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Richard E. Grant is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 5 may 1957 at Mbabane

Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant
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Birth name Richard Grant Esterhuysen
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 may 1957 (61 years) at Mbabane

Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen;, 5 May 1957) is a Swazi-born English actor, screenwriter, and director. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved international recognition as John Seward in the 1992 blockbuster Bram Stoker's Dracula.


Grant married voice coach Joan Washington in 1986 and has one daughter with her (Olivia) and a stepson (Tom).

Grant is a teetotaller. He is intolerant to alcohol, having no enzymes in the blood to metabolise it. If he does drink alcohol, he can keep it down for 10 minutes and is then violently sick for 24 hours afterward. After casting him as the alcoholic Withnail, director Bruce Robinson made Grant drink a bottle of champagne and half a bottle of vodka during the course of a night so that he had experience of the sensation.

He also appeared on BBC1's show Saturday Kitchen on 14 July 2007, where he stated he detests dairy products, while his favourite food is giant prawns on a bed of rice. In October 2008, he told The Times that he is an atheist. He is an avid follower of West Ham United, and appeared on Sky Sports' Soccer AM to show his support for the team on the morning of the 2006 FA Cup Final.

In April 2014, Grant launched his new unisex perfume, JACK, exclusively at Liberty of Regent Street. Anya Hindmarch is credited with the conception, Lyn Harris of Miller-Harris helped him create the scent and Perry Haydn Taylor's big fish created the website.

Best films

Logan (2017)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
The Iron Lady (2011)
Gosford Park (2001)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(3 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(3 films)
Julian Wadham
Julian Wadham
(4 films)
Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard E. Grant (64 films)

