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May 14, 2006 | Robert Abele, Special to The Times
WHEN Richard E. Grant set out to write his first screenplay -- drawn from a grueling-yet-exhilarating boyhood in the then-British colony of Swaziland -- he knew the story of his parents' dysfunctional marriage had jaw-dropping elements. But would it conform to the rules of movie narrative? "Real life doesn't follow a three-act structure," the 49-year-old actor said recently over lunch in a southwest London gastro-pub.
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May 14, 2006 | Robert Abele, Special to The Times
WHEN Richard E. Grant set out to write his first screenplay -- drawn from a grueling-yet-exhilarating boyhood in the then-British colony of Swaziland -- he knew the story of his parents' dysfunctional marriage had jaw-dropping elements. But would it conform to the rules of movie narrative? "Real life doesn't follow a three-act structure," the 49-year-old actor said recently over lunch in a southwest London gastro-pub.
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May 4, 1989 | BART MILLS
Advertising men have often been portrayed in the movies as shallow manipulators, and the ad business has been lampooned over and over. Never, however, has a movie identified advertising as one of the central horrors of civilization itself. Bruce Robinson's "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" is a fantastically scabrous view of the perversion of persuasion, in which an annoying boil on an adman's neck grows and grows and eventually takes the man over for its own evil purposes. The black comedy with a chilling conclusion opens Friday at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles.
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May 12, 2006 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Actor Richard E. Grant makes his feature writing-directing debut with the semiautobiographical drama "Wah-Wah," which is both acidly funny and very moving. Described as a "coming of age at the end of an age" story, the film is set in late-1960s Swaziland on the verge of its independence.
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May 12, 2006 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Actor Richard E. Grant makes his feature writing-directing debut with the semiautobiographical drama "Wah-Wah," which is both acidly funny and very moving. Described as a "coming of age at the end of an age" story, the film is set in late-1960s Swaziland on the verge of its independence.
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June 3, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Ever since Richard E. Grant had his breakthrough in "Withnail and I" (1987) as a hilariously grungy decadent, his every appearance has been cause for anticipation. In the awkwardly titled "Bustin' Bonaparte -- The Story of an African Farm," Grant doesn't disappoint. He's a smarmy Victorian villain in another grand performance in a film that needs a lift.
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May 18, 1997 | Dave Jennings, from London
The latest big name to get a techno remix? It's William Shakespeare. The playwright has been given the dance-beat treatment via "To Be or Not to Be," a new single featuring actor Richard E. Grant ("Withnail and I") reciting the "Hamlet" soliloquy over a house track by dance act Orpheus. Grant also sings on the choruses of the song, which will be released in Britain on May 26 by the Japanese label Avex as a teaser for a planned album of Shakespeare readings over music.
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June 3, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Ever since Richard E. Grant had his breakthrough in "Withnail and I" (1987) as a hilariously grungy decadent, his every appearance has been cause for anticipation. In the awkwardly titled "Bustin' Bonaparte -- The Story of an African Farm," Grant doesn't disappoint. He's a smarmy Victorian villain in another grand performance in a film that needs a lift.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1989 | BART MILLS
Advertising men have often been portrayed in the movies as shallow manipulators, and the ad business has been lampooned over and over. Never, however, has a movie identified advertising as one of the central horrors of civilization itself. Bruce Robinson's "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" is a fantastically scabrous view of the perversion of persuasion, in which an annoying boil on an adman's neck grows and grows and eventually takes the man over for its own evil purposes. The black comedy with a chilling conclusion opens Friday at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1999
Movies New Beverly Cinema is usually a revival house, but this month it is showcasing several new films that for various reasons don't have U.S. distribution. Currently, it's the L.A. premiere of "A Merry War" (based on George Orwell's "Keep the Aspidistra Flying"), which stars Richard E. Grant and Helena Bonham Carter. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., (323) 938-4038. (Playing with "Withnail & I" through Saturday.) Theater Marshall W. Mason directs the premiere of "Riga," William M.
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October 27, 2000 | JAN STUART, FOR THE TIMES
Poor child actors. They aren't allowed the same latitude for growth as regular kids. Where we find wonder in each developmental change in our own kids, we tend to be dismayed when we see a once-adorable child star advance in years and lose that natural kid energy that made them so appealing from the start. Such is the case with Jonathan Lipnicki, that bespectacled 5-year-old boy who softened granite hearts as Renee Zellweger's son in "Jerry Maguire."
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