The Cast of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”: Where Are They Now? (2024)

Catch up with Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell and their casmates as the film celebrates its 30th anniversary

The Cast of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”: Where Are They Now? (1)

"If anyone asks if you want to see Four Weddings and a Funeral, just say 'I do,' " was the closing line from PEOPLE's review about this 1994 film, which critics called a "charming" movie that "never loses its froth or its footing."

Thirty years later, it still delights, thanks to the work of leads Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell as somewhat star-crossed maybe-sorta lovers who continue running into one another at ... four weddings and a funeral.

Grant would later say the film "changed my life," after first thinking it would be a "giant turkey," he told IndieWire in 2023."It was the beginning of a happy friendship with [screenwriter] Richard Curtis, and I've always had the greatest respect for [director] Mike Newell who taught me things I use to this day."

Here, as the film celebrates 30 years since its release, catch up with the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral, then and now.

Hugh Grant as Charlie

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Four Weddings and a Funeral launched Hugh Grant into the stratosphere, following 10 years of work in TV and films in England. "Suddenly, Hollywood is being quite nice to me," he told PEOPLE after the film premiered. "I have these new and rather frightening American agents who keep sending me things."

As Charlie, who tries his best not to fall for American magazine editor Carrie, he charmed audiences — and his costar Andie MacDowell. "He's truly masterful with flirtation and self-deprecation," she told PEOPLE years later.

In the three decades since, Grant has gone on to an endless stream of popular movies and series, including Love Actually, Notting Hill, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Undoing and most recently, Wonka, earning him a handful of Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominations along the way (he won one of the latter for Four Weddings).

Off-screen, the 63-year-old is married to Swedish producerAnna Eberstein and is father to five young children.

Andie MacDowell as Carrie

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Model/actress Andie MacDowell played Carrie, the object of Charles' affection. "The script was so good," she told Today of the film's success in early 2024. "When we were shooting I saw a little clip, and it wasn't from my performance, but [I said], 'This is good.' "

Already known for '80s and '90s favorites Groundhog Day, Sex, Lies and Videotape, St. Elmo's Fire and Green Card when Four Weddings came out, MacDowell has since gone on to starring roles in everything from Multiplicity and Michael to Cedar Cove and more recently Maid, which co-stars her actress daughter Margaret Qualley. She is also a longtime L'Oréal Paris spokesperson.

In addition to Margaret — who is married to Jack AntonoffMacDowell, 65, is mom to Justin and Rainey Qualley with ex-husband Paul Qualley.

Simon Callow as Gareth

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A veteran of the stage and screen, Simon Callow took a comedic turn as Charles' friend Gareth, who (SPOILER) is eventually the subject of the titular funeral.

His work earned him his second BAFTA nomination for best actor in a supporting role, and helped continue to open doors to films including Shakespeare in Love and another Grant rom-com, Notting Hill, in addition to Angels in America and more recently The Witcher and Hawkeye.

Callow, now 74, wed partner Sebastian Fox in 2016.

James Fleet as Tom

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Another actor who came up through theater, James Fleet starred as Tom, another friend in Charles' circle.

Four Weddings was one of the actor's first feature films; he's since gone on to Sense and Sensibility and 2004's The Phantom of the Opera movie musical in addition to a handful of voice roles, the popular British series Coronation Street and more recently, Bridgerton and its Queen Charlotte spinoff (he's King George III).

Off-screen, the 71-year-old is married to actress Jane Booker, with whom he has one child.

Rowan Atkinson as Father Gerald

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Before stealing scenes as a hilariously flustered Father Gerald, comedic actor Rowan Atkinson was already well known to English audiences as the beloved Mr. Bean on the small and silver screens. In the same year as Four Weddings, he also voiced Zazu in The Lion King, bringing him to an even broader audience.

He's been in just about everything since then, from Scooby-Doo and Rat Race to Love Actually and his other famous franchise, Johnny English. He also robed up again last year as a corrupt priest in Wonka.

In real life, the two-time BAFTA winner (an eight-time nominee), 69, has two children with ex-wife Sunetra Sastry and one with partner Louise Ford.

Kristin Scott Thomas as Fiona

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Kristin Scott Thomas starred in Prince's 1986 Under the Cherry Moon and another Hugh Grant vehicle, Bitter Moon, before joining this cast as Charles' heartsick friend Fiona (who gets a hilarious happy ending). She won a BAFTA for her supporting role in the movie, her first of five nominations.

Since then, she's scored an Oscar nomination for The English Patient and an Emmy nom for her guest role on Fleabag. She won her first SAG Award in 2002 as part of the ensemble of Gosford Park. In addition to her extensive film work, she's received theater honors on both London's West End and New York City's Broadway for her stage acting.

Thomas, 63, has three children with her ex, Dr. François Olivennes.

John Hannah as Matthew

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As another member of Charles' crew and Gareth's partner, John Hannah gave a heartfelt performance as the ultimately heartbroken Matthew.

Like many of his costars, he got his start in theater and TV before having his big movie break in Four Weddings. He's since appeared in The Mummy films and on series like Damages, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently, Transplant.

Now 61, he has two children with his wife, actress Joanna Roth.

David Bower as David

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Four Weddings and a Funeral was David Bower's first film; in it, he played Charles' brother David, who is deaf, just like the star himself.

He joined many of his castmates for a 2019 reunion in honor of Red Nose Day, though has otherwise kept busy off-screen; as of 2010 he was serving as creative director of the Signdance Collective.

In an interview with BBC that same year, he said he still gets recognized as "Hugh Grant's brother from time to time."

He added that he felt it was "enlightened" that screenwriter Richard Curtis wanted an actor who is deaf to play the part of David.

"People ask me why I gave up film acting," he continued. "I didn’t give it up. I just couldn’t find the parts. I’m hoping that one day deaf actors will be able to play all kinds of parts, not just deaf people."

Corin Redgrave as Hamish

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A member of the famed Redgrave family of actors (his sisters were Vanessa and Lynn), Redgrave was a well-established theater, television and movie star when he stepped into the part of Carrie's fiancé, Hamish.

He never stopped working in the years following, appearing in everything from Kate Winslet's 2001 movie Enigma to an episode of Shameless in addition to theater performances of King Lear, De Profundis and Trumbo.

Redgrave died in 2010 at age 70 after battling a number of health issues. His death came just one year after the sudden death of his niece, Natasha Richardson, and weeks before his sister Lynn died of complications from breast cancer.

Twice married, he had four children.

Charlotte Coleman as Scarlett

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Charlotte Coleman portrayed Charles' platonic roommate Scarlett, opening the movie in a scramble to get him to the church on time.

According to a 2001 PEOPLE profile, she grew up in show business, with parents who worked in the industry and roles on two British children's TV shows in her early years. Despite being expelled from one high school — "I was wild," she told the Daily Telegraph —she found success on screen in a long list of British films and TV shows throughout the '80s and '90s.

On Nov. 14, 2021, Coleman died at home in London after suffering an asthma attack. She was 33.

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