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Hugh Grant
 Roles turned down by Hugh Grant:

Celebrity
Hugh was originally given the part of Lee Simon.
Actor who got the part: Kenneth Branagh

The Holiday
Nancy Meyers wrote the role of Graham for Hugh Grant, but he turned it down, saying that it was too close to several other romantic comedy parts he'd already played.
Actor who got the part: Jude Law

The King's Speech
Hugh Grant turned down the role of King George VI, and was later said to be "kicking himself" with regret.
Actor who got the part: Colin Firth

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Grant was briefly considered for the role of Harry Lockhart.
Actor who got the part: Robert Downey Jr.

The Saint
Hugh Grant turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer

Wimbledon
The role of Peter Colt was originally intended for Grant.
Actor who got the part: Paul Bettany






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