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Sir Paul McCartney

  1. Leonard Whiting, Romeo and Juliet, 1968.     Part of the idiocy surrounding the Fab Four:  Italian stage-screen director Franco Zeffirelli tried persuading Paul to be Romeo.  In his  Liverpudlian accent?
  2. Julian Glover, The Adding Machine, 1969.     The best of British - Beatle Paul and Beyond The Fringe’s Alan Bennett - passed on Shrdlu in the weak UK film version of Elmer Rice’s play about a human adding machine (Milo O’Shea) being replaced at work by a mechanical adding machine. Fellow Beatle Ringo Starr was also offered a rôle.
  3. Peter Frampton, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1977.     If The Beatles, themselves, weren’t going to play the sergeant’s Band, nor would McCartney go solo as Billy Shears. The Bee Gees substituted The Beatles. So, it as over before it started. At least, Bee Gee baby brother Andy had the grace to refuse being Shears in the mindless morass of most Pepper and Abbey Road songs - forming, said Newsweek’s David Ansen, “a dangerous resemblance to wallpaper.”
  4. Diane Lane, Streets of Fire, 1984.       A beautiful woman subs a Beatle... that takes some explaining. Not too much, as the Beatle in question was the most feminine  of the band.  He got a copy of the script when keen on trying movie drama. He passed thinking he could do better than director Walter Hill - with  his own “script,” Give My Regards To Broad Street. Gulp! And so, Hill's kidnapped rock star became a (great) dame. Both films tanked, the lamentable Broad Street more so.
  5. Elijah  Wood,  Lord of the Rings trilogy, 2001-03.


 





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