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Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Swaziland as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Dracula (1992), Corpse Bride (2005) and Penelope (2006). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2014 Queen & Country
Major Cross
 2013 Khumba
Bradley (voice)
 2013/I About Time
Lawyer in play (uncredited)
 2012 Kath & Kimderella
Alain the Page
 2012 Zambezia
Cecil (voice)
 2011 The Iron Lady
Michael Heseltine (as Richard E Grant)
 2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie
Vic Van Wrinkle
 2011 Foster
Mr. Potts
 2010 The Nutcracker in 3D
 2010/I 1st Night
 2009 Cuckoo
Professor Julius Greengrass
 2008 The Garden of Eden
Col. Philip Boyle
 2008 Filth and Wisdom
Professor Flynn
 2006 Garfield 2
Preston (voice)
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
 2005 Corpse Bride
Barkis Bittern (voice)
 2004 The Story of an African Farm
Bonaparte Blenkins
 2004 Tooth
Jarvis Jarvis
 2003 Bright Young Things
Father Rothschild
 2001 Hildegarde
 2000 The Little Vampire
Frederick Sackville-Bagg
 1999 The Match
Gorgeous Gus
 1998 Cash in Hand
Sir Harry Parkins
 1997 Food of Love
Alex Salmon
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
James Fitzmaurice
 1996 The Cold Light of Day
Viktor Marek
 1995 Jack & Sarah
Jack (as Richard E Grant)
 1994 Ready to Wear
Cort Romney
 1992 The Player
Tom Oakley
 1990 Henry & June
Hugo Guiler
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Larry Oliphant
 1989 How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Denis Dimbleby Bagley
 1987 Hidden City
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He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Susannah Harker, and Margaret Tyzack in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director. See more »

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9 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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It's a chicken-and-egg situation: You've got to get name actors in order to get the finance, and in order to get the name actors you've got to bullshit that you've got the finance, while all the time you feel the whole thing could just unravel, the wheels come off the pram, everything conspires to make you sink into a pit of self-pity and despair. See more »


Is allergic to alcohol. He can have a drink and keep it down for about 10 minutes, but will be severely ill for 24 hours afterward. See more »



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