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The Tube Sign at Piccadilly Circus

The Tube Sign at Piccadilly Circus

It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Richard E Grant has nominated the old sign at Piccadilly Circus tube station. The sign, which is overhead as you enter the tube and is probably as old as the station itself, must have a special resonance for the cult actor.

In the heart of London’s theatreland, Piccadilly tube is just a stone’s throw from the Criterion Theatre where Richard is currently playing the lead role in ‘Otherwise Engaged’ as egocentric publisher, Simon Hench.

"Grant delivers the epigrammatic dialogue with assured panache while also exposing something horribly reptilian beneath the floppy haired charm," said the Telegraph's Charles Spencer. The Criterion is taking bookings for the show until 28 January 2006 www.criterion-theatre.com

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The Tube Sign at Piccadilly Circus

Richard E Grant


Richard E Grant achieved cult status in 1980 with his performance as an out of work actor in ‘Withnail and I’. Since then, he’s appeared in more than 50 films, including ‘Colour me Kubrick’, ‘Corpse Bride’ (as the voice of Barkis Bittern), ‘Gosford Park’ and ‘Dracula’. He was born in Swaziland and is married with a daughter, Olivia.