Bruce Robinson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bruce Robinson (born 2 May 1946) is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor. He is arguably most famous for writing and directing the cult classic Withnail and I, a film with comic and tragic elements, set in London during the 1960s which drew on his experiences as ' a chronic alcoholic and resting actor, living in squalor' in Camden Town. As an actor, he has worked with the likes of Franco Zeffirelli (on whom he based the character of Uncle Monty in Withnail and I), Ken Russell and François Truffaut. In 1998, he returned to acting with a cameo in the 70s rock rival film Still Crazy. Robinson currently lives in Herefordshire with his wife, Sophie Windham, he has two children, Lily India (b. 1986) and Willoughby (b. 1994). Description above from the Wikipedia article Bruce Robinson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Rachel Ward  •  Richard Wilson  •  Jacqueline Tong

Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Rachel Ward  •  Richard Wilson  •  Jacqueline Tong

Jennifer Eight (1992)

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Andy García  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Uma Thurman  •  Graham Beckel

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Andy García  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Uma Thurman  •  Graham Beckel

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

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Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Leonard Whiting  •  Olivia Hussey  •  John McEnery  •  Michael York

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Leonard Whiting  •  Olivia Hussey  •  John McEnery  •  Michael York

Still Crazy (1998)

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

The Story of Adele H. (1975)

Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Sylvia Marriott  •  Joseph Blatchley

Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Truffaut
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Sylvia Marriott  •  Joseph Blatchley

Withnail & I (1987)

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Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

The Music Lovers (1971)

Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Max Adrian  •  Kenneth Colley

Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Max Adrian  •  Kenneth Colley

Private Road (1971)

Receptionist Anne’s new relationship with nascent writer Peter is opening her eyes to a new lifestyle, one far removed from her comfortable middle-class background.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barney Platts-Mills
CAST:  Bruce Robinson  •  Susan Penhaligon  •  Michael Feast  •  Robert Brown

Receptionist Anne’s new relationship with nascent writer Peter is opening her eyes to a new lifestyle, one far removed from her comfortable middle-class background.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barney Platts-Mills
CAST:  Bruce Robinson  •  Susan Penhaligon  •  Michael Feast  •  Robert Brown

The Brute (1977)

Glamour model Diane Shepherd is routinely being beaten by her husband Tim, who accuses her of infidelity. When she can't take it anymore, she finds shelter with photographer Mark and his girlfriend Carrie. They introduce Diane to Millie, who is in a similar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerry O'Hara
CAST:  Sarah Douglas  •  Julian Glover  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Suzanne Stone

Glamour model Diane Shepherd is routinely being beaten by her husband Tim, who accuses her of infidelity. When she can't take it anymore, she finds shelter with photographer Mark and his girlfriend Carrie. They introduce Diane to Millie, who is in a similar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerry O'Hara
CAST:  Sarah Douglas  •  Julian Glover  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Suzanne Stone

Baby Love (1969)

When her mother dies, her attractive young daughter hungry for love moves into the dead woman's house as a quest to seduce its tenants in her desperate search for love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alastair Reid
CAST:  Ann Lynn  •  Keith Barron  •  Linda Hayden  •  Diana Dors

When her mother dies, her attractive young daughter hungry for love moves into the dead woman's house as a quest to seduce its tenants in her desperate search for love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alastair Reid
CAST:  Ann Lynn  •  Keith Barron  •  Linda Hayden  •  Diana Dors

The Rum Diary (2011)

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Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Amber Heard  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Amber Heard  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Giovanni Ribisi

An Accidental Studio (2019)

Charts the early years of HandMade Films seen through the eyes of the filmmakers, key personnel, and the man who started it all: former Beatle George Harrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Timlett  •  Bill Jones  •  Kim Leggatt
CAST:  George Harrison  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Michael Palin  •  Bob Hoskins

Charts the early years of HandMade Films seen through the eyes of the filmmakers, key personnel, and the man who started it all: former Beatle George Harrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Timlett  •  Bill Jones  •  Kim Leggatt
CAST:  George Harrison  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Michael Palin  •  Bob Hoskins

Withnail and Us (1999)

Documentary short about the making of "Withnail & I", a DVD extra on Criterion and other special editions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yvonne Gordon
CAST:  Ralph Brown  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Bruce Robinson

Documentary short about the making of "Withnail & I", a DVD extra on Criterion and other special editions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yvonne Gordon
CAST:  Ralph Brown  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Bruce Robinson

The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970)

Based upon the Celtic legend Tam Lin, a young man is bewitched by a beautiful, heartless, aging sorceress to become her lover. When his attention wanders to a lovely girl, he is doomed to ritual sacrifice by the sorceress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roddy McDowall
CAST:  Ava Gardner  •  Ian McShane  •  Richard Wattis  •  Cyril Cusack

Based upon the Celtic legend Tam Lin, a young man is bewitched by a beautiful, heartless, aging sorceress to become her lover. When his attention wanders to a lovely girl, he is doomed to ritual sacrifice by the sorceress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roddy McDowall
CAST:  Ava Gardner  •  Ian McShane  •  Richard Wattis  •  Cyril Cusack

School Trip (1976)

After completing his high school studies at the age of twenty-four, Óscar is an immature student, unable to afford alone his return to home during the summer season. Then he manages to convince Carlos, his young math teacher, to accompany him. Already in the family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaime Chávarri
CAST:  Bruce Robinson  •  Maribel Martín  •  Ramiro Oliveros  •  Lucia Bosé

After completing his high school studies at the age of twenty-four, Óscar is an immature student, unable to afford alone his return to home during the summer season. Then he manages to convince Carlos, his young math teacher, to accompany him. Already in the family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaime Chávarri
CAST:  Bruce Robinson  •  Maribel Martín  •  Ramiro Oliveros  •  Lucia Bosé

Kleinhoff Hotel (1977)

Pascale, married to an architect, misses her flight to London and is forced to stay in Berlin, at the Kleinhoff Hotel where she stayed as a student. Karl, a would-be revolutionary lives in the adjoining room and Pascale spies him and his ex-girl-friend through a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Lizzani
CAST:  Corinne Cléry  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Katja Rupé  •  Werner Pochath

Pascale, married to an architect, misses her flight to London and is forced to stay in Berlin, at the Kleinhoff Hotel where she stayed as a student. Karl, a would-be revolutionary lives in the adjoining room and Pascale spies him and his ex-girl-friend through a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Lizzani
CAST:  Corinne Cléry  •  Bruce Robinson  •  Katja Rupé  •  Werner Pochath