Notting Hill

Notting Hill

Roger Michell (1999)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The Four Weddings team produced another smash with this charming tale about a bumbling bookshop owner (Hugh Grant) who falls for the "most famous actress in the world" (Julia Roberts). Inevitably, the course of true love is a bumpy road, with friends, family and a layabout flatmate (played by Rhys Ifans in a career-making performance) getting in the way, but that's the cue for a series of screamingly funny scenarios. Saturated with wit and well directed by Roger Michell, the film was bashed by sceptics for its fluffiness and lack of realism (for a racially mixed area of London, there's not a black face to be seen). But, if you can accept the context as 100 per cent white middle class, with a light-hearted commentary on the nature of celebrity, it's an intensely enjoyable experience.


A recently divorced bookshop owner finds love with a glamorous Hollywood film star, but ends up the focus of unwanted media interest - which makes maintaining a relationship a tricky proposition. Romantic comedy written by Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus and Gina McKee.

Cast & Crew

Anna Scott Julia Roberts
William Thacker Hugh Grant
Spike Rhys Ifans
Bernie Hugh Bonneville
Honey Emma Chambers
Max Tim McInnerny
Martin James Dreyfus
Bella Gina McKee
Tony Richard McCabe
Rufus the thief Dylan Moran
Time Out journalist Julian Rhind-Tutt
12-year-old actress Mischa Barton
Loud man in restaurant Sanjeev Bhaskar
Perfect girl Emily Mortimer
Jeff King Alec Baldwin
Fan receiving Anna's autograph Joe Cornish
Director Roger Michell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Some swearing, sexual situations.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Feb 2019
Comedy Drama