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All grown up: Nicholas Hoult reunites with About A Boy co-star Hugh Grant after eleven years

11 JUNE 2013

Who knew the Canadian Grand Prix was the place to run into old friends? At Saturday's Formula One race, Hugh Grant bumped into his former About A Boy co-star, Nicholas Hoult.

The duo first met on the set of the heart-warming 2002 film, in which Hugh played a carefree, wealthy thirty-something bachelor who gets lessons in growing up from friendless school boy Marcus, played by Nicholas.

Eleven years on, and Nicholas, 23, has transformed from an awkward teen into a handsome leading man, while Hugh, 52, has kept his boyish good looks.

 

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The Caterham FI Team uploaded a photo of the reunion, posting, "Nick Hoult's just bumped into an old friend... Hugh Grant" showing the two actors enjoying the sun and smiling at the cameras.

Nicholas was at the race with his X-Men co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy. Nicholas and James were treated to a tour of the Caterham garage and spent time chatting to the Formula One team.

"The X Men are back on track. Nick Hoult and James McAvoy are with us for race day in Canada," tweeted the team, and later, "Out in the pitlane with @Charles_Pic1 Nick Hoult and James McAvoy."

Questions were raised over the whereabouts of Jennifer who did not appear in the posts.

 



Nicholas and Jennifer, 22, broke up in January after a two-year romance, but have remained close friends. They looked to be on very good terms during the day, posing next to each other in photos with the Formula One team.

Later that evening, the pair attended the HBO Boxing event at the Bell Centre and were reportedly enjoying the fight, despite trying to keep a low-profile. The next night they went back for the Rolling Stones concert.

Only time can tell whether the former lovebirds will get back together, but in the past they have never hidden their affection and admiration for each other.

"I'm very, very happy for her... I'm thrilled," Nicholas said, on hearing that Jennifer had won an Oscar for Best Actress.

And earlier in the year, Jennifer revealed they were still on good terms despite their failed relationship. "He is honestly my best friend," she said. "He's my favourite person to be around and he makes me laugh harder than anybody."

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