Young Richard E Grant wrote a fan letter to Barbra Stresiand

Even Oscar-nominated actors think Barbra Streisand is the biggest star around


While most celebrities have taken to social media recently to post pictures of themselves in the ten-year challenge, Richard E Grant used his Twitter account for a different kind of nostalgia.

The Oscar-nominated actor, now 61, tweeted out a note he wrote as a 14-year-old fan to the one and only Barbra Streisand.

“You don’t know me yet,” Grant wrote in 1972, “but I am writing to offer you an idea you might like to consider. My name is Richard and I live in a small African kingdom called Swaziland in south-east Africa.”

Concerned that the star might need a break from the public eye following her break up from Ryan O'Neal (with whom she starred in the 1972 film What's Up Doc?) he offered her "a two-week holiday, or longer, at our house, which is very beautiful with a pool and a magnificent view of the Ezulwini Valley.”

The Academy Award-winner shared this letter with his followers and with Barbra Streisand while taking a selfie outside the actress' home, tweeting: "As a lifelong fan of someone you’ll understand what it meant for me to take this snap outside the home of @BarbraStreisand....Wrote her this letter when I was 14. My wife is very understanding!"

And star that she is, Streisand replied, saying: "Dear Richard What a wonderful letter you wrote me when u were 14 ! and look at u now!" It wasn't quite the "hasty reply" the young Richard had hoped for but it was an emotional moment nonetheless.



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