A FILM which delves into a famous actor’s connections to Barnsley will have its premiere later this month after painstaking work by local historians.
Researchers Dave Cherry, Jane Ainsworth and Lin Taylor recently revealed that one of the most recognisable faces on the silver screen Tom Selleck has links to the town through his maternal line.
Tom, now 78, famously played investigator Thomas Magnum over eight seasons in the hit show Magnum P.I.
Their research spawned into a film made by Dave ‘Tom Selleck: The Barnsley Connection’ and it will make its debut at Dodworth Miners’ Welfare on May 25.
Dave said: “We filmed it as we went along finding out the story of Tom’s Barnsley connection.
“John Irwin filmed and edited the video and it is spectacular he has done lots of ‘now and then’ computer graphic shots of the Worsbrough area that really take my breath away.
“Tom’s three-times great-grandfather, Thomas Jagger, was killed at Worsbrough Park Colliery in 1844 in a roof fall at the coroner’s inquest someone had said that 30 more of his family had been killed in local pits.
“All proceeds are for Barnsley Hospice so we hope everyone will donate generously.”
The premiere is at 7pm.