Richard E. Grant (born as Richard Grant Esterhuysen on 5th May, 1957; Mbabane, Swaziland) is a veteran British actor who appears in Series 5 of Downton Abbey as Simon Bricker.

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  • Grant had previously starred alongside Maggie Smith and Jeremy Swift in Julian Fellowes's Gosford Park as first footman George. Grant and Swift also co-starred in the 1999 TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol, in which Grant portrayed Bob Cratchit.
  • Elizabeth McGovern and Grant co-starred in The Scarlet Pimpernel, with Grant in the title role and McGovern playing his wife.
  • Grant appeared in the movie Cuckoo, which also starred Antonia Bernath.
  • Geraldine James and Grant both appeared in a TV adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • Grant and Imelda Staunton both starred in a film adaptation of Twelfth Night.
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