Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen – BBC2

Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen looks at one of the country's most bankable, popular and durable stars

In Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen, one of the country’s most popular actors comes under the spotlight (Monday, 9pm, see our TV Guide for full details).

Hugh Grant with Renee Zellweger on a sofa

Hugh with Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Diary

In this one-off special, the Hollywood actor from Hammersmith in London reveals the story behind his success, beginning with his breakthrough role in the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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There’s also a look back at much-loved classics Love Actually (showing this Friday on ITV, 10.10pm) Bridget Jones’s Diary and About a Boy, as well as contributions from Hugh friends and co-stars, including Colin Firth, Sandra Bullock, Andie MacDowell and Nicholas Hoult.

You can seee Hugh in his BAFTA-nominated role as the villainous Phoenix Buchanan in the terrestrial premiere of Paddington 2 on BBC1 on Boxing Day.

TV Times rating: ****