Herbert Lom

  1. Charles Gray, The Legacy, 1977.  Failing to be Harry Liebnecht, immolated in Jimmy Sangster’s literal horror – with Hollywood leads, of course (Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott) in an English country house, of course – were the obviously much relieved Harry Andrews, Bernard Archard, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough (the future Batman’s man, Alfred), Patrick Troughton (the second Doctor Who, 1966-1969), Peter Vaughan. Plus two Donalds: Houston and Pleasence.  Gray was totally mis-cast. Better German accents would have from the also listed Lom, Peter Arne, Anton Diffring anfd Christopher Lee. Elliott (who wed Ross in 1984) warned the Associated Press: “I wouldn’t rush out to see it. It’s about 15 years behind its time.”

  2. Frank Finlay, Lifeforce, 1984.  

  3. Anton Diffring, Doctor Who #150: Silver Nemesis, TV, 1988.        Pinewood’s top Nazi ws obviously on the list for the Nazi De Flores in the 25th anniversary episode. Along with: Harry Andrews, Bernard Archard, Peter Cushing, Frank Finlay Robert Flemyng, Michael Gough, Charles Gray, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence and Peter Vaughan. Although baffled by the script, and in poor health, Diffring accepted what was his final rôle in order to be in London and able to watch the Wimbledon tennis. He then returned to his French home and was dead within a year.

 Birth year: 1917Death year: 2012Other name: Casting Calls:  3