Carry On star Jim Dale pays a visit to hometown Rothwell

Brothers Jim Dale and Mick Smith.' PICTURE: TREVOR SMITH
Brothers Jim Dale and Mick Smith.' PICTURE: TREVOR SMITH

Carry On star Jim Dale paid a visit to his hometown Rothwell on Sunday to speak to friends and family.

Mr Dale, an award-winning star of screen and stage who has been involved in showbiz since he was a young man, was performing his one man show, Just Jim Dale, at the Corby Cube on Saturday and Sunday.

He is taking the show to London’s Vaudeville Theatre in the West End.

However, on Sunday, Mr Dale, who lives in New York, visited Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre where he saw first-hand an exhibition put together by his brother Mick Smith – who still lives in the town.

Trevor Smith, who was present at the visit and who took the photo on this page, said: “Jim spent more than an hour chatting to old friends and family.

“He loved the exhibition and I think he may have been close to shedding a tear. He could not believe all the work his brother had done.

“He said it was a long while since he had been to Rothwell.

“He is a very easy-going bloke and everyone up there was so pleased to see him.”

Although Mr Dale is best known for his roles in several Carry On films, he has also appeared in numerous stage productions and is well-known in the US for voicing the audio book versions of the Harry Potter series.