Richard E. Grant


Richard E Grant has enjoyed a prolific career as an actor, appearing in award-winning films and television productions for four decades. Best known for his starring roles in Hudson Hawk in 1991, Gosford Park in 2001 and Can You Ever Forgive Me? in 2018, Grant has become one of the UK’s most treasured talents.

Having voiced =Long John Silver in the 1993 television hit The Legends of Treasure Island, appeared as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night in 1996, briefly become the doctor in a Comic Relief TV movie Doctor Who – The Curse of Fatal Death, appeared as Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel, as Michael Heseltine in The Iron Lady, Withnail in Withnail & I, Simon Bricker in Downton Abbey, The Duke of Wellington in Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked, Sir Roger Bulstrode in Jekyll & Hyde, Octavio in Dispatches from Elsewhere and Izembaro in Game of Thrones, Grant has played much-loved characters known around the world.

Years of starring in cinematic, television and stage productions have earned Grant a reputation as one of the finest in his profession. A passionate, enthusiastic actor who continues to live in awe of the job he loves, Grant pours heart and soul into his performances to bring to life the characters he plays. It is down to his remarkable versatility that Grant has played both antagonists and protagonists in his time.

Over the years, Grant has racked up a number of personal nominations and awards, including Gosford Park’s Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2002 and a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for his portrayal of Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? He has also been cast as the latest villain in the Star Wars franchise, as Allegiant General Pryde in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.

He has appeared several times on the likes of The One Show, This Morning, Ellen: The Ellen Degeneres Show, Lorraine and Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as spoken at conferences and dinners around the world, where stories of his incredible career have gone down a storm with audiences. Suitable as an event or awards host or keynote speaker, Grant has appeared at events for China Exchange and The Gloss Magazine as well as international film festivals.

To book Richard E Grant to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency.

When at corporate events, Richard is known to cover the following topics:

  • Awards Host
  • British Filmmaking
  • British Journalism
  • Broadcasting & Presenting
  • Hollywood