“I developed a bad attitude from about 2005, shortly after the music and lyrics,” Grant told the Los Angeles Times. “I’ve just had enough. Then I went back to 2009 and made another movie. At that time, it wasn’t me who was leaving Hollywood. Hollywood abandoned me because I made such a massive turkey with this movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker [Did You Hear About the Morgans?].
He continued, “Whether I like it or not after this, the days when I was a very well paid leading man suddenly vanished overnight. It was slightly embarrassing, but it left life free for other things.
Grant is arguably best known for his typical roles of awkward if not charming romantic roles in romantic comedy classics including Four weddings and a funeral (1994) and Notting Hill (1999). He made a comeback in 2016 with the film Florence Foster Jenkins, followed by Paddington 2 (2017) and the television mini-series A very English scandal one year later.
The five-episode mini-series Cancellation, which ends in the UK on Sky Atlantic / NOW TV this Monday, November 30, sees Grant playing the role of a children’s oncologist. He plays Jonathan Fraser, accused of the brutal murder of the mother of his former patient, with whom he had an extra-marital affair.
In a five star review of Cancellation, NMEDan Seddon wrote: “Overall this is a must-see TV track that has two of the most compelling tracks of the year in Jonathan [Grant] and Grace [Nicole Kidman]. Ideally suited for the limited-edition format, Korelitz’s book is sure to fly off the shelves at increased speed when fans come to the end of this adaptation. They will first need to come off the edge of the sofa. “