Richard E. Grant (I)


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Richard E. Grant is an actor and presenter. He made his film debut as Withnail in the comedy Withnail and I (1987). Grant received critical acclaim for his role as Jack Hock in Marielle Heller's drama film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), winning various awards including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. He also received ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Gosford Park George
(2001)
(2018)
Hudson Hawk Darwin Mayflower
(1991)
Withnail & I Withnail
(1987)

Filmography

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  The Guinea Pig Club (pre-production)
Archie McIndoe
  Gossamer (TV Series) (filming)
  Wittgenstein's Poker (Short) (post-production)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
 2023 The Tutor (post-production)
J.M. Sinclair
 2019-2022 Tuca & Bertie (TV Series)
Holland
- Salad Days (2022) ... Holland (voice)
- Leaf Raking (2022) ... Holland (voice)
- The Flood (2021) ... Holland (voice)
- Kyle (2021) ... Holland (voice)
- Bird Mechanics (2021) ... Holland (voice)
 2022/I Persuasion
Sir Walter Elliot
 2022 Suspect (TV Series)
Harry
- Harry (2022) ... Harry
- Jackie (2022) ... Harry
 2021 The Outlaws (TV Series)
The Earl
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... The Earl
 2021 Robin Robin (Short)
Magpie (voice)
 2021 Moley (TV Series)
 2021 Loki (TV Series)
Classic Loki
- Journey Into Mystery (2021) ... Classic Loki
- The Nexus Event (2021) ... Classic Loki
 2021 Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Seifert
 2021 Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Hugo Battersby
 2021 The Spine of Night
The Guardian
 2020 Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Video Game)
Vex (voice)
 2020 Earwig and the Witch (TV Movie)
The Mandrake (English version, voice)
 2020 Dispatches from Elsewhere (TV Series)
Octavio Coleman
- The Boy (2020) ... Octavio Coleman
- The Creator (2020) ... Octavio Coleman
- Lee (2020) ... Octavio Coleman
- Cave of Kelpius (2020) ... Octavio Coleman
- Everyone (2020) ... Octavio Coleman
 2019 Master Moley (Short)
The Gardener (voice)
 2019 Palm Beach
Billy
 2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series)
Man with Beard But No Hair
- Penultimate Peril: Part 2 (2019) ... Man with Beard But No Hair
- The Slippery Slope: Part One (2019) ... Man with Beard But No Hair
- The Slippery Slope: Part Two (2019) ... Man with Beard But No Hair
 2018 Hang Ups (TV Series)
Leonard Conrad
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Leonard Conrad
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Leonard Conrad
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Leonard Conrad
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Leonard Conrad
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Leonard Conrad
 2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Jack Hock
 2017 Make Christmas Great Again (TV Movie)
Father Christmas
 2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard
Seifert
 2017 Logan
Dr. Rice
 2016 The Last Dragonslayer (TV Movie)
Dragon (voice)
 2016 Their Finest
Roger Swain
 2016/V Jackie
Bill Walton
 2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Izembaro
- No One (2016) ... Izembaro (voice)
- Blood of My Blood (2016) ... Izembaro
- The Door (2016) ... Izembaro
 2015 Jekyll and Hyde (TV Mini Series)
Sir Roger Bulstrode
- The Incubus (2015) ... Sir Roger Bulstrode
- The Heart of Lord Trash (2015) ... Sir Roger Bulstrode
- Moroii (2015) ... Sir Roger Bulstrode
- The Reaper (2015) ... Sir Roger Bulstrode
- Spring-Heeled Jack (2015) ... Sir Roger Bulstrode
 2015 Dig (TV Mini Series)
Ian Margrove
- Armageddon Protocol (2015) ... Ian Margrove
- Jehoshaphat (2015) ... Ian Margrove
- Sisters of Dinah (2015) ... Ian Margrove
- Trust No One (2015) ... Ian Margrove
- The Well of Souls (2015) ... Ian Margrove
 2015/I Teeth (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Psychobitches (TV Mini Series)
Matthew Hopkins
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Matthew Hopkins
 2014 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Simon Bricker
- Episode #5.5 (2014) ... Simon Bricker
- Episode #5.4 (2014) ... Simon Bricker
- Episode #5.3 (2014) ... Simon Bricker
- Episode #5.2 (2014) ... Simon Bricker
 2014 Queen & Country
Major Cross
 2014 The Wishing Horse (Short)
Lily's Father
 2014 Girls (TV Series)
Jasper
- Role-Play (2014) ... Jasper
- Incidentals (2014) ... Jasper
- Truth or Dare (2014) ... Jasper
- Females Only (2014) ... Jasper
 2013 Dom Hemingway
Dickie Black
 2013 Khumba
Bradley (voice)
 2013/I About Time
Lawyer in Play (uncredited)
 2012-2013 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dr. Simeon / The Great Intelligence
- The Name of the Doctor (2013) ... Dr. Simeon (as Richard E Grant)
