Johnnie Walker

The Man Who Walked Around The World

BBH London

The Man Who Walked Around The World is a six-minute-long film for whisky brand Johnnie Walker, starring actor Robert Carlyle. The 2009 film opens with the ultimate Scottish cliché – a lone bagpiper playing a poignant tune as the mist rolls in across the Highlands. This conventional mood is shattered by Carlyle’s opening lines however, as he bellows ‘Hey, piper! Shut it!’ The actor then takes the viewer on a journey into Johnnie Walker’s past, explaining the humble beginnings of the young John – ‘just a local farm boy’ – and how his father’s death when he was 14 years old sparked off a walk that took him from owning a grocer’s shop in Kilmarnock to running one of the first major ...

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