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Hugh not Granted entry at Edinburgh Fringe venue?

By • West End
Celebrity sightings at the Edinburgh Fringe are nothing new, but one in particular has got tongues wagging this year. Four Weddings and a Funeral star Hugh Grant - who appeared in student productions at the Fringe in the 1980s - has been taking in a few shows in between golf tournaments and filming commitments.

But the A-lister got into a bit of bother at one venue, The Tron pub near the Royal Mile, when members of his ten-strong party were refused entry due to their lack of ID.

Grant and his friends were hoping to see US comedian Eddie Pepitone, who, according to a source at the venue, "was a bit gutted that Hugh Grant had been turned away".

Speaking to The Herald, the unnamed source added: "There was no harm done, Hugh was an absolute gentlemen and his friends were very lovely and they just walked off. He was just wanting to see a comedy show and the bouncers did recognise him. But it was all because a couple of his friends didn't have ID."

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