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Hugh Grant spotted in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Hugh Grant with staff at the Masala Bay restaurant in Christchurch Hugh Grant with staff at the Masala Bay restaurant in Christchurch

INTERNATIONAL movie star Hugh Grant was spotted in Christchurch last week.

The Love Actually and Notting Hill star was seen visiting restaurants in the area on Thursday and Friday.

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

Noyrn Islam said: “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 recognized him.”

Mr Grant is believed to have been visiting the area with his father.

“He was with his dad and two others,” Mr Islam said. “They were here from 8pm until around 10pm.”

On Thursday evening the star was seen at Splinters restaurant on Church Street.

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page said: “The A team cooked for Hugh Grant in our private cellar room on Thursday. We aced it!”

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 A-lister in Masala Bay on Friday, fellow diner Rachel Snowdon took to the 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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11:26am Sun 20 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

So.
So. pete woodley
  • Score: 17

11:36am Sun 20 Apr 14

Edna Cheese (Mrs) says...

Well, he is getting on a bit.
Well, he is getting on a bit. Edna Cheese (Mrs)
  • Score: 9

11:41am Sun 20 Apr 14

steve518 says...

Really, how interesting.
Really, how interesting. steve518
  • Score: 17

11:58am Sun 20 Apr 14

Richard 1976 says...

Here we go again... Chris Peacock spotted at matchams services having a jimmy riddle..Peter Purves enjoys a Cornish pasty in westbourne.. Just isn't newsworthy is it!?
Here we go again... Chris Peacock spotted at matchams services having a jimmy riddle..Peter Purves enjoys a Cornish pasty in westbourne.. Just isn't newsworthy is it!? Richard 1976
  • Score: 17

12:02pm Sun 20 Apr 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

The OHEC forgot to print that I and others were not dining at restaurants in Christchurch over the weekend - how remiss of them! That would have been just as newsworthy!
The OHEC forgot to print that I and others were not dining at restaurants in Christchurch over the weekend - how remiss of them! That would have been just as newsworthy! PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 9

12:10pm Sun 20 Apr 14

spooki says...

That's another reason to stay clear of Christchurch
That's another reason to stay clear of Christchurch spooki
  • Score: 4

12:12pm Sun 20 Apr 14

arti273 says...

What a coincidence. I work full-time as a Hugh Grant look-a-like and I was in Splinters on Friday and Masala Bay on Saturday. Small world.
What a coincidence. I work full-time as a Hugh Grant look-a-like and I was in Splinters on Friday and Masala Bay on Saturday. Small world. arti273
  • Score: 31

12:15pm Sun 20 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Oh dear echo must be a boring day
Oh dear echo must be a boring day hooplaa
  • Score: 6

12:39pm Sun 20 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

I know that Christchurch is on the skids a little but really - this is sinking just too low
I know that Christchurch is on the skids a little but really - this is sinking just too low billy bumble
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Sun 20 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

He obviously enjoys his Bengali nights ( 88 ) and likes a bit of restoration (95)
He obviously enjoys his Bengali nights ( 88 ) and likes a bit of restoration (95) BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

1:42pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Frank28 says...

Maybe he wants to move out of London and live in Somerford or Purewell?
Maybe he wants to move out of London and live in Somerford or Purewell? Frank28
  • Score: -3

1:59pm Sun 20 Apr 14

BluebirdDorset says...

Not in the same league but I bumped in to philip Schofield in disneyland Paris last week.
Not in the same league but I bumped in to philip Schofield in disneyland Paris last week. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: 5

3:05pm Sun 20 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Whatever happened to Derek Griffiths?
Whatever happened to Derek Griffiths? BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

3:37pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Hugh's debut film role in 'Privileged' (1982) saw him cast alongside Victoria Studd from Holdenhurst Village and later Christchurch. Helena Bonham-Carter was in that movie too and Victoria Studd later married Bonham's brother Edward.
Hugh's debut film role in 'Privileged' (1982) saw him cast alongside Victoria Studd from Holdenhurst Village and later Christchurch. Helena Bonham-Carter was in that movie too and Victoria Studd later married Bonham's brother Edward. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 1

3:40pm Sun 20 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

Well done echo yet more free advertising
Well done echo yet more free advertising alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Sun 20 Apr 14

sea poole says...

Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...
Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment... sea poole
  • Score: 3

4:21pm Sun 20 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Oh ok I admit I saw my reflection in the mirror last week! But didnt even make the ohec sadly!
Oh ok I admit I saw my reflection in the mirror last week! But didnt even make the ohec sadly! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: -2

4:27pm Sun 20 Apr 14

retry69 says...

sea poole wrote:
Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...
Isnt that Pete Woodley on the left in the picture? :)
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...[/p][/quote]Isnt that Pete Woodley on the left in the picture? :) retry69
  • Score: 11

4:34pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Townee says...

