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Richard E. Grant (1) (1957–)

Autor(a) de With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant

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The Pillars of the Earth (1989) — Narrador, algumas edições27,201 cópias
World Without End (2007) — Narrador, algumas edições12,680 cópias
Hard Times (1854) — Narrador, algumas edições10,527 cópias
The Indian in the Cupboard (1980) — Narrador, algumas edições8,856 cópias
The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) — Narrador, algumas edições; Narrador, algumas edições6,150 cópias
4.50 from Paddington (1957) — Narrador, algumas edições4,612 cópias
The Moving Finger (1942) — Narrador, algumas edições3,996 cópias
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953) — Narrador, algumas edições3,657 cópias
Nemesis (1971) — Narrador, algumas edições3,635 cópias
The Sea, the Sea (1978) — Narrador, algumas edições3,573 cópias
Doctor No (1958) — Narrator, algumas edições3,410 cópias
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936) — Narrador, algumas edições2,945 cópias
In the Company of the Courtesan (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições2,863 cópias
Making History (1996) — Narrador, algumas edições2,469 cópias
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958) — Narrador, algumas edições1,351 cópias
A Ladder to the Sky (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições853 cópias
Lord of the Dead: The Secret History of Byron (1996) — Narrador, algumas edições683 cópias
Noli Me Tangere (1887) — Narrador, algumas edições674 cópias
The Old Drift: A Novel (2019) — Narrador, algumas edições667 cópias
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições550 cópias
Bram Stoker's Dracula [1992 film] (1992) — Actor — 515 cópias
Logan [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 465 cópias
Gosford Park [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 408 cópias
The Wedding Officer (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições395 cópias
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 339 cópias
Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições224 cópias
Downton Abbey: Season 5 (2014) — Actor. — 198 cópias
The Hitman's Bodyguard [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 175 cópias
A Christmas Carol [1999 TV movie] (1999) — Actor — 167 cópias
The Age of Innocence [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 159 cópias
Withnail and I [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 134 cópias
The Echo Chamber (2021) — Narrador, algumas edições133 cópias
Hudson Hawk [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 128 cópias
Penelope [2006 film] (2008) 120 cópias
The Complete Short Stories (2001) — Narrador, algumas edições116 cópias
L.A. Story [1991 film] (1991) 102 cópias
Twelfth Night [1996 film] (1996) 102 cópias
Lust (2016) — Narrador, algumas edições101 cópias
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms [2018 film] (2019) — Actor — 86 cópias
Cruelty (1711) — Narrador, algumas edições83 cópias
Trickery (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições60 cópias
Henry & June [1990 film] (1991) — Actor — 52 cópias
Innocence (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições49 cópias
Bright Young Things {2003 film} (2003) — Actor — 48 cópias
Taste [short story] (1945) — Narrador, algumas edições41 cópias
The Scarlet Pimpernel [1999 TV mini series] (1999) — Actor — 34 cópias
Fuck: An Irreverent History of the F-Word (1657) — Narrador, algumas edições26 cópias
The Murder at the Vicarage (BBC Radio Collection) (1994) — Narrador, algumas edições26 cópias
Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2013) 24 cópias
Warlock [1989 film] (2002) 23 cópias
The Hound of the Baskervilles [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Actor — 21 cópias
The Serpent's Kiss [1997 film] (2001) — Actor — 19 cópias
Loki: Season 1 (2021) — Actor — 17 cópias
The Nutcracker [2010 film] (2013) — Actor — 15 cópias
Saltburn [2023 film] — Actor — 15 cópias
Khumba [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 14 cópias
Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka [web series] (2013) — Actor — 13 cópias
Jack and Sarah [1995 film] (1995) — Actor — 12 cópias
Bacon in Moscow (2022) — Narrador, algumas edições11 cópias
A Merry War [1997 film] (1998) 7 cópias
Foster [2011 film] (2011) 6 cópias
Bitch [short story] (1974) — Narrador, algumas edições4 cópias
Regency House Party [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 4 cópias
Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life — Actor — 3 cópias
Horrid Henry: The Movie [2011 film] (2013) — Actor — 3 cópias
Robin Robin [2021 short film] (2021) — Actor — 3 cópias
St. Ives [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 2 cópias


