Richard E Grant’s ‘deep sorrow’ as he prepares for funeral of ‘beloved spouse’

After 35 years of marriage veteran Richard E Grant says he feels ‘depths of sorrow’ as he prepares to say goodbye to his late spouse Joan Washington, who’s being put to relaxation right now

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Richard E Grant dances with spouse Joan Washington in previous clip

Richard E Grant will attend the funeral of his ‘beloved spouse’ Joan Washington right now.

After 35 years of marriage The Withnail and I actor, 64, confirmed that Joan died final week, on the age of 71, sharing a poignant video of the couple dancing collectively.

As Richard prepares to say his closing goodbye, he shared an image of his late spouse saying: “35 years ago we pledged ‘In Sickness and in Health’

“That Time has come for us right now, as @OliviaGranted & I and our pals collect for the funeral of my beloved spouse, Joan.

“The depth of our sorrow mirrored by the magnitude of our love.”

Richard and Joan have been married for 35 years

The actor’s heartfelt put up was met by a flurry of assist from followers who tweeted of their droves to indicate their assist.

One mentioned: “I’m so sorry, Richard. May she rest in peace, and may your memories with her bring you some light in these dark days.”

A one other replied: “One commented: ‘Such a hard but important day. You never really say goodbye, find the strength.”

Richard and Joan with their daughter Olivia


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Richard known as Joan his ‘monkee-mine’



While a 3rd posted: “‘I’m so moved by the out pouring of love for you and your beloved Joan. I can see the love in all your photos, thank you for sharing your love and loss with us all.”

Richard paid tribute to his spouse final week as he introduced the unhappy information of her demise.

‘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,’ he penned.

‘To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine.’

Richard and Joan met and fell in love in a romance so candy it would not have seemed out of place in a movie script.

The pair met when Joan was working as a voice coach, and Richard fell for her though she was married to another person on the time.

The actor went on to suggest at an airport they usually went on to get pleasure from a married life for greater than 30 years.

Earlier this year, the film star revealed his love for his spouse Joan and daughter Olivia throughout his new documentary sequence, Write Around the World with Richard E Grant.

The BBC Four journey present sees the star go to worldwide areas which have impressed literary classics.

Throughout his travels, Richard typically spoke concerning the love and satisfaction he has for his spouse and their daughter.

The pair’s love story might have been taken from a movie script

Richard’s ‘beloved spouse’ Joan, who died aged 71

Speaking to The Independent in 1994, Richard recalled meeting his future spouse for the very first time on the Actor’s Centre in London.

“She was wearing a boiler suit and had fairly short, cropped hair and Kicker shoes, and was chain-smoking, which I thought was insane,” he informed the publication.

She was educating an accent session with a bunch of actors, and I assumed she had probably the most fantastic voice and large, kind of monkey eyes.”

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