Richard E Grant : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary

Richard E. Grant is a Liswati-English actor and presenter know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary

Name Richard E. Grant
Birthdate ( Age)  5 May 1957
Place of Birth Mbabane, Eswatini
Nationality Liswati-English
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Joan Washington (m. 1986–2021)
Children Olivia Grant
Parents Name not known
Education Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa
Profession Actor and Presenter
Net Worth  $4 Million
Last Update September 2021

Richard E. Grantis a Liswati-English actor and presenter. He made his film debut as Withnail in the comedy Withnail and I (1987) and has had prominent roles in films.

Richard E. Grantis and wife Joan Washington

Grant received critical acclaim for his role as Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male as well as receiving Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

Early Life and Family

Grant was born as Richard Grant Esterhuysen on 5 May 1957 in Mbabane, Protectorate of Swaziland (now Eswatini). He is the son of Leonne and Henrik Esterhuysen; Henrik was head of education for the British government administration in the British Protectorate of Swaziland.He has English, Dutch/Afrikaner, and German ancestry.

As a boy, Grant went to primary school at St Mark’s, a local government school in Mbabane that only recently had become racially integrated. When Grant was 10, he witnessed his mother commit adultery in a car with his father’s best friend, which subsequently led to his parents’ divorce.This event inspired Grant to keep a daily diary, which he has continued to do ever since.Grant attended secondary school at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa, an independent school near Mbabane.

Richard E. Grantis Wife

Grant married voice coach Joan Washington in 1986 and has one daughter with her, Olivia, and a stepson, Tom. Washington died on 2 September 2021.

Richard E. Grantis Net Worth

Richard E. Grantis a Liswati-English actor and presenter who has an estimated Net Worth of $4 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Grant’s first film role was the perpetually inebriated title character in the cult classic Withnail and I (1987). Following this, he started appearing in Hollywood films, in a range of projects from blockbuster studio movies to small independent projects. Since then, Grant has had supporting roles in the films Henry & June, L.A. Story, The Player, The Age of Innocence, The Portrait of a Lady, Spice World, Gosford Park, Bright Young Things, and Penelope.

In 1995, Grant starred as the titular character in Peter Capaldi’s short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life. The film won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. In 1996, he portrayed Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Trevor Nunn’s Twelfth Night. He released a single and accompanying video “To Be Or Not To Be” with Orpheus in 1997.In 2003 Grant costarred in Posh Nosh, a spoof of cooking shows on BBC.

Grant made his first official Doctor Who appearance in the 2012 Christmas special, titled “The Snowmen”, in which he plays the villain, Walter Simeon. During the episode Simeon is erased from his body and it is taken over by the Great Intelligence, voiced in that episode by Ian McKellen until the takeover. Grant reprised the role in “The Bells of Saint John” and in the Series 7 finale, “The Name of the Doctor”.

In 2010 he made an appearance in a music video, when short lived Bristol band The Chemists hired him to appear in their video for “This City”; the band split the same year. This appearance followed Grant’s involvement with the band the previous year, in which he spoke the lyrics to “This City” to background music as part of the intro and outro tracks on their only album, Theories of Dr Lovelock.

In July 2018, Lucasfilm announced that Grant would appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.That same year, Grant’s critically lauded performance as Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) earned him Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The part also won Grant a New York Film Critics Circle Award and several other critics awards.