Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor, renowned for

1987 cult classic Withnail and I, which he wrote and directed. Acting credits include

Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and Ken Russell’s The Music Lovers. Robinson wrote

the screenplay for Roland Joffe’s The Killing Fields, for which he was nominated for an

Academy Award and won a BAFTA. Most recently, Robinson directed The Rum Diary,

starring Johnny Depp. His books include the semi-autobiographical novel, The Peculiar

Memories of Thomas Penman and Smoking in Bed: Conversations with Bruce Robinson,

edited by Alistair Owen. Robinson’s most recent publication is They All Love Jack:

Busting the Ripper, a gripping investigation into the true identity of history’s

most notorious serial killer and the product of 15 years’ research.