Getting married and having children are among Hugh Grant's New Year's resolutions for 2010, the British film star said in an interview with Spanish television.

"I have some resolutions like losing some pounds. I also need to get married and have children. I need a new house," he told the evening news broadcast of private television station Telecinco.

The 49-year-old actor, in Spain to promote his new movie ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’, his first film in more than two years, added he was "flirting" with two new projects.

Read Sarah McIntyre's review of 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' here.

"Neither are romantic comedies. One involves animals and the other involves music. I just need to pluck up the courage to do them," he said.

The ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’ star has had a string of companions including Elizabeth Hurley and Jemima Khan but has never been married.

Earlier on Thursday Grant joked during an interview with the online edition of Spanish newspaper El Mundo that he had changed from a "young, loveable man full of hope and enthusiasm" to "an old alcoholic" since he filmed "Rowing with the Wind" in Spain over two decades ago.

Last month he confessed he was drunk when he bought a 1960s painting by Andy Warhol of Elizabeth Taylor at an auction for £2m. He sold it six years later for £13m.