Richard E. Grant is a Swazi-English actor. He made his film debut as Withnail in the comedy Withnail and I. He's appeared in other films such as Hudson Hawk, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Age of Innocence.
Richard E. Grant co-stars as the alcoholic sidekick to Melissa McCarthy in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?', which tells the story of a broke writer who makes money by forging literary letters. Grant talks about growing up in Swaziland, witnessing his mother have an affair and narrowly escaping an attack by his own father. Book critic Maureen Corrigan shares her picks for the best books of the year. Songwriter JD McPherson pledged he'd never do an album of Christmas songs — but we're so glad he's broken that promise. He and his band perform live in-studio from their album 'Socks.'
Grant co-stars with Melissa McCarthy in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' about Lee Israel, a broke writer who makes money by forging literary letters by famous writers, with the help of her friend Jack. Grant is nominated for a SAG award and a Golden Globe for his performance. He talks with Terry Gross about growing up in Swaziland and witnessing his mother have an affair, narrowly escaping an attack by his own father, and finding refuge in theater.
Richard E. Grant joins Josh to talk about his illustrious career, from "Withnail & I" to "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and the upcoming new Star Wars film. He even puts up with Josh's obsession with "Hudson Hawk". A true gentleman.
This week actor and author Richard E Grant talks about his books and the shocking events of his childhood in Swaziland, which were later depicted in the film ‘Wah-Wah’. He also discusses his memoir of the film that launched his career and became a British classic, ‘Withnail and I’, as well as his encounter with Donald Trump and how he just can’t keep his nose out of anything. Tune in to hear his discussion with Georgina Godwin.