- The Bells of Saint John (2013) ... The Great Intelligence
- The Snowmen (2012) ... Dr. Simeon
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini Series documentary)
Narrator
- Shop 'til You Drop (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 Cherrywood Cannon (Short) (voice)
 2012 The Fear (TV Mini Series)
Seb Whiting
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Seb Whiting
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Seb Whiting
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Seb Whiting
 2012 Kath & Kimderella
Alain the Page
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Stephen / Tony
- The Other Woman (2012) ... Stephen / Tony
 2012 Adventures in Zambezia
Cecil (voice)
 2011 The Iron Lady
Michael Heseltine (as Richard E Grant)
 2011 Rev. (TV Series)
Marcus
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... Marcus
 2011 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Chingford Steel
- Broke (2011) ... Chingford Steel
 2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie
Vic Van Wrinkle
 2011 Foster
Mr Potts
 2011 Madrigal the Secret Witch (TV Series)
Narrator
 2011 The Crimson Petal and the White (TV Mini Series)
Doctor Curlew
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Doctor Curlew
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Doctor Curlew
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Doctor Curlew
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Doctor Curlew
 2011 The Last Fashion Show
Federico Marinoni
 2010 The Man Who Married Himself (Short)
Oliver
 2010/I First Night
Adam
 2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
The Vicar (voice)
 2009 Freezing (TV Series)
Richard
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Richard
 2009/I Love Hurts
Ben Bingham
 2009 Cuckoo
Professor Julius Greengrass
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series)
Benedict Harlow
- Good Sellers (2008) ... Benedict Harlow
 2008 The Garden of Eden
Col. Philip Boyle
 2008 Filth and Wisdom
Professor Flynn
 2007 Always Crashing in the Same Car (Short)
James Booth
 2007 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Lee Knight
- Demons on Our Shoulders: Part 2 (2007) ... Lee Knight
- Demons on Our Shoulders: Part 1 (2007) ... Lee Knight
 2007 Marple (TV Series)
Raymond West
- Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007) ... Raymond West (as Richard E Grant)
 2006 Above and Beyond (TV Mini Series)
Don Bennett
- Part 1 (2006) ... Don Bennett
- Part 2 (2006) ... Don Bennett
 2006 Penelope
Franklin Wilhern
 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Preston (voice)
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
Jasper
 2005 Corpse Bride
Barkis Bittern (voice)
 2005 Patrick Hamilton: Words, Whisky and Women (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 The Story of an African Farm
Bonaparte Blenkins
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Stephen Moon
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 1 (2004) ... Stephen Moon
 2004 Tooth
Jarvis Jarvis
 2003 Posh Nosh (TV Series)
Simon Marchmont
- Birthday Parties (2003) ... Simon Marchmont
- Sauces (2003) ... Simon Marchmont
- Beautiful Food (2003) ... Simon Marchmont
- Comfort Food (2003) ... Simon Marchmont
- 'Leftovers' (2003) ... Simon Marchmont
 2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (TV Mini Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... The Doctor (voice)
 2003 Bright Young Things
Father Rothschild
 2003 Monsieur N.
Sir Hudson Lowe
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
George
 2002 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Jack Stapleton
 2002 Sherlock (TV Movie)
Mycroft
 2001 Gosford Park
George
 2001 Hildegarde
Wolf
 2000 Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (TV Special)
Various Characters
 1999-2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
- A Good Name (2000) ... Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Friends & Enemies (2000) ... Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Ennui (2000) ... Sir Percy Blakeney
- A King's Ransom (1999) ... Sir Percy Blakeney
- Valentin Gautier (1999) ... Sir Percy Blakeney
 2000 The Little Vampire
Frederick
 2000 The Miracle Maker
John the Baptist (voice)
 1999 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Bob Cratchit
 1999 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Stephen Warrington
- Trial & Retribution III - Part Two (1999) ... Stephen Warrington
- Trial & Retribution III - Part One (1999) ... Stephen Warrington
 1999 Let Them Eat Cake (TV Series)
Monsieur Vigée-Lebrun
- The Portrait (1999) ... Monsieur Vigée-Lebrun
 1999 The Match
Gorgeous Gus
 1999 Home Farm Twins (TV Series)
Paul Baker (2005)
 1998 Cash in Hand
Sir Harry Parkins
 1998 St. Ives
Major Farquhar Chevening
