The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film

The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film

by RichardEGrant (Author)


Ten years after the publication of With Nails, Richard E Grant's brilliant memoir of his years in Hollywood, Picador are proud to be publishing Wah-Wah, the very personal diaries of his debut behind the camera, as writer and director of his autobiographical movie of the same name. It is both a fascinating insight into the intrigues and agonies he encounters along the way, 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 -- never-ending financial pressures; hostilities and finally breakdown of communication with his Producer; the nerve-racking 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, and Julie Walters -- Richard E Grant has written, with characteristic humour and charm, an extraordinarily honest and revealing account of a labour of love and the realisation of a dream.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 262
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Picador
Published: 01 Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 0330441973
ISBN 13: 9780330441971

Media Reviews
Delirious and delicious. Daily Telegraph
Author Bio
Richard E Grant was born and brought up in Mbabane, Swaziland. He has starred in movies including Withnail And I, Dracula, Jack and Sarah and The Scarlet Pimpernel. He is the author of With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E Grant and By Design -- A Hollywood Novel. He lives with his family in London.