“The script actually took me a couple of goes to realize quite how deep, quite how much was going on. I read it very quickly, which is always a good sign, but I hadn’t realized quite how many layers there were to it. The fact that the script kept on getting deeper was sort of amazing.”
“One of the most fascinating things is that Winnie-the-Pooh was created right after the First World War. The country was really hurting and it gave everyone this feeling of innocence and nostalgia, of a child who had before the war, before the horrors that they had experienced. Winnie-the-Pooh ended up being quite crucial for the country to heal.”
“There’s not that much known about Olive, the nanny, but I think she was a very decent sort. She was a religious woman. She was a good person and I think she, she obviously really loved this little boy.”
“When his dad said he’s going to write a book for him, he didn’t want to be in the book, he thought he was just getting a book. And the funny thing is that he wasn’t even really Christopher Robin, he was just Christopher Milne and that's all he wanted to be.”
“Goodbye Christopher Robin is the story of the writing of Winnie-the-Pooh. So it's not the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, it's the story of the family that created the stories. A.A. Milne, his wife Daphne and their child Christopher Robin. And it's the story of how they became famous on the back of the stories, and the impact that had on their lives.”
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?