Iain Glen

  1. Tim Roth,   Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, 1991.   Playwright Tom Stoppard’s second casting of his directing debut – the first collapsed with Sean Connery’s health. To partner Gary Oldman’s Rosencrantz, Stoppard saw Glenn, Richard E Grant and Roth – and   wrote polite apologies to his turn-downs.
  2. Bill Nighy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 2005.  The second one…  “I don’t do Dutch,” stated the ever-so-English Nighy on winning the (apparently Dutch) Davy Jones of Locker fame. Then, to the Sean Connery/Brian Cox manner born, he added: “I’ll try Scottish.” And he found an accent he could mess with in Alex Norton’s Still Game sitcom. “I had to find an accent no one else had.” Not even his rivals for the role: Jim Broadbent, Ian Glen (stuck on Game of Thrones) and Richard E Grant. Remaining aboard for #3: At The World’s  End, Nighy was well nigh perfect. As per always.

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