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Vivian Mackerrell Was Withnail In Withnail And I: Photos

by | 25th, September 2010

VIVIAN Mackerrell was the inspiration for the character Withnail in the film Withnail and I. Mackerrell was a resting actor who once lived in Camden, London, with Withnail writer and director Bruce Robinson.

Mackerrell is to be the subject of a biography by Colin Bacon. He’s found some photos of his muse. Says he:

“For a time it looked like Vivian would do well. He got two or three good parts and there was certainly something about him.”

Mackerrell died of throat cancer aged 51. His final words before he died were:

“Give me a f*cking pre-med you f*ckers, I’m a personal friend of Sir Lancelot Spratt.”

Which he was…




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