Date of Birth: 05/05/1957
Place of birth: Mbabane
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Eugene Tantsurina
Richard E. Grant (Richard Grant, real name - Richard Grant Esterhuysen) was born in 1957 in the city of Mbabane, Swaziland (Mbabane, Swaziland). His father, Henrik Esterhaysen (Henrik Esterhuysen), was the head of an educational organization for the British protectorate in Swaziland, and her mother, a native of South Africa (South Africa), taught ballet.
Richard studied in a public school St Mark`s, but after his parents divorced, he moved to the school Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa, located near the town. Higher education guy from the University of Cape Town (University of Cape Town), where he studied English and drama.
After graduation, Grant was a member of the theater company Space Theatre Company in Cape Town. In 1982 the young actor moved to London, England (London, England). Almost immediately after arriving at Albion, Richard realized that English, which he learned at home - has long been an obsolete version of the language that was hardly aware of all others.
Despite the language barrier, Grant did not give up and, after a few years, starred in the film `and I`ll Uitneyl (Withnail & I). In the film, Grant`s character was mistakenly drink a jug of kerosene and crew, in turn, kept secret from the actor himself, filled the jug light vinegar solution. The episode was filmed from the first time, Richard`s play was recognized simply flawless.
Following the success of the picture, Grant began acting in Hollywood films, where he immediately established himself as an experienced and powerful actor able to play a completely different role. Over the next few years he played in such films as `Dzhun` Henry (Henry & June),` Los Angeles-istoriya` (LA Story), `yastreb` Hudson (Hudson Hawk) and` Igrok` (Player).
Richard also starred in several television shows, including the popular project was `Doctor Who`.
It is known that Grant repeatedly took up the scoring of the various programs and films, among them - `Garfield 2: A Tale of Two koshechek` (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties),` Viking Boat Race`, `BBC: Bears of the country`s large neba` , `Patrick Hamilton: Words, Whisky and Women` and` Chudotvorets` (John the Baptist).
In 2005, the year Grant made his first film, `Wow vau` (Wah-Wah), mainly based on the true story of his childhood and youth. On filming it took as much as 7 years old: this was due to lack of a clear scenario and the reluctance of Richard rewrite his diaries, which he relied during the filming. The film stars Gabriel Byrne got (Gabriel Byrne), Miranda Richardson (Miranda Richardson) and Emily Watson (Emily Watson).
It is known that in 1986, Richard married vocal coach Joan Washington (Joan Washington), married with whom he has a daughter, Olivia (Olivia) was born. He is an ardent fan of the football club `West Ham United` and in 2006 he became a guest of the show` Soccer AM` during one of the championships.
In an interview with the newspaper `The Times` actor said he did not believe in God, and is a complete atheist.
Grant was also the author of three books: his autobiography, `By Design: A Hollywood Novel` and two books with memories -` With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant` and `The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film` .