Hugh Grant has made a public appeal for the return of a script after it was stolen from his car.
The actor posted his plea on social media. “In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script. Many weeks worth [sic] of notes and ideas. And perhaps my children’s medical cards,” he wrote on Twitter.
Grant has five children, the youngest born earlier this year. He is fiercely protective of his private life.
He did not disclose any details about the script but asked for it to be returned to Coach Films, based at Ealing Studios in west London.
He is currently filming Toff Guys, playing a gossip columnist in the gangster film directed by Guy Ritchie; and his next project is The Undoing, an HBO series co-starring Nicole Kidman and Donald Sutherland, from the creator of Big Little Lies.
Among those commiserating with Grant on social media were his neighbour, the former cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who responded: “Bastards! Our street being invaded by scumbags.” Grant and Pietersen live on the same road in Chelsea, west London.
The MP for Ealing Central and Acton, Rupa Huq, stepped in with a personal offer of support. “Extremely sorry to hear. Let me know if anything I can do as local MP,” she tweeted.