Giancarlo Prete

  1. Nick Tate, Space: 1999, TV, 1975-1978.  When Italian money entered the budget alongside that of  Lew Grade’s ITC and the mighty CBS, space had to be found on  Moonbase Alpha for an  Italian.  Prete was chosen by the married UK creator-producer team of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. However their  troublesome leading man, Martin Landau, friom Mission: Impossible, felt held be upstaged by the younger actor stealing his thunder! Outright mutuiny was avoided when Prete –  by sheer chance, of course – found that his current conract  kept him in Rome. Landau  then turned  the Australian Tate into Prince Philip – several paces behind the sovereign. 

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