Gleeson to play A A Milne in film

Gleeson to play A A Milne in film

Domhnall Gleeson will play AA Milne in the upcoming film about the Winnie the Pooh author, Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced.

Goodbye Christopher Robin will focus on the author’s relationship with his son, the real-life Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the stories of Winnie the Pooh, and the success of the books following the First World War.

Milne’s wife Daphne will be played by Margot Robbie in the film, which is directed by Simon Curtis. The scriptwriters are children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan.

Curtis said: "I am delighted to be collaborating with Frank Cottrell Boyce to tell the remarkable and poignant story of the family behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh.

"We are assembling a wonderful cast, headed by two actors I am longing to work with - Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie."