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Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theater. Soon, Hurley wore the punk rock look with pink hair and a nose ring, but to get work, she had to change her image to one that was castable. After college, Hurley worked in the theater and made her screen debut in Aria (1987). Roles in Television and a film, Rowing with the Wind (1988), which included a young actor named Hugh Grant, soon followed. European films followed her appearance in the BBC serial Christabel (1988). Her film debut in a Hollywood movie was in the Wesley Snipes action drama Passenger 57 (1992). When Hugh Grant was picked up with Divine Brown, Hurley became headline news. Added to this was the fact that she was the model representing top cosmetics house Estée Lauder, and there was nowhere Hurley could go to get away from the press. In 1994, Hurley and Hugh Grant set up Simian Films in partnership with Castle Rock Entertainment. As Head of Development, Hurley found the script and produced her first film Extreme Measures (1996), which stars Hugh Grant.

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Jun 10, 1965 In Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Inspector Morse 1988-02-04
Latest Project:
Series The Royals 2015-03-15

1 win & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Royals
Poster of The Tomorrow People
Poster of Gossip Girl
Poster of The Job
The Royals Queen Helena 40 episodes, 2015-2018 2015-03-15
The Tomorrow People A.L.I.C.E. 2013-10-09
Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Gossip Girl Unknown 2007-09-19
Project Catwalk Self - Hostess 10 episodes, 2006 2006-01-12
The Job Unknown 2001-03-14
Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown 1992-03-04
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Inspector Morse Unknown 1988-02-04