Richard E. Grant has posted a touching tribute to the film that launched his film career[Jim Spellman/WireImage]
The British actor starred in the cult classic Withnail & I which was released on April 10, 1987.
Richard posted a picture from the set of the British comedy, where he looked ever so much in character as Withnail.
Sat down on the base of a camera with his arms and legs crossed and a face of thunder, Grant’s whole expression was in stark contrast to the message posted with the picture.
“‘WITHNAIL & I’ was released 30 years ago and literally changed my Life. ‘Chin-Chin’!” Richard captioned the black and white photo.
The actor then posted another image from the movie, this time with co-star Paul McGann, who played Marwood (AKA & I) in the film.
The duo starred as two unemployed, alcoholic actors in London, 1969, who escape their squalid flat in Camden, and mad drug dealers, for an “idyllic” jaunt in the countryside at Withnail’s Uncle Monty’s cottage.
However, their country retreat doesn’t shape up to be as tranquil as they had hoped, with their basic survival skills put to the test.
The role was Richard’s first and he won it over the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Bill Nighy and Kenneth Branagh.
Richard E. Grant most recently appeared in Logan as Dr. Zander Rice [20th Century Fox]
Withnail & I has stood the test of time with it being considered one of cinema’s greatest comedies and featured on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Films poll.
It currently holds a 94% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film reviews aggregate website.
Richard was most recently seen in Logan opposite Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart.
You can read OK! Online’s Logan review here.