Richard E. Grant was born and brought up in Mbabane, Swaziland. He went to London in 1982, waitered, repped, toured, and fringed until getting a role in a television satire about advertising, Honest, Decent and True. This led to being cast in Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I in 1986. His films include Hidden City, Warlock, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Mountains of the Moon, Killing Dad, L.A. Story, Hudson Hawk, The Player, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, Pret a Porter, Jack and Sarah, The Portrait of a Lady, Twelfth Night, The Serpent's Kiss, Spice World, The Corpse Bride, and Penelope. He has written articles for Vanity Fair and Premiere. Richard E. Grant lives in London with his family.