Sparks of romance fly, but the road to love is hampered by William's git of a roommate, and Anna's stressful lifestyle. I was going to steal one myself but now I've changed my mind. She also apologizes for the previous incident, telling Will her boyfriend simply showed up out of the blue and the relationship had broken down long before then. Since he lives nearby, William politely offers to let her stop by his house to clean up; since William seems harmless enough, Anna agrees. Once she calms down, they spend some time on the rooftop patio rehearsing lines from Anna's next film.
The film stars Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee, and Hugh Bonneville. The next morning, the press inadvertently tipped off by Spike besiege Will's house and get pictures of both him and Anna half-dressed. William recommends this book to Anna, commenting that unlike another book in the store the author has at least been to Istanbul. Will, pretending to be a reporter again, admits he made the wrong decision and begs Anna to reconsider. The blue door was auctioned for charity. And I'll throw in one of these for free. None of those childish kebab stories.
Would they fall in love with you? He said that in commercial terms he had made the wrong decision, but did not regret it. Police had found fans at a Leonardo DiCaprio premiere problematic and were concerned the same might occur at the staged premiere. A romance slowly blooms as his friends and family not to mention the world at large wonder out loud what he's doing dating a movie star. Given headphones to listen to the actors over their microphones, Will overhears Anna bantering with her rude co-star, until the co-star mentions seeing Will and Anna refers to him dismissively. Visibly nervous, she apologizes for her previous behavior and expresses a desire to rekindle their relationship. Over the next six months, Max and Bella set Will up on a series of blind dates, trying to help him move on; however Will, still hung up on Anna, does not connect with any of them. William Thacker played by Hugh Grant is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district in West London, who shares a house with an eccentric Welsh friend, Spike Rhys Ifans.
The final cut was 3. That night, Anna goes to him and they have sex. He is divorced and shares his house with an eccentric, care-free Welshman named Spike and has a small, tight knit group of friends that includes his sister, Honey. Filming began on 17 April 1998 in West London and at Shepperton Studios. This left the producers to film in a heavily populated area. While packing to leave, a furious Anna accuses Will of exploiting the situation for his own benefit and declares that she regrets their time together, because the press will make sure it never goes away.
They pile into Max's car and race across London to Anna's hotel, where they find that she has checked out and is holding a press conference at the Savoy Hotel. Will offers his house nearby for Anna to change. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis, who had written Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 , and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and directed by Roger Michell. The following evening they go to a restaurant, where Will overhears a group of patrons making crude remarks about Anna and attempts to defend her, before Anna steps in herself and humiliates them. Her American movie star boyfriend who was never mentioned until now appears and starts to bark orders at him, as well as make unflattering comments about Anna's weight.
Anna seems a bit lonely even with all of the glamour and paparazzi that stalk her everywhere she goes. The current door is blue again. In the very last scene of the movie, Will is shown reading the book Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières. Days later, Spike belatedly relays a message from Anna. She buys a book from William, and she is polite and charming in the way a famous actress would be with a star-struck sales clerk. She and Will share a private moment in a garden square as they walk back from the birthday party.
Anna moves in a fast paced lifestyle that is suddenly halted by an orange juice. The film features the 1950 Marc Chagall painting La Mariée. One of the final scenes takes place at a film premiere, which presented difficulties. It opened the same weekend as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, which didn't affect its Box Office as Notting Hill opened at Number 2. The Travel Book Store is located at 142 Portobello Road. Quinn and the rest of her team had to write to thousands of people in the area, promising to donate to each person's favourite charity, resulting in 200 charities receiving money.
Will is exhilarated, before remembering that he is expected at his sister Honey's birthday party; Anna surprises him by offering to be his date. It's worth an absolute fortune. Honey immediately recognizes Anna and declares them best friends instantly. Eventually Anna Scott settles down to find she has fallen for William. Source of the article :. I tell you what -- I'll call the police -- and, what can I say? Will's house, 280 Westbourne Park Road, was owned by Richard Curtis and behind the entrance there is a grand house, not the flat in the film that was made up in the studios. Saddened, Will leaves the set.
He visits her location shoot, where Anna sees him and invites him past security. That way we would have more control, because we were worried about having Roberts and Grant on public streets where we could get thousands of onlookers. When Anna tries to protect William from Hollywood gossip, it sets the relationship back so far that it is almost irretrievable! It was the sixteenth highest-grossing film of 1999, and as of February 2014 is the 215th highest-grossing film of all time. They were the jigsaw that had to be put together all in one go, and I think we've got a very good variety of people who can realistically still live in the same world. But when he arrives, she tells him he must leave immediately. One month after its release, Notting Hill lost its record for highest grossing opening weekend for a romantic comedy film to Runaway Bride again starring Roberts. When she unexpectedly pops into his bookstore, he has to impress her while trying to get a stolen book out of a shoplifter's trousers! At the house of Will's friends Max and Bella, Anna fits in perfectly as they all share stories.
William visits one of the movie sets that Anna works on and listens to her private conversations. She can -- at least for a while, it seems -- in Notting Hill. If you've ever wondered what just might happen if your favorite movie star would be forced to spend some time with you, this is a clever example. Anna calls him back in and says she has cleared her evening. Actually-- it's a sort of masterpiece really. In 1999, it became the then highest grossing British film.