"In 1986, having been unemployed for 11 months, I was cast as an out-of-work actor in my first film, Withnail And I, and it changed my life and gave me almost every career opportunity I've had since then. Bruce Robinson's much-quoted script was an absolute gift of a role, and the lifelong friendships with the cast combined to make it an indelible experience." Richard E. Grant is still fond of his breakthrough role.