I joined the ranks of The Foxley Docket in March 2015, a young and aspiring journalist who hadn’t had a chance to spread his wings and fly in the editorial game. I’d been there a month, and the question was posed, “Do you want to interview Richard E Grant?”
“The actor?” I replied, taken aback. As a film enthusiast, the name instantly held a level of merit which filled me with both excitement and nerves. Needless to say, I leapt at the chance. I read everything I could about the man himself and the night before, studied ‘Withnail and I’ to really get a feel for my adversary.
I arrived at Selfridges Exchange Square to meet Richard, suited and booted and clued up on a Saturday morning. The reveal was almost game show-esque in nature, being led around a corner to a small booth to meet the British icon, who greeted me in a radiant manner, dressed in the sharpest Union Jack-et I’d ever seen. It was certainly an experience I’ll never forget. Fast forward almost a year and a half, and the opportunity presented itself again, this time to discuss Richard’s latest offering to the fragrance industry, ‘Jack: PICCADILLY ‘69’