Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant

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

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 5, 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).

Highest rated movies

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Player
Withnail and I
Logan
L.A. Story
Their Finest Jackie
Gosford Park

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% No Score Yet The Spine of Night The Guardian (Voice) - 2021
79% 71% Everybody's Talking About Jamie Hugo Battersby/Loco Chanelle (Character) - 2021
27% 79% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Seifert (Character) $38.0M 2021
30% No Score Yet Earwig and the Witch The Mandrake (Voice) $168.1K 2020
100% No Score Yet An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films Self - 2019
46% 33% Palm Beach Billy (Character) - 2019
52% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Allegiant General Pryde (Character) $515.2M 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
90% 71% Their Finest Roger Swain (Character) $3.6M 2016
87% 60% Jackie Bill Walton (Character) $14.0M 2016
No Score Yet 67% Teeth Narrator - 2015
76% 46% Queen and Country Major Cross (Character) - 2014
56% 38% Dom Hemingway Dickie (Character) $518.1K 2013
44% 44% Khumba Bradley (Voice) - 2013
63% 61% For No Good Reason Self $67.1K 2012
25% 44% Zambezia Cecil (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 64% Foster Mr. Potts (Character) - 2011
52% 51% The Iron Lady Michael Heseltine (Character) $30.0M 2011
9% 39% Horrid Henry: The Movie Vic Van Wrinkle (Character) - 2011
0% 26% How to Stop Being a Loser Ian (Character) - 2011
17% 53% 1st Night Adam (Character) - 2010
44% 26% Jackboots on Whitehall The Vicar (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 75% The Nutcracker Father (Character) $190.6K 2010
29% 30% Love Hurts Ben Bingham (Character) - 2009
10% 8% Cuckoo Professor Julius Greengrass (Character) - 2009
4% 18% Hemingway's Garden of Eden Col. Philip Boyle (Character) $22.1K 2008
25% 42% Filth and Wisdom Professor Flynn (Character) $22.4K 2008
53% 73% Penelope Franklin Wilhern (Character) $10.0M 2006
52% 41% Color Me Kubrick Jasper (Character) $70.7K 2005
54% 63% Wah-Wah Director,
Writer
$233.1K 2005
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Barkis Bittern (Voice) $53.4M 2005
No Score Yet 25% Bustin' Bonaparte Bonaparte Blenkins (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 28% Tooth Jarvis Jarvis (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
63% 29% Strictly Sinatra Self $1.2K 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park George (Character) $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet 20% Hildegarde Wolf (Character) - 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 72% A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 61% St. Ives Major Farquhar Chevening (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 and the Kidnapped King Sir Percy Blakeney (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 52% The Match Gorgeous Gus (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Retribution III Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Mademoiselle Guillotine Sir Percy Blakeney (Character) - 1999
83% 59% A Merry War Gordon Comstock (Character) $312.3K 1997
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
76% 80% Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Character) $551.5K 1996
74% 79% Jack & Sarah Jack (Character) $114.8K 1995
No Score Yet 25% Cold Light of Day Viktor Marek (Character) - 1994
24% 27% Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) Cort Romney (Character) $10.7M 1994
No Score Yet 18% Hard Times James Harthouse (Character) - 1994
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Larry Lefferts (Character) $31.9M 1993
98% 84% The Player Tom Oakley (Character) $21.7M 1992
No Score Yet 82% Suddenly, Last Summer George Holly (Character) - 1992
75% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Dr. Jack Seward (Character) $82.0M 1992
33% 56% Hudson Hawk Darwin Mayflower (Character) $16.4M 1991
93% 75% L.A. Story Roland Mackey (Character) $25.8M 1991
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Larry Oliphant (Character) $1.4M 1990
62% 68% Henry & June Hugo Guiler (Character) $11.0M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Dad Ali Berg (Character) - 1989
53% 47% Warlock Giles Redferne (Character) $8.3M 1989
60% 77% How to Get Ahead in Advertising Denis Dimbleby Bagley (Character) $355.2K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Codename: Kyril Sculby (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden City Brewster (Character) - 1987
94% 94% Withnail and I Withnail (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Above and Beyond Unknown (Character) 2006 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2021
92% 90% Loki Classic Loki (Guest Star) 2021
87% 72% Dispatches From Elsewhere Octavio (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet 33% 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 Art 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% 68% 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% 93% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Simon Bricker (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant Host 2012-2014
No Score Yet 75% Girls Jasper (Guest Star) 2014
92% 67% Doctor Who Dr. Simeon (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fear Seb Whiting (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rab C. Nesbitt Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 83% The Crimson Petal and the White Doctor Curlew (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown (Character) 2007
93% 93% Frasier Stephen Moon (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 100% 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 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 101 Guest 1995