Uma Thurman gives restaurant staff a thrill of Barracuda Grill – The Royal Gazette

Updated: Jul 21, 2021 12:10 PM

American actress Uma Thurman (Photograph from Wikipedia)

A Hamilton restaurant hosted superstar Uma Thurman over the weekend during her family vacation.

Philip Barnett, president of Island Restaurant Group, confirmed yesterday that the actress and her family ate at Barracuda Grill on Burnaby Street on Sunday.

He added that although he and many other patrons noticed her “immediately”, the group was allowed to dine in peace.

Mr Barnett said: “The staff, being very professional, were able to recognize it and whisper it softly in my ear.

“We’ve had personalities like this often at the Barracuda Grill, so while it was nice to see, it’s still, to some extent, business as usual.

“They were just allowed to enjoy their experience and it was just nice to have them.”

Mr Barnett said he did not know when the actress and her family arrived or if they were still on the island.

He added that Bermuda was a popular place for celebrities because of Bermuda’s discretion and hospitality.

Mr Barnett said: “I think we are very happy to let them have some fun and be out of the public eye as much as they can.

“I think Bermuda – and certainly the Barracuda Grill – will always be a place a celebrity can come just to enjoy a great meal and be intimate with the people they are with rather than the crowds around them.”

Uma Thurman, who is also a writer and model, is best known for her role as The Bride in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction,Kill Bill: Book 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2.

Her performances earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Drama in 2004 and 2005, as well as a nomination by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2004.

Ms Thurman married actor Ethan Hawke in 1998, with whom she had a daughter, Maya Hawke, 23, and a son, Levon Hawke, 19. The couple divorced in 2005.

The two children are promising actors, Ms. Hawke having appeared in the hit Netflix series Strange things in 2019.

Ms. Thurman also had a daughter, Rosalind “Luna” Thurman-Busson, with French financier Arpad Busson in 2012.

Ms. Thurman is currently dating Justin B. Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group.

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