Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant

Actor, screenwriter, director


Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen; 5 May 1957) is a Swazi-English actor. He made his film debut as Withnail in the drama Withnail and I (1987) and had a recurring role as Simon Bricker in the critically acclaimed ITV and Masterpiece program Downton Abbey in 2014. In film, he is further recognized as John Seward in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Zander Rice in Logan (2017). He played Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Great Intelligence in the seventh series of Doctor Who. He will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) in a currently undisclosed part. He has also received considerable acclaim for his performance as Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), earning a Golden Globe Award nomination and a New York Film Critics Circle Award. Grant was born Richard Grant Esterhuysen in Mbabane, Swaziland. He is the son of Leonne and Henrik Esterhuysen, who 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 had only recently become racially integrated. When Grant was ten years old, he witnessed his mother commit adultery on the back seat of 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 wears a watch on each wrist, one given to him by his dying father, permanently set on Swaziland time. He is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Swaziland. Grant attended secondary school at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA), an independent school just outside Mbabane, where he was a day scholar. Grant studied English and drama at the University of Cape Town. He adopted his stage name when he moved to Britain as an adult and registered with Equity.

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