Richard E. Grant Biography (1957-)

Original name, Richard Grant Esterhuysen; born May 5, 1957, in Mbabane, Swaziland; son of Henrik Esterhuysen (a director of education); mother, a teacher;married Joan Washington (a voice and dialect coach), November 1, 1986 (somesources cite 1987); children: Tiffany (deceased), Olivia, Tom (stepson). Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd.,Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
Swiss
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
May 5, 1957
Mbabane, Swaziland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Withnail, Withnail and I, Cineplex Odeon, 1987
  • Brewster, Hidden City, Hidden City, 1988
  • Dennis Dimbleby Bagley, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Giles Redferne, Warlock, Trimark, 1989
  • Alistair Berg, Killing Dad, 1989
  • Lord Laurence "Larry" Oliphant, Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990
  • Hugo, Henry & June, Universal, 1990
  • Darwin Mayflower, Hudson Hawk, TriStar, 1991
  • Roland, L.A. Story, TriStar, 1991
  • Dr. Jack Seward, Bram Stoker's Dracula (also known as Dracula), Columbia, 1992
  • Tom Oakley, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Larry Lefferts, The Age of Innocence, Columbia, 1993
  • Franz Kafka, Franz Kafka's "It's a Wonderful Life," 1993
  • The producer, Calliope, 1993
  • Viktor Marek, In the Cold Light of Day (also known as The ColdLight of Day), Meteor Film Productions, 1994
  • Cort Romney, Pret-a-Porter (also known as Ready to Wear), Miramax, 1994
  • Jack, Jack and Sarah, 1995 Gramercy, 1996
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (also knownas Twelfth Night), Fine Line, 1996
  • Lord Warburton, The Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy, 1996
  • James Fitzmaurice, The Serpent's Kiss (also known as Le baiserdu serpent and Der Schlangenkuss), New City Releasing, 1997
  • Gordon Comstock, Keep the Aspidistra Flying (also known as Comstock and Rosemary and A Merry War), 1997 First Look Pictures Releasing, 1998
  • Alex Salmon, Food of Love, Intrinsica Films/MP Productions, 1997
  • Clifford, Spice World, 1997 Columbia, 1998
  • Major Chevening, St. Ives (also known as All for Love), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998
  • Sir Harry Parkins, Cash in Hand, Bald Eagle Motion Pictures, 1998
  • George "Gorgeous" Gus, The Match (also known as The Beautiful Game), Gramercy, 1999
  • "The (quite handsome) 10th doctor," Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (also known as Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death), 1999
  • Frederick Sackville-Bagg, The Little Vampire (also known as Derkleine Vampir), New Line Cinema, 2000
  • George, Gosford Park, USA Films, 2001
  • Wolf, Hildegarde (also known as Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under), Providence Entertainment, 2001
  • Strictly Sinatra, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • (Television debut) Moonee Livingston, Honest, Decent, and True, BBC, 1986
  • Here Is the News, BBC, 1988
  • Sir Percy Blakeney, The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine,Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Sir Percy Blakeney, The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King,1999
  • Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, TNT, 1999
  • Voice of John the Baptist, The Miracle Maker, ABC, 2000
  • Also appeared in Lizzie's Pictures, BBC; and Thieves in the Night.
  • Miniseries
  • Laurance Sculby, Codename: Kyril, Showtime, 1988
  • Nick Balmer, Karaoke, Channel 4 (England), 1995 then Bravo, 1996
  • Stephen Warrington, Trial and Retribution III, ITV (England), 1999
  • Sir Percy Blakeney, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Arts and Entertainment,1999
  • Episodic
  • Justin, "Hospital," Absolutely Fabulous, Comedy Central, 1994
  • Room 101, 1995
  • Shooting Stars, 1996
  • Ruby, 1997
  • Monsieur Vigee-Lebrun, "The Portrait," Let Them Eat Cake, 1999
  • The Priory, 2000
  • So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2001
  • "I Love 1987," I Love 1980's, 2001
  • Specials
  • George Holly, Suddenly Last Summer, BBC, 1992 then PBS, 1993
  • Harthouse, Hard Times, PBS, 1994
  • Nick Balmer, Cold Lazarus, Bravo, 1996
  • George, prince of Wales, A Royal Scandal, PBS, 1996
  • Narrator, Moonshot--The Spirit of '69, 1999
  • Series
  • Sweet 16, BBC, 1984
  • Voice of Captain Jim Star, Captain Star, 1997
  • Other
  • Butter, 1994
  • Bed, BBC, 1994
  • Himself, Victoria's Secrets, 2000
  • Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Fanshen, People's Space Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa, 1980
  • Tramway Road, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, c. 1981 (some sources cite 1984).
  • Man of Mode, Orange Tree Theatre, 1983
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Regents Park New ShakespeareCompany, 1984
  • Fenton, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Regents Park New Shakespeare Company, 1984
  • Algernon Moncrieff, The Importance of Being Earnest, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1993
  • Also appeared in Hamlet, Stardust, Tartuffe, and Total Eclipse.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Lord of the Dead: The Secret History of Byron, 1996
  • Also reader for the audio book Dracula, Penguin.
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant, Picador (England), 1996 Overlook, 1998
  • By Design (novel), Picador, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Premiere, December, 1997, p. 98; January, 1998, pp. 77-79, 102
    • Radio Times, January 23, 1999, pp. 16-18, 20; January 30, 1999, pp. 22-25
    • Times Magazine, August 15, 1998, pp. 16-21

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