William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott 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.
Drama, Romance, Comedy
United Kingdom, United States of America
Julia Roberts (Anna Scott), Hugh Grant (William Thacker), Gina McKee (Bella), Tim McInnerny (Max), Rhys Ifans (Spike), Emma Chambers (Honey), Hugh Bonneville (Bernie) more..., Richard McCabe (Tony), James Dreyfus (Martin), Dylan Moran (Rufus the Thief), Roger Frost (Annoying Customer), Henry Goodman (Ritz Concierge), Julian Rhind-Tutt ('Time Out' Journalist), Lorelei King (Anna's Publicist), Alec Baldwin (Jeff King), John Shrapnel (PR Chief), Emily Mortimer (Perfect Girl), Dorian Lough (Loud Man in Restaurant), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Loud Man in Restaurant), Paul Chahidi (Loud Man in Restaurant), Mischa Barton (12-year-old Actress), Clarke Peters ('Helix' Lead Actor), Ann Beach (William's Mother), Samuel West (Anna's Co-star), Tony Armatrading (Security man), Simon Callow (Himself in Film within Film (uncredited)), Rupert Procter (Journalist), Omid Djalili (Cashier at Coffee Shop (uncredited)), Matthew Modine (Movie within Movie Actor (uncredited)), Arturo Venegas (Foreign Actor), Phillip Manikum (Harry the Sound Man), Patrick Barlow (Savoy Concierge), Andy de la Tour (Journalist #1), Sally Phillips (Caroline), Christian Simpson (Anna's Friend)
Richard Curtis (Screenplay), Duncan Kenworthy (Producer), Trevor Jones (Original Music Composer), Michael Coulter (Director of Photography), Nick Moore (Editor), Mary Selway (Casting), Shuna Harwood (Costume Design) more..., Dave Crownshaw (Special Effects), Nick Gillard (Stunts), Stuart Craig (Production Design), Michele Tandy (Finance),
Notting Hill Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, Bookshop Productions
William visits Anna at the site of the Henry James movie shoot where he hears here talking to here colleagues.
William's book shop where he first meets Anna Scott. Much later she returns to tell him: "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
A few scenes were filmed at the Portobello Road market.
The failed restaurant of William's friend Tony.
Anna an William at night breaking into this private communal garden. Whoops a daisy!
After … (when?) William and Anna enjoy a meal at this restaurant where some guys … Anna and Williams stands up for her.