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Jimmy Cricket’s part in Womble is filmed

Jimmy Cricket with fellow Womble cast members

Jimmy Cricket thoroughly enjoyed the recording of his part in Womble, the largest independent film to be produced in North Wales.

Clapboard for Womble movie

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.

Jimmy’s scene was shot on location at the Central Beach Club in Prestatyn. The filming took most of the day to complete and was under the direction of Lee Howard of Best Picture Films.

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!

Jimmy Cricket has a joke with colleagues during recording of Womble the movie

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.

Jimmy Cricket arrives for his part in Womble movie

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.

Jimmy Cricket with fellow Womble cast members

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Johnny Vegas to also feature in film

Johnny Vegas is appearing in the Womble film

Famous actor and comedian Johnny Vegas is to appear in the Womble movie, which is being filmed on location in North Wales and also features entertainer Jimmy Cricket. 

St Helens-born Johnny is well known for his appearances in the hit ITV comedy drama Benidorm and also for popping up in adverts for tea brand PG Tips with a stuffed puppet monkey!

His addition to the cast is another major coup for the people behind Womble the movie, as it also includes top comedian Jimmy, 69, who will play himself as a talent contest judge.

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.

The film 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.