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Screengem: Withnail’s Coat in Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)

Cigarette, bottle of wine, coat: enter Withnail, Richard E. Grant’s raging antihero and elegantly wasted actor au-chômage. It’s winter in Camden Town, London, and he and Marwood (Paul McGann) are holed up in a squalid flat with no booze, heating or food. There’s the tweed coat. It’s always there: deep heat, rubber glove and coat. […]