He later called this phase of his career "hilarious," referring to his early films as "Europuddings, where you would have a French script, a Spanish director, and English actors.The script would usually be written by a foreigner, badly translated into English.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, and among numerous awards won by its cast and crew, it earned Grant a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 1990, he made a cameo appearance in the sport/crime drama The Big Man, opposite Liam Neeson, and in which Grant assumed a Scottish accent.
The film explores the life of a Scottish miner (Neeson) who becomes unemployed during a union strike.
The entertainment media's coverage of his life off the big screen has often overshadowed his work as an actor.
Grant was born at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, London, the second son of Fynvola Susan Mac Lean (b. Hounslow, London, July 2001) and Captain James Murray Grant (b. His grandfather, Colonel James Murray Grant, DSO was decorated for bravery and leadership at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during World War II.