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Saturday 28 February 2015

Grant: I'm evil in Cloud Atlas!

Hugh Grant has six cameo parts in Cloud Atlas
Hugh Grant has six cameo parts in Cloud Atlas

Hugh Grant is set to surprise fans with his upcoming role in Cloud Atlas.

The 51-year-old actor, who is normally seen as the romantic lead in movies like Bridget Jones' Diary, Four Weddings And A Funeral and Notting Hill, admitted he is "incredibly evil" in the Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell's novel.

"I have six cameo parts in this strange, ambitious film. I do a lot of killing and raping," he told Empire.

"I wear an awful lot of prosthetic make up, too. You probably won't know that I am in the film!"

Hugh - who last starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in romantic comedy Did You Hear About The Morgans? - said it was the director's idea to cast him against type, which he found challenging.

"In one of the parts I am a cannibal, about 2000 years in the future, and I thought, 'I can do that. It's easy'," he said.

"And then I am suddenly standing in a cannibal skirt on a mountaintop in Germany and they are saying, 'You know, hungry! We must have that flesh-eating, like a leopard who is so hungry...' and I am thinking, 'I can't do that! Just give me a witty line!'"

Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent and Jim Sturgess will also take on multiple roles in the time-spanning tale, which is expected to be released in October.

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