1. - TP McKenna, The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1968. The playwright, who had started as an actor, quit his role as Russell of The Times after a copyright row over his script for director Tony Richardson.
2. - David Warner, A Doll's House, 1973. Director Joseph Losey offered the role of Jane Fonda's draconian husband, Torvald Helmer. Too close to home.