Hugh Grant wants to retire from acting

/ Source: The Associated Press

Hugh Grant says he’s lost interest in acting and is heading into retirement.

Grant, who plays heartthrob Daniel Cleaver in “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” was quoted Thursday by the Evening Standard’s Metro magazine as saying film acting is a “miserable experience.”

“It’s so long and boring and so difficult to get right,” Grant said.

“I am sort of semiretired,” he said. “I keep thinking I’m going to write a brilliant script.”

Grant, whose screen credits include “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill” and the first “Bridget Jones” movie, gained international notoriety when he was caught in a car with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown in 1995.

The 44-year-old actor, who took his new girlfriend, heiress Jemima Khan, to this week’s London premiere of “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” told the magazine he didn’t feel pressure to settle down.