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.
This week on the Positivity Podcast, Paul is joined by an internationally famous, Academy Award nominated actor, Richard E Grant. He has twice portrayed the doctor in Dr Who, he is known to millions for staring in movies such as Withnail and I, Gosford Park, The Age Of Innocence, The Player and stars in the new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker.
Together they discuss what he does to stay positive, as well as the breadth of his career journey.
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.