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Withnail & I Details


Screenwriter Bruce Robinson made his directorial debut with this British comedy. Withnail (Richard E. Grant) is an unsuccessful, pill-popping actor; "I," or Marwood (Paul McGann), is Withnail's roommate and another equally underemployed actor. The time is 1969: Withnail is fast becoming a burned-out relic of the '60s, while Marwood is trying to reassimilate into society. The two take a trip to the country in hopes of rejuvenating themselves, but things go from worse to even worse. Given the intimacy and insight of the screenplay and dialogue, one shouldn't be surprised that Bruce Robinson (who adapted the film from his own novel) based Withnail & I on his own experiences. The film proves that certain "Age of Aquarius" types were just as bollixed-up in Britain as they were in America. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 3, 2014


Richard E. Grant
as Withnail
Paul McGann
as Peter Marwood ("I")
Richard Griffiths
as Monty
Ralph Brown
as Danny
Michael Elphick
as Jake
Daragh O'Malley
as Irishman
Michael Wardle
as Isaac Parkin
Una Brandon-Jones
as Mrs. Parkin
Noel Johnson
as General
Irene Sutcliffe
as Waitress
Llewellyn Rees
as Tea Shop Proprietor
Robert Oates
as Policeman 1
Eddie Tagoe
as Presuming Ed
Robert Oates
as Policeman 1
Llewellyn Rees
as Tea Shop Proprietor


Bruce Robinson
Paul Heller
Bruce Robinson
Bob Dylan
Rick Wentworth
Composer (Music Score)
David Dundas
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Strachan
Michael Pickwoad
Production Designer
Henry Harris
Art Director
David Wimbury
Denis O'Brien
Executive Producer
George Harrison
Executive Producer
Andrea Galer
Costume Designer
Clive Winter
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Kohn
First Assistant Director
Mary Selway