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Diary entries from the days of making Wah-Wah, Grant's semi-autobiographical directorial debut, from the first pitch, through filming in Swaziland, to the day the final product got a distributor. Along with the usual ups and downs of trying to put together a film, Grant also had to deal with a producer who was incompetent, unprofessional, and, worst of all, convinced of her own brilliance; that the film got made at all and managed to be pretty good, too, is a testament to Grant, the cast, and the crew who persevered despite the myriad troubles caused by the producer.

Grant's narration is a delight, and his genuine gratitude toward the people who worked so hard on the film really shines through.
… (mais)
amanda4242 | 1 outra resenha | May 28, 2023 |
I must confess, I only know Richard E Grant from Persuasion and The Scarlet Pimpernel, only one of which I actually enjoyed! I don't think I've watched any of his films, including Withnail and I. After reading his book, however, I think I can forgive him for his involvement in The Scarlet Pimpernel and will have to check out his filmography - he sounds like a lovely man, thoroughly unfazed by celebrity (while starstruck over Barbra Streisand!) and devastated by the loss of his wife, voice coach Joan Washington, in 2021.

I was expecting the standard autobiography/memoir format, starting with the actor's childhood in Swaziland and following his path to fame in the UK, but the diagnosis of his wife's stage 4 lung cancer in 2021 and her death eight months later makes this more of a posthumous love story (and medical journal in places). Taken from Richard E Grant's diaries, which he has written since he was ten years old, 'after waking up on the back seat of a car to witness my mother bonking my father’s best friend on the front seat in 1967', the chapters alternate between Joan's illness, treatment and loss in 2021 and anecdotes from his forty year career, including pleading with Joan to smooth out his accent when he first arrived in London in 1982, his various film roles from Withnail to The Spice Girls Movie - and onto Persuasion in 2021, which I loved, yah boo sucks to the Austen snobs - and various award ceremonies, including the Oscars. There is a lot - like A LOT - of name dropping here, which is understandable for an actor who counts Tom Hanks, Nigella Lawson and Emma Thompson among his friends, but I did get a little bored with the constant tributes. I don't think he has a bad word to say about anyone, and if he does, he doesn't name names!

I felt like I got to know and like Mr Grant after reading his and Joan's story in a day, which is all I ask of a biography, and of course her inevitable but tragic death was absolutely heart wrenching to read, happening in 'real time' from the actor's diary entries.

Onto Withnail and Can You Forgive Me? now, I think!
… (mais)
AdonisGuilfoyle | 1 outra resenha | May 21, 2023 |
As somebody who is generally interested in Hollywood, but couldn't care less about celebrity gossip, this still managed to hit a sweet spot with me in terms of being the story, largely, of a witty, attentive, nice guy cataloging the weirdest behavior of a species (directors, writers and actors, all) that we will never ever have to meet or see. It's not mean, as such, but often has a tone of bewilderment in the face of what happens.

Like [b:The Kid Stays in the Picture|44891|The Kid Stays in the Picture|Robert Evans|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1349000997s/44891.jpg|44213], but written by a nice guy without ego, and unafraid to name names of people who behave nicely as well as badly. And the Hudson Hawk section, should one like that movie, is worth several times the value of the book by itself.… (mais)
danieljensen | outras 7 resenhas | Oct 14, 2022 |
Tremendous fun. Amidst the endless namedropping there's a ton of insight into film culture of the '80s and '90s and a deeply enjoyable streak of bitchy humor. It seems Grant can't turn that last one off, even when in the company of Hollywood's largest power players; it's a wonder he's still working, but I'm deeply glad he is.
Chris_Cob | outras 7 resenhas | Jan 10, 2022 |



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