David Lodge

  1. Campbell Singer, The Square Peg, 1958.     The stalwart British character actor (a Peter Sellers and Carry On regular) was booked on another film and was  never free to join comic Norman Wisdom until The Bulldog Breed, 1961.
  2. Bernard Lee, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, 1964.      The busy UK character stalwart confessed he had a distasterous meeting with US director Martin Ritt about the role of Patmore in the first movie of a John le Carré nove – his breakthrough book, in fact. Patmore was finally played by 007’s first M.

 Birth year: 1921Death year: 2003Other name: Casting Calls:  2