Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant

Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% How to Stop Being a Loser (2011)

Birthday: May 05, 1957

Birthplace: Mbabane, Swaziland

Character actor Richard E. Grant crafted a career that saw him equally at home in projects as disparate as "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-) and "Downton Abbey" (ITV, 2010-15). Born in Mbabane, Eswatini, he began his acting career in Cape Town, South Africa before relocating to England. After a small role in the sitcom "Sweet Sixteen" (BBC, 1983), he quickly jumped into the deep end. Playing the frequently drunk title character in Bruce Robinson's "Withnail & I" (1987), Grant was at the center of what would quickly become a cult classic. He teamed again with Robinson for the oddball comedy "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" (1989), about a marketing executive with a boil that talks. The work caught Hollywood's attention, and he was soon acting in high-profile fare like "L.A. Story" (1991), with Steve Martin, and Robert Altman's "The Player" (1992). He also starred in the Academy Award-winning short "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life" (1995). Drawing upon his classical training, he played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Trevor Nunn's big screen adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night or What You Will" (1996) opposite Helena Bonham Carter. He found himself exposed to a completely different kind of audience when he joined the pop group Spice Girls in "Spice World" (1998). He worked steadily, including playing classic characters such as Bob Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol" (TNT, 1999) and the namesake hero in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (BBC, 1999-2000). He began his first brush with the sci-fi classic "Doctor Who" (BBC, 2005-) when he appeared with Rowan Atkinson in the comedy short "Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death" (BBC, 1999). He went on to voice the Doctor in an animated project "Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka" (BBC, 2003), and then later played the villainous Great Intelligence in the main series. His work in television included recurring roles on "Downton Abbey" playing art historian Simon Bricker and as Jasper in "Girls" (HBO, 2012-17). He also had a memorable appearance in "Game of Thrones" playing the egotistical actor Izembaro. He found a fresh round of acclaim for his talents when he joined Melissa McCarthy for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (2018). Playing McCarthy's partner in a scam to sell forged letters from literary greats, Grant earned critical raves and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The stellar notices didn't slow him at all. He continued working, appearing on television in the sitcom "Hang Ups" (Channel 4, 2018-) and "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Netflix, 2017-19), and in the Disney film "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" (2018). He then carved out a place in yet another sci-fi classic with a starring role in "Star Wars: Episode IX" (2019).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Seifert (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Talking About Jamie Hugo Battersby/Loco Chanelle (Character) - 2020
51% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Allegiant General Pryde (Character) $515.2M 2019
100% No Score Yet An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films Himself (Character) - 2019
46% 29% Palm Beach Billy (Character) - 2019
32% 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Shiver (Character) $54.8M 2018
98% 81% Can You Ever Forgive Me? Jack Hock (Character) $8.8M 2018
43% 67% The Hitman's Bodyguard Seifert (Character) $75.4M 2017
93% 90% Logan Dr. Rice (Character) $226.3M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Dragonslayer Dragon (Voice) - 2016
87% 60% Jackie Bill Walton (Character) $14M 2016
90% 71% Their Finest Roger Swain (Character) $3.6M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teeth Narrator - 2015
77% 46% Queen and Country Major Cross (Character) - 2014
56% 38% Dom Hemingway Dickie (Character) $518.1K 2013
44% 43% Khumba Bradley (Voice) - 2013
25% 43% Zambezia Cecil (Voice) - 2012
62% 59% For No Good Reason Himself (Character) $67.1K 2012
52% 51% The Iron Lady Michael Heseltine (Character) $30M 2011
0% 26% How to Stop Being a Loser Ian (Character) - 2011
9% 39% Horrid Henry: The Movie Vic Van Wrinkle (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 64% Foster Mr. Potts (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 75% The Nutcracker Father (Character) $190.6K 2010
17% 53% 1st Night Adam (Character) - 2010
44% 26% Jackboots on Whitehall The Vicar (Voice) - 2010
29% 30% Love Hurts Ben Bingham (Character) - 2009
10% 8% Cuckoo Professor Julius Greengrass (Character) - 2009
4% 19% Hemingway's Garden of Eden Col. Philip Boyle (Character) $22.1K 2008
25% 42% Filth and Wisdom Professor Flynn (Character) $22.4K 2008
54% 73% Penelope Franklin Wilhern (Character) $10M 2006
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Barkis Bittern (Voice) $53.3M 2005
54% 63% Wah-Wah Director,
Writer
$233.1K 2005
51% 42% Color Me Kubrick Jasper (Character) $70.7K 2005
No Score Yet 28% Tooth Jarvis Jarvis (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 25% Bustin' Bonaparte Bonaparte Blenkins (Character) - 2004
71% 58% Monsieur N. Hudson Lowe (Character) $34.9K 2003
65% 67% Bright Young Things Father Rothschild (Character) $931.8K 2003
No Score Yet 38% Sherlock Holmes: Case of Evil Mycroft (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Jack Stapleton (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 20% Hildegarde Wolf (Character) - 2001
67% 29% Strictly Sinatra Himself (Character) $1.2K 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park George (Character) $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet 86% The Miracle Maker John the Baptist (Voice) - 2000
55% 55% The Little Vampire Frederick (Character) $13.6M 2000
No Score Yet 52% The Match Gorgeous Gus (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King Sir Percy Blakeney (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 72% A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Blakeney (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Mademoiselle Guillotine Sir Percy Blakeney (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Retribution III Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 60% St. Ives Major Farquhar Chevening (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 39% The Serpent's Kiss James Fitzmaurice (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Food of Love Alex Salmon (Character) - 1997
34% 45% Spice World Clifford (Character) $29.6M 1997
83% 59% A Merry War Gordon Comstock (Character) $312.3K 1997
76% 80% Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Character) $551.5K 1996
74% 79% Jack & Sarah Jack (Character) $114.8K 1995
No Score Yet 23% Cold Light of Day Viktor Marek (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 20% Hard Times James Harthouse (Character) - 1994
24% 27% Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) Cort Romney (Character) $10.7M 1994
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Larry Lefferts (Character) $31.9M 1993
71% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Dr. Jack Seward (Character) $82M 1992
No Score Yet 82% Suddenly, Last Summer George Holly (Character) - 1992
98% 84% The Player Tom Oakley (Character) $21.7M 1992
94% 75% L.A. Story Roland Mackey (Character) $25.8M 1991
30% 56% Hudson Hawk Darwin Mayflower (Character) $16.4M 1991
62% 68% Henry & June Hugo Guiler (Character) $11M 1990
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Larry Oliphant (Character) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Dad Ali Berg (Character) - 1989
60% 77% How to Get Ahead in Advertising Denis Dimbleby Bagley (Character) $355.2K 1989
53% 47% Warlock Giles Redferne (Character) $8.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Codename: Kyril Sculby (Character) - 1988
94% 94% Withnail and I Withnail (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden City Brewster (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
86% 73% Dispatches From Elsewhere Octavio (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
94% 100% Hang Ups Leonard (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tate Britain's Great British Walks Guest 2017-2018
89% 85% Game of Thrones Izembaro (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jekyll and Hyde Sir Roger Bulstrode (Character) 2015
33% 69% Dig Ian Margrove (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Richard E. Grant's 7 Deadly Sins Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Deadly Sins of the Animal Kingdom Host 2015
86% 95% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Simon Bricker (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets Host 2012-2014
No Score Yet 75% Girls Jasper (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 74% Doctor Who Dr. Simeon (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rab C. Nesbitt Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2009
93% 94% Frasier Stephen Moon (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet QI Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Posh Nosh Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Unknown (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 1995

