The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film

Picador, 2006 - 261 pages
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 The Wah-Wah Diaries, the very personal account 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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Richard E. Grant is the author of By Design: A Hollywood Novel and With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant. He has appeared in several films, including The Age of Innocence, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Gosford Park, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Withnail And I.

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