FANS of the cult film Withnail And I have a chance to own props and furniture from the set.

A selection of items, including Uncle Monty's sofa, are up for auction next week.

Billingshurst auction house Bellmans will be wielding the hammer.

The 1987 black comedy was described by the BBC as "one of Britain's biggest cult films" and it established Richard E Grant's film career.

It marks its 35th anniversary this spring.

Set in 1969, the film follows two unemployed actors, Withnail, played by Grant, and "I", played by Paul McGann, as they decide they need a holiday and borrow a cottage owned by Withnail's eccentric Uncle Monty, played by Richard Griffiths.

The Argus: Withnail & I Auction 15 Feb - Sara Cooper, Adam Garner and Will PasfieldWithnail & I Auction 15 Feb - Sara Cooper, Adam Garner and Will Pasfield

Uncle Monty's luxurious house in Chelsea was the real-life home of Professor Bernard Nevill, West House, and the scenes were filmed in his living room.

West House was sold in 2011 and most of its contents were auctioned, but Prof Nevill, a British designer and academic, took some possessions to his new home.

Bellmans is now including items used in the film as part of the auction of his estate following his death in 2019.

They will be part of the "February Interiors" sale of works of art, furniture and picture and prints, which will be held from Tuesday to Thursday next week.

The Argus: Items from the Withnail and I set

Bellway director, operations, furniture specialist and auctioneer William Pasfield said: "We are absolutely thrilled that we are selling the iconic furniture, paintings, furnishings and works of art admired by many Withnail And I fans over the years.

"It is a great opportunity to recreate Uncle Monty's eccentric style in your own home."

The Argus: Items from the Withnail and I set

The trustees and executors of the estate said all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to UK registered charities "in loving memory of Bernard Nevill".