Richard E. Grant Posts Touching Tribute Following Death of Wife Joan Washington

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Joan Washington Dies: Longtime Voice & Dialect Coach And Wife Of Richard E. Grant

Deadline 04 September, 2021 - 07:30pm

Joan Washington, a veteran dialect and voice coach and the wife of Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant, died Wednesday. Grant posted the news on social media Friday morning but did not provide details.

“ONLY YOU Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia,” Grant wrote in a tweet that includes a video of the couple dancing and smiling (see it below). “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.”

Washington began her career working as a dialect coach on Barbra Streisand’s 1983 movie Yentl. She had worked steadily in film and TV since then, contribution voice and/or dialect instruction on such titles as The Dressmaker, Highlander, Brassed Off, 101 Dalmatians and its sequel, Elizabeth, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, A Mighty Heart, Wah Wah, The Invisible Woman, Crimson Peak, Red Sparrow, The Witches and this year’s Finding You.

She worked with such big-name stars as Glenn Close, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Emily Watson, Nicholas Hoult, Brendan Gleeson, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Clarke and Andrea Riseborough.

Along with Grant, Washington’s survivors include the couple’s daughter, Olivia Grant, a casting director.

Here is Grant’s tweet, followed by some other reactions posted on social media:

🎵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. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine 💔💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/YcdVAVK1ja

— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) September 3, 2021

My heart is broken 💔Joan Washington had such a profound impact on me, yes as an artist, but mostly as a woman. I’ve looked toward her. Her strive towards excellence made her the celebrated dialect coach she was. pic.twitter.com/6rW2OpYJKs

— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) September 3, 2021

What a wonderful woman Joan Washington was. And how devastating to have to say ‘was’. My heart’s broken for @RichardEGrant and @OliviaGranted. May her memory be a blessing 🖤

— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) September 3, 2021

We're deeply saddened to hear that exceptional voice and dialect coach Joan Washington has died.

She worked on over 80 National Theatre productions including Angels in America, His Dark Materials, Oklahoma! and Carousel.

Our thoughts are with @RichardEGrant and her loved ones. pic.twitter.com/OhdtUMCIun

— National Theatre (@NationalTheatre) September 3, 2021

The incomparable #JoanWashington has died. Joan taught me dialects and accents when I trained at @Rada and beyond. I have made my career using accents and dialects. I owe her everything. Such a terrible loss to @RichardEGrant and us all. Rest in Peace.

— Jason Watkins (@Jason__Watkins) September 3, 2021

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Elaine Paige and Jason Watkins lead tributes to Richard E Grant’s wife

Yahoo News UK 04 September, 2021 - 07:30pm

The 'Star Wars' and 'Iron Lady' actor shared the news that his wife, a prominent Hollywood voice and dialect coach, had passed with a video posted to his Twitter: "To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift."

By Abbey White

Richard E. Grant shared the news that Joan Washington, his wife of more than three decades, passed away Wednesday night. Details of her death were not immediately available.

Grant shared the news via his social media early Friday morning. In his touching message, the Star Wars and The Iron Lady actor included a video of the duo singing and dancing to The Platters’ “Only You.”

“ONLY YOU Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia,” Grant tweeted. “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.”

🎵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. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine 💔💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/YcdVAVK1ja

— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) September 3, 2021

“Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine,” he wrote in the Twitter post.

Washington was a voice and dialect coach for numerous TV and film projects beginning in 1983. She also provided additional voice work to Guillermo del Toro’s gothic romance Crimson Peak. She and Grant first met back in 1983 at the Actors’ Centre in London where he was working with Washington “on a series of regional British dialects.”

“She was teaching an accent session with a bunch of actors, and I thought she had the most wonderful voice and huge, sort of monkey eyes. She seemed fairly frenetic,” he told The Independent in 2011 during a joint interview with the couple. “I thought that she was really cute and all that.”

Grant and Washington share one child together, Olivia Grant, in addition to a stepson, Tom Washington, from Washington’s previous marriage.

