Richard E. Grant

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  • Birth Name: Richard Grant Esterhuysen
  • Birth Place: Mbabane, Swaziland
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Father was the Minister of Education in Swaziland, which at the time was a British protectorate.
  • Wears two watches; one is a watch given to him by his late father which is always set to Swaziland's time.
  • Is allergic to alcohol, and cannot drink it without being violently ill for 24 hours afterwards.
  • With the help of Newsnight,  BBC news program, he uncovered a $98 million AIDS cure scam in Swaziland in 2006.
  • In 2014, he launched a unisex perfume called JACK, which has notes of mandarin, lime, pepper and marijuana.
  • Is a supporter of many charities including My Million To One, where he held a Q&A for aspiring young actors in 2013 and donated the funds to the charity.

Awards

  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner

Relationships

  • Tom Washington — Stepson
  • Joan Washington — Wife
  • Henrik Esterhuysen — Father
  • Leonne — Mother
  • Olivia Grant — Daughter
  • Stuart Esterhuysen — Brother

College

  • University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (BA in English and Drama, 1981)

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  • Birth Name: Richard Grant Esterhuysen
  • Birth Place: Mbabane, Swaziland
  • Profession: Actor