A MOVIE star has chosen a local company to help launch his new perfume.

Richard E Grant, of Withnail & I fame, who will also be starring in Star Wars Episode IX, has chosen York-based company Maximise to supply special tester blotters for promoting the scent.

Maximise managing director, Andy Hudson, said: “We first established our business in York in 2011 and to see the progress we have made is amazing.

“I love working with Richard as he is very approachable and we are grateful to help him with the ‘Jack Perfume’.”

A spokesman for Mr Grant said: “Andy at Maximise was so accommodating, incredibly helpful and has managed, on more than one occasion, to get us large orders almost instantly.”