Richard E Grant left emotional by Barbara Streisand’s ‘message in a bottle miracle’

Richard E Grant left emotional by Barbara Streisand's 'message in a bottle miracle'

Richard E Grant has shared his tearful reaction after Barbra Streisand replied to a letter he sent her 47 years ago.

The Oscar-nominated star of Can You Ever Forgive Me? posted a picture from outside Streisand’s sprawling California home on Tuesday, telling his Twitter followers he was a “lifelong fan” of the actress.

Along with the smiling selfie, Grant, 61, shared the note he sent to Streisand when he was 14 years old, offering her a “two-week holiday, or longer” at his family’s home in Swaziland, Africa, where he was born.

He assured Streisand, one of the most successful performers of all-time, with Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award wins to her name, there was “no chance of being mobbed” because no-one would know who she was in the African country, which is now called Eswatini.

While Streisand did not reply at the time, she finally responded on Tuesday, congratulating him on his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? alongside Melissa McCarthy.

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