CHIEFTAIN 2017

JIMMY YUILL Actor and Director

Jimmy was born and bred in Sutherland and after 40 years galavanting about the world in numerous acting roles and performances he has come home to roost in Golspie.  

Jimmy has had a long and varied career in Film, Television and on the stage. He has appeared in many of the Kenneth Brannagh films and most recently has been a performance consultant on the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express.  

Jimmy has performed in many productions with Sir Kenneth Branagh Shakespeare plays.  Jimmy has been in numerous films, including Local Hero; Henry V;  Much Ado About Nothing; Frankenstein; Strictly Sinatra; Ladies in Lavender; The Raven and the recent Cinderella.  His TV roles include the character Detective Inspector Doug Kersey in the British television series Wycliffe; Victor Brown in Eastenders; Touch of Frost; Casualty; Inspector Lynley Mysteries and New Tricks to name but a few.  .  

In 2010, he was nominated for the award of Best Male Performance for his role in a play adaption of the Testament of Cresseid by the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland.

Since returning to live in Golspie Jimmy has directed the Eden Court new play, 'Neverland' which toured The Highlands and currently is in post-production of 'Geoff', a 20 minute film shot entirely in Sutherland.  

The main focus of his attention is on the Silver Rock Foundation - a charity established by Jimmy for youngsters in the Golspie area.  The SRF tries to encourage young people to attain their full potential or unlock hidden talents, through the arts.   Projects are varied, from 'SANDY OF THE SHORE' a week which saw the installation of two pieces of art in local stone in Golspie, by 15 local youngsters and the sculptor Duncan Elliot, to 'SOUNDWAVES', a week's music and art workshop for 30 youngsters, 20 of whom were deaf, culminating in an emotional performance in Golspie.

Jimmy is very much looking forward to meeting everyone at the Invercharron Games where he will be ably supported by two Junior Chieftains, Annie Smith and Sophie Vetters. 

My name is Annie Smith and I live in Ardgay with my Dad, Mum, Sister Katie and my brother Angus who are 14 & 7.  I go to Gledfield Primary School in Ardgay and I am in P7. My hobbies include walking our dog Flora and playing the violin.  I also like playing badminton and swimming.   I am excited about being a Junior Chieftain at the Invercharron Games.

My name is Sophie Vetters and I am 11 years old. I live in Ardgay with my mum Naomi and my little brother Harrison. My dad is called Robert.   I go to Bonar Bridge primary school and next year I am going to be the only student in  P7.  I like to spend time playing with my friends and drawing animals. My favourite animal is a Dog.  I have never been a Chieftain and it will be a really great day.

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