Any 90’s rom-com movie wasn’t British enough if it didn’t star Hugh Grant. The actor found fame by playing the ideal man who women often dreamt of. His portrayal of a cheeky posh boy in a series of films made him a household name, and everyone till this day holds a special place in their heart for the young Hugh Grant.
You possibly can’t name a great rom-com that didn’t include the actor. I dare you!
Whether you had a bad day, feel bored or want a new crush to fall in love with, binging on Hugh Grant movies works like a charm. From the ridiculous gorgeous Clive in Maurice to vain Englishman in Four Weddings and a Funeral and others, Hugh Grant is just irresistible.
In this article, we’ll take a trip down the memory lane to revisit the best Grant in glasses looks. Coz, why not? Admittedly, his eyesight is quite poor, and he can’t go a day without his glasses. Nerd who? And honestly, even back in the day, he had a refined taste in glasses.
Top moments where Hugh Grant in glasses was just enough.
The Iconic “Four Weddings and a Funeral” Look
Almost all of us look for the balance of merging street style and class into one statement. Something that’s edgy and elegant, which is what Hugh Grant nails effortlessly in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
His style is an embodiment of the middle class, the late twenties/early thirties singleton living his bubbling London life. The film revolves around his imperfect past, fickle future and uncertain love life.
His aesthetic has all sorts of style and vibe we often try to achieve. The fine choice of going with mahogany glasses makes it even better. A bold move to say at least.
Now, before you look for it, get the look with these brown-red glasses.
The Journalist and his vintage glasses
In The Remains of the Day (1993), the Academy Award-winning adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Grant plays a small yet impactful role. His part is of a doomed journalist who says a lot about the style. The actor's appeal is complete of the 1930’s period film where he stands out even after a minuscule role.
His exquisite styling includes slicked-back hair and vintage round black glasses. Plus, the film is Merchant Ivory at its peak, so it had to include everything.
Want to revisit the era, add a vintage edge to your look from here
Look that makes you want to own a bookstore
The lovingly bumbling English gentleman charm continues in the 1999 film Notting Hill with an American beauty. Like us, Julia Roberts character Anna Scott can’t help but fall in love with London bookshop owner, William Thacker (Grant).
Grant starry-eyes portrayal is the major takeaway for all of us. But the best to come out of all is Notting Hill’s quintessential late-90’s fashion. From Julia Robers green leather suit with black beret and Vans to Hugh Grant’s round glasses is the trend that continues till today.
The movie brings out a minimal, simple and wearable style that still feels relevant. Hugh Grant fashion as always is a laid back yet perfectly chic enough. And not to miss his statement glasses but this time he kept them in the metallic round for coordinating a simple and minimal fashion.
Famously, he misplaced his glasses before heading to the movies and had to wear goggles instead. Happens to the best of us. With his roles, his glasses also remain the same but he still manages to portray it so well.
Meet your new metal round glasses here to get the look.
Stoutly Serious - The Man from U.N.C.L.E
It’s around here when we leave behind the dreamboat character of Hugh and get a little serious as he opts for dark roles. After the hiatus of 7 years, the actor prioritises morally grey-character.
Ha! You thought.
Not so soon. The Man from the U.N.C.L.E is sort of a comedy and involves a lot of action and spies. Grant plays an MI6 operative Waverly in his half-rimmed frames just add a new one to his excellent collection. And you also get to see him in a very nice suit, suit, and suit - and even sunglasses and watches.
Add a serious touch to your look with very half-rimmed and fiery glasses.
The real star of Paddington 2
Much to your surprise, the real star of Paddington 2 wasn’t the bear. Starring as a faded actor Phoenix Buchanan is completely villainous and hilarious. His performance as a narcissist isn’t just approved by the critics but also won him a BAFTA nomination for the Actor in a Supporting Role. Now that he’s ageing like wine, he’s finally taking the roles he always wanted to play. Different from Oxbridge type, posh gentlemen, Hugh Grant isn’t just limited to being the good guy.
He’s ludicrously villainous role is truly a performance to behold. You get singing, dancing and Grant at his best. What’s more to ask for? Just like his new roles, he’s also done more funky and pastel glasses than ever. Sporting the Millennial pastel, his style and glasses choices in the film will only make you add more pastels to your collection.
Don’t hold back, get your own pastel yellow frames here.
2020 was bad until we met Tennyson Foss
In the latest Netflix mockumentary “Death to 2020”, Hugh Grant portrays a history professor Tennyson Foss. For this role, Hugh was seen in silver-white hair and coupled with thick-rimmed tortoiseshell glasses which managed to confuse many fans.
Mostly recognisable for his usual salt and pepper-flecked locks, Hugh's character as a historian was almost unrecognisable. Thanks to those glasses, you’ll always manage to spot.
Get his latest look of tortoiseshell glasses here.