An outpouring of condolences followed the news, coming from those who had known and worked with Washington, including Crimson Peak actress Jessica Chastain.

“My heart is broken Joan Washington had such a profound impact on me, yes as an artist, but mostly as a woman. I’ve looked toward her. Her strive towards excellence made her the celebrated dialect coach she was,” she tweeted along with a photo of her and Washington.

My heart is broken 💔Joan Washington had such a profound impact on me, yes as an artist, but mostly as a woman. I’ve looked toward her. Her strive towards excellence made her the celebrated dialect coach she was. pic.twitter.com/6rW2OpYJKs

— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) September 3, 2021

Chastin noted that she had worked with Washington on several projects, including Debt, Poirot, Coriolanus, Miss Julie, The Zookeeper’s Wife and The 355.

“Every day I was excited to go to work and giggle with Joan. She was a barometer of truth with a wicked sense of humor. I loved her very much,” she said in a follow-up tweet. The way she celebrated her family has been very meaningful to see over the years. My heart goes to her beloved Richard and Oilly. You were always her North Star.”

Washington worked alongside a number of notable actors on various productions throughout her decades-long Hollywood career. That includes Ralph Fiennes on 2012’s Great Expectations, Glen Close on 102 Dalmations, Cate Blanchett on 2004’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Anne Hathaway on The Witches and both Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones. 

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Loki’s Richard E. Grant Mourns Death of Wife Joan Washington

Just Jared 04 September, 2021 - 07:30pm

Richard E. Grant has shared some sad news with his fans.

The Loki star revealed that his wife of 35 years, Joan Washington, has sadly passed away.

Taking to his social media page on Twitter, Richard paid tribute to Joan with a sweet video of himself dancing with his love, which ended with the pair hugging in a warm embrace.

“🎵ONLY YOU!🎵Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia,” Richard wrote with the clip.

He added, “Our hearts are broken with the loss of your Life last night. 35 years married & 38 together. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift.”

“Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine,” Richard concluded.

Richard and Joan have one daughter, Olivia, who is a casting director.

🎵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. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine 💔💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/YcdVAVK1ja

— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) September 3, 2021

Just recently, Richard shared an idea for a classic Loki spin-off.

2021 U.S. Open: What to Watch on Saturday

Yahoo News UK 04 September, 2021 - 05:00am

Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty feature at Arthur Ashe Stadium as the third round of singles play concludes.

How to watch: From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN2; and streaming on the ESPN app. In Canada on TSN from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and streaming on TSN.ca and the TSN app.

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 2 p.m.

Novak Djokovic, on a quest for a career-defining Grand Slam, has not been kept out of the second week of a Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open. The task of breaking that streak falls to Kei Nishikori, a finalist at the 2014 U.S. Open. Nishikori struggled with a wrist injury in 2017 and has more recently faced issues with his right shoulder. Although his game can now be inconsistent at times, Nishikori could push Djokovic to exert himself more seriously, or at the least provide some very entertaining tennis.

Louis Armstrong STADIUM | 1 p.m.

Belinda Bencic, the 11th seed, won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in August, and has kept her foot on the pedal since. Bencic has lost only 16 games on her way to the third round, overwhelming her opponents with steady counterpunching on defense and acute shot making on offense.

Jessica Pegula, the 23rd seed, has been similarly dominant in her past two matches. Following her run to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in February, she will be looking to match her career result and push herself into the top 20. As these two hardcourt heavyweights meet, it’s hard to say which will persevere.

Louis Armstrong STADIUM | 3 p.m.

Gael Monfils, the 17th seed, struggled at the beginning of 2021, losing in the first round at the Australian Open, but has found his form since then. Monfils recently recorded his 500th ATP Tour win, joining an exclusive club that only contains 10 other active members.

On the other side of the net, the relative newcomer Jannik Sinner has only won 60 professional matches. However, Sinner has already made himself a mainstay near the top of the tour, reaching the finals at the Miami Open to break into the top 20.

