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Started by TinyMcOtter on Mar 14, 2019 12:13:29 AM
Actors who are trying to forget all about the roles that made them famous

Actors who get all flustered and prefer to refer to their more recent ‘serious’ roles.

Nigel Planer seems irritated when asked about Neil. And didn’t Martin Shaw used to get upset about his role as Doyle in The Professionals.

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whitbreadtrophy - 14 Mar 2019 07:48:02 (#1 of 198)

James Bolam blocked repeats of Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads for years.

darkhorse - 14 Mar 2019 07:49:34 (#2 of 198)

"I am not Spock".

"I am Spock".

I Am Not Spock is Leonard Nimoy's first autobiography. Published in 1975, between the end of Star Trek: The Animated Series and the production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the book was criticized by some fans because of the perception that Nimoy was rejecting the character Spock. He maintained he was only clarifying the difference between himself and Spock, whom he always enjoyed playing. However, he later published I Am Spock in an attempt to address the misconceptions.

Winner - 14 Mar 2019 08:59:12 (#3 of 198)

Peter Falk hated Columbo, but he lost a high stakes poker game with a Hollywood executive that left him chained to the franchise for decades.

TinyMcOtter - 14 Mar 2019 09:14:52 (#4 of 198)

James Bolam blocked repeats of Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads for years.



Didn’t know that. Surprising.

carterbrandon - 14 Mar 2019 09:20:16 (#5 of 198)

I think it was personal. Took offence at the other one saying something about his personal life to the press.

TinyMcOtter - 14 Mar 2019 09:20:39 (#6 of 198)

Rings a bell now.

carterbrandon - 14 Mar 2019 09:22:01 (#7 of 198)

Here's something:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/22/james-bolam-denies-feud-with-likely-lads-co-star-rodney-bewes

LippyPongstocking - 14 Mar 2019 09:23:08 (#8 of 198)

Steven Pacey used to get somewhat peevish if you mentioned Blake's Seven, which was a bit silly given that's the only thing anybody could ever recall him being in.

TinyMcOtter - 14 Mar 2019 09:27:55 (#9 of 198)

Steven who?

TinyMcOtter - 14 Mar 2019 09:30:44 (#10 of 198)

Thanks for the link Carter.

FleurDuMal - 14 Mar 2019 09:33:33 (#11 of 198)

Didn’t know that. Surprising.

Rodney Bewes was very pissed off about it, apparently. His career wasn't as stellar as Bolam's and he needed the money.

LippyPongstocking - 14 Mar 2019 09:59:26 (#12 of 198)

Steven who?

Well, quite.

TheExcession - 14 Mar 2019 10:06:54 (#13 of 198)

Alec Guinness apparently wasn't the world's biggest fan of Star Wars, but since he took percentage rather than a fee, it did make him immensely wealthy.

LippyPongstocking - 14 Mar 2019 10:11:19 (#14 of 198)

Ah yes, dear old Alec. Here's that letter he wrote while filming:

https://i.imgur.com/CXPfi1G.jpg

dottie30 - 14 Mar 2019 10:13:43 (#15 of 198)

He still went back for two more outings though (as ghosts of course) so he can't have had that much of a conscience about selling his soul to the Lucifer Lucas.

Agaliarept - 14 Mar 2019 10:13:57 (#16 of 198)

but since he took percentage rather than a fee, it did make him immensely wealthy.

He did? I though Harrison Ford was the only one who did that?

Though Harrison took a percentage of the merch sales, was Guinness taking a percentage of ticket sales perhaps?

mememe - 14 Mar 2019 10:17:37 (#17 of 198)

He didn't like the films, but he did like a big cheque.

Which is fair enough: acting is a job.

LippyPongstocking - 14 Mar 2019 10:18:21 (#18 of 198)

It was Guinness's canny agent who negotiated the fee, which meant that Guinness would receive two percent of all gross royalties paid to George Lucas, so you can imagine how much that ended up being worth.

FleurDuMal - 14 Mar 2019 10:19:56 (#19 of 198)

He didn't like the films, but he did like a big cheque.

Apparently, Michael Caine was being interviewed about a film he was in that was pasted by the critics.

'Have you seen it?' asked the interviewer.

'No, but I've seen the house I bought with the fee from it' was his answer.

solomongursky - 14 Mar 2019 10:25:15 (#20 of 198)

The Swarm.

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