don't know what the future holds."

Grant also said his production company, Simian Films, which he ran with former girlfriend Liz Hurley, was no longer in the film-making business, reports the Daily Mirror.

Source: Press Release