Proud Gallery in Camden’s Stable’s Market has us all over excited this week. Its recent show in the photographic gallery is a large selection of behind-the-scenes images from the film Withnail & I, taken by renowned photographer Murray Close.
The oft quoted film, set in Camden in 1969, tells the story of two young unemployed actors living in a squalid flat; the witty, eccentric Withnail and his ever-suffering companion, the subdued Marwood (the ‘I’ in the title) . Played, respectfully, by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann, the pair travel to the countryside to stay at the house of Withnail’s rather louche uncle, Monty. Thus, all manner of hilarity ensues.
A comedy of errors, the film stands as yours truly’s favourite British film, and these photographs manage to convey the camaraderie and the brilliance of the ensemble cast.
Take a gander at our own gallery, and make your way to Chalk Farm Road…
Withnail & Me: The Finale