Hugh Grant has admitted that he never prepares for a movie role.

The actor told ITV show Good Morning Britain that he rarely researches for a part, preferring to deal with it on the day.

"I've barely ever done any research for a film," Grant said. "I just turn up and say the lines and hope they sound convincing."

He went on to say that he wouldn't be interested in playing a high-profile action role like Jason Bourne or James Bond because he finds acting in such films "boring".

"I mean you sit around all day, your stuntman does most of your work, and occasionally you say, 'Noooo!' and that's the end of your day," he explained.