Ten years after the publication of With Nails, his brilliant Hollywood memoir, Richard E. Grant gives us The Wah-Wah Diaries, his very personal account of his debut behind the camera, as writer and director of his autobiographical movie. It is both a fascinating insight into the intrigues and agonies he encounters in the making of Wah-Wah, and also a deeply moving portrait of his childhood and his love affair with Swaziland, where he was born and brought up during the last throes of the British Empire.
Through the mayhem â€“ the never-ending financial pressures; the difficulties and eventual breakdown of communication with his producer; the quest to persuade the King of Swaziland to grant permission to film in his country; the assembly of a stellar cast, including Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Julie Walters, Nicholas Hoult and Miranda Richardson - Richard E. Grant has written, with characteristic humour and charm, an extraordinarily honest and revealing account of a labour of love and the realization of a dream.
Publication date: 21/04/2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||21st April 2006|
|Author:||Richard E Grant|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Richard E. Grant was born and brought up in Mbabane, Swaziland. He has featured in thirty-five films including Withnail and I, L.A. Story, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, The Player, Jack and Sarah and Gosford Park. He is the author of With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant and By Design â€“ A Hollywood Novel. He Lives with his family in London.More About Richard E Grant