Richard E Grant

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Richard E Grant, born Richard Esterhuysen in Mbabane, Swaziland on 5 May 1957[1]) has made several appearances in Doctor Who. He played the Tenth Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death and voiced an animated version of the Ninth Doctor in the webcast animation Scream of the Shalka. He later appeared as Doctor Walter Simeon and the Great Intelligence, in the 2012 Christmas special, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John and The Name of the Doctor.

Grant is one of few actors to have played two separate incarnations of the Doctor; others include Jon Culshaw (who played multiple Doctors on the sketch show Dead Ringers, most notably the Fourth and Tenth), Tom Baker (who portrayed the Doctor's future self the Curator on top of his Fourth Doctor); Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor, who briefly played the Sixth Doctor in Time and the Rani; Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, who briefly played the War Doctor in the television story The Night of the Doctor; and David Tennant, who portrayed both the Tenth Doctor and the Fourteenth Doctor.


Outside the Doctor Who universe, Grant appeared in the 1987 cult film Withnail and I, opposite Eighth Doctor actor Paul McGann. He also appeared in the films Warlock (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Prêt-à-Porter (1994), Spice World (1997), The Little Vampire (2000), Gosford Park (2001), Bright Young Things (2003), and Corpse Bride (2005).

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Grant studied English and Drama at University in Capetown, South Africa. He was married to voice coach Joan Washington until her death in 2021 and has a daughter, Olivia, and a stepson, Tom.

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