British actor Richard E Grant fears Africans will be furious about his new autobiographical film WAH-WAH - because he's rewritten their history in order to tell his story.

The WITHNAIL AND I star was born in Mbabane, Swaziland and has just finished writing, directing and starring in the film about his early years there.

But he insists it was impossible to make the movie without anachronisms, because it took so long to make.

He says, "The historical liberties that were taken were necessitated by the three-year time scale of the screenplay, from 1969-1972. Swaziland's independence for example was granted in 1968, so I have taken historical license."