Tuesday, April 27, 1999 Published at 09:49 GMT 10:49 UK
Notting Hill premieres in Leicester Square
Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill
The film Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant has its world premiere in London on Tuesday night.
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Grant's original role in Four Weddings earned him a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award, as well as propelling him to international stardom.
Curtis is also famous for being a successful comedy writer, his credits including such classics as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Mr Bean and The Vicar of Dibley.
The charity benefitting from the premiere is Comic Relief - Curtis is one of its biggest backers. He also supports the Notting Hill Housing Trust.
In the film, Grant plays William Thacker, the divorced owner of a quiet travel bookshop in Notting Hill, a trendy and bohemian area of West London.
Thacker is swept off his feet one day when the most famous film star in the world Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) happens to walk into his bookshop and kiss him.
Confusion and complications ensue in a plot that involves Thacker's wacky sister Honey (Emma Chambers), his slobbish Welsh flatmate Spike ( Rhys Ifans), and an assortment of friends attempting to resolve his turbulent love-life.
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