Notting Hill is a romantic comedy about an ordinary man who falls in love with a famous Hollywood actress. William Thacker, played by Hugh Grant, owns a travel bookshop in London’s fashionable Notting Hill area. One day famous film star Anna Scott, played by Julia Roberts, walks into his shop. They start a relationship. William Thacker finds that dating a superstar is difficult. Notting Hill was written by Richard Curtis, who also wrote the romantic-comedies Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral. It was directed by Roger Michell. Rhys Ifans is funny as the character William’s flatmate.
WORDS & EXPRESSIONS
romantic-comedy: a film which makes people laugh and has a love story
fashionable: popular, especially for a short period of time
straight away: immediately
character: person in a book or film
flatmate: someone who shares a flat with other people (British English, =roommate American English)