Release date: 28 May 1999 User Votes: 6.9 Countries: UK, USA, Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, See full cast and crew, Genres: Comedy, Romance, MPAA Rating: image Runtime: 124 minutes Oscars: None Notting Hill – 1999 Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy? Plot: The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. Story: Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again – this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy – neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press. Did you know: The bit where Anna Scott tells off the diners in the restaurant was not in the script.