Richard E Grant – Bio, Wife, Children, Net worth, Oscar Nomination

Swaziland is not one of those places that has the luxury of breeding many actors like you would have in other parts of the world. Nonetheless, it managed to showcase actors like Mark Elderkin, Usman Ally and Richard E. Grant, who, as far as 2018 is concerned, were among the best in Hollywood thanks to his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? .

The actor started his career in the early 1980s and has since appeared in more than a hundred films and TV shows. More so, he has also done many speakers and narrations.

Richard E. Grant’s Biography

It was as Richard Grant Esterhuysen that the actor was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland) to Leonne and Henrik Esterhuysen. While his mother was a ballet teacher, his father worked as a school principal for the British protectorate of Swaziland.

Grant is English, African and German and grew up alongside a brother Stuart with whom he had never had anything in common. The two are estranged.

When he was 10, he awoke to the sight of his committing adultery with his father’s best friend, an event that would lead to the end of his parents’ marriage. The betrayal turned his father into a violent alcoholic. At one point in his childhood, his father attempted to kill him with a gun after emptying his chest of scotch to put an end to the temptation. After missing the shot, he tried to kill himself but also missed. He later met and married a stewardess he had only known for six weeks. Interestingly, his father did not stop loving his mother until his death, even though she went out with his boyfriend.

For his education, Richard E Grant attended StMarks Primary School in Mbabane. From there he moved to Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Southern Africa where he received his secondary education. Grant also attended the University of Cape Town where he majored in English and Drama.

With the talent to become a professional actor, has traveled to the UK after growing up and being registered with the UK Actors’ Equity Association known as Equity. While there, he adopted the name Richard E. Grant.

He landed his first acting role with an appearance in Sweet Sixteen as Anton in 1983. Between 1985 and 1989 he made two appearances in Screen Two and then in Codename: Kyril in 1988. His first film role came in 1987 in Withnail and Me and then in Hide & Seek city ​​in the same year.

In the years that followed, he appeared in many other productions as an actor and also directed several others such as Wah-Wah (2005). As a voice actor he was Campbell Babbitt in Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) and Bradley in Khumba (2013).

Oscar nomination

With a career that has spanned nearly 4 decades, Grant has earned his fair share of recognition in the form of awards and nominations. However, the greatest recognition he has received so far is for his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), which earned him a Golden Globes, USA and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Other Oscar nominations in the same category as Richard E. Grant include Mahershala Ali ( Green Book ), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Sam Elliott ( A Star Is Born ), and Sam Rockwell (runner-up).

wife and children

In December 1982, Grant met a voice coach JoanWashington at the Actors’ Center in London and he loved her kind of monkey eyes and voice. He soon met her to teach him a Belfast accent and then found that they had a lot in common, but the problem was that she was already married.

4 years later she got divorced and although she didn’t want to remarry, he still proposed to her and she accepted. They married in 1986. Grant and his wife were blessed with a daughter Olivia and a son from Joan’s previous marriage.

Wealth (income and earnings)

Richard E. Grant has an estimated net worth of $4 million over his years as an actor. In 2014 he launched his unisex perfume JACK.

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