Actor wants Isle of Man to have a say on EU membership

Actor John Rhys-Davies wants EU referendum extended to IOM Credit: PA

A star of the Lord of the Rings films is launching a petition to extend the EU referendum to include the Isle of Man.

John Rhys-Davies lives on the island and he wants the Isle of man and other British Crown Dependencies to get a say.

If the petition gains a hundred thousand signatures it could be debated in Parliament.

He says that he wants Isle of Man residents to have the same rights as those living in the UK because any changes will affect the island on a big scale.