David Threlfall

  1. Mick Ford, Scum, 1979.     The idea was that Threfall and Ray Winstone would repeat their (BBC banned) 1977 TV roles of Archer and Carlin in Alan Clarke’s cinema version. Winstone did just that but Threlfall was tied the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  2. Simon Callow, Notting Hill, 1998. David was initially in the mix for one of Hugh Grant’s many chums in a new UK rom-com from Richard Curtis.  Well, not that new – it has   echoes galore  of Four Weddings and a Funeral. It was Bollywoodised (with a touch of Titanic) in 2005 as Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. 
  3. Ardal O’Hanlon, Doctor Who #181: Gridlock, TV, 2007. The cat-man Brannigan – found by Doc10 David Tennant in the year 5,000,000,053! – was first offered to the star of the original UK version of Shameless, 2004-2012, a Tony Award nominee in 1982. Irish stand-up O’Hanlon was the BBC star of Father Ted.

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