Richard E. Grant

British-Swazi actor

Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen,[1][2] 5 May 1957) is a British actor, screenwriter, and director.[3] He is known for playing Withnail in Withnail and I and as John Seward in the 1992 blockbuster Bram Stoker's Dracula. He also starred in Penelope, Corpse Bride, Logan and in the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

Richard E. Grant
Grant in 2014
Richard Grant Esterhuysen

(1957-05-05) May 5, 1957 (age 67)
Other namesRichard Grant
Occupation(s)Actor, screenwriter, director
Years active1987–present
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Joan Washington
(m. 1986; died 2021)

In 2018, Grant received critical acclaim for his role as Jack Hock in the drama-biographical movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?. He starred as General Pryde in Star Wars: Episode IX (2019).


  1. "STAR PROFILE Richard E Grant". Evening Times. 5 June 2003. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. The World According To Grant, The Evening Standard Magazine - Friday 17th January, 2003
  3. Busy Making Other Plans: Richard E. Grant,, 21 June 2006.

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