Riding the wave of his success in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Richard E. Grant has been on a roll in tweeting joyful videos, including filming in front of his old bedsit in Notting Hill Gate, telling twitter that he had lived there for £30 a week as a young man “and I cannot believe that now I’m standing here as an almost sixty two year old man having an Oscar nomination!”
Today Richard E. Grant put out another piece of heart-warming content, beaming outside his childhood idol Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home, along with a letter he wrote to her when he was 14 years old. In the letter young Richard who lived in Swaziland, invites Barbra to visit to give her a bit of peace and quiet from her crazy life, and to get over her recent break up:
As a lifelong fan of someone you’ll understand what it meant for me to take this snap outside the home of @BarbraStreisand Asked Security for permission & he replied ‘It’s a public road, but thanks for asking’ Wrote her this letter when I was 14. My wife is very understanding! pic.twitter.com/3SohXKpgZT
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 29, 2019
He ends the letter, in true Richard E. Grant fashion, with comforting quotes from the bard in A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
“For never anything can be amiss when simpleness and duty tender it” – Theseus
“If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended. That you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear“- Puck
Richard E. Grant first rose to fame after the 1987 cult hit Withnail and I, and has already garnered critical acclaim opposite Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? For his role as eccentric drug dealer Jack Hock. He has already scooped nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category from The Golden Globes, and the upcoming BAFTAs and Oscars.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? is out in U.K cinemas 1st February.