Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant

May. 5th, 1957
Born in
Mbabane, Swaziland
6' 2

Richard E. Grant's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dig TV Show
Dispatches From Elsewhere TV Show
Dispatches From Elsewhere
The Crimson Petal and The White (UK) TV Show
The Crimson Petal and The White (UK)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (UK) TV Show
The Scarlet Pimpernel (UK)
Captain Star (UK) TV Show
Captain Star (UK)
Let Them Eat Cake (UK) TV Show
Let Them Eat Cake (UK)
Posh Nosh (UK) TV Show
Posh Nosh (UK)
The Legends of Treasure Island (UK) TV Show
The Legends of Treasure Island (UK)
1 Leicester Square (UK) TV Show
1 Leicester Square (UK)
Lizzie's Pictures (UK) TV Show
Lizzie's Pictures (UK)
Pallas (UK) TV Show
Pallas (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Richard E. Grant is a Swaziland-born British actor, screenwriter and director, known for Girls, Downton Abbey, Dig, Jekyll & Hyde, Game of Thrones, Hang Ups, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Tuca & Bertie and Dispatches From Elsewhere.

  • Studied English and Drama at University in Capetown, South Africa
  • Played Doctor Who, in a line of BBC Animated Doctor Who Adventures showcased on the Internet.
  • Had a piano suite composed for him by Canadian artist Emm Gryner.
  • His father was the last minister of education in the British colony of Swaziland before independence in 1968.
  • Took part in a special celebrity edition of Blind Date on The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live. He and actor Sir Roger Moore lost to The X Factor's Chico Slimani, who got to date Dame Edna Everage.
  • Father of 'Olivia Grant (I)' (qv).
  • He has two roles in common with both 'David Collings' (qv) and 'David Warner (I)' (qv). All three have played Bob Cratchit - Grant in _A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV)_ (qv), Collings in _Scrooge (1970)_ (qv) and Warner in _A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV)_ (qv) - and the Doctor from _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv) - Grant in _Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999) (TV)_ (qv) and _"Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka" (2003)_ (qv), Collings in the Big Finish audio drama "Full Fathom Five" and Warner in the Big Finish audio dramas "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Masters of War".
  • He was also the narrator/performer for Bram Stoker's Dracula Book on tape.

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