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Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1992)

1. - Anthony Dowell, Valentino, 1977. The usually outrageous director Ken Russell always wanted Nureyev to play Nijinksy's life. All plans were thwarted, so Ken offered him a two-day cameo as  the dancer in his next biopic. Then, when no Valentino could be  found,  Russell called  again  - and postponed  shooting  a year  to have a Tartar into a  Latin Lover. And a British Dowell  into the Russian dancer.

2. - George  de la Pena,  Nijinsky,  1980. Producer Harry Saltzman's obvious choice to play (and dance)  the Russian ballet demi-god when first, Tony Richardson, then Ken Russell, were directing.  Never mattered which ballet star had the role for the British - they thought it was about their favourite racehorse!


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