Sunday, December 18, 2005

Hugh Grant's Secret Past Revealed

From The (Glasgow, Scotland) Sunday Mail of Dec. 18, 2005:


The most English of superstars traces his roots back to David Livingstone's Scottish sidekick, a Jacobite rebel and a major decorated at Dunkirk

By Heather Greenaway

UPPERCRUST Hugh Grant is everyone's idea of the archetypal English gent.

But the Love Actually and Four Weddings star is as Scottish as William Wallace.

The 45-year-old's great great-grandfather Dr James Stewart helped Dr David Livingstone explore Africa and his forefathers were Jacobite rebels who fought at the Battle of Culloden.


London-born Hugh, who is dating heiress Jemima Khan, 31, is delighted with his Scots ancestry.

He said: "I grew up knowing a bit about my recent Scottish heritage but now I know about the ancient links and it's something I hold dear."


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Hugh is apparently more Scottish than Sean Connery.

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