Sunday, 4 March 2018
Hollywood star hails Chelmsley chip shop venture
The Welshman (pictured), who has starred in films including Frost/Nixon, The Queen and The Damned United, has wished the venture "good luck" on social media.
The grand opening of the Chester Road outlet - which is thought to be the first community-run fish and chip shop in Britain - took place on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the freezing weather conditions, there was a good turn-out for the event - with the 100th customer having already passed through the doors before the end of the first day.
The unique selling point - that profits from the business are being pumped back into the local community - has already generated a lot of interest in both the local and national media. A feature on BBC's flagship magazine programme, The One Show, is also expected to be broadcast.