LONDON (AP) – British actor Richard E. Grant (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”) mourns his wife Joan Washington. The 64-year-old said goodbye on Friday with a touching short video that shows him and his wife laughing while dancing.
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Grant, who was nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), tweeted, “Our hearts are broken at the loss of your life last night.”
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“Only you! Joan – the love of my life and the giver of life to our daughter Olivia,” wrote Grant. She married Washington in 1986 from Aberdeen, Scotland. The couple was in a relationship for a total of 38 years. Another son comes from an earlier relationship with Washington.
Washington was involved as a language coach in several famous films such as “Elizabeth” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”. Several celebrities expressed their condolences to Grant. Actress Jessica Chastain, who has worked with Washington multiple times, tweeted: “Joan Washington shaped me as an artist, but above all as a woman.”
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