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Chin chin, my dear friend

Chin chin, my dear friend
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It was a heavy weekend for actor Richard E Grant. Toasting the life of his old friend and Withnail and I co-star Richard Griffiths, the famed teetotaler found his own way to say goodbye, in character:

‘Here's the plan. Going to fire up a Camberwell firm young carrot in memory of my 'Uncle Monty' and raise a figurative glass of sherry to him’.

Fast forward thirty-six hours and it seems that the ‘Camberwell carrot’ took it’s toll on the 55 year old actor:

‘Total sloth. Just got out of the scratcher. Not done this since the last century. Do I feel guilty? Fuck no!! Ha ha’

That’s the spirit.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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