Roger Daltrey

  1. Christopher Gable, Doctor Who #135: The Caves of Androzani, TV, 1984.      Mixed signals about Sharez Jek… Rock idols like Daltrey, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and the rockerish Tim Curry – or actors Patrick Allen, Nicholas Ball, s Steven Berkoff, Brian Cox, Christopher Gable, Michael Gambon, Julian Glover, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Michael Jayston, Oliver Tobias.

  2. George Carlin,  Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1988.  Shooting had moved from Arizona to Italy, but no one had been found for Rufus,  mentor of the time-travelling duo. “We reached out to all sorts but we were not on anybody’s radar,” director Stephen Herek told The Hollywood Reporterin 2019. “We went through 20-25 people – Ringo Starr included, probably Roger Daltrey.” “They just couldn’t find anybody,” reported Alex Winter/Bill. “Imagine that opening monologue with Charlie Sheen, Sean Connery…  these are the names that were being bandied about. None of them are really comedians. It seemed fairly logical to land on a comedian… and I’m very glad that they did. George was a happy accident.That whole moviewas a happy accident. No one thought it would ever see the light of day.”

  3. Gary Kemp, The Krays, 1989.      An obvious idea not just because the film was co-produced by The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley but because Daltrey had already succeeded   as a notorious criminal in McVicar, 1980.   However, he was – bad news for a rock dude –   too old.

  4. Crispin Glover, The Wizard of Gore, 2006.     Daltrey’s girlfriend hated the script. So, bye-bye, Rog! Glover (20 years Daltrey ’s junior) took over re-hashing the 1970 Herschell Gordon Lewis  horror, as illusionist Montag the Magnificent who seems to dismember girls at  all-night raves. He  doesn’t. But.  Someone. Is.


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