Roles turned down by Hugh Grant:
Hugh was originally given the part of Lee Simon.
Actor who got the part: Kenneth Branagh
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
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
Grant was briefly considered for the role of Harry Lockhart.
Actor who got the part: Robert Downey Jr.
Hugh Grant turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer
The role of Peter Colt was originally intended for Grant.
Actor who got the part: Paul Bettany
Did you know that Hugh Grant was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)