Jimmy Cricket thoroughly enjoyed the recording of his part in Womble, the largest independent film to be produced in North Wales.
The famous entertainer, 69, plays himself as a talent contest judge in the movie, which is about a man living with a condition called Asperger’s Syndrome.
He said he found the atmosphere around the production team very warm and enthusiastic. In fact, Jimmy had only planned to be in North Wales for the morning, but did not have any difficulty staying into the early evening as he enjoyed the excitement his visit had generated!
The film will also feature the comedy actor Johnny Vegas in a cameo role and his scene will be shot later in the summer.
It 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.