FILM star Hugh Grant is coming to the city for a show in which he talks about his life, career and battles with the national press.

The Hollywood actor, who has become a leading figure in the ‘Hacked Off’ campaign for tougher press regulations, will be on stage at the Oxford Playhouse on Sunday, March 4.

Grant was a student at New College, Oxford, more than 30 years ago and was reported to have been a member of the notorious Piers Gaveston Society dining club.

During a visit to the college last year Grant joined current students in the bar, where he was filmed 'doing a shoe'.

The star necked ale from a shoe to the great delight of those watching.

The Oxford Playhouse event is being put on to raise funds for Hacked off as well as the Oxford Playhouse Trust.

Tickets are £30 and can be booked via 01865 305305 or