When Richard E Grant was cast as the lead of Withnail and I in the summer of 1986, his whole world shifted and he was set firmly on the path to international stardom. As With Nails - his outrageous, irreverent and brutally funny account of that time - is republished as a Picador Classic, he looks back over his experiences in Hollywood, and spotlights some of the mad, brilliant people in the film business.
The Marquee, Kew Gardens
26/09/2015 6:30 PM
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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.