Jimmy Cricket’s exact role in a new feature film called Womble will not be revealed until it is actually screened.
As reported on Cricket Times last month, Womble, one of the biggest independent movies to be made in North Wales, is being shot over the summer and will be set for release in 2016.
The 18 March edition of the North Wales Daily Post newspaper states that well-known entertainer Jimmy “will bring his unique brand of comedy to the climax of the film”, which is being set in and round Prestatyn.
It reports that top comedian Jimmy, 69, will play himself as a talent contest judge.
Movie director Lee Howard told the Post: “We’re excited Jimmy will be in the film… it’s fantastic that he’s managed to fit us into his schedule.
“We are saving the details of his performance as a surprise to the audience.”
The film is about a man called Aloysius Rupert Womble (played by actor and comedian Tom Spencer), who is in his 30s and living with Asperger’s Syndrome in a typical seaside resort town.
Children and adults affected by Asperger’s Syndrome have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviours.
Aloysius’s dream is to become a stand-up comedian. The film is a week-long snapshot of his life as he goes through the trials of living with a cognitive disorder, while dealing with the injustices forced upon him by society and parts of his community.
Over the seven-day period he prepares for the biggest night of his life – a talent show in his local pub.
It will feature songs from the Beautiful South’s former lead singer Briana Corrigan and American Pie star Thomas Nicholas as well as a string of original songs written by songwriters especially for the movie.