Russ Abbott

  1. Nick Brimble, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, 1990. With Americans as Robin, Marian, Friar Tuck and Will Scarlett, why not a good Engish comic for Little John.  Abbot was booked up and Bristol’s Brimble (one of three acting brothers) joined the Sherwood gang. 
  2. Tom Wilkinson, The Full Monty, 1996. That’s the trouble with fame – he was booked up again and missed the oustanding role of Gerald in the bittersweet drama of six unemployed Sheffield steelworkers turning into Chippendale strippers to bring home some bacon.  The US suits did not understand anything.  ””But there’s no guy called Monty in the script!”

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