John Hallam

  1. Emrys James, Doctor Who #112: State of Decay, TV, 1980.      There were 21 potential Aukons and all – except James – had been this way before, standing at the Whoverse portal, awaiting a callback… Hallam, Peter Arne, Colin Baker, Steven Berkoff, John Carson, David Collings, Peter Gilmore, Michael Gothard, Donald Houston, Martin Jarvis, Michael Jayston, Ronald Lacey, William Lucas, Ian McKellen, John Normington, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Valentine, Peter Vaughan, David Warner, Peter Wyngarde.
  2. Richard Easton, Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.      The 19 nominations for Concorde pilot Captain Stapley in the worst Doc5 Peter Davison episode (the budget ran out…) were  Hallam, Easton, Terence Alexander, Peter Arne, Keith Barron, Brian Blessed, John Carson, Michael Craig, Paul Darrow, Peter Gilmore, Michael Gothard, Terrence Hardiman, Del Henney, Glyn Houston, Martin Jarvis, William Lucas, Conrad Phillips, Anthony Valentine and Frank Windsor.
  3. Glyn Houston, Doctor Who #131: The Awakening, TV, 1984.        A dozen of producer John Nathan-Taylor’s usual 80s’ suspects were up for Colonel Ben Wolsey opposite Doc5 Peter Davison… Hallam, Houston, Joss Ackland, Terence Alexander, Michael Craig, James Ellis, Peter Gilmore, Jeremy Kemp, Conrad Phillips, Patrick Stewart, John Stratton, Peter Vaughan.
  4. Jack Galloway, Doctor Who #131: The Awakening, TV, 1984.        Hallam was in the mix for Joseph Willow with… Galloway, Alun Armstrong, Nicholas Ball, Jim Broadbent, Tom Chadbon, Prentis Hancock, Del Henney, Roy Holder, Alan Lake, Terry Molloy, Edward Peel, Jeff Rawle, Carl Rigg, Paul Shelley, Donald Sumpter, Malcolm Tierney were familiar names from producer John Nathan-Taylor’s casting/dart board. He also voted for three newcomers: Geoffrey Bateman, Scott Fredericks, Ian Talbot
  5. Maurice O’Connell, Doctor Who #132: Frontios, TV, 1984.        Seventeen possibles for Cockerill opposite Doc6 Peter Davison. O’Connell won. And lost. Most of his work was cut. Huge sigh of relief from… Hallam, Alun Armstrong, Nicholas Ball, Jim Broadbent, Tom Chadbon, Maurice Colbourne, Forbes Collins, Michael Elphick, Michael Gothard, Del Henney, Philip Jackson, Alan Lake, Terry Molloy, Tony Osoba, Edward Peel, Donald Sumpter and Stephen Yardley.
  6. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  7. Nicholas Ball, Lifeforce, 1984.
  8. Peter Firth, Lifeforce, 1984.
  9. Chris Sullivan, Lifeforce, 1984.
  10. Stephen Yardley, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.       Not quite matching the astonishing army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in that year’s Lifeforce movie mess – 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… Hallam, 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, Tony Osoba, Edward Peel, Carl Rigg, Colin Scully, Donald Sumpter, Dave Warwick.
  11. Martin Jarvis, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.      Hallam was also among the 16 choices for the beleaguered Governor of Varos, a kind of Pontius Pilate…  Jarvis, George Baker, Keith Barron, Brian Blessed, John Carson, Frank Finlay, Julian Glover, Terrence Hardiman, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi, Michael Jayston, Dinsdale Landen, Ian McKellen, Anthony Valentine, and David Warner.
  12. Forbes Collins, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.      And he  among the 20 guys rung up the flagpole for the treacherous Chief Officer… Collins, Tony Caunter, Tom Chadbon, Peter Childs, Michael Culver, James Ellis, Tom Georgeson, Terrence Hardiman, Don Henderson, John Hollis, Ronald Lacey, Edward Peel, Clifford Rose, John Savident, George Sewell, Patrick Stewart, Donald Sumpter, Malcolm Tierney – and Stephen Yardley, who played Arak. Hallam’s sole Whoverse trip (in 96 credits) arrived in 1989 – as Light in #153: Ghost Light with Doc7 Sylvester McCoy.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  12