September 22, 2012

Shakespeare in Withnail & I

Richard E. Grant (as Withnail) memorably performs a monologue from Hamlet in the final scene of Withnail and I, but it occurred to me last night while re-watching this favorite flick that it's also inspired by Shakespeare's Henry IV. Marwood ("I") is Prince Hal, of course. Fans of the movie, did you think so, too? --Kim


  1. I never made the Shakespeare connection before! In any case, this movie is Richard E. Grant at his finest. LOVE!

  2. Anonymous2:34 AM

    At the risk of dumbing down, I got a t-shirt that says "Bollocks to the wellingtons" on it. I was pleased!