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Clifford Rose

  1. Dennis Lill, Doctor Who #131: The Awakening, TV, 1984.  Passed on Sir George Hutchinson opposite Doc5 Peter Davison… during the English Civil War, circa 1643.
  2. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.   Or, lifeforces… considering director Tobe Hooper had an army of 44 UK actors for just one role!  Included on theDr Armstrong list were three Doctor Whos (Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Patrick Troughton) and (Dr) Graham Chapman of the Monty Python gang!  Having acted in 36 of William Skakespeares 37 plays, Rose was among 27 listed for two or more roles (in fact, four for Rose). And all the time,  Hooper knew it didn’t matter a damn who played what guy as all eyes would be on Mathilda May - resplendently naked for almost the entire 116 minutes. (A rare accomplishment, swiftly copied the following year by another Parisienne,  Patricia Barzyk - Miss France 1980 - in Jean-Pierre Mocky’s La machine à découdre).
  3. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984. Probably unknown to them, 34 actors were suggested for Dr Bukovsky - Rose, John Abineri, Patrick Allen, Bernard Archard, Anthony Bate, Ralph Bates, Hywel Bennett, John Bennett, Brian Blessed, Michael Byrne, Anton Diffring, Denholm Elliott, Paul Freeman, Julian Glover,  Rutger Hauer, Bernard Hepton, Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Freddie Jones, Wolf Kahler, Jeremy Kemp, Michael Kitchen, James Laurenson, John McEnery, Lee Montague, George Sewell, Michael Sheard, Vladek Sheybal, Leonard Rossiter, Robert Stephens, Oliver  Tobias, David Warner, Simon Ward, Timothy West.
  4. Frank Finlay, Lifeforce, 1984.  The next  search was for German actors  (hello, Anton Diffring!) or those who could play German. Result: 22 possibilities… Rose, Bernard Archard, John Bennett, Dirk Bogarde, Nigel Davenport, Denholm Elliott, Michael Gough, Bernard Hepton,  Trevor Howard, Freddie Jones, Klaus Kinski, Hardy Kruger, Herbert Lom, James Mason (ah! Rommel), Donald Pleasence, Leonard Rossitier, Maximilian Schell, Vladek Sheybal, Robert Stephens and even Max von Sydow (hey, an accent is an accent). All up for Dr Hans Fallada, an expert of - get this! - life after death…
  5. Aubrey Morris, Lifeforce, 1984.  Also listed for Sir Percy Heseltine...  among 26 others. John Abineri, Bernard Archard, George Baker, Anthony Bate, Allan Cuthbertson, Derek Fowlds, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Fraser, Michael Gough, Robert Hardy, Bernard Hepton, Trevor Howard, Harold Innocent, Peter Jeffrey, Freddie Jones, Ronald Lacey,  TP McKenna, Leonard Rossiter, John Savident, Robert Stephens, Richard Todd, Patrick Troughton, Timothy West, Richard Wilson, Frank Windsor. And after all that… web critic Stephanie Scaife denounced it as “completely batshit insane.”

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