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Actor Richard E Grant pays tribute following death of his wife Joan


by Jennifer McShane
04th Sep 2021

@GeekVibesNation

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The couple were married for 35 years.

The actor, known for films including Withnail And I and Can You Ever Forgive Me? said his heart is broken following the death of his wife of 35 years.

His wife, Joan Washington, a voice coach,  passed away on Thursday night.

Sharing a video of them dancing together to the song Only You by the Platters on Twitter, he wrote: “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 and 38 together. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine.”

He and Washington married in 1986 and share a daughter, Olivia, and a stepson, Tom, from Washington’s previous relationship.

She worked on a number of film projects including the Oscar-winning film Elizabeth and with Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman on The Phantom Menace. She most recently worked on The Witches.


Jessica Chastain was among those also paying tribute to her, saying Washington had a “profound impact on me.”

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