Julian Glover

  1. Nicholas Courtney, Doctor Who #41: Web of Fear, TV, 1968.      Glover had already been King Richard the Lionheart in #14: The Crusade, 1965. when booked and falling out of being the long-running then-Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, the future Brigadier of UNIT. He lasted 21 years, 103 episodes between ’68 and 1989. Or, to really put it in perspective, from Doc2 Patrick Troughton to Doc7 Sylvester McCoy. Glover was offered six other roles in the 80s, but only managed one other Whoverse trip – as Count Scarlioni in #105: City of Death, 1979.  Glover had studied at RADA with Alan Bates, Peter Bowles, Richard Briers,  Frank Finlay, Ronald Fraser,  Roy Kinnear,  Peter O’Toole,  James Villiers, etc.
  2. Roger Moore, Live And Let Die, 1973.
  3. Roger Moore, For Your Eyes Only, 1981.
  4. Frank Windsor, Doctor Who #128 : The King’s Demons, 1983.       Aunty’s usual suspects were flagpoled for Sir Ranulf Fitzwilliam at the court of King John, circa 1215… Glover, Joss Ackland, George Baker, Ian Bannen, Michael Jayston, Peter Jeffrey, Dinsdale Landen, Alfred Lynch, TP McKenna, Clifford Rose, Peter Vaughan, Edward Woodward. Plus three Z Cars cops: booming Brian Blessed, Irish James Ellis… and the quiet Windsor
  5. Martin Jarvis, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.        Glover, Jarvis, George Baker, Keith Barron, Brian Blessed, John Carson, Frank Finlay, John Hallam, Terrence Hardiman, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi, Michael Jayston, Dinsdale Landen, Ian McKellen, Anthony Valentine, and  David Warner were the 16 choices for the beleaguered Governor  of Varos, a kind of  Pontius Pilate.
  6. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.  
  7. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  8. John Hallam, Lifeforce, 1984.
  9. Christopher Gable, Doctor Who #135: The Caves of Androzani, TV, 1984.       Mixed signals about Sharez Jek… Rock idols like David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger and the rockerish Tim Curry – or actors Glover, Patrick Allen, Nicholas Ball, Steven Berkoff, Brian Cox, Christopher Gable, Michael Gambon, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Michael Jayston, Oliver Tobias. Glover was also seen for…
  10.  Martin Cochrane, Doctor Who #135: The Caves of Androzaniand , TV, 1984.       Glover, Steven Berkoff and Michael Gambon  lost promotion to General Chellak – to Cochrane. Yes, Martin, and not his younger brother, Whoverse regular Michael Cochrane.

  11. John Normington, Doctor Who #135: The Caves of Androzani, TV, 1984.      …and nor was he Morgus in the episode that saw the highly popular Doc5 Peter Davison regenerated into the disliked Doc6 Colin Baker.
  12. William Gaunt, Doctor Who #142: Revelation of the Daleks, 1985.       For the second time, 25 actors were up for a single rôle… in a Doctor flaming Who. How preposterous..! An unlikely choice for a mercenary, Gaunt was selected late in the game after an exhausting Orcini search through Joss Ackland, Ray Brooks, James Ellis, John Fraser, Peter Gilmore, Denis Lill, Philip Madoc, Peter Vaughan… Plus survivors of the astonishing army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in Lifeforce the year before: Glover (who won two Whoverse visits opposite Docs1 and 4 in the 60/70s), Tom Adams, George Baker, John Carson, Frank Finlay, Michael Gothard, Del Henney, Peter Jeffrey, TP McKenna, Patrick Mower, Clifford Rose, Patrick Stewart, Nigel Stock, Anthony Valentine, David Warner and Frank Windsor. The difference being Who was science fiction and Lifeforce was science fart.
  13. Michael Byrne, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1988.


 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  13