THE big screen adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale will feature an actor and playwright whose work has featured at the Wycombe Swan.

Cookham resident Richard James plays the small part of Cousin Raymond in the blockbuster movie, which is out this week.

He has toured the UK with theatre productions and played the leading role on The Mystery of Sherlock Holmes, written by him and housed at the Wycombe Swan in 2007.

He has been involved in several productions in both film and television including parts in TV shows such as Eastenders and Doctors.

Stars in the film include Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter and it was directed by Harry Potter’s Mike Newell.

Mr James, of Lower Road, has been an actor for 20 years since graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1992.