Friday, December 26, 2014

Jeremy Lloyd was offered James Fox's role in The Servant

From the Guardian obituary of Jeremy Lloyd:
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.

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