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Patrick Allen (1927-2006)

  1. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.     Or, lifeforces… considering director Tobe Hooper had an army of 44 UK actors for just one role!  Included on theDr Armstrong list were three Doctor Whos (Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Patrick Troughton) and (Dr) Graham Chapman of the Monty Python gang!  Allen  was among 27 listed for two or more roles.  And all the time,  Hooper knew it didn’t matter a damn who played what guy as all eyes would be on Mathilda May - resplendently naked for almost the entire 116 minutes.  (A rare accomplishment, swiftly copied the following year by another Parisienne,  Patricia Barzyk - Miss France 1980 -  in Jean-Pierre Mocky’s La machine à découdre).
  2. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984. Probably unknown to them, 34 actors were auggested for Dr Bukovsky. Allen, John Abineri, Bernard Archard, Anthony Bate, R  alph Bates, Hywel Bennett, John Bennett, Brian Blessed, Michael Byrne, Anton Diffring, Denholm Elliott, Paul Freeman, Julian Glover,  Rutger Hauer, Bernard Hepton, Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Freddie Jones, Wolf Kahler, Jeremy Kemp, Michael Kitchen, James Laurenson, John McEnery, Lee Montague, George Sewell, Michael Sheard, Vladek Sheybal, Clifford Rose, Leonard Rossiter, Robert Stephens, Oliver  Tobias, David Warner, Simon Ward, Timothy West. And after all that… web critic Stephanie Scaife denounced it as  “completely batshit insane.”




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