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The REG Temple is the official website for actor, author and director Richard E. Grant.
Richard has appeared in over 80 films and television programs, such as Withnail And I, The Scarlet Pinmpernel, Jack & Sarah, L.A. Story, Dracula, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Gosford Park & The Iron Lady. In 2005 he directed his first major release, Wah-Wah.
This website is unique in that it has been run and maintained by volunteers and fans since 1998. For more information on its origins, please click here.
'Girls' Casts 'Doctor Who' Actor for Season 3 Guest Spot.
by Michael O'Connell
The HBO comedy, which recently began production on its third run, has added Richard E. Grant to the premiere episode.
LEFT: Richard E. Grant (Getty Images)
The pieces for Girls' third season are starting to fall into place.
Following news of Christopher Abbott's departure from the critically-adored HBO comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that British actor Richard E. Grant is set to appear. Details are thin on the character, but Grant will guest star in the season three premiere, playing Jasper.
Grant, whose film credits include The Iron Lady, Dracula and -- quite memorably -- Spice World, most recently top-lined the Doctor Who Christmas special.
Earlier this week, the actor took to Twitter to lament last-minute passport troubles for a trip to the U.S., presumably for his Girls gig.
Grant is repped by Artist Rights Group in the U.K.
The actor, who played Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies and Uncle Monty in Withnail and I, died on Thursday (March 28) at the age of 65. Griffiths's agent has confirmed that the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk award-winning star passed away from complications following heart surgery.
Read a selection of tributes to Griffiths from the entertainment world below:
"Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career. In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys', which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease.
"Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humour made it a joy.
"In fact, any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. I am proud to say I knew him."
Richard E. Grant
"My beloved 'Uncle Monty' Richard Griffiths died last night. Chin-chin, my dear friend."
Polaroid of my 'Uncle Monty' at full flow In that Penrith cottage.
'Mind the Oomska' as my 'Uncle Monty' was wont to say. Paul McGann, Richard Griff and Richard E up a hillside
"You got a great deal of support for having Richard about. He was lovely, he would always make time for his fans. That's what makes a great actor, it's about having a good persona."
"Desperately sad to hear the news of Richard Griffiths' passing. A superb, nuanced, naughty actor and an absolute gentleman."
"Really sad. Our mate and leader has moved on to the theatre in the sky. We will miss you so much Richard Griffiths. RIP you wonderful man x"
Sir Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre
"Richard Griffiths wasn't only one of the most loved and recognisable British actors - he was also one of the very greatest. His performance in The History Boys was quite overwhelming: a masterpiece of wit, delicacy, mischief and desolation, often simultaneously.
"But that was just one small part of a career that spanned Shakespeare, cutting-edge new plays and major work in film and television.
"His currency as an actor was truth; as a colleague it was hilarity. His anecdotes were legendary. They were literally endless. They would go on for hours, apparently without destination, constantly side-splitting.
"The only way to stop them was to tell him you were walking away, though there were always others in the audience so, as far as I know, he never stopped. He was the life of every party."
Simon Beresford, Richard Griffiths's agent
"Richard brightened my days and enriched the life of anyone he came into contact with. On stage, he allowed us to share in our own humanity and constantly question our differences.
"Richard gave acting a good name. He was a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors. He will be greatly missed.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to his devoted wife Heather and his family at this sad time."
Richard E. Grant has publicly thanked the nurses who looked after his daughter while she was in hospital for ear surgery on Monday (18th March, 2013).
The Jack & Sarah star faced a nervous wait while his 24-year-old daughter Olivia underwent the operation, telling fans in a post on Twitter.com, "My daughter is having ear surgery today.Would give anything to exchange places with her, even though she's 24. Dad is a Dad is a Dad forever" and "Waiting in hospital feels like time has concertina'd (sic) itself & stretched in every imaginable direction, except the one you want to be going in."
He returned to the microblogging website on Tuesday (19th March, 2013) to tell fans Olivia came through the surgery and is now recovering at home, and he also thanked the nurses who cared for her, writing, "Zimbabwean nurses, Theresa & Grace, were so compassionate & kind to my daughter in hospital. Am in their debt. So relieved to have her home."
I received an email to the site the other day from Alana. In the email she wrote:
"I'm working with Richard E Grant on a new project called My Million To One and I wondered if you wanted to let people know on your site please? He's doing a talk and Q&A in Sept 2013 in London and it's free to members of My Million To One.
To find out more about it, have a look at this please?
Thanks very much
Apparently Richard will also be doing a reading from two of his books, "With Nails" and "The Wah-Wah Diaries", at the Q&A. This is an exclusive My Million To One member's offer for either aspiring actors looking for inspiration or just avid fans.