How old Richard E. Grant, is he related to Hugh Grant, who’s his wife and what films has the Hang Ups star been in?

How old Richard E. Grant, is he related to Hugh Grant, who’s his wife and what films has the Hang Ups star been in?

January 12, 2019 0 By Today news

RICHARD E.Grant’s career in the entertainment industry is going from strength to strength even after two decades in the business.

The actor is starring in Channel 4’s Hang Ups but is he related to former co-star Hugh, and what else has the older Grant been in? Here’s all you need to know…

Despite sharing the surname, Richard is not related to Hugh Grant
Michael Schofield – The Sun Glasgow

How old is Richard E. Grant and is he related to Hugh Grant?

Richard E. Grant was born May 5, 1957, in Mbabane, Swaziland, which makes him 61-years-old.

The star was actually born Richard Grant Esterhuysen and adopted his stage name upon registering with Equity. This means that he has no relation to BAFTA-winning actor Hugh.

Richard studied English and drama at the University of Cape Town before moving to London in 1982 to pursue a career in acting.

He has been married to voice coach Joan Washington since 1986 and the couple has one daughter, Olivia, together.

The Downton Abbey star will next appear in Channel 4’s Hang Ups

What films has the Hang Ups actor starred in?

Richard rose to fame for playing the eponymous lead character in 1987’s comedy Withnail and I.

He received further recognition for his role as John Seward in 1992’s American gothic horror Bram Stoker’s Dracula alongside Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Anthony Hopkins.

However, more recently he is best known for his roles as Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan and Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

In July 2018, Lucasfilm confirmed the former Downton Abbey and Doctor Who star Richard would appear in the as of yet untitled Star Wars: Episode IX.

When does Hang Ups start on Channel 4?

Hang Ups started on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 10pm on Channel 4.

If you miss it you can watch it on Channel 4 Catch Up.

The series centres around Dr. Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career, who finds himself at a crossroads in life and who soon develops a new form of therapy.
Richard plays Dr. Pitt’s own therapist Leonard Conrad and joining him in the all-star cast is  Stephen Mangan, David Tennant, Charles Dance, and Katherine Parkinson.