- Jim Broadbent, The Borrowers, 1996. Hugh Bonneville, Ian McNeice,Kevin Pollak were short-listed for Pod Clock, patriarch of the tiny family living beneath the floorboards of a house owned by ”human beans” – in the fourth of six screen versions (including a Japanese toon) of the 1952 Mary Norton book about the four-inch high Clock family living beneath the floorboards of a house owned by ”human beans.” Peter Sellers nearly played the role in 1962.
- Roger Allam, Game of Thrones, TV, 2011. One good character turn deserves another… McNeice innaugurated Illyrio Mopatis in the pilot but his schedule tied him up and Allam took over for two more episodes of the HBO colossus based on George R R Martin’s fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, following the bloodthirsty family battles for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Shakespeare without the words.
Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls: 2