28 August 2007
Earlier this year 92-year old Norman Wisdom came out of retirement to take part in the short film Expresso, a comedy film based around one day at a cafe. Expresso was filmed earlier this year in Bromsgrove and was written and produced by West Midland pair Martin Nigel Davey and Kevin Powis. The film was shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
'I had a great day - every minute was worth an hour,' said Sir Norman.
Producer Martin Nigel Davey said, 'We were honoured that Sir Norman came out of retirement to film with us - he was a star and kept the crowd and press entertained during filming in Bromsgrove.'
Also starring in the film was Don Warrington from Rising Damp, Guy Henry, Finty Williams (daughter of Dame Judi Dench) plus many other well known faces from the UK and abroad.
The film is available as a special edition DVD for a requested £5 donation in support of Macmillan (£4 of which will benefit Macmillan).
The DVD also features a foreword from Dame Judi Dench promoting Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
For more information or to order the DVD, please visit www.expressofilm.com
For more information on World's Biggest Coffee Morning, our biggest fundraising event of the year, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee
*Photo of Sir Norman Wisdom by Darren Seymour