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Movie star Hugh Grant spotted in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: STAR: Hugh Grant with staff at Masala Bay STAR: Hugh Grant with staff at Masala Bay

INTERNATIONAL movie star Hugh Grant swapped the red carpets of Hollywood for the streets of Christchurch.

The Love Actually and Notting Hill star was seen visiting the area with his father as the Easter weekend began.

Staff at Masala Bay, an Indian restaurant in Bridge Street, served the A-list celebrity on Friday evening.

Owner Sarah Ali said: “He came in with five people.

“He had the chicken tikka jalfrezi, which is one of our hottest dishes and is cooked with fresh chilli. He absolutely loved it.”

She added: “This is the first time we’ve had a Hollywood A-lister in the restaurant. It was quite a big deal for us.”

Noyrn Islam, who works at the restaurant, added: “It was a great honour to have him here.

“We’ve all seen him in the movies but obviously you don’t see many celebrities around here.

“Plenty of people recognised him.”

On Thursday evening the star visited Splinters restaurant on Church Street.

Apprentice chef Ryan Proudley met the actor after cooking his dinner.

“He was really nice – a genuinely nice guy,” the 19-year-old said.

“We found out he was coming the day before. It was quite exciting.

“He had the mussels for starters and sea bass and scallops for main.”

The international heart-throb is believed to have been staying at the luxurious four star Captain’s Club Hotel on the waterfront.

After spotting the actor in Masala Bay on Friday, fellow diner Rachel Snowdon took to social media site Twitter to share her celebrity encounter.

She said: “Lovely meal at Masala Bay and guess who was in... Hugh Grant! A friend saw him in Splinters last night - clearly enjoying Christchurch!”

On Friday Amy Brennan also tweeted: “Saw the one and only Hugh Grant last night in lovely little Christchurch.”

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9:21am Mon 21 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

You printed this yesterday and no one cared, im guessing it will be the same again today. Go find real news, not rubbish like this!

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thecho.co.uk/news/11
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You printed this yesterday and no one cared, im guessing it will be the same again today. Go find real news, not rubbish like this! http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/11 160492.Hugh_Grant_sp otted_in_Christchurc h/ hooplaa
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9:27am Mon 21 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

Well blow me down
Well blow me down billy bumble
  • Score: -3

9:39am Mon 21 Apr 14

SallySS80 says...

Can't be much happening in the world if this is a news item... Give me strength...
Can't be much happening in the world if this is a news item... Give me strength... SallySS80
  • Score: -3

9:51am Mon 21 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

hooplaa wrote:
You printed this yesterday and no one cared, im guessing it will be the same again today. Go find real news, not rubbish like this!

http://www.bournemou

thecho.co.uk/news/11

160492.Hugh_Grant_sp

otted_in_Christchurc

h/
Do they print on Sunday.
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: You printed this yesterday and no one cared, im guessing it will be the same again today. Go find real news, not rubbish like this! http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/11 160492.Hugh_Grant_sp otted_in_Christchurc h/[/p][/quote]Do they print on Sunday. Lord Spring
  • Score: -8

10:20am Mon 21 Apr 14

High Treason says...

Sad he is even mentioned when his biggest claim to fame is Divine Brown.
Sad he is even mentioned when his biggest claim to fame is Divine Brown. High Treason
  • Score: -7

10:31am Mon 21 Apr 14

kalebmoledirt says...

I seen him in the chemist buying Imodium.said he had wind just like a normal human being
I seen him in the chemist buying Imodium.said he had wind just like a normal human being kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -3

10:37am Mon 21 Apr 14

John T says...

Blow me, Gayle! Do the Echo get a Huge Grant every time this free advert is published?
Blow me, Gayle! Do the Echo get a Huge Grant every time this free advert is published? John T
  • Score: 7

9:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Understated says...

great for stalkers, however where he ate and where he stayed is really none of our business
great for stalkers, however where he ate and where he stayed is really none of our business Understated
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6:50pm Tue 22 Apr 14

mpdor says...

WHO CARES?
WHO CARES? mpdor
  • Score: 1

7:47pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Seadog8888 says...

Well Blow me, what Divine news. Surprised the Echo could report this about a Lefty Lovie who wants press freedom shut down.
Well Blow me, what Divine news. Surprised the Echo could report this about a Lefty Lovie who wants press freedom shut down. Seadog8888
  • Score: -1

4:16am Wed 23 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Seadog8888 wrote:
Well Blow me, what Divine news. Surprised the Echo could report this about a Lefty Lovie who wants press freedom shut down.
The answer is blowing in the wind my love.
Could be divine truth. Hope he enjoyed his meal. Look forward to another
blockbuster starring Hugh!
[quote][p][bold]Seadog8888[/bold] wrote: Well Blow me, what Divine news. Surprised the Echo could report this about a Lefty Lovie who wants press freedom shut down.[/p][/quote]The answer is blowing in the wind my love. Could be divine truth. Hope he enjoyed his meal. Look forward to another blockbuster starring Hugh! guisselle
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11:10am Wed 23 Apr 14

Mike R-B says...

The real "Good News" point here is that our lovely Bournemouth towns are visited and are appreciated by those who have the worlds choice at their finger tips.
The real "Good News" point here is that our lovely Bournemouth towns are visited and are appreciated by those who have the worlds choice at their finger tips. Mike R-B
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