Richard E Grant has been cast in HBO's Girls, the actor announced on Twitter.

The Withnail and I star revealed the news that he will appear in the show's third season by posting: "Getting cast in @girlsHBO by young Lena D,LegendInTheMaking,is about as kick-arse,swivel & yodel from the Alp tops,as it's possible to get!"

Grant will play a character called Jasper in the Girls season three premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In another Twitter post, the actor praised Girls star and creator Lena Dunham, writing: "Lena... is as articulate, immediate and accessible as you'd wish her to be."