I wonder did he pay or was it on the house?
I wonder did he pay or was it on the house? Townee
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Sun 20 Apr 14

ashleycross says...

Colin Firth was at my 6th Form College in Eastleigh thirty plus years ago. I now live in hope that he will return to the Echo's circulation area.
Maybe coming out of the floodwater at Iford in a wet shirt?
Colin Firth was at my 6th Form College in Eastleigh thirty plus years ago. I now live in hope that he will return to the Echo's circulation area. Maybe coming out of the floodwater at Iford in a wet shirt? ashleycross
  • Score: -2

5:16pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Whenever I spot a celeb I ignore them out of politeness. The only exception was when I spotted Sue Pollard in Tesco's in the Square.
I was compelled to shout out HI DE HI at the top of my voice. Well you just have to really don't you. She's be upset if you didn't.
Whenever I spot a celeb I ignore them out of politeness. The only exception was when I spotted Sue Pollard in Tesco's in the Square. I was compelled to shout out HI DE HI at the top of my voice. Well you just have to really don't you. She's be upset if you didn't. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 6

5:55pm Sun 20 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
sea poole wrote:
Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...
Isnt that Pete Woodley on the left in the picture? :)
No,i have grey hair.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...[/p][/quote]Isnt that Pete Woodley on the left in the picture? :)[/p][/quote]No,i have grey hair. pete woodley
  • Score: -7

6:17pm Sun 20 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Where is his lady and baby then?
Where is his lady and baby then? guisselle
  • Score: -3

7:24pm Sun 20 Apr 14

ShuttleX says...

sea poole wrote:
Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...
Love it lol
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Pete Woodley -I guess if you'd seen Hugh grant in christchurch, you'd be the first in the queue for his autograph-just like you're first in the queue to comment...[/p][/quote]Love it lol ShuttleX
  • Score: 0

8:53pm Sun 20 Apr 14

starwars1978 says...

Seeing as how I've met all but one of my Trek faves, I most likely would have ignored him..
Seeing as how I've met all but one of my Trek faves, I most likely would have ignored him.. starwars1978
  • Score: -3

9:35pm Sun 20 Apr 14

BoscombeWarLord says...

Hugh Grant is more Boscombe than Xchurch
Hugh Grant is more Boscombe than Xchurch BoscombeWarLord
  • Score: -4

10:05pm Sun 20 Apr 14

fuhamfc12 says...

maybe he was one of the apprentices on job snatchers in Christchurch. I thought I saw him on episode 2.
maybe he was one of the apprentices on job snatchers in Christchurch. I thought I saw him on episode 2. fuhamfc12
  • Score: 1

10:29pm Sun 20 Apr 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Glad I moved from there, such a boring place and this just proves it. Mind you I always wanted to punch him haha.
Glad I moved from there, such a boring place and this just proves it. Mind you I always wanted to punch him haha. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -5

10:38pm Sun 20 Apr 14

biffa78 says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
Glad I moved from there, such a boring place and this just proves it. Mind you I always wanted to punch him haha.
u fool!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Glad I moved from there, such a boring place and this just proves it. Mind you I always wanted to punch him haha.[/p][/quote]u fool!!!!!!!!!! biffa78
  • Score: 0

11:56pm Sun 20 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Well not as exciting as LA,Hugh still looking handsome as ever!
Well not as exciting as LA,Hugh still looking handsome as ever! guisselle
  • Score: 0

12:17am Mon 21 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

I saw him get in the back seat of a car with a strange woman he met after his Indian meal.
I saw him get in the back seat of a car with a strange woman he met after his Indian meal. roguetrader666
  • Score: 0

7:48am Mon 21 Apr 14

Kiki1973 says...

32 comments, and every single one is trolling. Stay classy, Bournemouth.
32 comments, and every single one is trolling. Stay classy, Bournemouth. Kiki1973
  • Score: 6

2:01pm Tue 22 Apr 14

guisselle says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
I saw him get in the back seat of a car with a strange woman he met after his Indian meal.
Who was it I wonder answers on a postcard!
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: I saw him get in the back seat of a car with a strange woman he met after his Indian meal.[/p][/quote]Who was it I wonder answers on a postcard! guisselle
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Tue 22 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Kiki1973 wrote:
32 comments, and every single one is trolling. Stay classy, Bournemouth.
And yours isn't ? CLASSY LMFAO :)
[quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: 32 comments, and every single one is trolling. Stay classy, Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]And yours isn't ? CLASSY LMFAO :) retry69
  • Score: 1

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