Tony Osoba

  1. Chris Sullivan, Lifeforce, 1984.
  2. John Hallam, Lifeforce, 1984.
  3. Nigel Humphreys, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of The Deep, 1984.     The 17 choices for Bulic were Richard Heffer, Roger Lloyd Pack, Bruce McCulloch, Terry Molloy, Stephen Rea, Carl Rigg, Donald Sumpter, Dave Warwick, Steve Yardley – plus Osoba, Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Maurice Colbourne, Paul Darrow, Michael Gothard, Edward Peel from the astonishing army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in that year’s Lifeforce movie. The difference being Who was science fiction and Lifeforce was science fart.
  4. Maurice O’Connell, Doctor Who #132: Frontios, TV, 1984.       Another 17 possibles for Cockerill opposite Doc6 Peter Davison. O’Connell won. And lost. Most of his work was cut. Huge sigh of relief from… Osoba, Alun Armstrong, Nicholas Ball, Jim Broadbent, Tom Chadbon, Maurice Colbourne, Forbes Collins, Michael Elphick, Michael Gothard, John Hallam,. Del Henney, Philip Jackson, Alan Lake, Terry Molloy (aka Davros), Edward Peel, Donald Sumpter and Stephen Yardley.
  5. Leslie Grantham, Doctor Who #133: Resurrection Of The Daleks, TV, 1984.  Osoba, Alun Armstrong, Christopher Ellison, Roy Holder and William Sleigh all lost Kiston to the fuure Dirty Den of EastEnders. William sleighed on into Galloway… opposite Doc5 Peter Davison.
  6. Stephen Yardley, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.      Not quite matching the Lifeforce battalion that year but as many as 58 guys were seen for just three roles in this Doc6 Colin Baker episode – the majority being Lifeforcers! (They did not share the same casting director, so how did Cannon get hold of the Whoverse lists?) For example, there were 19 contenders for Arak… Osoba, Yardley, Alun Armstrong, Nicholas Ball, Jim Broadbent, Andrew Burt, Tony Caunter, Tom Chadbon, Peter Childs, Kenneth Cope, Paul Darrow, Tom Georgeson, John Hallam, Brian Miller, Edward Peel, Carl Rigg, Colin Scully, Donald Sumpter, Dave Warwick.
  7. -Robin Scott, Doctor Who #141: Timelash, TV, 1985.       Osoba, Scott, Alun Armstrong, Brian Grellis, Prentis Hancock, Carl Rigg Leslie Schofield and Michel Sheard were in the mix for Bruner opposite Doc6 Colin Baker on the planet Karfel, ruled by the usual despot. The Scottish Osoba had entered the Whoverse as Lan in Terry Nation’s final scenario, #104: Destiny of the Daleks, 1979, opposite Doc4 Tom Baker; Kracauer in #147: Dragonfire, 1987 (both opposite Doc7 Sylvster McCoy) and Duke in #248: Kill The Moon, 2014, opposite Doc12 Peter Capaldi.  

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