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Richard E Grant shares video of late spouse on one-year anniversary of demise


Richard E Grant remembered his spouse Joan Washington a 12 months after her demise (Image: Getty / Twitter)

Richard E Grant has shared a touching tribute to his late spouse Joan Washington on the one-year anniversary of her demise. 

The actor, 65, shared a candy video of him and Washington dancing collectively earlier than sharing an embrace to mark the event. 

He advised his followers: ‘Nonetheless can not compute that my beloved spouse, Joan, mom of our daughter @OliviaGranted, died a 12 months in the past, this night. 

‘Holding one another’s fingers till her last earthly breath. Endlessly dancing in my coronary heart.’

Grant and Washington had been collectively for 38 years and married for 34 earlier than her demise final 12 months, aged 71, after a battle with most cancers. 

The Withnail and I star had confirmed information of Washington’s demise on social media final 12 months, writing: ‘ONLY YOU! Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia. 

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‘Our hearts are damaged with the lack of your Life final evening. 35 years married & 38 collectively.

‘To be really identified and seen by you, is your immeasurable reward. Don’t forget us, candy Monkee-mine.’

Washington was an esteemed dialect coach with virtually 40 years’ expertise, who had labored with the likes of Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone and Vanessa Redgrave.

The couple had been collectively for 38 years (Image: Dave Benett/Getty Photos)

She met Grant when she was educating an accent session on the Actors Centre in Covent Backyard in November 1982, the place the Loki actor ‘begged her to provide me non-public voice classes’ as he had just lately emigrated from Eswatini (previously Swaziland) in Southern Africa. 

Grant recalled her worth was £20 per hour, however he might ‘solely afford £12’, which Washington agreed to on one situation. 

He wrote: ‘She fastened me together with her large monkey-eyes and mentioned: “All proper, however you’ll must repay me if you happen to ever ‘make it’.”’

The couple went on to welcome a daughter collectively, Olivia, whereas Grant can also be stepfather to Washington’s son Tom, from her first marriage.

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