Richard E Grant appears in public for the first time since his wife’s death to attend an event dedicated to her.
For the first time after his wife’s death, RICHARD E GRANT has been photographed in public.
Just over a week after his wife’s death, Richard E Grant, 64, attended the premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie this evening. In a touching message earlier tonight, the actor stated that he will be attending the event “in her honor.”
On Friday, September 3, Richard shared the news that his 35-year-old wife, Joan Washington, had died.
Joan was a vocal instructor, and the two had a daughter together, Olivia.
The actor posted a touching message about the opening of his new film earlier this evening.
He shared a video of him dancing in heels while prepping for the job, which his wife had taken.
“1st attempt in 6”heels with directions & notes from my beloved late wife Joan who tutored my Sheffield dialect to play ‘Loco Channelle’ in @JamieMovie,” he wrote below this.
“Way outside of my comfort zone!”
“In her honor, we are attending the Premiere tonight with our daughter @OliviaGranted.”
Richard was afterwards photographed at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the event.
Before entering the screening, he posed on the red carpet in a suit.
The actor announced over the weekend that his wife had died of lung cancer.
Eight months before her death, she was diagnosed with stage four cancer.
In a poignant editorial for the Daily Mail, he revealed the news.
“It’s an astonishing phenomena to be fully ‘seen’ and ‘known’ by another human, and in Joan, I found someone who intuitively did both,” he wrote in a memoir about their relationship.
“It has been the journey of my life to adore each other for almost four decades.”
“Since her stage four lung cancer diagnosis two days before Christmas, she has been accepting, clear-sighted, sanguine, and utterly devoid of self-pity,” he continued.
The actor also lauded the Royal Marsden Hospital’s oncology team.
Richard had informed her relatives and friends of her death via Twitter.
He shared a video of him and Joan dancing to Only You on his Instagram account.
“ONLY YOU!” he wrote alongside it.
“Joan is the love of my life and the mother of our daughter Olivia.
“The loss of your life last night has shattered our hearts. They’ve been married for 35 years and have been together for 38 years.
“Your tremendous gift is to be fully known and seen by you. Please don’t forget about us, darling Monkee-mine.”