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Star Wars: Episode IX
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher
Rating17% 0.86240.86240.86240.86240.8624
Les éléments de l'intrigue de Star Wars IX sont gardés dans le secret par l'équipe du film, comme ce fut le cas avec les opus précédents, Star Wars VII et VIII.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Directed by Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant
Roles Shiver
Rating55% 2.761662.761662.761662.761662.76166
À la veille de Noël, Clara, une petite fille, voulait une clé - une clé unique qui peut débloquer une boîte qui détient un cadeau inestimable de sa défunte mère. Un fil d'or, qui lui est présenté lors de la fête annuelle du parrain Drosselmeyer, la conduit à la clé convoitée qui disparaît rapidement dans un monde parallèle étrange et mystérieux. C'est là que Clara rencontre un soldat nommé Phillip, un groupe de souris et les régents qui veille trois Royaumes: la Terre des Flocons de neige, la Terre des Fleurs et la Terre des Bonbons. Clara et Phillip doivent braver le quatrième Royaume inquiétant, celui de la tyran, la mère Ginger, pour récupérer la clé de Clara et, espérons-le, retourner l'harmonie dans le monde instable.
Logan (2017)
, 2h17
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Chase films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant
Roles Dr. Zander Rice
Rating80% 4.046754.046754.046754.046754.04675
The film begins with Tyler (Patrick Probst) and little brother Logan (Leo Howard) at the movie theater watching a brand new action film, that Tyler thinks was amazing, while Logan thinks it was bad and had no content. Then Logan tells Tyler about his plans to make a movie. Tyler says that he can make a movie. Then, while looking for actors, and crew workers, he faces rejection from his peers at school and his careless parents at home. Then Logan turns to the one he can always count on- Tyler. But when Tyler gets mad at Logan because of a misunderstanding about losing his jacket for his concert, Tyler tells Logan that the movie was a stupid idea, and that it was so bad he couldn't even finish reading it. He tells Logan, "you're only doing this for the attention anyway. It's not worth it. You're never gonna finish it, Logan". Then, while the parents are out and Tyler is at his band concert, Logan does what Tyler never thought he would- he tries to hang himself. Tyler comes up after getting angry at his orchestra leader, he looks all over the house trying to find Logan- and when he does, he is hanging from a tree in the backyard. Logan lives but if Tyler was two minutes late, he would have been brain dead. Although Tyler tries to get through the tragedy with the help of his friends, Ben (Booboo Stewart) and Carlie (Nicole Cummins), he just cannot. At the turn of the unexpected tragedy, the brothers' relationship is altered forever and Tyler is challenged to do whatever it takes to see his little brother's project succeed, even if that means risking it all.
Their Finest Hour and a Half
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Jake Lacy
Roles Roger Swain
Rating67% 3.399633.399633.399633.399633.39963
Set during the World War II in early 1940s, about some filmmakers try to make a patriotic film to boost morale of British army during The Blitz.
Their Finest, 1h50
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant
Roles Roger Swain
Rating68% 3.4002153.4002153.4002153.4002153.400215
En plein Blitz de la deuxième guerre mondiale, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), inspirée de l’histoire vraie de Diana Morgan, est recrutée par le service de propagande britannique, en tant que script. Elle intègre une équipe de cinéaste et assiste le prolifique auteur Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) chargés de réaliser un long métrage à succès pour remonter le moral de la population et notamment des femmes et favoriser l’entrée en guerre des États-Unis.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, 1h51
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida
Roles Seifert
Rating68% 3.448173.448173.448173.448173.44817
Michael Bryce, l'un des meilleurs gardes du corps au monde, est engagé pour protéger un tueur à gages, Darius Kincaid. Ils ont 24 heures pour rejoindre La Haye, pour que Kincaid témoigne et apporte les preuves des crimes contre l'humanité perpétrés par Vladislav Dukhovich, le dictateur biélorusse, devant la Cour pénale internationale. Les autres témoins ont soit été assassinés soit n'ont aucune preuve de ces crimes malgré leur témoignage et Kincaid est donc le dernier rempart à l'acquittement du dictateur et à son retour au pouvoir. Mais ce dernier va tout tenter pour les arrêter.
Jackie (2016)
, 1h35
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, Max Casella, John Hurt
Roles William Walton
Rating66% 3.347863.347863.347863.347863.34786
En novembre 1963, le journaliste Theodore H. White se rend à Hyannis Port dans le Massachusetts pour y interviewer Jacqueline Kennedy, ancienne Première dame des États-Unis. Elle lui raconte les détails des jours qui ont suivi l'assassinat de son mari, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Teeth (2015)
, 6minutes
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Richard E. Grant
Rating69% 3.4742853.4742853.4742853.4742853.474285
Queen and Country, 1h54
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Caleb Landry Jones, David Thewlis, Callum Turner, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Richard E. Grant
Roles Major Cross
Rating62% 3.147973.147973.147973.147973.14797
The film follows John Boorman's alter ego Bill Rohan ten years after the events of Hope and Glory, as he performs basic training for the Korean War.
Khumba (2013)
, 1h25
Origin South africa
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about birds
Actors Jake Toranzo Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Liam Neeson, Ben Vereen, Phil LaMarr, Laurence Fishburne
Roles Bradley (voice)
Rating57% 2.8985852.8985852.8985852.8985852.898585
A half-striped zebra named Khumba (Jake T. Austin) is born into an insular isolated herd of all-striped zebras where his mother is Lungisa (Anika Noni Rose) and his father is Seko (Laurence Fishburne). Rumors that the strange foal is cursed spread and before long he is blamed for the drought that sets into the Great Karoo. As he matures, Khumba remains ostracized by most of the herd with the exception of Tombi (AnnaSophia Robb), a female zebra friend close in age and uncomfortable in the herd due to her tomboyish manners.
About Time
About Time (2013)
, 2h3
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Aiysha Hart, Margot Robbie, Tom Hollander
Roles Lawyer in Play
Rating78% 3.9006553.9006553.9006553.9006553.900655
Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is a young man from Cornwall, England. He grows up in a house by the sea with his father (Bill Nighy), his mother (Lindsay Duncan), his absent-minded uncle (Richard Cordery), and his free-spirited sister, Katherine (Lydia Wilson), who is known to family and friends as Kit Kat. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time. This supernatural ability is subject to one constraint - they can only travel to places and times they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life.
Dom Hemingway, 1h34
Directed by Richard Shepard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Matthew C Martino
Roles Dickie Black
Rating61% 3.0977053.0977053.0977053.0977053.097705
Safecracker Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is released after spending 12 years in prison and seeks payment for refusing to rat out his boss Ivan Fontaine (Demián Bichir). He reunites with his best friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant) and they travel to Fontaine's villa in the French countryside. Dom flirts with Fontaine's Romanian girlfriend Paolina (Mădălina Diana Ghenea) and becomes angry that he spent 12 years in jail for Fontaine. He begins to mock Fontaine and storms out. At dinner, he apologises and Fontaine presents Dom with £750,000.
Zambezia (2012)
, 1h23
Origin South africa
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds
Actors Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Jenifer Lewis
Roles Cecil (voice)
Rating57% 2.897852.897852.897852.897852.89785
Kai is a naive, but high-spirited young Peregrine falcon who lives with his father Tendai. After a visit from Gogo and Tini, Kai travels to "Zambezia," a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls where he discovers the truth about his origins and learns how to be part of the community. While learning of his father's past, Kai ends up having to work with the Hurricanes to protect Zambezia from the evil rock monitor Budzo who has persuaded the Marabous (who have been left out of the development of Zambezia) to help him with his invasion.
Kath & Kimderella, 1h26
Genres Comedy
Actors Gina Riley, Jane Turner, Magda Szubanski, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins, Rob Sitch
Roles Alain
Rating53% 2.6558552.6558552.6558552.6558552.655855
Kath Day-Knight (Jane Turner) is still living in Fountain Lakes, Melbourne, however Kel (Glenn Robbins) has become a bore after their honeymoon period, and Kim (Gina Riley) has moved back in after a divorce with Brett (Peter Rowsthorn), despite receiving marriage counselling from Marion (Marg Downey). While visiting the local pharmacy for wart remover, Kath fills out a form for a chance to win a holiday to (the fictional) "Kingdom of Papilloma", on the heel of Italy (with the real scenes being filmed in Positano). Initially asking Kel, who refuses to travel because of his fear of flying and his dedication to watching the finals of MasterChef, Kath reluctantly decides to take Kim and Sharon (Magda Szubanski) along on the trip. Coincidentally, Prue (Jane Turner) and Trude (Gina Riley) are clandestinely embarking on a holiday to Italy at the same time.