Richard E. Grant: The Actor Con-Artists Hate

Richard E. Grant: The Actor Con-Artists Hate

Born in Mbabane, Swaziland on May 5, 1957 Richard E. Grant is an award winning British actor. Originally named, Richard Grant Esterhuysen he has over forty film and television credits to date. His work in both film and television has led to numerous nominations and wins. To date, he has won many awards including:

The Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (won)
The Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (won)
The National Board of Review, USA Awards (won)
The Online Film Critics Society Award (won)
The Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (nominated)
The British Independent Film Awards (nominated)
Satellite Awards (won)
Screen Actors Guild Awards (won)

He has worked as an actor, director, writer, and has played himself in a number of different television productions in the United Kingdom. Some of his movie credits include:

Jackboots on Whitehall
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Colour Me Kubrick
Corpse Bride
Bustin’ Bonaparte
Bright Young Things
Monsieur N.
Gosford Park
The Little Vampire
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
The Serpent’s Kiss
The Portrait of a Lady
Jack and Sarah
The Age of Innocence
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
L.A. Story
Hudson Hawk
Henry & June
Mountains of the Moon
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Withnail and I

Impressively, even with his long list of acting credits, Richard E. Grant has recently made media news for an event that was not related to the theater.

During the year 2006, Richard E. Grant became aware of a Swazi company that was selling goat serum as a cure for Aids. This was a 98 million dollar industry and Richard E. Grant notified the BBC program Newsnight. Working hand in hand, they uncovered the scam through hidden cameras, secretly taping and exposing the con artists. Richard E. Grant has not only touched the lives of many through his acting abilities, but he has used those talents to help protect the lives of many suffering from Aids from the unscrupulous actions of those who would prey on the sick and dying.