 1997 Captain Star (TV Series)
Captain Jim Star
- The Edge of the Universe (1997) ... Captain Jim Star (voice)
- The Worm Turns (1997) ... Captain Jim Star (voice)
- Day of the Zooties (1997) ... Captain Jim Star (voice)
- The Atomic Alarm Clock (1997) ... Captain Jim Star (voice)
 1997 Spice World
Clifford
 1997 Food of Love
Alex Salmon
 1997 A Royal Scandal (TV Movie)
George, prince of Wales
 1997 A Merry War
Gordon Comstock
 1997 Treasure Island (Video)
Long John Silver (voice)
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
James Fitzmaurice
 1996 Twelfth Night
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
 1996 The Portrait of a Lady
Lord Warburton
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini Series)
Nick Balmer
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Nick Balmer
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Nick Balmer
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini Series)
Nick Balmer
- Friday (1996) ... Nick Balmer
- Thursday (1996) ... Nick Balmer
- Wednesday (1996) ... Nick Balmer
- Tuesday (1996) ... Nick Balmer
 1996 The Cold Light of Day
Viktor Marek
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Nurse / Bedhead
- Bed (1995) ... Nurse / Bedhead
 1995 Jack & Sarah
Jack (as Richard E Grant)
 1994 Butter (TV Short)
Gerrard
 1994 Ready to Wear
Cort Romney
 1994 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Pink Floyd: The Story (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
 1994 Hard Times (TV Mini Series)
James Harthouse
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... James Harthouse
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... James Harthouse
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... James Harthouse
 1994 Calliope (Short)
The Producer
 1994 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Dream Justin
- Hospital (1994) ... Dream Justin
 1993 Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (Short)
Franz Kafka
 1993 The Legends of Treasure Island (TV Series)
Long John Silver
- The Beginning of the End (1993) ... Long John Silver (voice)
- The Fountain of Truth (1993) ... Long John Silver (voice)
- The Merman Prince (1993) ... Long John Silver (voice)
- The Labyrinth (1993) ... Long John Silver (voice)
- Now You See Me (1993) ... Long John Silver (voice)
 1993 The Age of Innocence
Larry Lefferts
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
George Holly
- Suddenly, Last Summer (1993) ... George Holly
 1992 Pallas (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pallas 2 (1992) ... Narrator (voice)
 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dr. Jack Seward
 1992 The Other Side (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes
 1992 The Player
Tom Oakley
 1991 Hudson Hawk
Darwin Mayflower
 1991 L.A. Story
Roland Mackey
 1990 Henry & June
Hugo / Anaïs' husband
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Oliphant
 1989 Warlock
Redferne
 1986-1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
David Dunhill / Moonee Livingstone
- Here Is the News (1989) ... David Dunhill
- Honest, Decent and True (1986) ... Moonee Livingstone
 1988 Thieves in the Night (TV Movie)
Joseph
 1988 Codename: Kyril (TV Mini Series)
Sculby
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Sculby
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Sculby
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Sculby
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Sculby
 1987 Hidden City
Brewster
 1987 Lizzie's Pictures (TV Mini Series)
Vernon
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Vernon
 1987 Withnail & I
Withnail
 1983 Sweet Sixteen (TV Series)
Anton
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Anton
 1983 Essences (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Richard E Grant

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Joan Washington  (her death)  (2 children)

Children:

Olivia Grant | See more »

Parents:

Esterhuysen, Leonne | Esterhuysen, Henrik

Relatives:

Esterhuysen, Stuart (sibling)
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[on Wah-Wah (2005)] Because it took so long writing it, directing it, and getting it out in the cinema, it was very satisfying to do. Being able to address my pretty dysfunctional childhood from the safety of middle age proved to be a very rewarding experience. See more »

Trivia:

At the time of his casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019), many Star Wars fans speculated that he was going to be playing Admiral Thrawn (a 'expanded universe' character) due to Grant's physical resemblance to him. Then later, in Grant's first interview about it, he immediately confirmed that was not his character and it was a completely different one (named... See more »

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