He was a big fan of the singer and wrote her a letter at the age of 14.Richard Grant Getty Photos
Richard Grant – 61-year-old British actor, best known for his roles in the films “Whitnale and I” and “Hudson Hawk”, as well as the TV series “Doctor Who”. In 2019, he received an Oscar nomination for his role in the film “Can you forgive me?” January 29, the actor told the story that happened to him 47 years ago.
In his youth, Grant wrote to Streisand a fan letter: he admitted that he was following her career and invited his parents to the house. The actor showed a photo of the letter, and also took a selfie near the house of the singer.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Since we first saw The Funny Girl, my family and I have become big fans. I eagerly watched your whole career, I have all your records. I am 14 years old. I read in the newspaper that you feel tired and under pressure because of fallen glory and unsuccessful romance. I would like to offer you a two-week or longer vacation in our house: it’s beautiful, with a swimming pool and great views.[/perfectpullquote]
Streisand saw this tweet and answered. She thanked Grant for the letter and noted how he had changed.
Dear Richard What a wonderful letter you wrote me when u were 14 ! and look at u now! You're terrific in your latest movie with Melissa congratulations and love Barbra
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 29, 2019
“Dear Richard, what a wonderful letter you wrote for me when you were 14! And look what you are now! You just played amazingly in the last movie with Melissa, accept my congratulations and love. Barbara”
Grant in response showed that he burst into tears, waiting for the reaction of the singer.
I cannot begin to properly express what your generous reply has meant to me! THANK YOU. And most especially for NOT calling Security to have me arrested!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/IqLWDYGqsa
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 29, 2019
“I cannot express what your long-awaited answer means to me. Thank! And especially thanks for not calling the security service to arrest me. ”
My pal Nicole Wilcox took this photo as my daughter read me @BarbraStreisand ‘s tweet/response to a letter I sent her 47 yrs ago. Am completely crinkle faced & overcome with emotion. My ‘Message in a bottle’ miracle. 😭😍😇 pic.twitter.com/bJMko098we
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 30, 2019
“My friend took a picture of me when my daughter read the response of Barbara Streisand to a letter 47 years ago. Wrinkles entered and I tried to cope with emotions. Just a miracle with my “Letter in a bottle” ”