His career could have been different had he listened to the director Joseph Losey.
When Losey was looking for an aristocrat to play opposite Dirk Bogarde in the Harold Pinter-scripted movie The Servant (1963), he sought Lloyd, who was playing a twit opposite Kenneth More in a film called We Joined the Navy (1963).
"Ever played a homosexual?" asked Losey. "You’d be good."
Lloyd declined and James Fox got the part.A clear winner for our Trivial Fact of the Day Award.