Richard E Grant at the Henley Literary Festival

Richard E Grant at the Henley Literary Festival
Location: Christ Church, Henley
Christ Church, Henley

Date: 03/10/2015 19:00 - 03/10/2015 19:00

From his breakthrough in Withnail & I to his latest roles in Downton and Game of Thrones, Richard E. Grant is one of the most recognisable and respected British actors of the last 30 years. He comes to Henley with the Picador Classic edition of his acclaimed book of film diaries With Nails, which features a foreword by Steve Martin. A rare chance to hear this very witty actor look back on a career that has seen him work with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese and star alongside everyone from Meryl Streep to the Spice Girls.

Richard E Grant was born and brought up in Mbabane, Swaziland. He came to London in 1982, where he waitered, repped, toured and fringed until getting a role in a television satire about advertising, Honest, Decent and True. This led to his being cast in the seminal movie Withnail And I (1986). He is the author of a book of film diaries With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E Grant (1996) and the novel By Design: A Hollywood Tale (1998). He has written occasional pieces for the Sunday Times, Observer, Vanity Fair and Premiere Magazine. Richard E Grant lives with his family in London.