Richard E Grant Bio Details

Full name

Richard Grant Esterhuysen





Date of birth

5 May 1957

Birth place

Mbabane, Swaziland




St. Mark's School, Mbabane, Swaziland, South Africa

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Waterford Kamhlaba, United World College, Mbabane, Swaziland, South Africa

Wears a watch on both wrists, one of which was given to him by his father and is set to Swaziland time.
Grant is teetotal - he is in fact allergic to alcohol.  However, his director for Withnail & I insisted that he drink a bottle of vodka so that he could experience being paralytically drunk.  The result was that Grant passed out for a full day, but was more scared of losing the part than of the result of the booze.
Voice of Lord Barkis Bittern in Tim Burtons Corpse Bride

Richard E Grant

Starred in the cult film Withnail & I
Richard E Grant

Relationship History

Joan Washington


1 child together


Richard E Grant Children

Olivia Grant


Olivia Grant

with Joan Washington

Tom Washington


Tom Washington

step-child with Joan Washington

Richard E Grant Family

Richard E Grant's parents:

Richard E Grant's father was Henrik Esterhuysen Richard E Grant's mother is Leonne Esterhuysen

Richard E Grant's children:

Richard E Grant's daughter is Olivia Grant Richard E Grant's step-son is Tom Washington

Richard E Grant's current partners:

Richard E Grant's wife is Joan Washington

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