To celebrate today’s release of Whisky Galore!, the heart-warming comedy based on the novel by Sir Compton Mackenzie, we have some interviews with Eddie Izzard (Victoria & Abdul, TV’s Hannibal) and Gregor Fisher (TV’s Rab C. Nesbitt) who talk about their roles in the movie.
Directed by Gillies Mackinnon (Hideous Kinky) from a script by award-winning writer Peter McDougall, Whisky Galore! also stars Naomi Battrick (TV’s Waterloo Road and Ripper Street), Sean Biggerstaff (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Ellie Kendrick (An Education, Game of Thrones), James Cosmo (T2 Trainspotting, Wonder Woman) and Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) and follows the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday in the Outer Hebrides who are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out!
Then gloom descends on the disconsolate natives. In the midst of this catastrophe, Sergeant Odd returns on leave to court Peggy, daughter of Post Office Master and Island Patriarch Joseph Macroon. Meanwhile, Macroon’s other daughter, Catriona, has just become engaged to meek schoolteacher George Campbell, though his stern, domineering mother refuses to give her approval.
Things take an unexpected turn for the better when the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground in heavy fog late one night, and begins to sink. The Biffer and Sammy row out to investigate and are ecstatic to learn from the departing crew that the cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky bound for export to America.
You can check out the interviews with Gregor Fisher and Eddie Izzard, as well as the film’s hilarious trailer in the players below.
Gregor Fisher Interview
Eddie Izzard Interview
Whisky Galore! Trailer
Whisky Galore is out now on Digital and VoD, and on Blu-ray & DVD.