Richard E. Grant is famous for starring in a number of British screenplays, films, and TV series. He has played the Doctor in Doctor Who and has appeared in films: Withnail and I, The Age of Innocence, The Portrait of a Lady, and Gosford Park. Grant is technically from Swaziland, the sovereign state in Southern Africa. He was born in Mbabane in 1957. But his ancestry contains Afrikan descent, with his father being of English, Dutch, and Afrikaner ancestry.