Wednesday, 3 August 2016

It Was 30 Years Ago Today... Withnail's Anniversary!

Exactly 30 years ago today, on August 3rd, 1986, a first time director, his crew and a few actors (not from London: one was and is a scouser, and the other grew up in Swaziland) gathered at Sleddale Hall near Shap in Cumbria, and rolled cameras for the first day's shooting of a little film called Withnail and I. The rest is history...

The Cumberland News, one of the local papers here in Penrith (Penrith!!) has done a great commemorative article, which you can read below...














Having been alerted to the anniversary, I checked in with REG himself to see if he had any plans. While he didn't reply as such (not as of this writing, at least) he did like my tweet, which in these parts is the equivalent of a benediction from the pope...



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