A production-used original screenplay of Bruce Robinson’s 1987 comedy Withnail & I.
Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.
This item is a card-bound 113 page script, printed in black ink on cream-white paper. It is bound in maroon-coloured card, with a window for the title, and attached by two round metal fasteners. The script has no annotations inside but the number 59 is hand-written on the title page and the words ‘general manager’ are written on the cover. The title page credits Bruce Robinson as the writer and has the contact details for Handmade Films at the bottom.
The title page also says that this is a shooting draft, with the last revisions dated June 16 1986, meaning that it has been used on set throughout filming and the condition of the piece reflects that. The pages inside are in very good condition but the back cover is worn in places has one rip in it. Nevertheless the piece remains in good condition.
Materials: Card, Paper, Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 11.81" x 8.66" x 1.18" (30cm x 22cm x 3cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.