Cromer

Actors ready to meet fans at Sheringham

Just Regional
Oct 30, 2013 2 mins read
Three stars of the small and big screen will be on hand on the North Norfolk coast to meet their fans next month, thanks to a Cromer promoter.
Nigel Pearce, of Out of Town Media, has secured the three actors for an evening of meet and greet up the road at Sheringham, following a day’s filming in Great Yarmouth for a new film.
Jon Chapman, who appeared in Star Wars, Jill Greenacre from The Brittas Empire and local actor Martin Ballantyne form Harry Potter, Batman Dark Knight and the ITV series Kingdom will be at the fireworks display at Beeston Bump on November 9 (6-7pm) followed by an appearance at The Lobster pub in the town centre.
Fans can pay a small fee of £2 to meet them in the marquee and later at the Lobster in Sheringham, where they will be until about 10pm The trio will also pose for photographs.
John Chapman portrayed Rebel pilot Red Twelve during the briefing room and medal ceremony scenes of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. He is also the creator and author of the successful Jonnie Rocket books and films.
Actress Jill Greenacre is best known for her role as lively Linda in the BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire but has also appeared in various film and television shows as well as being a prolific stage actress.
Martin Ballantyne’s big break  was playing Trollesunds in the Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig fantasy movie The Golden Compass. He then went on to work on the Matt Damon film The Bourne Ultimatum and the  Batman – Dark Knight film in which he plays one of the Joker’s henchman, alongside the late Heath Ledger. He played a character called Scary Face in Harry Potter the Half-Blood Prince and was Mundungus Fletcher’s friend in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1).
The Yarmouth filming is for Ticketer, the latest in a trilogy of comedy films which include Logg Time and Z-Lister. Ticketer is about a jobs-worthy traffic warden who falls in love. The film includes a part for Nigel, who has just completed his first scripted film Never Speak to Strangers and acted in Z listers. Nigel has also had two books released this year – The Avro CF-105 Arrow and Target Taranto.
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