Hugh Grant will join Kate Winslet in the new HBO series
Hugh Grant will join the cast of the upcoming limited series of HBO extension “The Palace”.
Grant will appear on the series in a guest-starring role and will join an already announced cast that includes Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts and Andrea Riseborough. The series is being described as “the story of a story that takes place in a year within the walls of the building of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel”.
The role marks a return to HBO for Grant, who previously starred in the critically acclaimed miniseries “The Undoing,” opposite Nicole Kidman. Grant received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his work on the show. His other television credits include “A Very English Scandal,” for which he also earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He is mainly known for his film roles including the films ‘Bridget Jones’, ‘Notting Hill’, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and ‘Paddington 2’.
Will Tracy is writer, executive producer and showrunner of “The Palace”. Stephen Frears will direct the series and will executive produce alongside Kate Winslet. Frank Rich and Tracey Seaward are also executive producers, with Seth Reiss, Juli Weiner, Jen Spyra, Gary Shteyngart and Sarah DeLappe also writing for the series.