1. - Catherine Deneuve, Repulsion, 1965. Director Roman Polanksi auditioned his producer's choice. “She'd already played in a Compton film and wouldn't have cost them much. Though sold on Deneuve, Michael Klinger called her a needless extravagance.” Six years on, a long way since her Compton Group days and playing Cleopatra's handmaiden, Francesca was Polanski's Lady Macbeth.
2. - Sheila Ruskin, Doctor Who #114: The Keeper of the Traken, TV, 1981. She declined the elderly Keeper’s wife Kassia in good company: Glenda Jackson, Helen Mirren, Fiona Walker. Plus two Avengers, Joanna Lumley and Diana Rigg! They all decided against visiting the Traken Union empire of peace and harmony, with Doc4 Tom Baker. In her career, Annis never refused… Madame Bovary, Jackie Kennedy Antigone and Lady Macbeth!