His befuddled charm and famously floppy fringe made Hugh Grant the go-to guy if you were making a rom-com in the mid 90s-early 00s and you wanted your movie to warm hearts and also make wads of money.

Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant. Photo / Getty
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant. Photo / Getty

But now the former leading man says he's giving up on romance. As least as far as the movies are concerned.

Grant rode to rom-com renown off the back of a fabulously flustered performance in 1994's box office smash Four Weddings and a Funeral. This set him up for starring roles in a string of blockbuster comedic romances including Notting Hill and the still perplexingly popular Love, Actually, where he played a love struck Prime Minister who enjoyed a good boogie.

But as sometimes happens love fades and in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter Grant announced that he's calling time on the relationship and breaking up with the genre.

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"I've gotten too old and ugly and fat to do them anymore," the 58-year-old actor said. "Now I've done other things and I've got marginally less self-hatred."

So don't beat yourself up about this sad break-up; after all it's not you, it's him...

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