Hugh Grant admits 'terrible' on-set tantrum on Dungeons and Dragons movie

The 62-year-old actor confessed he had to do a lot of grovelling after losing his temper with a child's chaperone.

Hugh Grant attends the Paramount Pictures presentation for
Hugh Grant confessed he had a terrible on-set tantrum. (Getty Images)

Hugh Grant has confessed he had a "terrible" tantrum on the set of his latest film Dungeons And Dragons: Honour Among Thieves.

The 62-year-old star of Notting Hill and Love Actually confessed he had to do a lot of grovelling after losing his temper with a child's chaperone.

Grant told Total Film magazine: "I lost my temper with a woman in my eyeline on day one. I assumed she was some executive from the studio who should have known better.

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"Then it turns out that she’s an extremely nice local woman who was the chaperone of the young girl. Terrible. A lot of grovelling... "

Hugh Grant speaks onstage at the
Hugh Grant said he had to make a grovelling apology. (Getty Images)

The Paddington 2 star added: "I did a 'Christian Bale'."

Grant was referring to The Dark Knight star who famously apologised in 2009 after a tape was leaked of him launching a foul-mouthed rant at a member of the film crew on set of Terminator: Salvation.

Bridget Jones Diary star Grant has a reputation for losing his temper.

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In 2012 The Daily Show host Jon Stewart called Grant "the worst guest" he had ever had on the chat show and said he had banned him from ever coming back.

Stewart said: "He’s giving everyone s**t the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the a*s."

Grant later told Vanity Fair: "I did have a tantrum backstage. About once a year, I have a really mega-tantrum, and sadly he witnessed one."

Actor Christian Bale poses for the photo call of the film 'The Flowers Of War' (Jin Ling Shi San Chai) at the 62 edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Christian Bale famously lost his temper on the set of Terminator: Salvation. (AP)

Grant stars in the new live action film of hit role-play game Dungeons and Dragons with Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez.

The Four Weddings And A Funeral star plays Forge Fitzwilliam the Rogue.

Grant rose to fame as a charming rom com hero after being cast in Richard Curtis' films Four Weddings And A Funeral and Notting Hill.

Hugh Grant filming Notting Hill.
Hugh Grant as a charming bookshop owner in Notting Hill. (Getty Images)

But in recent years he has broken the type cast with villainous roles including in Paddington 2 and A Very English Scandal.

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The British actor became a father for the first time after the age of 50 and now has five children.

He married Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein, mother of three of his children, in 2018.