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Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey)

  1. Sydney Chaplin, The Adding Machine, 1969.      Ringo as a cop? Director Jerome Epstein (Chaplin’s most recent producer) also lost Paul McCartney as Shrdlu from 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.
  2. Adam Faith, Stardust, 1974.      The Beatles’ drummer refrained from   reprising Mike from the first film, That’ll Be The Day, 1973, as Ray Connolly’s new rock ’n’ pop script   was   too painfully close for comfort.  
  3. Jack Jones, The Comeback, 1977.      For his penultimate movie, UK schlocker Pete Walker aimed higher than School For Sex, Cool It Carol!, The Flesh and Blood Show, House of Whipcord, Schizo, etc, etc. He wanted Kim Basinger or Melanie Griffith as the groupie involved with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr or Cat Stevens as the crooner involved with his wife’s ghost and her killer. Walker got Stephenson (who later wed Billy Connolly and became a shrink) opposite US singer Jack Jones, ex-lover of Walker’s Die Screaming Marianne star, Susan George.    
  4. Frank Finlay, The Three Musketeers, 1973.    Starring, who else, but the Beatles. Of course, of course! They rejected the “old standby” in 1967. Of course, of course! Ringo would have been (an underweight) Porthos. Of course, of course! The project lost the boys but won their director: Richard Lester. Of course, of course!
  5. Keith David, Mr & Mrs Smith,  2005.     Terry and Jacqueline Bisset were the big villains  for the climax - what else are true Brits for in LA? The ending was dropped - and a second  one shot with Angela Bassett and Keith David. That, too, was sliced.  
  6. Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, 2001-2003.


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