Are there any toys or memorabilia that you have that you’re particularly proud of or that you treasure the most? Domhnall Gleeson: What are you talking about? I’m on the down. Jason is incredibly articulate. In 2005 he directed his first major release, Wah-Wah. But you fancy Jessica Rabbit! 2019, 5:27 pm , Richard E. Grant: Oh that sounds like a good day. Jason did say, can you hold a look without moving or speaking at all for 30-60 seconds. She is someone you do not mess with. He controls people through various media. Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson & More Highlighted For The Mandalorian Awards Campaign. I’m always astonished [by cults]. The prequels have stirred up the most discussion among fans as to whether they’ve stood the test of time. UNILAD: You should have told them you were dead. And I thought, well that’s intriguing as well, because that’s my experience of my life! But don’t mess with Sally! !’ I think that’s what was so attractive about it – if I don’t know what’s going to happen, then, it’s intriguing. Eve Lindley’s character Simone immediately hooked me into the series. Mock. I like all of them. Domhnall Gleeson: Well that’s not going to happen. Before I see a movie or a play, I try to read as little as I can about it. Dispatches From Elsewhere is unlike any TV show you’ll watch this year. The four people at the centre of the show are on the search for the answers to life. And just see what they do. Domhnall Gleeson: I’m sorry, I’m just finding this out at the end of the day and I’m wondering if it’s a fever dream. Unfortunately, this reveal bursts the bubble that some fans had that Grant was playing Grand Admiral Thrawn, a character from some of the novels who has also appeared in the animated series ‘Star Wars Rebels’. Star Wars: The Rise of … The 62-year-old star made his big screen debut as the titular out-of-work actor in the black comedy, written and directed by Bruce Robinson. He replied: “Oh, it’s definitely worth it. She’s seen and done everything. She’s very petit, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’ve never bought the books, either. Domhnall Gleeson: Mine would be beige because it’s so dull and certain people like to make everything beige when they decorate a room – I just think it’s bullshit. He said to me, look down the barrel of the camera, imagine you are talking to somebody directly and don’t waver. No, I’ve not done that. Is it right you had no idea what the series was about when you signed up? We’re not even allowed to take the script home. Not knowing how something’s going to end makes a change from shows where everything is predictable and you’re foretold how it’s all going to end. February 23 , Richard E. Grant: The only thing you’ll get is slapped. She’s won every award going. 2019, 1:46 pm , But the idea was that I would be willing people to sit back, and wait, and hear what they were going to be told. Oh, god. 2020, 9:19 pm , UNILAD: What’s something you’ve never admitted publicly but you’ll tell me now? As a child I was just like, you’re the best woman in the world. The show was almost as surreal to make as it is to watch. Music is forever. Yes. Richard E. Grant: [aside] It’s because she’s a redhead. Richard E. Grant has been charming fans on Twitter with a series of videos quoting lines from 1980s cult classic movie Withnail & I.. As a lifelong Star Wars fan, never mind being in it, it sort of emotionally wallops you. UNILAD: What is a hill you’re willing to die on? I certainly don’t know how to! I’ve heard and I’ve read, but I’ve not seen it. UNILAD: No I don’t, where’s the optimism? You can sometimes end up finding out every bit of information about something before you’ve even seen it. Domhnall Gleeson: [annoyed] WHEN I WAS A KID… and also now! UNILAD: Whose career are you secretly jealous of? How do you describe it? Thanks to Richard E. Grant's character Allegiant General Pryde, we know a small handful of high-ranking Imperial officers were in on Palpatine's … We don’t know about you, but we could do with a bit of whimsy right now. “The majority of what I did in it was literally looking down the barrel of the camera and talking as though I’m talking to the viewer, on my own. While Richard E. Grant did not provide any specific details about his character, he did mention that Pryde will be present in some of the movie’s final scenes. Ideally someone like Richard E Grant would make a better Thrawn. So I jumped into it. Richard E. Grant (born May 5, 1957) is an Academy Award –nominated Swazi-English actor who portrays Allegiant General Enric Pryde in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. A great day, this summer. Domhnall Gleeson: Carrauntoohil. The Withnail and I star talks Dispatches From Elsewhere. Speaking of his audition, that was equally as mysterious, Grant told the Happy Sad Confused podcast: “I got sent a 10-page generic sort of, I think, it was an interrogation scene clearly from a 1940s British B-picture because the references were not Star Wars and the language was something that my grandfather would have spoken in and I thought, you know, the three contrasting scenes that you were supposed to show as much versatility you could muster in a self-taping situation. New Star Wars Filmmakers, Star Wars Day Fun, and More! Rise of Skywalker star Richard E. Grant has been ‘cocooned from Baby Yoda’ The Oscar-nominated actor gushes about joining Star Wars By Karen Han @karenyhan Dec 23, 2019, 9:46am EST Richard E. Grant: Anyone who can sing. UNILAD: If you had to remove one colour from the world forever, which would it be. A few months later, he was taken to Pinewood Studios to meet J.J. Abrams, who told him he had the part.