Express.co.uk - 7th April, 2012
With both the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee just weeks away, Richard E Grant has revealed how he plans to celebrate – by wearing novelty underpants.
"There's nothing much that will get me feeling any more patriotic – I'm a UnionJack underwear man, seriously. And socks, I've got everything," the 54-year-old actor tells Day & Night (Daily Express).
Despite starring in successful films such as Withnail And I and Gosford Park, Grant admitted his celebrity status didn't help him get tickets for the Olympics.
"I'm a sports fanatic. I'm going with BA to the opening ceremony but I didn't get any of the ticket allocations. I'll be watching at home."
"I applied for the diving, hurdling and running but was unlucky – although I'm still lucky as I'm going to the opening ceremony."