QUOTES FROM Richard E. Grant CHARACTERS

Clifford says: You don't have a life. You have a schedule.

Barkis Bittern says: I was betrothed, once along time ago but tragedy bestowed my love.

Jack says: She doesn't need someone who's impressive, Mum. She needs someone who'll love her.

Anna says: All I'm saying is, if you'd like a couple of days off around the 22nd, it would be good for us.

Jack says: But she's not due until the 25th, Anna.

Anna says: Fine, I'm just saying things will be more manageable around the 22nd.

Jack says: All right. sure. I'll ask Sarah to check her diary and see if she can bring the birth forward.

Jack says: Do you want nipple pads or nipple shield or just the pads?

Amy says: Bastard.

Jack says: Okay, I'll get both. Flesh colored or white? (shrugs)

Jack says: Okay, I'll get both. Flesh colored or white? [shrugs]

Amy says: If your father goes on this way, we're going to end up being a single parent family.

Dennis Bagley says: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOIL!

Barkis Bittern says: *crawls out from underneath table, after all the dead people interrupt the wedding reception* That's it. We're going to take whatever money we can and get out of here.

Barkis Bittern says: [crawls out from underneath table, after all the dead people interrupt the wedding reception] That's it. We're going to take whatever money we can and get out of here.

Victoria Everglot says: Money? What money?

Barkis Bittern says: Your dowry. It's my right!

Victoria Everglot says: My parents don't have any money. It's my marriage to you that will save them from the poorhouse.

Barkis Bittern says: The....the poorhouse?! *grabs and shakes Victoria* You're lying. It isn't true. Tell me that you're lying!!

Barkis Bittern says: The....the poorhouse?! [grabs and shakes Victoria] You're lying. It isn't true. Tell me that you're lying!!

Victoria Everglot says: Did things not go according to your plan, Lord Barkis? *squirms out of Barkis's arms* Well, perhaps in dissapointment we are perfectly matched!

Victoria Everglot says: Did things not go according to your plan, Lord Barkis? [squirms out of Barkis's arms] Well, perhaps in dissapointment we are perfectly matched!

Withnail says: I feel like a pig shat in my head.

Withnail says: I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth. And indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory. This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! How like an angel in apprehension. How like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, no, nor women neither. Nor women neither.

Barkis Bittern says: But first! A toast, to Emily. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride! Tell me my dear, can a heart still break once it's stopped beating?

Withnail says: We've gone on holiday by mistake.