The Hungarian government’s public relations office has put together an English-language “information package” for Hugh Grant, following the British thespian’s criticism of its media policies. Speaking at a recent forum in Brussels on media pluralism, Grant cited Hungary as an example about the dangers of state control over the media. But according to Ferenc Kumin, the government’s recently-appointed chief international communications officer, Grant’s knowledge about Hungary is “pretty patchy,” so his group is planning to provide him with detailed information on how the Hungarian press really works. That is, once they find out where to send the package; apparently they can’t find Grant’s address.
No word on what Kumin plans to put into his “information package” for Grant, but we assume it won’t include this.
Meanwhile, Christian Democrat István Pálffy, deputy chair of Parliament’s cultural and press committee, had some harsh words for the actor. Grant is “stuck in one of his roles and still believes that he is that British prime minister from the movie Love Actually,” said Pálffy, who for many years played a drunken news anchorman on Hungarian public television.
UPDATE: They found his address!