The actor claimed to be heartbroken by the death of his wife, with whom he was married for more than 35 years.
Actor Richard E Grant announced Thursday night that the woman who was his wife for more than 35 years, lost her life, so he was heartbroken by the news.
It was through his Twitter account that the star of “Star Wars: Episode IX” shows that his wife, Joan Washington, 71, had died, and remembered her with an emotional message.
Love of my life and life-giver to our daughter Olivia. Our hearts are broken by the loss of your life last night. 35 years married and 38 together. Being truly known and seen by you is your immeasurable gift. Don’t forget us, sweet Monkee-mine, ”wrote the actor. The cause of Joan Washington’s death is not yet known.
The moving message was accompanied by a clip in which they both appear dancing and most happy, at the same time they laugh and hug each other, not being able to hide the love they had for each other.
🎵ONLY YOU!🎵Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia. Our hearts are broken with the loss of your Life last night. 35 years married & 38 together. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine 💔💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/YcdVAVK1ja
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) September 3, 2021
Richard and Joan married in 1986 and share their daughter Olivia, as well as Tom, the son Washington already had when she married the 64-year-old actor.
In an interview that Richard gave to “The Independet” in 2011, he recalled the day he met the mother of her daughter, whom he described in as much detail as if it had been the day before.
“ I met her at the Actors Center, London. She was wearing a bathing suit and had pretty short shaved hair and kicker shoes, and she was smoking cigarette after cigarette, which I thought was crazy. She was teaching an accent session with a group of actors, and I thought she had the most wonderful voice and huge monkey-like eyes. It seemed quite frantic. I thought she was really cute and all that, ”he said.
The famous actor explained that at that time it was December 1982 and he no longer let her out of his life.
Who was Joan Washington?
Joan Washington was educated at the Central School of Speech and Drama and had almost 40 years of experience in the film industry as a voice and dialect coach.
According to the biography published in “The Guardian”, Joan worked with big Hollywood stars like Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Redgrave, and Emma Stone, as well as Barbra Streisand, Mel Gibson, and Anthony Hopkins.
Her latest works include “The Witches”, where he trained Anne Hathaway for her character “The Great Witch”, as well as the comedy “Yorgos Lanthimos The Favorite”, where he worked with Emma Stone.