Richard E. Grant

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Birth Name: Richard Grant Esterhuysen

Place of Birth: Mbabane, Swaziland

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1957

Ethnicity: Afrikaner [Dutch, possibly other], German, English

Richard E. Grant is a Swazi-born English actor, screenwriter, director, and perfumier.

Richard is the son of Leonne “Leonie” Hogan, a ballet teacher, and Henrik Abraham Esterhuysen, the head of education in the British Protectorate of Swaziland. His father was of Afrikaner/Dutch descent. His mother is South African, and has German ancestry. Richard is also said to have English ancestry, from one or both of his parents. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Richard took on his stage surname after moving to the U.K. to become an actor.

Richard is married to voice coach Joan Washington, with whom he has a daughter.

Sources: Genealogies of Richard E. Grant –

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