Richard E. Grant is a British-Swazi screenwriter, film director and voice actor. Richard E. Grant was a member of the Space Theatre Company in Cape Town before he moved to London in 1982. The first film he appeared in, With nail and I, has discovered a cult following in the past few years since its launch. He started appearing in Hollywood movies, creating himself as a powerful character actor. Grant appeared in a number of movies for example Henry & June, L.A. Story, The Player, The Age of Innocence, The Portrait of a Lady, Spice World, Gosford Park, Bright Young Things, and Penelope. Grant has twice portrayed character of the Doctor from Doctor Who. He also expressed a variation of the Ninth Doctor for the BBC original animated webcast Scream of the Shalka. In 2006, Grant became a real life investigator, and with the support of BBC News night, exposed a $98 million scam to sell a counterfeit AIDS cure.