Richard E. Grant is a British actor originally from the small African nation of Swaziland. One of his earliest, and still one of his best-known, roles was as Withnail in Withnail and I. Other notable roles include the villain in Hudson Hawk, the hero in Warlock, Dr Seward in Bram Stokers Dracula, and the title character in the 1999 TV version of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Although he has never appeared in Doctor Who proper, he has played two different versions of the Doctor: first in the charity spoof The Curse of Fatal Death, and then in the animated special Scream of the Shalka.
He also wrote and directed the 2005 film Wah-Wah, inspired by his own childhood experiences.
Works featuring Richard E. Grant with their own trope pages include:
- Withnail and I
- Hudson Hawk
- L.A. Story
- Bram Stokers Dracula
- The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Spice World
- Captain Star
Tropes relating to Richard E. Grant include:
- Stage Name: Created by swapping his middle and last names (he started life as Richard Grant Esterhuysen).
- The Teetotaler: Does not drink at all, and in fact has a physical intolerance to alcohol.
- Totally Radical: He once made a dance version of "To Be or Not To Be".