Richard Johnson

  1. Sean Connery, Dr No, 1965.
  2. Richard Burton, Cleopatra, 1963
  3. Stephen Boyd, Poppies Are Also Flowers,  1966.      Johnson, who came close to being 007, was finally due as an Ian Fleming secret agent – until Boyd was able to join 20 other stars in Fleming’s UN thriller about the drugs trade.  Bondsmith Terence Young invited everyone to the party, from  Oddjob and  Rita Hayworth  to Marcello Mastroianni and Princess Grace.
  4. Oliver Reed, The Devils,  1971.    He  found no backing for his own film plans of the play he had d scored  with the  West End in the 60s.
  5. John Carson, Doctor Who #124: Snakedance, TV, 1982.     Also up for the archaeologist Ambril opposite Doc5 Peter Davidson on Manussa, were many of the usual ‘80s crowd… Johnson, Joss Ackland, Geoffrey Bayldon, Frank Finlay, Dinsdale Landen, William Lucas, TP McKenna and Clifford Rose.
  6. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.  
  7. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  8. Aubrey Morris, Lifeforce, 1984.  
  9. Frank Finlay, Lifeforce, 1984.


 Birth year: 1927Death year: 2015Other name: Casting Calls:  9