Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing

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Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing
Jimmy Johnstone statue by John McKenna sculptor.jpg
Jimmy Johnstone bronze statue at Viewpark, Uddingston
Directed by Jamie Doran
Written by Jamie Doran
Narrated by Billy Connolly
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Country United Kingdom

Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing is a 2004 documentary narrated by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, on the career of Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, a Celtic FC and Scottish footballer in the 1960s and 1970s who was voted the club's greatest ever player.[1] The 'Lord of the Wing' is so well loved by Celtic fans that two memorial bronze statue tributes have been erected in his honour (outside Celtic's Parkhead stadium and in his hometown of Viewpark).

The biographical film includes footage from many of Johnstone's footballing highlights, as well as many tributes from the worlds of football and entertainment. The film culminates with Jimmy joining Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill (from Simple Minds) to record a cover of the Ewan MacColl classic, "Dirty Old Town", which was later released as a charity single, to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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  1. ^ "Glasgow film-maker's double Emmy success". Evening Times. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 

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