Richard E Grant on grief, music, and his late wife Joan Washington: ‘I still have silent conversations with her’

Joan Washington and Richard E. Grant © Getty Images

Laura BartonUK Independent

Some while ago, the actor Richard E Grant found a cake tin tucked away in the west London house that, on good days, he might describe as “maximalist”, and on others might concede reveals unbridled hoarding tendencies. “Every inch of our house is rammed with stuff,” he says brightly. “I’ve got stuff everywhere.”