|Grant: Banned by the Daily Mirror|
If only! Despite his comments, moviegoers will still be able to see him in new projects for some years to come if they want to. He is supplying the voice of the Pirate Captain in the animated movie Pirates!Band of Misfits," has Cloud Atlas awaiting release and has signed up to return as Daniel Cleaver in the next Bridget Jones adventure, tentatively titled Bridget Jones's Baby.
For the past few months he has been enjoying his campaign against the British media, claiming newspapers hacked his cell phone. "It's been fascinating to have a little excursion into another world," he said. "I really needed that and also to be dealing with real life instead of creating synthetic life, which is what I've been doing for the last 25 years or so."
Then he had the good grace to add: "As for pulling back from showbiz, yes, I'm embarrassed at how often I've said it. I realise I sound like a stuck record......"
Too true, Hugh. Too true.