Clifford Rose

  1. John Carson, Doctor Who #124: Snakedance, TV, 1982.      Also up for the archaeologist Ambril opposite Doc5 Peter Davidson on Manussa, were many of the usual ‘80s crowd… Rose, Joss Ackland, Geoffrey Bayldon, Frank Finlay, Richard Johnson, Dinsdale Landen, William Lucas and TP McKenna.
  2. – Frank Windsor, Doctor Who #128 : The King’s Demons, 1983.      The Beeb’s s usual suspects were flagpoled for Sir Ranulf Fitzwilliam at the court of King John, circa 1215… Rose, Joss Ackland, George Baker, Ian Bannen, Julian Glover, Michael Jayston, Peter Jeffrey, Dinsdale Landen, Alfred Lynch, TP McKenna, Peter Vaughan, Edward Woodward. Plus three Z Cars cops: booming Brian Blessed, Irish James Ellis… and the quiet Windsor.
  3. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.
  4. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  5. Aubrey Morris, Lifeforce, 1984.
  6. Frank Finlay, Lifeforce, 1984.
  7. Denis Lil, Doctor Who #131: The Awakening, TV, 1984.       Most candidates for Sir George Hutchinson – opposite Doc5 Peter Davison – could not ride a horse. Or, not successfully.
  8. Forbes Collins, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.      Rose also among the 20 guys flagpoled for the treacherous Chief Officer… Rose, Collins, Tony Caunter, Tom Chadbon, Peter Childs, Michael Culver, James Ellis, Tom Georgeson, John Hallam, Terrence Hardiman, Don Henderson, John Hollis, Ronald Lacey, Edward Peel, John Savident, George Sewell, Patrick Stewart, Donald Sumpter, Malcolm Tierney – and Stephen Yardley, who played Arak.
  9. Laurence Payne, Doctor Who #140: The Two Doctors, TV, 1985.      Director Peter Moffatt shuffled 16 candidates for the dastardly Dastari, genetically experimenting on the Androgum race. Rose, Joss Ackland, Bernard Archard, George Baker, James Bree, Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, Anton Diffring, Neil Hallett, Bernard Hepton, Peter Jeffrey, Freddie Jones, Jeremy Kemp, Nigel Stock, John Woodnutt. The semi-retired Payne won and joined the two (?) Time Lords, Doc2 Patrick Troughton and Doc 6, the short lived Colin Baker for the last of the Sontarans… until they bothered Doc10 David Tennant some 23 years later in #192a: The Sontaran Stratgem, 2008.
  10. William Gaunt, Doctor Who #142: Revelation of the Daleks, 1985.      For the second time, 25 actors were up for a single rôle… in Doctor flaming Who. How preposterous..! An unlikely choice for a mercenary, Gaunt was selected late in the game after an exhausting Orcini search through Joss Ackland, Ray Brooks, James Ellis, John Fraser, Peter Gilmore, Denis Lill, Philip Madoc, Peter Vaughan… Plus survivors of the astonishing army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in 1984’s Lifeforce movie: Rose, Tom Adams, George Baker, John Carson, Frank Finlay, Julian Glover, Michael Gothard, Del Henney, Peter Jeffrey, TP McKenna, Patrick Mower, Patrick Stewart, Nigel Stock, Anthony Valentine, David Warner and Frank Windsor. The difference being Who was science fiction and Lifeforce was science fart.
  11. Donald Pickering, Doctor Who #144: Time and the Rani, TV, 1987.      Rose and Don Henderson were also seen as Beyus in the Time Lord v Time Lady encounter on planet Lykertya… where the Doctor dies and subsequently regenerates in Doc7 Sylvester McCoy.
  12. Don Henderson, Doctor Who #146: Delta and The Bannermen, TV, 1987.       Chimeron Queen Delta escapes the baddies and heads to Disneyland (!) bit arriving instead at… a Welsh holiday camp! Director Chris Clough chose Henderson for Bannerman boss Gavrok from INFAMOUS producer John Nathan-Taylor’s familiar dartboard list: Rose, Nicholas Ball, Kenneth Colley, Michael Elphick, Michael Gothard, Bernard Hill, Jeremy Kemp, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Peter Vaughan, Simon Ward, David Warner.
  13. Edward Peel, Doctor Who #147: Dragonfire, TV, 1987.     The usual suspects were up for Kane, the icy director of Iceworld, on the dark side of planet Svartos… Rose, John Alderton, Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Michael Gothard, Ian Holm, David Jason, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Simon Ward, David Warner. The Doctor was Doc7 Sylvester McCoy.
  14. Ronald Fraser, Doctor Who #149: The Happiness Patrol, 1988.      If the cap fits… Sixteen actors, from the rarely changing Whoverse register, were seen for the same three roles. Fraser won Joseph C from Rose, George Baker, Keith Barron, John Carson, Peter Cellier, Kenneth Cope, Frank Finlay, Nigel Hawthorne, Glyn Houston, William Lucas, Michael Robbins, Moray Watson, Frank Windsor.
  15. Harold Innocent, Doctor Who #149: The Happiness Patrol, 1988.      Innocent became Gilbert M from the same group…
  16. John Normington, Doctor Who #149: The Happiness Patrol, 1988.      …and Normington was selected for Trevor Sgma instead of any of the others… Despite these dozen invitations, Rose made just a single Whoverse trip – as Captain Rorvik in #Doc4 Tom Baker’s four-parter, #: Warrior’s Gate, 1980. Because the Royal Shakespeare Company member was fully commited… appearing in 36 of The Bard’s 37 plays!

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  16