Withnail and I


 

Withnail and I is a 1987 black comedy film produced by George Harrison's HandMade films. It was written and directed by Bruce Robinson and is based on his life in London in the late 1960s. The main plot follows two unemployed young actors, Withnail and I”(portrayed by Richard E Grant and Paul Mcgann) who live in a squalid flat in Camden Town in 1969 while waiting for their careers to take off. Needing a holiday, they obtain the key to the country cottage in the Lake District belonging to Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) and drive there. The holiday is less recuperative than they expected. Inspired by Bruce Robinson's superb 1987 comedy Withnail and I starring Richard E Grant and Paul McGann.