1. - Basil Henson, Galileo, 1975. The stage and screen director was infuriated by an offer to play The Infuriated Monk from Joseph Losey - who directed the original Broadway production, 1947.
2. - John Barron, To Catch A King, TV, 1983. Clive Donnor talked to his fellow director about playing Sir Walter Selby. Good idea. Until Anderson read the script - HBO’s drab thriller about Robert Wagner saving the Duke of Windsor from an SS kidnap plot in 1940.