British Comedy Guide
Double Date. Image shows from L to R: Jim (Danny Morgan), Lulu (Georgia Groome).

How Double Date got made

Producer Matt Wilkinson explains how comic-horror feature Double Date developed from an idea in actor-writer Danny Morgan's head to the silver screen.

Our story has a slightly rock 'n' roll beginning, in that I first met Danny Morgan (pictured, above left) on the upstairs terrace of the Groucho Club at midnight. He was coming off the wrap of a short-lived adult animation series, created by two brothers who subsequently became something very big in television.

We didn't know each other, but I recognised Danny from an article I'd read in the Metro a couple of years earlier. It was a piece on how a ginger kid from a toothpaste commercial became the only non-famous person to star in a big Hollywood feature film, and how he was attending the premiere in Cannes. Little did I know of all the other things Danny had done before that, including being a comedy...

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