Richard E. Grant is mourning the death of his wife of 35 years, Joan Washington, after announcing the news in a heartbreaking post on Twitter. She was 71.The actor, 64, shared a sweet video of the pair dancing and hugging in a warm embrace, calling Was…
Richard E. Grant is mourning the death of his wife of 35 years, Joan Washington, after announcing the news in a heartbreaking post on Twitter. She was 71.
The actor, 64, shared a sweet video of the pair dancing and hugging in a warm embrace, calling Washington the "love of my life."
"🎵ONLY YOU!🎵Joan - Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia," Grant tweeted.
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"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."
The Withnail & I star continued, "do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine."
The couple met in 1983, while Washington was working as a voice and dialect coach.
The pair share a daughter, Olivia, and a son from Washington's previous relationship, Tom.
In a joint interview with The Independent in 2011, Grant explained how the pair met at the Actors' Centre in London.https://twitter.com/jes_chastain/status/1433743625243054082?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1433743625243054082%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fentertainment-arts-58436099
"She was teaching an accent session with a bunch of actors, and I thought she had the most wonderful voice and huge, sort of monkey eyes. She seemed fairly frenetic," he said at the time.
"I thought that she was really cute and all that."
Washington's career spanned almost four decades, according to her IMDB. She previously worked with A-list stars including Anne Hathaway and Emma Stone.
Grant did not specify the cause of death, but was joined by a litany of Hollywood stars in his mourning.
Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain tweeted, "My heart is broken 💔Joan Washington had such a profound impact on me, yes as an artist, but mostly as a woman. I've looked toward her. Her strive towards excellence made her the celebrated dialect coach she was."
"Every day I was excited to go to work and giggle with Joan. She was a barometer of truth with a wicked sense of humor. I loved her very much," she continued.
Actor Jason Watkins, who recently played Harold Wilson in The Crown, wrote: "I owe her everything. The incomparable Joan Washington has died. Joan taught me dialects and accents when I trained at Rada and beyond. I have made my career using accents and dialects. Such a terrible loss to Richard E Grant and us all. Rest in peace."
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