Neil Baldwin to attend biopic film screening

Toby Jones.
Toby Jones.

Cinema buffs are invited to visit Crick’s St Margaret’s Church on January 17 for a screening of the BAFTA nominated film Marvellous.

First premiered on BBC 2 in September 2014, this amusing and imaginative drama, biopic and musical charts the life of Neil “Nello” Baldwin, from Westlands in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, registered clown and honorary graduate of Keele University.

As a child, Neil Baldwin was diagnosed with a learning disability, requiring speech therapy, yet this did not stop him from entertaining audiences when, at the age of just 16 he left school to join the long-standing Robert Fossett’s Circus, for whom he performed as Nello the clown.

Neil Baldwin is played Toby Jones, who received widespread critical acclaim for his performance, described by one critic as a “triumph of unself-consciousness.”

The event will also offer the chance to meet Neil Baldwin in person, as well as his friend Malcolm Clarke and acclaimed film maker and executive producer Peter Bowker.

Doors open at 6.45pm with tickets costing £8 including refreshments.

Tickets are available from Andy Hopkins 07753 87349 or you can email him at