Richard E Grant is fast approaching the status of national treasure. Having first made his way into the public consciousness with the 1987 film Withnail & I, he has enjoyed a consistent career in acting, but it’s safe to say he’s undergoing something of a renaissance at the moment. He was nominated for an Oscar at the 2019 Oscars for Can You Ever Forgive Me, and had a star turn in the latest Star Wars movie as the villain General Pryde. But how does he live? It’s almost impossible to imagine him not living in a Withnail-style ramshackle cottage, but this is far from the truth… Scroll down to explore his idyllic homes, via the medium of Instagram…
Richard E. Grant lives in a rather lovely looking house in the Cotswolds, with ample garden space and a classic brick wisteria-drapred exterior .
Up closer, we can see that the windows start at almost ground level and Richard has added trellises to the property, along with an abundance of potted plants and very well-manicured lawn. Perfect for playing with the cat.
Inside, a roaring wood-fired stove with a healthy stock of logs next to it to keep the fire burning. The fireplace appears to have some metalwork detailing along the top, in the form of leaves. And may we add that we strongly approve of these Boxing Day activities.
An extension with wraparound windows houses the dining table and features flagstones on the floor. Large wooden double doors separate it from the adjoining room. And what interior isn’t improved by the spectacle of a man trying to walk in heels?
Here, the dining room is decorated for Christmas, with a rather lovely embroidered chair visible in the background, and party-Richard in the foreground.
Next to another dining table, Richard has a dresser with a collection of ceramics in it. An ironwork chandelier hangs above the table, which has ceramic artichoke candlesticks on it, potentially from Astier de Villatte.
A packed bookcase houses Grant’s many novels, magazines and CDs, accented by some admirably bold pink paint.
Richard’s Shaker-style kitchen has just the right amount of country house style to it, tempered with a sleek modernity and patterned tiled floor.
Green-fingered Grant plants hydrangeas in his garden, which features a charming stone wall.
The garden is truly lovely and clearly very well looked after. The manicured lawn slopes towards a gravel path with planted beds on the other side.
As well as his Cotswolds idyll, Richard E. Grant also owns a glorious house in Provence. He rarely, if ever, shares the interiors but sunny summer scenes of outdoor dining feature often again the pink-walled backdrop of the house.
Of course, the house comes with an enviable pool, attached to what appears to be a pool house. There is a covered outdoor dining room for long lunches poolside.
The pool house is made from stone, with a shaded area where two loungers can just be seen. In front, a lovely stepped planter with aloe.
The house looks over a lush lawn with olive trees onto the pretty town beyond. We’re distinctly envious.