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Hugh Grant hacked off as thieves steal his script

The British actor appealed to Twitter after his car was burgled in London

Hugh Grant spoke out about Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament. Reuters
Hugh Grant spoke out about Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament. Reuters

Hugh Grant has turned to Twitter in order to track down his stolen personal items, which includes a script he was working on.

It seems the actor had his car broken into on Monday (January 14), and his bag, script, plus children's medical cards were taken.

"In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script," the Paddington 2 star wrote to his 336,000 followers on the social media platform.

"Many weeks worth of notes and ideas. And perhaps my children's medical cards." He also asked for the items to be returned to Coach Films in West London.

The post got nearly 8,000 likes and thousands of retweets.

Naturally, Twitter users had something to say about it.

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen tweeted: "Our street being invaded by scumbags?" Meanwhile, English comedian David Baddiel jokingly admitted to the crime. "I'm sorry. I've had very bad writer's block," he wrote.

Wayne Smith wrote "hundred quid says it was one of Murdoch's minions," referring to Grant's involvement in the 2011 News International phone hacking scandal, as he's one of the faces of the Hacked Off movement for press regulation.

Another less supportive tweeter (among hundreds of others) added: "Upsetting but I'm sure your script will be along the lines of you meet woman, fall for her, break up, get back together. Pad that out & you're good to go mate!"

The 58-year-old actor, who reportedly put his house in west London's Notting Hill up for rent in October last year, shot to fame in 1994 as the lead in Four Weddings and a Funeral, and has since became known for his roles in romantic comedies — from Bridget Jones's Diary to Love Actually.

Grant was most recently seen on television screens in mini-series A Very English Scandal, for which he was nominated for several awards.

He's currently working on the Guy Ritchie movie Toff Guys, as well as a new six-part HBO series The Undoing, in which he'll star alongside Nicole Kidman and Donald Sutherland.


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Updated: January 15, 2019 11:29 AM

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