[2]. They made a documentary about it called The Institute. Star Wars: Richard E. Grant says he has 'no idea' how he got cast. Anyway, there are doubles of things, put it that way. Aðdáenda- og upplýsinga síða. And she’s a really, really good actress. It is for real and therefore utterly surreal at the same time. starwarsnewsnet.com. Pulling the strings and orchestrating the games is the mysterious and enigmatic Octavio Coleman, Esq, played by the incomparable Richard E. Grant. I’m a big fan of Egypt and I would love to meet Cleopatra. UNILAD: Okay, we have to keep going. UNILAD: Wow that was incredibly fast. I have no idea [if I’ll be recognizable [to die-hard fans]] because I’ve not even been allowed to tell my family what the name of my character is. That said, I imagine George Lucas never thought he’d make a second Star Wars, but here we are still talking about the ninth film in the saga, so it just goes to show you how far you can get with a bit of ambition and a love of robots made from pedal bins and tinfoil. It seems like at this point they can’t fire you anymore. That’s a great hill and it’s in Ireland, I’ll die on that. Richard E. Grant, Actor: Gosford Park. The Mandalorian: 5 Actors Who Could Play Thrawn. I think that if you’re playing somebody who is malevolent incarnate — i.e., somebody who has no sense of humor whatsoever and is determined to take advantage of every opportunity to step on somebody else’s feet, heads, and take their position — it’s a very clear line of what to do. What else have you been told? The Mandalorian is battle-worn and tight-lipped, a formidable bounty hunter in an increasingly dangerous galaxy.” ... as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant … You watch these movies all your life. I was this close to her [mimes a face a foot away]. The opening scene of the show is you doing a captivating speech down the camera lens. Music. He is best known for roles such as Doctor Jack Seward in the 1992 horror film Bram Stoker's Dracula, British politician Michael Heseltine in the 2011 drama film The Iron Lady and the scientist Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan. Yes, I’ve heard. He understands what you have to do to get there. And suddenly you’re watching it through the filter you’ve already downloaded. Domhnall Gleeson: God, I know but there’s such a specific time I want to go to it sounds stupid. UNILAD: You’re a great talent though, surely something in the future? We spoke to Richard E. Grant about his role in the 10-part series, from his home in lockdown – which he has accidentally become perfectly prepared for. UNILAD: … and why? And you want to know where the first place I’m going? Zack Snyder Reacts To Black Superman Movie Rumors. Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. After that, did you keep watching them as they came out or was it catching them when you had the time? → And as an added bonus, Claudia Gary’s Bloodline , which is still really the only original novel to get fairly close to the new films, is on sale for $1.99 in Kindle today . By Aeron Mer Eclarinal - 2 DAYS AGO. I’ve commissioned a three-foot sculpture of Barbra Streisand’s face…. You then walk onto a set and onto this spaceship, and there are stormtroopers and lightsabers — all of these things for real. I haven’t seen it. UNILAD: But I do want you to tell me something. If I told you, that’d be a spoiler and then I’d be in deep trouble and AMC would ban me and blacklist me for the rest of my breathing days.”, “There was stuff that involved body doubles – now how can I say this without giving it away? How Wookieepedia treats Canon and Legends, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker actors. Because you’ll have your head snapped off, in the best possible way. Domhnall Gleeson: You really expect me to admit something I’ve never told anyone before, really? UNILAD: Well I can’t give away the secrets of the format Richard, but we’ve had [name redacted] tell us [info redacted]. Adam Driver and Richard E. Grant lost out to Mahershala Ali for a supporting actor, while Donald Glover , Laura Dern , Keri Russell (The Americans) and Thandie Newton all struck out in their respective categories. “Not to be disingenuous about it, but that’s the nature of an actor’s life,” he tells Shortlist of his current, homebound life, “I have actor friends that have said that apart from not being able to go anywhere, it doesn’t really feel any different because, for a lot of the time it’s feast or famine: if you’re working, then you’re filming every hour of the day, and you’re so grateful when you have a day off, but the majority of the time you’re not working.”, Allow the BAFTA-winning screen legend to reveal what you need to know about the new, most escapist show on telly…, 1. UNILAD: See that Domnhall, he knew right off the bat and was confident. Career Richard didn’t know what was going on most of the time. Domhnall Gleeson: Are you fucking… [speechless]… a three-foot statue of Barbra Streisand? The Mandalorian also takes place 25 or 26 years before The Rise of Skywalker, and five years before Rey was born, ... Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. By Karen Han. UNILAD: What’s the most famous-person thing you’ve ever done? Wookieepedia is a FANDOM Movies Community. What do you think? The REG Temple is the official website for actor, author and director Richard E. Grant. I liked that about it.”, “When he pitched it to me, Jason said, ‘Nothing is as it seems’. Richard E. Grant: I’m going to redress, orange is in, beige is out. 2019, 3:52 pm , Alls konar upplýsingar um Star Wars. Richard E. Grant: [laughing] … but I was like, not yet at least. Richard E. Grant: Oh they sounded so hopeful and were so disappointed that I answered, I couldn’t. Richard E. Grant: Well, you fancy Jessica Rabbit! She was our mascot. Domhnall Gleeson: I mean the honest answer is I think I was trying to be a writer and director, but I’m really not sure that would have worked out so I don’t know. – to play the puzzles and games that lead them down a mysterious path towards a world of magic and new possibilities. → Richard E. Grant was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and of course Episode IX came up. Richard E. Grant: I think that what’s extraordinary about what J.J. [Abrams] and Chris Terrio have done is that they’ve really delivered something that’s so unexpected. Richard E. Grant: [seriously] Don’t. Yeah, the ending did surprise me. But otherwise, the trajectory of somebody who is basically an SS officer all the way up in the Nazi Party, it’s not a huge amount of room to maneuver. Nationality Domhnall Gleeson: Let’s be honest, it’s the fear of failure that stops [us asking for free stuff]. The actor, recently Oscar-nominated for 2018’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, is a Star Wars super fan, and speaks about his experience on Episode IX with awe. It’s one of it’s great strengths. I’ve been doing a TV series [AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere] with Sally Field and Jason Segel in Philadelphia for the last five months. Not knowing how something is going to turn out and not having the answers in every episode is very refreshing. Out of everybody, she was probably half the age of everyone else. Just to one-up Richard? (2018) and Hudson Hawk (1991). UNILAD: Don’t mock Dohmnall, where’s the statue going? Domhnall Gleeson: ALL YOUR ANSWERS COME BACK TO Barbra STREISAND! Biographical information "The Mandalorian" is on Disney Plus and takes place five years after "Return of the Jedi." I don’t think the people in the hotel knew me from a bar of soap… [Domhnall laughs]… I really don’t know? She was so un-jaded, uncynical. By Aeron Mer Eclarinal - 7 HOURS AGO. Domhnall Gleeson: Oh yeah, I mean I’ll definitely try but you know…. Try not to blink. Unfortunately, Adam Driver said no (we’ll get you yet, Adam) and the bloke who plays The Emperor was busy, so I was delighted to chat to the generals of the First Order, Domhnall Gleeson and Richard E. Grant (they’re not real generals). 2019, 5 Things You Need To Know About Dispatches From Elsewhere, According to Richard E. Grant, Richard E. Grant Ordered A Three-Foot Statue Of Barbra Streisand For His Garden, Rise of Skywalker star Richard E. Grant has been ‘cocooned from Baby Yoda’, First Look At Richard E. Grant In ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Has Been Revealed, Richard E Grant Reveals What It’s Really Like To Attend The Oscars, Independent Spirit Awards 2019: Richard E. Grant Breaks Down, Richard E. Grant Touches Down In LA With Daughter Olivia Ahead Of Oscars, Oscar Tux Clinic: Richard E. Grant Goes From Character Actor to Wearing “Something Regal”, Melissa McCarthy: It’d Be Torture If I Never Worked With Richard E Grant Again. Richard E. Grant: That’s not orange [pointing at hair] it’s spun gold. You have one wish and it has to be selfish, what do you wish for? On a final note, it would be enormous fun if Thrawn were somehow revealed to be played by actor Richard E. Grant, who previously portrayed Allegiant General Enric … Anyone who can sing and really move people because it cuts through every language barrier. Following the announcement that actor Richard E. Grant was joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, speculation began about what character he could be playing in … February 24 , And he certainly captured that in this story that we’re telling.”, “We were constantly asking, ‘What the fuck is next? DCU. Richard E. Grant (born May 5, 1957[1]) is an Academy Award–nominated Swazi-English actor who portrays Allegiant General Enric Pryde in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. The first look has been revealed of Richard E. Grant in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. She was so enthusiastic about everything. Richard E. Grant's OfficialInstagram Page. Did you end up meeting any of the droids while you were on set? She’s an incredibly driven and delightful person. Did you base your character on anyone? I’d never seen or heard of Eve before this. It remains to be seen if Allegiant General Pryde will become a classic ‘Star Wars’ villain, but we won’t have long to wait. Richard has appeared in over 80 films and television programs, such as Withnail And I, The Scarlet Pinmpernel, Jack & Sarah, L.A. Story, Dracula, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Gosford Park & The Iron Lady. I disagree with you. There is a lot of security.”. Jason Segel is both creator and star of the show, with Oscar-winner Sally Field, Outkast’s André Benjamin and newcomer Eve Lindley rounding out the unassuming team thrown together on a fantastical adventure together. People try to sell me stuff in the street and I’ve never fallen for any of that, so it amazes me that people are willing to give up their lives, their salaries or donate 10-20% of their salaries to a cult. If you haven’t already, you can watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker below: And of course, despite having two of the most talented actors in the world in front of me, I wasted no time in wasting their time by asking them 10 ridiculous questions the UNILAD editorial team came up with while everyone else did some actual work. It just seemed worth taking a leap of faith, as Sally Field did as well. Out of the entire series, do you have a favorite Star Wars villain? I understand you saw the first Star Wars movie when you were still in drama school. 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