Date: 3rd October 2001

Hardman Vinnie To Play Posh Butler

Notorious hard-man and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Vinnie Jones, is set to transform his image, by playing a posh butler in 'By Jeeves', a musical adaptation originally orchestrated by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Hugh Grant is also being cast in the film as Wooster. Vinnie can’t wait to get stuck in, for him it’s a chance to prove to the world he can break out of his aggressive associations, to which he has become accustomed to.

Vinnie has aided the Broadway version of By Jeeves, with financial support. Andrew Lloyd Webber was quoted saying, if the film didn’t work out; there would always be a place for him onstage.