Paramount at the Movies Presents: Notting Hill [PG-13]
Movies | 05/12/2018 | 7:30PM
William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.
Did You Know?
- The house with the blue door where William lives is real; it once belonged to Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis.
- Julia Roberts was the “one and only” choice for the role, although Roger Michell and Duncan Kenworthy did not expect her to accept. Her agent told her it was “the best romantic comedy she had ever read.” Roberts said that after reading the script she decided she was “going to have to do this.”
- The real Travel Bookshop had a sign in its window saying “We’re almost famous.” It would sell non-travel books when it fitted in with a theme. For example, selling Martin Amis’s “London Fields” when doing a Notting Hill theme.