Dyson Lovell

  1. Manfred Andrae, Freud, 1962.    The Rhodesian actor was seen for the student doctor in John Huston’s intense view ofthe emerging Freud,circa 1885-1990.  After appearing in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, 1967, Lovell became oen of the maestro’s producers.
  2. Peter Bromilow, Camelot, 1967.  As stars like Brando, Burton, O’Toole, Julie Christie, Marianne Faithfull, Elizabeth Taylor and Terence Stamp were chased for King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot, the lesser known Dyson tested for Sir Sagamore.  He didn’t get it so he started reinventing the vacuum cleaner.  No, no, no!  In truth, he went from being an uncredited Man Outside Restaurant in Antonioni’s Blow Up to producing, among other works, six of Franco Zeffirelli’s output: Brother Sun Sister Moon, Jesus of Nazareth, The Champ, Endless Love, Jane Eyre and Mel Gibson’s 1990 Hamlet.  Lovell had been Laertes in the famous 1964 BBC production shot at Elsinore castle.  He also played Rawdon Crawley in the Beeb’s first colour version of Vanity Fair in 1967.  And you know what they say about Crawleys… We don’t make vacuum cleaners! 


 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2