Robert Flemyng

  1. Guy Rolfe, King of the Khyber Rifles, 1953.       Re-making the original, 1928 version of The Black Watch had been shelved since 1936, exhausting many Fox producers, directors, writers and stars – including the true Brit Flemyng. He tested as Karram Khan, Tyrone Power’s megalomaniacal  half-brother trying to end the 100 years of UK rule in India, circa 1857.   
  2. Terence Alexander, Doctor Who #139: The Mark of the Rani, 1984.      Flemyng, Joss Ackland, Harry Andrews, Bernard Archard, Robin Bailey, George Baker, Ian Bannen, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Carson, Peter Cushing, Allan Cuthbertson, Frank Finlay, Michael Gouch, Colin Blakely, Dinsdale Landen, TP McKenna, Donald Pickering, Peter Sallis, John Standing, Patrick Stewart, Peter Vaughan… and the Z Cars cops James Ellis and Jeremy Kemp – 23 contenders for Lord Ravenworth. Phew! Standing was the most suitable as he was the the fourth baronet in his family’s line..
  3. Anton Diffring, Doctor Who #150: Silver Nemesis, TV, 1988.       Pinewood’s top Nazi was obviously favourite for the Nazi De Flores in the 25th anniversary episode. Along with: Harry Andrews, Bernard Archard, Peter Cushing, Frank Finlay, Michael Gough, Charles Gray, Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Donald Pleasence and Peter Vaughan. Although baffled by the script, and in poor health, Diffring accepted what proved his final rôle in order to be in London and able to watch the Wimbledon tennis. He then returned to his French home and was dead within a year.

 Birth year: 1912Death year: 1995Other name: Casting Calls:  3