Jim Davidson

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This article is from 2006.

5 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT . . .

1 He failed the audition to play the part of the Artful Dodger in the movie Oliver!

2 Later on in life, he managed to nab roles in Peter Greenaway’s A Zed and Two Noughts and in last year’s Colour Me Kubrick. Which means he has worked alongside John Malkovich, Ken Russell, Frances Barber and David Attenborough. Mind you, he has appeared in more likely titles such as Boobs in the Wood and Sinderella Live.

3 In 2000 he addressed the Tory Party conference but resisted attempts to convince him to stand as a parliamentary candidate. He has dubbed his critics as ‘do-goody, leftie, white, socialist hybrids.’

4 Not sure what David Cameron would have thought of Davidson refusing to play a gig in Plymouth during 2003 as the front row was occupied by wheelchair-users though. ‘I hate people playing the handicapped card’ raged Jimmy.

5 In David Thewlis’ directorial debut, Cheeky, Johnny Vegas wanted to base his character Alf Price on Genghis Khan. But instead chose to get a ‘northern Jim Davidson’ vibe going.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 29 Oct.

This article is from 2006.

Jim Davidson

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More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Tue 31 Jan 2017

£19.50–£25 / 01256 844244

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£21.50–£27 / 01702 351135

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Thu 19 Jan 2017

£22.50 / 01553 764864

Fri 20 Jan 2017

£22.50 / 01553 764864

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