Richard E Grant praised King Charles III, who arranged to visit his wife before she died of lung cancer last year.
Washington, who served as a voice coach for celebrities including Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain, passed away last September at the age of 74.
Swazi Grant, whose wife died eight months after she was diagnosed with lung cancer, praises the new King in his forthcoming memoir, A Pocketful Of Happiness.
He said Charles and Camilla sent long, engaging letters and arranged a visit to Highgrove House around medical appointments in Washington.
Grant, who is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, told Mail on Sunday’s You magazine: “He’s a huge fan of vocal material and The Goon Show, and as my wife is a voice coach, he loves her ability to speak different accents.
“Both were very kind, visiting and so on, no matter how busy he was.”
The former Prince of Wales ascended the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.
Grant, 65, also praised some of the famous faces who were by his side when he was grieving.
He said TV chef Nigella Lawson “makes food every Sunday,” while Gabriel Byrne, who played Grant’s alcoholic father in Wah-Wah, sat and chatted for hours with Washington in the cottage. in their Cotswolds.
Similarly, Grant said Melissa McCarthy, who was nominated for an Oscar alongside him for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Talking about his pain, Grant said: “Like the weather, it changes a lot every hour. Something can trigger you completely by surprise.
“You will stand in the supermarket and just cringe because something reminds you.
“Or you see someone you haven’t seen in a while, someone you have to comfort when they’re upset because they just heard what happened to my wife.
“So I think you’re not too grieving – and I know this from the death of our first child – but you’re still worried about it. It’s daily navigation. “
The actor describes his new memoir as “the love story of my life” that has been with Washington for 38 years.
Grant, who stars in the new film The Tutor, said: “I’m amazed at the amount of work I’m doing at my age.
“It’s been a great diversion from dealing with all of this, although recording an audio version of the book was inevitable.”
Grant married Washington in 1986 and they have a daughter, Olivia. Washington also has a son, Tom, from a previous relationship.
Washington, from Aberdeen, was educated at the Central School of Drama and Language and has nearly 40 years of experience in the film industry as an accent and dialect coach, working with stars including Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Redgrave and Emma Stone.
Among her early projects in the mid-1980s were Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand, Highlander and The Bounty, starring Mel Gibson and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
More recently, she has worked on films such as The Witches, where she trained Hathaway for the Grand High Witch, and the Yorgos Lanthimos black comedy The Favourite, where she worked with Stone.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/richard-e-grant-charles-was-extraordinarily-kind-to-my-wife-before-she-died-41979879.html Richard E Grant: Charles was extremely good to my wife before she died