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'Oh, I say': Hugh Grant to build house in Sweden

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'Oh, I say': Hugh Grant to build house in Sweden
Grant, right, and Eberstein at the Swedish Open tennis tournament last year. Photo: TT
17:31 CEST+02:00
English film star Hugh Grant has confirmed that he will be building a new house in Torekov in western Sweden, according to Swedish regional newspaper, Sydsvenskan.

However, Grant, who is in a relationship with Swedish television producer, Anna Eberstein, denied rumours he planned to live year-round in Sweden. “I was in Sweden a week ago, and I think I've never been so cold before.”

Last year they bought a beach house in Torekov, a house that will now be demolished and replaced by another residence.

Grant, who has two children with Eberstein, was answering questions in London about his new film, Florence Foster Jenkins, in which he stars as Meryl Streep's husband.

The Swedish news agency TT asked him if he planned to spend winters in Sweden.

“No, it is enough to spend summer in Sweden.”

And then the actor joked, “Is it true that it's only hot in Sweden in July?”

Torekov is a seaside resort close to Båstad, one of the glitziest spots in Sweden, which hosts the Swedish Open tennis tournament each year.

But although the town is already home to a number of celebrities, local residents seemed less than impressed about news of the purchase at the time.

"He has been here many times before, over several years. So it's not a big deal that he has bought a house here now," Anette Bohlin, 58, told The Local, revealing that Grant "bought cinnamon buns at the local cafe here every day last summer".

 
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