A British and Swazi actor, screenwriter, director, and perfumier Richard E. Grant was born in Mbabane, Swaziland. He is well known as Withnail in the 1987 hit movie titled, Withnail and I, directed by Bruce Robison.


Richard E. Grant married Joan Washington, a Dialect Coach. The duo married in 1986 and the couple is living happily together along with their two children.  

Richard E. Grant Early Life and Education

Richard E. Grant was born on 5th May 1957, in Mbabane, Swaziland. He was born to Henrik Esterhuysen and Leonne Esterhuysen and grew up with his sibling brother, Stuart Esterhuysen. Besides, Richard father was head of education for the Government of British.

Richard Instagram; During his young age

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Snap taken by Jane Campion in Rome 1995 during the making of PORTRAIT OF A LADY which indeed this beloved daughter of ours has become.

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As a little boy, Grant attended the primary school at St Mark’s, local government school in Mbabane. Then Grant went to the Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA), an independent school.

As well as, in the school, he was a day scholar. Later, Grant attended the University of Cape Town where he studied English and Drama. Besides all, Grant belongs to white ethnicity and holds an English and Swazi nationality.

Richard E. Grant Acting Career

Richard E. Grant was a former member of the Space Theater Company in Cape Town. Suddenly, Richard got a chance to appeared in the 1985 television series, Screen Two as Moone Livingstone. Correspondingly, he also featured in the numerous  television series such as,

  1. Absolutely Fabulous (1994)
  2. Captain Star (1997)
  3. The Scarlet pimpernel (1999)
  4. Let Them Eat Cake (1999)
  5. The Kumars at No.42 (2001)
  6. Frasier (2004)
  7. The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody (2004)
  8. Marple; Nemesis (2007)
  9. The Fear (2012)
  10. Doctor Who (2012)
  11. Girls (2014)
  12. Downton Abbey (2014)
  13. Game of Thrones (2016) and much more.

Richard Youtube; Taking about his tv series, Downtown Abbey

After achieving a huge success in the television industry, Grant made his first step in the film industry through the movie, Withnail and I as Withnail in the year 1987. Similarly, his incredible acting skills liked by millions of people within a very short period. Following this movie, Grant appeared in numerous movies such as,

  1. Spaceballs (1987)
  2. Henry and June (1990)
  3. L.A. Story (1991)
  4. The Age of Innocence (1993)
  5. Airheads (1994)
  6. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
  7. Spice World (1997)
  8. St.Ives (1997)
  9. The Match (1999)
  10. About Time (2013)
  11. Deadpool (2016)
  12. Trolls (2016)
  13. Jackie (2016)
  14. Logan (2017)
  15. Logan Noir (2017)
  16. The Boss Baby (2017)
  17. The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) and so on.

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Similarly, Richard was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in the year 2002. At the same year, he earned the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.

Moreover, Grant also released his books titled, With Nails, The Wah-Wah Diaries, By Design, Brachiopods, Lord of the Dead, Jurassic Rhynchonellids, and many others.

Richard E. Grant Married, Dating, Wife, Children, Affairs

Richard E. Grant married his long-term girlfriend named, Joan Washington. The husband and wife married on 1st November 1986, along with few family members. As a matter of fact, his wife is a Dialect Coach.

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Sur la plage in the south of France with Vicki Russell whose inimitable cackle could lighten up the caves of Krakatoa!

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Currently, the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter, Olivia Grant born on 4th January 1989, and son, Tom Washington and spend their quality time with their two children.

Richard E. Grant Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

One of the most established actors, Richard E. Grant receives a huge amount of money from his tv series. He has featured int he several movies and tv series through which he receives a good sum of money as salary.

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Ciao Venezia!

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Moreover, Richard also receives a decent amount of money as an author. His published books are successfully hit through which also he is able to make a good sum of money. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Richard E. Grant current net worth amount is around $4 million