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 7 p.m.

Ashleigh Barty, the first seed, has followed an unusual pattern through the first two rounds of play. She has won the first set in both of her matches at ‘6-1’, while needing to win seven games to then finish off the second set and secure victory. Shelby Rogers, ranked No. 43, will need to start brightly in order to push back on the momentum that Barty has begun to build.

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM | 6 a.m.

Emma Raducanu was ranked No. 338 before this year’s Championships at Wimbledon. After receiving a wild-card into the main draw, the 18 year-old won three matches without dropping a set, catapulting herself up the rankings. Although her hard court preparation this summer was only at challenger level events, she played through the qualifying rounds and her first two matches at the U.S. Open without dropping a set once more, and will look to reach the second week of play on her first attempt at Flushing Meadows.

Sara Sorribes Tormo upset the 22nd seed, Karolina Muchova, in the first round and then skated past Hsieh Su-wei in the second. Her powerful baseline shots are moderated by her clay-court upbringing, making it difficult for opponents to set themselves against a barrage of consistent, deep balls.

How Spider-Man: No Way Home Could Spell The End Of Peter Parker's MCU Stint

Daily Mail 03 September, 2021 - 07:00pm

This has been an ever-present issue for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, who was considered key for both parties to come to terms with the current agreement that encompasses No Way Home and a future MCU crossover. The actor himself has spoken about the matter before, although limiting his words to say that they “had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU”, but what if No Way Home were to be exactly that idea or at least part of it?

It’s clear Sony wants to make something special out of the newly branded “Sony's Spider-Man Universe” as Venom: Let There Be Carnage is joined in the coming years by Morbius and Kraven the Hunter, as well as whatever plans the studio has for Peter Parker within the next five years in order to honor the contract that allows it to keep Spider-Man safe from Marvel and Disney’s reach. Obviously, it’s only a matter of time until Spider-Man joins all those familiar faces from the comics, and No Way Home’s reboot of many Sinister Six villains does a lot to push that narrative.

Even if the heavy rumors pointing to Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their Spider-Men roles turn out to be false, No Way Home already has all the necessary ingredients to cook that transition recipe Holland was referring to over a year ago. Suffice to say, anything said or written at this point is nothing but speculation about the movie’s plot, yet Spider-Man: No Way Home’s title itself hints at something that could be the closing chapter for Spidey’s MCU days.

Yes, this could be a case of the title merely referring to Peter finding himself dissatisfied with the outcome of Doctor Strange’s spell, but there’s also a slight chance this Tom Holland Spider-Man fans have grown to love ends up stuck in another dimension, that being Sony’s Spider-Verse. Such a plot twist would perfectly fit within the scope of Sony movies, as Into the Spider-Verse already featured an older Peter Parker lost in time and space working alongside Miles Morales.

After all, a Sinister Six movie has been on Sony’s radar for years and No Way Home could prove to be the best way to generate interest in that with its Spider-Verse infused plot also making for the perfect excuse to introduce other characters like Madame Web later on. Others are already doing their part as Venom will possibly feature J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson, who looks to be primed for a crucial role in No Way Home; and the same goes for Morbius by potentially bringing in Michael Keaton and Tom Hardy, respectively playing Venom and the Vulture.

For the past decade, and even further back in time, Spider-Man has consistently polled as the world’s most famous superhero whether it’s Marvel or DC, a feat that isn’t that surprising considering Spidey was always Stan Lee’s favorite child and how great Spider-Man games are on the PlayStation. It’s that kind of mass appeal (and antitrust regulations) that makes it almost impossible Sony will ever let Disney have Spider-Man in their almost complete Marvel collection.

Tom Holland will be making there’s still at least one more MCU appearance as Spider-Man, however, fans should see No Way Home as an entertaining opportunity to see the web-swinger save the world -whichever one it may be- alongside his friends from Marvel Studios, just in case that the home Peter can’t find is actually the one that belongs to Disney.

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