Richard E Grant


Richard E Grant is an English actor, screenwriter and director who rose to fame starring as Withnail in the cult 1987 film Withnail and I. Since then Richard has appeared in over 40 feature films including Henry And June, How To Get Ahead In Advertising, Age of Innocence, Dracula, Jack And Sara, Twelfth Night, Portrait of a Lady, The Player, L.A. Story, Bright Young Things, Gosford Park, The Corpse Bride, Colour Me Kubrick, The Nutcracker and he wrote and directed Wah Wah. Recently Richard has been seen on the big screen in the films Cosi, Zambezia, Khumba, and The Iron Lady.

On the small screen, Richard has recently presented a luxury travelogue series for Sky Atlantic, Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets, which sees him travel the world in search of hotels known for their glamour and infamy. In 2013 he has appeared in two Doctor Who episodes, and the 2012 Christmas special. Richard has also written three books, documenting his own experiences of film-making and Hollywood.

Richard is available to hire for events as an awards host, and as an after dinner speaker.  His previous experience covers hosting the Empire Film Awards, Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards, and The D&AD Advertising Awards.  He has also presented three documentaries for the BBCDear Diaries, History of Safari, and History of the Arabian Nights, as well as Popular Classical Music for Sky Arts.

To book Richard E Grant to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

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